To Skin Cycle Or Not - Impress Skincare

To Skin Cycle Or Not

According to Emma Steersman, associate editor for shop TODAY, “there are some simple rules of beauty that are practically a given at this point — we all know how important it is to cleanse regularly, moisturize and always apply SPF.

When you start adding more products, like anti-aging serums or exfoliants, it gets a little more complicated. You may be asking: How often should I apply each one? And what's the best order to apply them in? With all these variables, we sometimes wish that there was just a simple beauty formula to follow.”

Great news!

There is one simple beauty formula to follow! Impress Skincare has the answer in one convenient box of Anti-Aging Facial Pads and it’s all about skin cycling! So what exactly is skin cycling? “The concept of skin cycling applies to a daily skincare routine, which involves using active ingredients only on certain days, and following them with ‘rest’ days,” explains dermatologist Dr. Alexis Granite. It typically comprises using active ingredients with calming soothing ingredients.

The idea is that adopting a skin cycling routine can help prevent the skin barrier from being compromised due to overuse of active ingredients—plus, it’s a great way to create a consistent and effective routine that helps the skin work optimally. 

Our Anti-Aging Facial Pads are the perfect way to start your skin cycling journey! They’re designed with active ingredients such as natural retinol that work together to help reduce wrinkles and increase collagen production. On your “rest” days, use our calming and hydrating moisturizer to help nourish the skin. Its ingredients are rich in fatty acids that help restore the skin barrier, combat inflammation and provide long-lasting hydration. 

The New York-based dermatologist behind the concept is Dr. Whitney Bowe. Impress Anti-Aging Facial Pads is Skin Cycling in a box! Every day a different packet containing a pad saturated with that day’s formula is removed from the top of the box for simple application. Each day a different packet containing one of three different formulas appears at the top of the box of packets (arranged in the order you apply them).

Day One, the Peel & Brighten packet appears. It contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) to exfoliate dead skin cells, smooth and brighten skin.

Day Two it’s time to soothe and calm the skin with Impress’ Soothe & Shelter pad.

Day Three the Uplifting & Firming Retinol pad packet appears to resume active anti-aging.

All of your anti-aging products in one convenient box and they are arranged in the optimal order for maximum skin cycling results! While the idea of "skin cycling" is currently trendy, it's not necessarily new. "Skin cycling is a well-known treatment protocol in dermatology," says Dr. Shari Lipner, associate professor of clinical dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. Exfoliating and retinol-based products can be irritating to the skin, Lipner says. And that's why recovery days are important. "The recovery [days] let the skin recover and rejuvenate," she says.

Our best selling pads combine the most clinically proven anti-aging ingredients Retinoids (retinol) and Hydroxy Acids with recovery designed anti-oxidant soothing pads.

Three skin cycling formulas. Just one pad per day. Genius!

In addition to the anti-aging benefit, Lipner says that this cycling regimen could be beneficial for those who want to even out their skin tone or have acne. Try a week of our anti-aging pads on us! Just pay shipping and handling.