What is Double Cleansing? Everything You Need to Know About Double Cleansing

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In all that unfolded the past year, given the pandemic and ensuing lockdown, some of us have found ourselves with more time on our hands than ever before. We may never have this kind of time again, so it’s crucial to be a little self-indulgent to keep our peace and keep going.

Now that you’ve decided to do something indulging with the time you have, are you wondering what the best way to start is? Well, you’re in just the right place. You should spend some of your extra time with your skin and take ample care of it. People quickly forget what the most crucial step in any skincare routine is. Yes, we’re talking about cleansing, aka washing your face.

Skincare routines can turn into everyday and strict regimes very quickly. Skincare routines can turn into everyday and strict regimes very quickly. How you decide to prep your skin before bed is vital as a suitable regime can help your skin be on point in more ways than one. You may opt for a quick wash and moisturizing or a devoted and elaborate 12-step regime, but it’s essential to take off some time and spend it pampering your skin and yourself. One of the most calming skin rituals has to be our favorite. It’s the magical art of double cleansing.

Every day as your skin is exposed to the environment (even when you stay inside your house), airborne bacteria and pollution gets stuck to your skin throughout the day. Washing these pollutants isn’t as easy as just a quick wash of the face. If the dirt isn’t washed away properly, it can lead to aging, pigmentation, and breakouts, among other problems on your face and body.

What exactly is Double Cleansing?

Not sure what we’re going on about? You’ve been living under a beauty rock if you aren’t aware of today’s fad double-cleansing.

Double cleansing comes with both and pros in the world of beauty and aesthetics recommend it. There’s no doubt that cleansing your skin at the end of the day is crucial to maintain healthy skin and keep it free of blemishes. It is the driving factor of many Korean beauty and skincare routines. It is extremely important to remove dirt, makeup, and pollutants accumulated on your skin during the day before going to bed. 

Never, ever sleep with makeup on! Not remembering to rinse your face before bed is a big no-no as it can cause significant acne breakouts, including painful ones that are hard to live with.

Double cleansing, then, is theoretically twice as lovely. A double-cleaning is a recommended ritual to lift dirt and grime and then quickly wash them away.

What is the Need for Double Cleansing?

Are you still not sold on the requirement of two cleansers? Are you still asking why one isn’t enough? Let us elucidate where which type of cleanser matters.

An oil-based cleanser is perfect for removing oil-based impurities, including makeup, sebum, sunscreen, and pollution. By getting rid of all the impure stuff first, the second water-based cleanser can efficiently really work its way into your skin and take cleansing to another level. Thus, removing grime and sweat is more effective through double-cleansing. 

A double cleanse doesn’t just give you a more thorough cleanse. It can also revitalize dull skin, allow other skincare products to penetrate more effectively, and amp up your overall skincare ritual.

Does Every Skin Type Need Double Cleanse?

Double cleansing isn’t a necessity to be added to your skincare regime. However, some skin types may find that the addition of double cleansing to their skincare is more effective than others. People with oily skin could use double-cleansing. Two gentle formulas are generally a better way to combat excess oil than a single potent formula that could leave oily skin feeling too dry and flaky. People with acne-prone skin may also want to use gentle double cleansers to help remove the bacteria on their skin. A more thorough cleanse will only ensure lesser breakouts. 

The technique can help those who wear heavy makeup often, as it will help remove all traces of makeup from the skin and leave it healthy.

How to Double Cleanse- Quick, Easy & Effective

You may decide to pick a cleansing oil or oil-based balm, which will be followed by a gel, lotion, or cream. The method to double cleanse is the same in any case. First, apply the oil-based cleanser to your palm, and using your fingers, gently massage the cleanser into your skin using circular motions for a minute. This ensures that the dirt and grime will lift from your face. 

Don’t neglect the area around the eyes and the hairline as it also requires to be cleansed. Oil-based cleansers should work perfectly to remove eye makeup as long as they’re free from any added fragrance. 

The next step is to rinse your face properly. When it comes to rinsing, it’s always a good idea to use either a clean washcloth or your hands with lukewarm water to avoid dehydration of your skin.

Oil-based cleansers contain emulsifiers. These emulsifiers are easier to remove as the oil combines with water to create a milky-type substance that easily washes off your skin.

Once you’re done with the first cleanser, you need to be ready with the second cleanser. Keep your skin slightly damp and apply the water-based formula precisely as you applied the oil-based cleanser. You don’t have to use a lot of this cleanser, just a dollop that will provide full coverage for your face.

Once the minute is up, rinse the cleanser off your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a gentle towel. Never use a coarse towel as it may irritate your skin. Lastly, don’t forget to read the instructions on product labels and amend your technique to suit your skin type and process.

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