SkinCycling is one of TikTok’s latest skincare trends that’s dermatologist-approved! And it is very likely that skincare routine aficionados will quickly adopt it.
Having beautiful, glowing skin requires taking care of it. Moisturizing cream, serum, eye contour, exfoliant… How do you know where to start? What order to choose to apply your beauty products? We found the perfect technique, invented by Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist based in New York, so you don’t have to worry anymore while having beautiful, healthy skin. This trend is called the “SkinCycling.” The objective is to follow a well-defined process for four days to allow her skin to beautify itself and stay healthy.
SkinCycling: what does it consist of?
This evening beauty treatment alternates the use active ingredients and skin rest, for four nights in a row. Dr. Whitney Bowe summarizes: “It’s a four-night cycle: one night exfoliation, one night retinoid, one night recovery, one night recovery, repeat.” Explaining why resting the skin is important in the process: “You’ll get the most from the active ingredients in your skincare products while minimizing irritation by adding those much-needed recovery nights.” On Instagram, the dermatologist explains the steps to follow to adopt SkinCycling.
- The first night, she recommends exfoliating her skin. Why ? Because this technique makes it possible to rid the skin of dead cells, but also to improve the texture of the skin. Of course, you have to cleanse your skin before exfoliating. Next, apply a moisturizer.
- The second night, the dermatologist advises to start with a cleansing of the skin and then to apply retinol, an anti-aging ingredient. Dr. Whitney Bowe explains that he “can help stimulate cell turnover as well as stimulate collagen production.” Results : the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles and acne is reduced. The moisturizer is always in force before going to bed.
- And for the last two nights of the SkinCycling routine, the focus is on moisturizing and repairing the skin. No active ingredient is applied to the face. Just wash your face and moisturize it well. If the skin requires more hydration, a hyaluronic acid serum will do the trick.
By focusing on one asset at a time and a well-defined process, results are maximized. The skin then regains its radiance quickly. SkinCycling can benefit oily or combination skin. For sensitive skin, “ingredients like retinol and chemical exfoliants can stoke the fire.”
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