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  • Writer's pictureCoralee Shaman

Skin Cycling: Give your natural skin a glass glow

You've heard the buzzword, but what exactly is skin cycling? Although the term is relatively new, the regimen and the products have been around for decades. Proponents claim it makes skin look like a photo filter has been applied — and the results have gained traction on TikTok and Instagram.

What is it?

Skin cycling is a four-night routine that is continually repeated. It's broken down into "push" nights and "recovery" nights. This trending regimen has been attributed to a board-certified dermatologist named Dr. Whitney Bowe. "It helps streamline a skincare routine that is both effective and easy," she said.

How does it help?

This regimen involves using ingredients that exfoliate the dull skin cells off the surface, clean out pores, and speed up cellular turnover. The two days of recovery allow the skin to heal which helps keep the barrier intact.

Who can do it?

Pretty much anyone who's looking to improve skin texture, skin health, minimize fine lines, shrink pores and give your skin an overall smooth, refreshed look is a good candidate. For anyone who feels their skin is lackluster, this will certainly be a game changer for you.

Who should not do it?

Those who have difficulty with rosacea will want to consider other skin care regimes.

When do you use which products?

The regime is structured as two push nights followed by two recovery nights.

Night one: Exfoliate (glycolic/lactic)

Night two: Retinol

Night three: Recovery (moisturize only)

Night four: Recovery

Repeat the cycle.

Where do I start?

I am always happy to consult with you to determine the best course of action. There are skin-cycling bundles available with the appropriate products for you.

I am a firm believer that with physician-grade products you achieve better results for the money spent. I can't wait to see you and these results!


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