Let’s talk about skin cycling; first, what is it, and second, why is it effective? This is a routine created by Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. It is perfect for someone with dry or sensitive skin or someone who is new to acid and retinol because it gives your skin a chance to rejuvenate and recover on rest days.
So here’s how it works:
(if acid and retinol is already working for you with no irritation, sensitivity, dryness, or peeling then don’t change your ways)
These are the acids I recommend. Follow with your non-reactive moisturizer.
These are all of the retinol that I have used and highly recommend Shani Darden Retinol, Kiehl’s Fast Release Retinol Night Serum, Paula’s Choice Retinol Treatment, ROC Retinol Correxion, and the Ordinary Retinoid. Check out my highlight here for the differences between retinoid and retinol!
You must recover with a non-reactive moisturizer (that means, without acids or retinol or anything that will exfoliate your skin)
These are examples that I recommend: Kiehl’s Ultra Moisturizer, La Mer Original Moisturizing Cream (I use this on my eyes for my eczema) Biossance Squalane Omega, Drunk Elephant Protini Poly Peptide Cream! (Peptides are little anti-aging power booster, they firm and promote collagen production)
Let’s say you want even more hydration. At that point, you can add in whatever you need: an oil, a hyaluronic acid serum like Cos de Baha or Drunk Elephant B-Hydra. Or if you love your moisturizer but it doesn’t have peptides in it, add the Ordinary Buffet!
Add in what you need as long as it’s not “reactive”
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