Unlike some of the potentially risky beauty trends to emerge from TikTok, skin cycling is actually worth implementing into your routine. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe, who is credited with coining the term, recommends creating a four-night skincare schedule.
Night one is for exfoliation, night two is for retinoids and nights three and four are your recovery nights, where hydration and barrier repair are key. Then you repeat the process.
And while the idea of skin cycling isn’t necessarily a new concept (it’s just been given a buzzy name), there’s no denying its benefits. As Dr. Bowe told E! News in July, “You can get more out of your skincare products and see real changes in your skin.”