If the next time we went thrifting, a genie appeared out of an old lamp and offered to grant us three wishes, we’d be lying if we said we wouldn’t at least flirt with the idea of wishing for eternally youthful and glowing skin. And we would venture a guess that we wouldn’t be the only ones, considering that the global market for anti-aging cosmetics was valued at $38.62 billion in 2018 — a number that is expected to jump to over $60 billion by 2026 (per Fortune Business Insights ). Many of us go to great lengths to keep our skin happy and healthy. We apply lotions and potions like our confidence depends on it, because, let’s face it — the only thing that feels better than a good hair day is a great skin day. But when it comes to anti-aging products, the old adage "too much of a good thing" can apply. That’s why Peter Young, MD, Medical Director at Facet , recommends skin cycling, which according to him is "a method of rotating your skincare products throughout the week so you don’t over-exfoliate or damage your skin."
In an exclusive interview with Health Digest, Dr. Young details the benefits of skin cycling and gives us his pro tips for the best products to cycle in and out of your daily skincare regimen, so you can achieve all your skincare dreams — sans genie. Doctor-recommended practices
On average, NPD reports that American women use five skincare products […]