Exfoliation with Skincycling give results with minimal irritation
When autumn and darkness offer little else but rain and darkness, we skin care lovers can console ourselves with the fact that it is high time to indulge in acids - something the sunniest months of the year are not as well suited for. Away with dead skin cells that give dull skin, this is where the glow comes out!
With the trend and the concept of Skincycling, many people have discovered the importance of taking care of the skin after a round of exfoliation, so in this article we will explain how you can think when you exfoliate the skin in combination with recovering it afterwards. Of course, we also offer suggestions for a routine!
What is exfoliation?
Exfoliation, or peeling, is something you do to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. The result is skin with more radiance, smoother texture, more even skin tone and enables the following products to sink further into the skin when the dead skin is not in the way, like a layer of dust. An exfoliation can also unclog clogged pores.
Remember to not be too eager when using your exfoliation as over-exfoliation can damage the skin's barrier as it begins to affect the healthy, living skin cells. Instead, it'll have the opposite effect and makes the skin more susceptible to infections and viruses, which can lead to problems that are difficult to get rid of. Therefore, be sure to follow the instructions for each product, especially if you do not yet know how your skin reacts to different exfoliants.
During the day, it is also extremely important to use adequate sun protection to minimize the risk of pigment changes, as acids in particular make the skin sensitive to the sun. Therefore, use acids during the evening routine.
What is Skincycling?
Since an exfoliant, mainly acid-based, is an active product it can irritate the skin, even if it does good in the long run. It is not unusual for the skin to become a little red or start to peel, especially if you use even stronger acids than you are used to. With Skincycling, you want to balance the skin through an elaborate schedule, where the skin is allowed to work with the active ingredient for one or a couple of evenings and the following evening has the opportunity to recover. It is specifically intended for the evening routine, because as said, acids should be used in the evening when the stronger content makes the skin sensitive to the sun.
The schedule and variety of products are therefore based on the fact that acids should not be used every night (considering the risk of over-exfoliation), and that in between you make sure to give the skin nutritious and mild ingredients that make it feel good and healthy. The system thus provides a clean, clear and soft skin that has received an adequate dose of active ingredients, with minimal irritation!
Skincycling routine suggestion
Curious about how you can get started with Skincycling? Try this routine for a couple of weeks!
Monday evening: Active product with AHA acid, Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water from By Wishtrend
Tuesday evening: Active product with BHA acid, BHA Blackhead Power Liquid from COSRX
Wednesday evening: Calming and repairing serum, Natural Repair Serum from Hyggee
Thursday evening: Barrier strengthening and deeply moisturizing cream, Rich Moist Soothing Cream from Klairs
Friday evening: Active product with mechanical peeling, Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish from Klairs or an active product containing vitamin C such as Vitamin C Elixir from CLE
Saturday evening: Cooling and soothing gel, Cica Regen 95 Soothing Gel from Dr. Ceuracle
Sunday evening: Very soothing and soothing moisturizer, Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Klairs