If you haven’t heard, “skin cycling” is trending. No, this viral concept is not a workout, but a simple regime that touts minimal skincare products on an alternating schedule. On night one, cyclers apply a chemical exfoliant. On night two, a retinoid. And on nights three and four, you let your skin recover. Learn more about each step and the right products below.
What Is Skin Cycling?
Step 1: Exfoliation Night
Reap the benefits of chemical exfoliants
What Is the Best Chemical Exfoliant for Me?
The words “chemical exfoliant” don’t sound particularly skin-friendly, but the right kind can really give your routine a boost.
How to Exfoliate Your Face Safely, According to a Dermatologist
We enlisted the help of a board-certified dermatologist to walk us through the ins and outs.
Step 2: Retinoid Night
Everything you need to know about this active ingredient
Help! What’s the Difference Between Retinol and Retinoids?
There are two ingredients that combat anti-aging in one fell swoop. We give you retinol and retinoids.
We Ask a Derm: What’s the Difference Between Tretinoin vs. Retinol?
While they’re both in the retinoid family, there are three major differences that set them apart.
Step 3-4: Recovery Night
Repair that skin barrier, baby
What Is the Skin Barrier…and Is Mine Damaged?
Who knew that the products we use to keep our complexion in tip-top shape could actually be wreaking havoc on our skin?
The Unsung Hero of Your Skin Cycling Routine? A Good Moisturize
Although the treatments and order of product application shift each day, there’s one aspect that remains the same: a moisturizer and Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H is our product of choice.