How to do skin cycling for optimal skin health
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably always on the lookout for new skincare trends and products. So, when I heard about skin cycling, I was intrigued. Skin cycling is the act of changing up your skincare routine in terms of both frequency and ingredients.
Skin cycling can have some great benefits for your skin. For one, it can help to reduce the build-up of product residue on your skin, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Additionally, skin cycling can also help your skin to better absorb cosmeceuticals (active ingredients in skincare products).
Concerns of skin cycling
However, there are also some skin concerns that come with skin cycling. For example, if you’re not careful, you can end up over-stimulating your skin, which can lead to irritation and inflammation. Additionally, if you switch up your products too frequently, you may not give any one product enough time to work its magic.
Thus, it’s important to skin cycle responsibly. Here are a few tips on how to do so:
– Start slow: If you’re new to skin cycling, start by changing up your routine every two weeks or so. This will give your skin time to adjust and avoid any unwanted side effects.
– Be mindful of ingredients: When switching up your products, be mindful of the ingredients you’re using. Avoid any that may be skin irritants (e.g., essential oils, fragrance, etc.).
– Listen to your skin: As with anything skincare-related, it’s important to listen to your skin. If you notice any redness, irritation, or breakouts, discontinue use of the product and consult with a dermatologist.
Do you skin cycle?
There are a few different ways to skin cycle, but the most common is to use cosmeceuticals.
Cosmeceuticals are skin care products that contain active ingredients that have been clinically proven to improve the skin. These ingredients can be anything from retinoids to vitamin C. The key is to find a cosmeceutical that contains an ingredient that will address your specific skin concern. For example, if you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, you would want to find a cosmeceutical that contains retinoids.
One of the benefits of skin cycling is that it can help your skin stay in balance. Using different products can help to clear up any congestion and keep your pores from getting clogged. It’s also a great way to try out new products and ingredients without having to commit to just one.
Skin cycling is a great tool to help slow down signs of skin aging and increasing skin health. Your skin becomes healthier when you boost it with active ingredients on some nights by adding retinoids, glycolic acid etc. On other nights you proceed to restore its balance by introducing nourishing oils, postbiotics (metabiotics) and others.
When following any trend on TikTok or other social media platforms, it is important to keep in mind whose influence you’re following. Different skin types react differently to same active ingredients. For some they are suitable and for others they can be extremely harmful if not applied properly. It is best to seek expert advice from cosmetologists and dermatologists before initiating skin cycling.