Is Double Cleansing Good?
We all have cleansing as part of our basic skincare routine. We believed that cleansing once does the deed, but now everyone’s suddenly talking about how double cleansing is the way to do it. Is it really good for your skin? Is double cleansing effective? Let’s find out in this article!
What is Double Cleansing?
If you still haven’t heard about this one, double cleansing is a staple practice in South Korea and Japan. In the past few years, this skincare technique has also become a trend in the USA and Europe. Double cleansing includes washing your face with two different kinds of cleansers consecutively.
The basic practice is to use an oil-based cleanser first and then follow the routine with a water-based one. You can use a cleansing balm, a gentle oil-based face scrub, or a pure oil-based liquid cleanser for the first step. On the other hand, you can use a water-based cleansing gel, cream, or lotion for the next step. After double cleansing, you can proceed to your regular routine.
If you’re into oil-based cleansers, an alternative practice is to use your cleanser for two washes. While this skincare practice isn’t a strict “must-do” for everyone’s routines, it’s highly recommended that you include it in your regimen, especially if you wear heavy makeup sunscreen.
Why Use an Oil-Based Cleanser for Double Cleansing?
Most people swear by oil-based cleansers, and it’s because it’s very effective in tackling all types of makeup and ensuring that it takes out any residue as you cleanse. It can also help you remove sunscreen remnants too!
We recommend using modern cleansing oils, though. Pure oils tend to leave a greasy feeling on your skin upon usage. Cleansing oils today are formulated with an emulsifier that allows the oil to blend well with water; this way, you’ll be able to rinse the cleanser from your skin.
If you haven’t incorporated double cleansing in your skincare routine, what are you waiting for?