|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022|
|Elaborate skin-care routines were the norm during the pandemic. The thinking was: quantity over quality—emphasis on quantity. How were we supposed to soothe our lockdown blues and general malaise other than a 12-step self-care regimen? Skin care—and lots of it, like a bathroom cabinet brimming with creams, serums, and various elixirs—was a welcome salve for collective unease.|
But three years later, things have shifted: Despite the sheer joy an overabundance of skin-care products can spark, it can sometimes cause our complexions to become stripped, irritated, or even damaged from so many ingredients at once. So, in lieu of a routine heavy on excess, a more careful approach to skin-care has emerged: skin cycling. The four-night regimen, which involves exfoliating one night, applying a retinol or retinoid the next night, and then taking two rest days to let skin heal, has become one of the most effective (and buzziest) techniques to hit the beauty world.
|Here, a dermatologist breaks down everything to know about skin cycling, including the benefits (hello, glowing skin), the side effects, and why Albolene‘s new gentle, hydrating trio of cleansers are the perfect accompaniments to this strategic—and effective—method.|
|Daily Cleanser|| |
|Cleansing Balm|| |