Skin Cycling is one of the latest beauty trends to take over TikTok. This beauty trend has estimated over 3 billion views on the hashtag! In fact, it has been approved my numerous dermatologists.
The mastermind behind this concept is New York based dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, who has over 1 million followers on the TikTok platform (@drwhitneybowe), and around 12 million likes. Dr. Whitney Bowe used her platform to share this skin cycling routine to help those who are unsure of what is the perfect skin care routine and need some sort of structure to it.
Skin Cycling is a 4-night cycle: Cleanse/Exfoliate/Moisturize, Cleanse/Serum/Moisturize, Cleanse/Moisturize then the next night also Cleanse/Moisturize, then repeat. What makes this cycle available to everybody is that there isn’t one specific brand to use to achieve this skin cycle.
Night One: Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturize
Whenever you are doing these routines, you always want to make sure your face is clean and pat dry. The best type of exfoliator to purchase are ones that contain ingredients like AHAs, BHAs and PHAs. These ingredients help remove dead skin and smooth it out. Usually when people think of an exfoliator they think of the sugar or salt scrubs for the face, but in this skin cycling routine they use chemical-based exfoliators. After exfoliating, it is extremely important to follow up with a moisturizer to help replenish skin after exfoliating.
FYABHealth: Skin Vitality Renewal Serum (Includes AHA, BHA and Hyaluronate)
Night Two: Cleanse, Serum Treatment, Moisturize
On the second day, you want to apply an Active Serum with ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C, or Hyaluronic Acid whatever the needs of your skin are after cleaning your face. If this is your first time using a serum, you want to apply a hydrating moisturizer to the sensitive parts on your face, so it can help prevent any type of irritation or dry skin. Then, you can apply the serum around your entire face.
FYABHealth: Skin Vitality Anti-Aging Serum
FYABHealth: Skin Vitality Brightening Serum
FYABHealth: Skin Vitality Blemish Control Serum
Night Three & Four: Cleanse & Moisturize
On the third and fourth night, you want to allow your skin to repair itself and recover. Every night you are cleansing your face and for the last two nights you want to apply a moisturizer that contains ingredients with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and/or niacinamide. Hyaluronic Acid improves the appearance of wrinkles, and it restores the skin’s moisture. Glycerin deeply moisturizes dehydrated skin. Niacinamide helps correct uneven skin tones and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
FYABHealth: Skin Vitality Foaming Facial Cleanser:
USE MOISTURIZER OF YOUR CHOICE
As with all trends, the skin cycling routine will likely have a short span in the mainstream. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less relevant or effective. Depending on the ingredients used in the products involved, and one’s own skin type, this strategy could be a great way to ensure your skin is getting the right care it needs—and without any adverse side effects.
Skin cycling may be the next big thing in skincare. People will continue to use a variety of products, but with greater attention paid to product rotation.
Skin cycling ultimately aims to help the skin repair itself, especially when it comes to building a routine that is kind to and soothing for any type of skin. New skincare trends don’t emerge every day, but this one seems like a great and effective routine. Why FYAB skincare routines? Lots of research were done with selecting the highest quality ingredients and the creation of a efficacious formulation. Not only does it help the skin get extra TLC, but it can also reward you with mattified, radiant skin. That’s certainly intriguing in and of itself, and there are more reasons to give this concept a try.