What is Skin Cycling: the new trend in skincare!

The world of skincare never ceases to impress, with new trends and new products to improve the quality of our skin.

The Skin Cycling method recently went viral for its results on the skin, and dermatologist Whitney Bowe was the driving force behind this method.

Skin Cycling is a method used in the night skincare routine to get more out of anti-aging ingredients, such as exfoliating acids: lactic acid, salicylic acid or glycolic acid and retinol. This method therefore consists of a 4-day cycle, in which 2 days you use anti-aging ingredients and the other 2 days you let the skin rest. It is thus believed that by not using anti-aging ingredients on 2 consecutive days, the skin can recover and restructure, and these days are intended to use ingredients that help to hydrate and soothe the skin.

Here's an example of an Inouïe night routine with the Skin Cycling method:

Night 1:

The first night of Skin Cycling should be used a care with exfoliating acids, such as lactic acid, salicylic acid or glycolic acid, in order to promote a chemical exfoliation of the skin, removing dead cells, leaving the skin smoother, with a more uniform texture and which also allows the actives to penetrate more effectively the next day. One of the cares that can be used is Lixirskin Night Switch PHA/AHA 10% (1), care with lactic acid and lactobionic acid and then you should apply your usual moisturizer.

Night 2:

The night after this method, a care with retinol should be applied, an ingredient that helps to promote skin renewal and improve its firmness, being an important care for those who have acne, blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines. Lixirskin Night Switch Retinol 1% (2) is a highly concentrated product and must be used with care in this Skin Cycling method, followed by a moisturizer with a soothing and repairing action, such as Skintegra Cica-Cera (4).

Night 3 and 4:

Here is the difference with Skin Cycling , these days priority should be given to care that helps to hydrate, soothe and recover the skin. You should use serums and moisturizers that have ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides or panthenol. For example, Oskia Isotonic Hydra-Serum (3) can be used, a serum with moisturizing ingredients that at the same time help to strengthen the skin for the following days.

The Skin Cycling method can be used by all skin types, especially those who have sensitive skin or simply want to introduce retinol care into their skincare routine to combat acne or signs of skin aging.

For those who already use retinol regularly in their beauty routine, and do not experience any irritation or reaction, you can apply more often in order to maximize the effects of retinol, which is an ingredient with more effects in the fight against skin aging.

Take care of your skin, take care of yourself with Inouïe!

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