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Skin Cycling: A trend that works!

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 13 Sep, 2022

Skin Cycling: A Trend That Actually Works

Over the years of TikTok trends, we’ve seen a load of skincare specific trends that haven’t always been backed up with science! However, we’re now seeing a trend that ACTUALLY works…Skin Cycling.

What is Skin Cycling?

Skin Cycling is the process of hydrating and nourishing your skin without needing that 10 step skincare routine. We’ve often heard the saying ‘less is more’ and Dr. Whitney Bowe has taken this to the next level and created the ultimate skincare routine to protect, nourish and replenish your skin.

Dr. Whitney Bowe, dermatologist and scientist, created the Skin Cycling routine to minimise any skin irritations, whilst enhancing quick results. We’re loving this TikTok trend, not just because it ACTUALLY works, but because it’s simple and doesn’t require hundreds of products!

The process will help to transform your skin, leaving it feeling healthier, stronger, smoother and hydrated.

Your Simple Guide to Skin Cycling:

Day One: Exfoliation Night

1. Use a gentle cleanser

2. Exfoliate using a gentle exfoliant or we also recommend an acid based treatment, such as the Alpha H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with 5% Glycolic Acid.

3. Lastly, moisturise using your favourite product.

Day Two: Retinoid Night

1. Cleanse and then pat your face dry

2. Apply a light layer of moisturiser to your dry spots if you have sensitive skin or are new to retinoids. e.g. under eyes and on your smile line.

3. Apply a small amount of retinol to your face and neck (less is more when you're first starting out!)

4. Lastly, apply your moisturiser to the face and neck

Day Three & Four: Recovery Night

1. Cleanse and leave your face slightly damp

2. Apply a hydrating serum, such as a hyaluronic acid or niacinamide

3. Lastly, apply your favourite moisturiser to nourish the skin barrier.

4. If your skin is still feeling dry and tight, you could add a few drops of oil and massage it onto the face for ultimate hydration.