Inspired by Korean and Japanese skincare methods, double cleansing is increasingly becoming the beauty ritual of choice for a healthy, blemish-free complexion. Enter double cleansing, which is exactly what it sounds like? Simply wash your face twice? In fact, double cleansing tackles two different types of impurities with two different types of product. Want to know more? Just read on.
#1 Is double cleansing for you?
Double cleansing involves washing your face with two different cleansers to get your face as clean as possible. And a second round of cleansing will clean much deeper into the pores to remove any impurities. Is double cleansing for everyone? It’s not necessary for everyone. It’s a good technique only if you wear heavy makeup or have very oily skin.
#2 How to double cleanse your skin?
Step 1: The Oil-Based Cleanser
First, apply an oil-based cleanser to your face. Then, massage your skin for 30 seconds. After it, wash your face with lukewarm water and dry it with a soft washcloth.
Step 2: The Gentle Cleanser
For gentle cleanser, there are a lot of choices. If you have oily skin, you can choose foaming cleansers. For dry skin, non-foaming cleansing lotions are better suited for you. This step can wash out any residual oils and deep-cleans your pores. Make sure you apply the product within 60 seconds of your first wash to help retain moisture.
Step 3: The Hydrating Moisturizer
After you’ve dried off your skin, apply moisturizer for locking in hydration.
#3 What are the benefits of double cleansing?
- Prevent breakouts: Double cleansing can make sure you have washed out all dirt on the skin and go to bed with bare skin. As residual makeup and oil can clog pores and cause pimples, double cleansing can prevent breakouts effectively.
- Gentler to your skin: Double cleansing allows you to remove makeup by using less abrasive products which is good for sensitive skin types. Even better, using an oil-based cleanser first helps your skin retain its natural moisture.
- Dissolve makeup: Your skin needs to deal with your makeup, dirt on the air and even environmental pollutants every day. Double cleansing can wash your face with two different cleansing formulas which can make sure all these get out of your skin.
- Enhance your skincare products: After double cleansing, your skin is clean and the absorption of skincare products after cleansing can be better and more effective.