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Skin Cycling Routine

Introduction: What Is Skin Cycling?

Skin cycling is the latest buzzword sweeping through the beauty community, but what exactly does it entail?

Simply put, skin cycling is a strategic approach to skincare that involves rotating products and treatments over a specific number of days—most commonly a 4-day cycle. This technique allows your skin to reap the maximum benefits from active ingredients without overwhelming it, promoting a balanced and rejuvenated complexion.

Skin Cycling Routine Guide

The Importance of a Tailored Skin Cycling Routine

Your skin is unique, and so should be your skin cycling routine. This personalised approach to skincare ensures that you’re using the right products at the right time to optimize the health and appearance of your skin. This is why having a consultation to ensure you’re using the best products for your skin is the first step.

Decoding the Skin Cycling Steps

A typical skin cycling routine is broken down into a series of steps that might look something like this:

  • Exfoliation Night – Employ skin cycling exfoliating products to encourage and promote cell renewal.
  • Restoration Night – Apply targeted treatments, such as those containing retinoids/vitamin A to support skin regeneration.
  • Recovery Night – Allow the skin to rest and recover with nourishing and hydrating products.
  • Free Night – Give your skin a break from active ingredients to prevent irritation.

Selecting the Best Products for Skin Cycling

The best skin cycling products are those that align with your skin’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a skin cycling Vitamin C product for the morning routine or an AHA for your exfoliation night, it’s crucial to choose wisely to maintain a healthy skin cycle routine.

Your skin is the best indication to tell whether it’s working as it will soon tell you if it’s not happy.

Step-by-Step: Crafting Your Skin Care Cycling Routine

Embarking on skincare cycling doesn’t have to be daunting, actually if you’re already using Environ and are using serums and moisturisers, the likelihood is that you’re already doing it. Here’s a step-by-step guide to establishing your skin cycling routine step by step, complete with product recommendations and timing.

Skin Cycling Product Recommendations

We’ll delve into the must-have products for skin cycling, from cleansers and toners to serums and moisturisers, ensuring you have a comprehensive toolkit for your 4-day skin cycle.

A typical routine may look like this (this is just an example and will depend on your skin’s needs)-

  • Day 1 – A.M. Cleanser, Toner, Cboost, AVST, SPF
  • Day 1 – P.M. Cleanser, Toner, AHA (Alpha Hydroxy night cream), Serum, AVST
  • Day 2- A.M. Cleanser, Toner, Cboost, AVST, SPF
  • Day 2 – P.M. Cleanser, Toner, Cosmetic Roll CIT, Serum, AVST
  • Day 3-  A.M. Cleanser, Toner, Cboost, AVST, SPF
  • Day 3 – P.M. Cleanser, Toner, AVST, Super Moisturiser
  • Day 4 – A.M. Cleanser, Toner, Cboost, SPF
  • Day 4- P.M. Cleanser, Toner, Treatment Masque( Revival), AVST

This is just an example and will depend on your skin concerns, how acclimatised your skin is to Vitamin A, and also the seasons can affect how many actives your skin can tolerate.

Your Journey to a Radiant Skin Starts Here

In summary, skin cycling is introducing different actives gradually on different days so that the skin acclimatises and feels comfortable.

This isn’t a new concept, in fact it’s something we’ve always practised at SkinGym. To get the best results and best advice, a consultation online or in clinic is always the first step. Don’t forget the best skin cycling routine is one that you can stick to consistently.

Happy cycling!

Links to products I recommend

As always we’re here to guide you on your skincare journey so feel free to book a consultation with me so I can give you the best recommendations and advice.

Katherine Taylor,
Skincare Expert at The Skin Gym.