What is a Skin Cycling Ritual?

Switching up ingredients in our skincare rrituals isn't exactly groundbreaking, right? But let's talk about this TikTok video that's been buzzing lately. It features Dr. Whitney Bowe, a board-certified dermatologist, introducing something she calls "skin cycling."

So, what's skin cycling all about? Well, it's this method where you mix up your active ingredients over four nights, resulting in smoother, clearer, and more hydrated skin. Sounds promising, doesn't it?

But what exactly goes into a skin cycling ritual? That's what we're diving into in this guide. Our Skin Health Experts are dissecting all the juicy details and throwing in some handy skincare tips and tricks too. So, let's get into it!

A woman putting skincare on her face

Day One: Exfoliation

On night one of your skin cycling routine, it's time to slough away dead skin cells and reveal a fresh, radiant complexion. Choose an exfoliating product that suits your skin type, whether it's a gentle polish like our Soothing Polish for sensitive skin or a more abrasive exfoliant like our Instant Facial Polish for stubborn, dry skin. After cleansing, massage the exfoliant onto damp skin using gentle, circular motions, focusing on areas prone to dryness or congestion. Rinse thoroughly and pat your skin dry and finish with your favorite moisturizer.

Day Two: Vitamin A

Night two is all about vitamin A, also known as retinol. Vitamin A is a powerhouse ingredient that helps to brighten, promote cell turnover, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture. Apply a pea-sized amount of retinol serum or our all natural Brightening Serum to clean, dry skin, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. Allow the product to absorb fully before following up with your moisturizer.

Days Three and Four: Skin Drench with Luminous Oil

Days three and four of your skin cycling ritual are dedicated to giving your skin a much-needed hydration boost. Begin by cleansing your skin as usual to remove any makeup, dirt, or impurities.
Apply a few drops of our ultra hydrating Luminous Oil to the palms of your hands and gently press them onto your face, neck, and décolletage.
Take a moment to inhale the soothing aroma of the oil, allowing yourself to relax and unwind.
Leave the oil to absorb into your skin for 5 minutes, allowing its nourishing ingredients to work their magic.
After 5 minutes, gently massage any remaining oil into your skin using upward motions.
Repeat this process 4-5 times, layering the oil onto your skin for maximum hydration and glow. Lock in moisture with our rich and luxurious Quench Moisturizer.

By incorporating this four-day skin cycling ritual into your weekly skincare regimen, you'll notice a visible improvement in the texture, tone, and overall health of your skin.

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