Ways To Incorporate Skin Cycling Into Your Routine
Do you want to get the most out of your skincare routine? Maybe you already have an existing regimen and are looking for more ways to maximize its effectiveness, or maybe you’re just beginning your skincare journey and want a few entry points. Whatever the case, skin cycling is a great method of cyclical skincare that offers numerous benefits. By alternating different products on different days, this process gives each care item enough time to do its job and prevents skin sensitization from overuse of any one product. Discover three ways to incorporate skin cycling into your routine.
Exfoliate on Night One
Are you looking for a simple way to incorporate skin cycling into your nightly skincare routine? Look no further than a four-day cycle that begins with exfoliation on night one. But don’t just reach for any exfoliator—opting for a natural product, like Elemental Herbology’s Facial Glow AHA Radiance Polish, will benefit your skin the most. By using an exfoliator to shed dead skin cells, your skin will be primed and ready for the next days in the cycle. After exfoliating, remember to moisturize to keep that newly-revealed skin healthy and hydrated. With this easy step in your routine, you’ll be well on your way to glowing, refreshed skin.
Use a Retinoid on Night Two
As you cycle through your nighttime skincare routine, night two should be when you use a retinoid. These powerful vitamin A-based skincare products are renowned for their ability to target a range of skin concerns, from pesky acne to bothersome fine lines and wrinkles. And if you’re looking to avoid chemical-based retinoids, you can always use a natural, plant-based alternative like bakuchiol. Remember that after applying your retinoid, following up with a moisturizer is important to keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Let Your Skin Rest on Nights Three and Four
Your skin goes through a natural cycle of regeneration every 28–30 days. During this cycle, your skin may need extra help and care to achieve a healthy glow. On nights three and four of your skin cycling routine, it’s important to give your skin a break from exfoliation and other additional products, such as retinoids. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser with natural ingredients and apply a moisturizer, like Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer, to help your skin heal. This rest period will allow your skin to retain its essential oils and hydration, thus maximizing the effectiveness of your skincare routine.
Now that you know how to use a skin cycling routine, you can implement these steps into your regular skincare schedule. To enhance the effects of this cycle-based approach to skincare even further, why not take one additional step? Check out Beauty Prophet’s selection of Elemental Herbology skincare. These products are designed to nurture skin and are made with natural ingredients that are suitable for all skin types.