Everything You Need to Know About Skin Cycling, According to an Expert

If you've yet to hear about skin cycling and all of its benefits, you're in for quite the treat.

Whether you're just getting started on your skincare journey or are a pro and are looking to take it to the next level, skin cycling is something you should definitely know about. We spoke with Caroline Candace, founder of Look Organics, and she answered all of our most burning questions about skin cycling in the interview, below!

Sweety High: What is skin cycling?

Caroline Candace: Skin cycling is a strategic approach to cycling your skincare products, a routine balancing active and recovery nights to optimize results and minimize irritation.

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SH: Is skin cycling new? How long has it been around?

CC: The term is new and trendy, but many people have been doing similar techniques to promote skin health for decades.


SH: What are the benefits of skin cycling?

CC: Skin cycling is an approach to minimize irritation and get the most out of your skincare products—so you should notice healthier, hydrated, glowing skin.


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SH: Are there any cons?

CC: Just like any new skincare routine, there will be an adjustment period as you are changing the skin's environment.

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SH: Who should consider skin cycling?

CC: Anyone and everyone who has a skincare routine, although some people with more sensitive skin should opt for more recovery days to get the most out of their regime.


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SH: When should we skin cycle?

CC: The approach trending right now uses a four-night cycle: Night one, you exfoliate. Night two, you use an active. On nights three and four, you allow your skin to recover. Repeat.


SH: Can you give us examples of how to skin cycle?

CC: Here's how to skin cycle:

  • Day 1: Chemical exfoliant
  • Day 2: Retinoid
  • Days 3 and 4: Recover with a moisture barrier balm, like this one
  • Repeat

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