Double Cleansing Method And How It Can Change Your Skin!
Double Cleansing is a trend which was started by Korean beauty bloggers and has become popular around the world because of its beauty benefits. When I first read about the Double Cleansing method, the idea of adding one more step to my skincare routine did not sound great. Why complicate a simple process like cleansing? In fact, it seems like a big task in the evening when all I want is to relax in bed and watch television. While I was initially not enthusiastic about it, I can swear by its results after doing it for several months. I like how my skin feels after cleansing and it is such a great way of preparing it for the next steps in my skincare routine.
What Is Double Cleansing?
One of the most important steps in a skincare routine, cleansing helps in getting rid of dirt and impurities. Your skin can turn dull and prone to breakouts if you do not cleanse it properly. When you reach out for your facial wipes next time, remind yourself of the damage it can do your skin.
Is there anything that you can do better? Yes, Double Cleansing!
Double Cleansing is just like it sounds- cleansing the face twice. The usual practice is to clean your face with oil followed by a regular cleanser that suits your skin type.
Why Use Oil?
Oils are great for dissolving all kind of makeup and sunscreen. The use of oil cleanses the skin surface and allows your regular cleanser to remove remaining traces of impurities. Since oils are a gentler option over harsh makeup removers, skin feels softer and healthier after following this routine for a few days.
Double Cleansing: The Method
I double cleanse with oil only in the evening to remove sunscreen or makeup and prefer to use micellar water in the morning. The method is simple and all you need is an extra minute to allow the oil to work its magic.
- Take cleansing oil or balm and apply it on dry skin. Massage in gentle circular motions for 30-45 seconds.
- Wet your hands and keep massaging for few more seconds.
- Take a warm washcloth and keep on your face for 20-30 seconds. Now, wipe your face to remove the oil.
- Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
- Use your regular cleanser to wash your face and pat dry.
- Follow with your regular skincare routine.
Our cities are polluted which shows on our skin, we use SPF daily for sun protection and most of us wear makeup on a regular basis. Then why not ensure that our skin gets a deep, thorough cleanse? In fact, using two gentle cleansers is better than the use of one harsh cleanser. Although you should use products that are meant for your skin type, it is important to be careful if you have sensitive skin. I will recommend talking to your dermatologist if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Benefits Of Double Cleansing
Double Cleansing is a foolproof way of removing oil, sebum and impurities from the skin. Not just that, it is excellent for getting rid of makeup and the strongest SPF formulas. Since oil removes most of the impurities on the surface, the second cleanser provides a better, deeper cleanse. In fact, you can instantly notice the difference in your skin if you double cleanse it. It will appear cleaner and softer after double cleansing. Our skin repairs itself in the night which makes your evening skincare routine extremely important. A thoroughly clean skin allows the active ingredients in your serum and night cream to work more effectively.
Your skin will be healthy and problem free if you follow this method regularly for several weeks. Although many experts advise following this routine twice a day, I do not feel the need to double cleanse in the morning. However, you may benefit from doing this in the morning as well as evening if you have oily skin
Since I use a sunscreen daily (even when I am indoors ), I double cleanse every night. And, trust me an extra minute of cleansing time has really made a difference on my skin. Since we spend hours doing makeup and use several layers of products then why not spend a few minutes removing it!
Have you ever tried double cleansing? Share your experiences in the comments section below! I would love to hear from you!!!