Double cleansing is a skincare technique that involves using two different types of cleansers in order to thoroughly cleanse the skin. Double cleansing is a must, if you wear sunscreen or a full face of makeup. The first step typically involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from the surface of the skin. These oil-based cleansers can either be in balm or liquid form. The second step involves using a water-based cleanser to further remove impurities and leave the skin feeling clean and refreshed.
The benefits of double cleansing are numerous. By using an oil-based cleanser first, you can effectively remove makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities that may be difficult to remove with a water-based cleanser alone. This can help to prevent clogged pores and breakouts and leave the skin feeling softer and smoother. Using a water-based cleanser as the second step helps to further remove any remaining impurities, while also hydrating and nourishing the skin. Water-based cleansers can help to balance the skin’s pH levels and prepare the skin for the application of other skincare products, such as serums and moisturizers.
Double cleansing is particularly beneficial for those with oily or combination skin, as it can help to control oil production and prevent breakouts. It can also be helpful for those with dry or sensitive skin, as the oil-based cleanser helps to remove impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. To perform a double cleanse, start by applying an oil-based cleanser to dry skin and massaging it gently into the skin. Rinse with warm water, and then follow up with a water-based cleanser, massaging it gently into the skin and rinsing thoroughly.