No two complexions are the same. Although for years we have insisted on classifying ourselves in the triumvirate of dry, oily or combination skin, the reality is much more complex and understanding it depends on getting our routine right. beauty. Therefore, before introducing a new cosmetic it is important to find out if it is right for ushow many times we should apply it per week (the pattern can vary from one person to another!) and if it is compatible with the rest of the products we use, from scrub to bronzer. Especially now, in the era in which AHA acids and retinoids have become so fashionable via social networks. But, Did you know that you should never mix them in the same routine… but you should combine them!?
As you read it: the fact that in the same regimen they can cause damage to the skin since both have exfoliating power does not imply that alternating their uses we can make them more effective than ever. And this is the conclusion reached by dermatologist Whitney Bowe who, after rethinking the routines that she set for many of her patients, He realized that the breaks were the key. Have you heard of her skin cycling? Sure you do… because it’s already a viral bet on TikTok and instagram!
If you are not very clear about what it consists of, you just have to know that this nocturnal and minimalist method is designed to prevent overexfoliation from damaging the skin while seeking to promote recovery during breaks to restore the skin barrier, pH, lipids and skin microbiome. As? establishing cyclical routines that allow us to use AHA exfoliants and retinol without mixing it, but benefiting from the benefits of both, and respecting rest days to allow the skin to assimilate the active ingredients without becoming saturated. A simple lesson that can be summed up in two figures: four nights and three cosmetics. Ready to try the skincare of which all beauty addicts do they talk online?
What products do I use?
Night 1: touch chemical peel. We, of all the possibilities, choose glycolic acid, given its well-known qualities to eliminate dead cells that prevent the correct penetration of other cosmetics. A powerful way to cleanse and prepare the skin for which we chose Attivi Puri, from Collistar.
Night 2: It’s retinol time! There is no doubt that it is the most desired anti-aging product of the moment, as it promises to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production. something essential for skin cycling that we will achieve with the 1% concentration retinol from The Ordinary.
Night 3 and 4: rest the skin. As we said, part of the success of this routine is based on the rest days that must be taken after the use of retinol. Nights in which we must choose soothing and nourishing creams as the only cosmetic to avoid overhydration. What do you think of Khiel’s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream?
And after these four nights, you can already imagine what’s up, right? Start over and wait for the first results!
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