Skin cycling is everywhere – even Oprah is talking about it, but what’s it all about?

Dermatologist Dr Whitney Bowe came up with the term saying “People love their powerhouse products–like exfoliants and retinoids–and often believe more must be better. However, their skin often tells a different story when they come into the office with irritation and inflammation.” She gave it the name ‘skin cycling’ and it’s gone viral since she shared her ideas on TikTok and Instagram.

Cycling your way to great skin

Microblading is a Put simply, skin cycling maximises the benefits of skincare products while also giving your skin enough time to recover between use.
We’ve always been careful to warn our clients against overuse of powerful but highly effective products such as exfoliants and retinoids. They offer amazing results but we advise coming in for a free consultation to find out which ones will suit your skin type and how best to use them.

So how does skin cycling work?

Skin cycling is a simple night-time skincare routine that’s easy to follow. The basic idea is to carry on using your favourite skincare products but without overdoing it. Overuse can cause unwelcome and unhealthy skin reactions such as dryness, sensitivity, breakouts, irritation and inflammation.
“Skin cycling gives the skin barrier (the crucial outermost layer of our skin) time to rest and recover between treatments” advises [add your therapist’s name].

Call now 021 975 3547 or Whatsapp 082 552 3797 for a complimentary consultation to find out more about the benefits of skin cycling – especially if you’ve already experienced problems after using a skincare product.

We love our Dermafix range as it has a host of incredible products that provide exfoliating actions along with other benefits.
A Professional Skin consultation would be recommended to assess which would suite your skin needs best.


DermaFix Dermapolish – Enzyme exfoliation is gentle enough to incorporate into any night of your skin cycling routine, even rest days
DermaFix Dermabright – this Alpha Hydroxy Mandelic Acid is used on skin conditions such as non-cystic acne, hyperpigmentation, and ageing.
DermaFix Brightening Wipes – A multipurpose exfoliating, brightening and retexturizing wipe that includes a potent blend of enzyme activated Arbutin, Kojic acid, Vit C and Salicylic acid. This is great for all skin but particularly beneficial to those with Pigmentation.
DermaFix Mandelic Retexturising Wipes – the latest addition to the range, this potent retexturizing wipe combines the resurfacing benefits of Mandelic acid with Niacinamide providing moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-acne, and skin barrier protection. Rumex Extract and Exodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract offer a power duo reducing hyperpigmentation and reducing inflammation in the skin.

Retinol and Retinol Derivatives
DermaFix ACC Retinol+ – this ActiveCellCeutical combines Retinol, Vit C and Rambutan Lychee leaf Extract making this a powerhouse treatment for all skin types.
DermaFix MD Vitamin A Propionate – A clinical strength treatment that supplies the skin with a healthy dose of Vit A, helping with skin vitalization and improving wrinkles and areas of pigmentation.

Rest and Repair
DermaFix Argan oil – Helps to repair and regenerate the skin for optimal functioning. Improves the appearance of scars, stretchmarks,Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea and dry and flaking skin.
DermaFix Regenerate Rx – Beneficial for the repair and prevention of blotchy skin, spider veins, scars, bruises, dry and ageing skin.
DermaFix Ceramide Complex – Helps to lift facial contours, repairs the natural lipid barrier of the skin, and rejuvenates the skin. Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity.


Get in the skin cycling habit

Below is a typical skin cycling routine over four nights

• Night one: Exfoliate.
• Night two: Use a retinoid(retinol) product.
• Nights three and four: Recovery with use of hydrating and moisturising products.
‘Recovery nights’ also have the added benefit of allowing you to judge if any of the products you use on nights one and two are reacting badly on your skin.
Meanwhile, your morning routine can stay the same. Ask us for advice on which products will be best for your morning skincare, including cleansers, vitamin C serums, skin barrier protection and sunscreen.

One size won’t fit all

The four-night rotation won’t suit everyone, of course. But the beauty of skin cycling is that it can be adapted to suit your individual skin type, minimising the risk of skin damage and resulting in a truly healthy glow.

Book your free consultation today

Plan ahead to give your skin a pre-Christmas boost and kickstart your New Year beauty resolutions. Book your complimentary consultation now to discover the best products and treatments for your skin type and lifestyle and how to incorporate skin cycling into your skincare regime.

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