Skin Cycling,” a trending term on social media with 3.5 billion views on TikTok, is a 3 to 4-day nighttime routine involving alternating exfoliation, retinol, and hydration, allowing the skin’s barrier time to recover.

Skin care experts recommend this method, known as “Smart Skin Cycling,” as it can yield visible results when practiced correctly with the right products.

Bioelements recommends these products for this 4-step system for smooth, clear skin:

  • Exfoliate with quick refiner on night 1
  • Follow with age activist clinical youth serum on night 2
  • On nights 3 + 4, repair and recover with barrier fix daily hydrator and recovery serum.


Read more about the benefits of Skin Cycling on the Bioelements website “The Esthetician’s Guide to Skin Cycling“.