Skin Cycling: Everything You Need to Know

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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.

Final note

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.

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Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

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Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

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The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

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We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”

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We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

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Technology

Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.