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Skin Trends: How BeautyBio Does Skin Cycling

Skin Trends: How BeautyBio Does Skin Cycling

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As we zoom through the year's final stretch, it's clear there's a new trend that's making major waves in skincare. If you're an avid TikTok scroller, you've probably seen more than a few videos about 'skin cycling.' This viral routine (with millions of views) is known for dramatically improving your skin's health and is backed by world-renowned dermatologists. Skin cycling isn't necessarily a brand-new concept, but the catchy name and defined routine that doesn't tie into a particular skincare brand are. This method was introduced by Dr. Whitney Bowe and has since become one of the most popular among skincare enthusiasts worldwide.

So what's the scoop on this growing trend, and how does it work?

Let's take a closer look at what skin cycling is, why this trend has taken over the skincare industry, and how to incorporate this method into your routine the BeautyBio way. 


WHAT IS SKIN CYCLING?

‘Skin cycling’ is a term coined by Dr. Whitney Bowe that describes the less-is-more approach to skincare, and you know we're all about that at BeautyBio. Skin cycling focuses on a 4-night routine, alternating your exfoliating and retinol treatments with 2 days focused on moisturizing and recovery for the skin. Here's how the routine works:

Night 1: Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize.

Night 2: Cleanse, retinol treatment, moisturize. 

Night 3 and 4: Cleanse and moisturize. These recovery nights allow your skin to get a break from treatments.

You keep your daily morning regime the same with a gentle cleanser, vitamin C serum, and a good moisturizer. The main objective behind skin cycling is to promote skin health while setting your active treatments up for success by minimizing irritation.

What Are the Benefits of Skin Cycling?

The theory behind skin cycling is straightforward: a simplified routine that minimizes the chance of skin damage and irritation by spacing out active treatments with recovery time so that the skin can bounce back.

The last few years we’ve seen skincare routines grow unnecessarily complicated, leading many people to use multiple products simultaneously in the hope of achieving flawless skin. When you have access to all of these excellent reviews about a new skincare ingredient that promises to deliver filter-perfect skin without a filter, it's hard not to get excited. Unfortunately, this often has the opposite effect. Overdoing your skincare and layering your products can damage the precious skin barrier, which leads to breakouts, dry skin, redness, and irritation. Skin cycling works because it allows your skin to heal in between treatments. The recovery cycle is all about giving your skin an extra boost of hydration with a moisturizer that nourishes the protective skin barrier.

The BeautyBio Routine

At BeautyBio, we love a simple, easy-to-use routine that delivers clinical results. So naturally, we were immediately captivated when skin cycling became a thing. We decided to develop our own skin cycling method with a routine that incorporates our award-winning tools and skincare to give your skin the glow it deserves!

Let's start by breaking down the tools and products you'll be using when following our skin cycling routine and how each of them works together so that you get the most out of your products.

THE SKINCARE

THE BALANCE

Our all-in-one gel cleanser is the perfect start to your AM & PM routine. The Balance gently removes makeup and impurities while restoring the skin's pH to a healthy 5.5 without disrupting natural moisture levels. This cleanser is formulated with anti-inflammatory properties that help keep your skin happy and hydrated so your treatments can work more effectively.

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THE DAILY

Your skincare routine wouldn't be complete without a daily dose of vitamin C, and that's where our acid-free vitamin C serum comes in. The Daily Vitamin C serum is our daily "skincare smoothie" powered by a complex of 8 glow-inducing vitamins. This potent serum works to fade discoloration, brighten tone, and smooth texture while accelerating the skin's natural healing process.

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THE ZENBUBBLE

Our lightweight, multi-purpose gel cream is the ideal everyday moisturizer. The ZenBubble Gel Cream wraps the skin in stress-relieving marine extracts and topical superfoods to help reduce the visible signs of stressed skin. Formulated with Double Bubble technology, our unique two-fold product delivery system traps excess oil while delivering intense hydration that calms and balances the skin for a healthy, hydrated complexion.

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THE NIGHTLY

The Nightly is our deep-release retinol complex that works to identify and repair damage deep within the skin. This powerhouse serum contains collagen-boosting peptides, hyaluronic acid-filling spheres, and stem cell technology that plumps out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while creating firmer, smoother-looking skin overnight.

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THE QUENCH

When searching for a deeply hydrating moisturizer that nourishes the skin's protective barrier, The Quench is the answer. The Quench works to restore the 4 essential lipids (good skin fats) responsible for the skin's protective barrier, bounce, and hydration. This intensely nourishing facial cream is our holy grail post-treatment recovery cream, making it a must-have for the recovery cycle in the skin cycling routine.

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THE TOOLS

GloPRO®

Our award-winning microneedling tool is essential to accelerating the benefits of your skincare. GloPRO® enhances topical absorption, allowing the active ingredients in your skincare to penetrate deeper into the skin to work their magic. As the microneedles glide over the skin, the natural rejuvenation response is ignited, stimulating cells to restore volume and glow from the inside out. This at-home rejuvenation tool makes the perfect pair with your skincare treatments, making it ideal to incorporate 2-3x a week, especially on the retinol nights in your skin cycling routine. 

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GLOFACIAL

GLOfacial is the newest addition to our collection of must-have tools that help take your skincare routine to the next level. Our at-home hydration facial pore cleansing tool is changing the game with its ability to unclog pores and exfoliate dead skin cells while removing debris and excess oil in just 1 treatment. GLOfacial's vacuum vortex technology gently extracts all the gunk hiding beneath the skin's surface while resurfacing texture and infusing the skin with clarifying and hydrating skincare. The treatment tips are designed to give the skin a gentle exfoliation, making this tool ideal for the exfoliation days in your skin cycling routine without worrying about irritation.  

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Now that we're up to speed on our go-to products and tools, let's get into how you can incorporate them into your weekly routine using the skin cycling method.


SKIN CYCLING THE BEAUTYBIO WAY

AM ROUTINE STAPLES:
You will use these daily.

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM ROUTINE STAPLES:
You will use these nightly in addition to your skin cycling routine.

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The ZenBubble Gel Cream -or- The Quench (if your skin needs an extra boost of hydration outside of your recovery days)

Here's our weekly skin cycling schedule with the products listed in the order you will use them each day.👇

MONDAY (Exfoliate):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. GLOfacial
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream or The Quench

TUESDAY (Retinol):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. GloPRO®
  3. The Nightly
  4. The ZenBubble Gel Cream or The Quench

WEDNESDAY (Recovery):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Quench

THURSDAY (Recovery):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. GloPRO®
  3. The Quench

FRIDAY (Exfoliate):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. GLOfacial
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream or The Quench

SATURDAY (Retinol):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. GloPRO®
  3. The Nightly
  4. The ZenBubble Gel Cream or The Quench

SUNDAY (Recovery):

AM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Daily Vitamin C Serum
  3. The ZenBubble Gel Cream

PM

  1. The Balance Cleanser
  2. The Quench