The benefit of double cleansing is that the oil cleanser will break down any makeup, sunscreen, remove dirt and excess sebum from the day. The second cleanser (foam, cream, gel) will address your particular skin type or concern and should have active ingredients to hydrate, smooth, brighten or exfoliate.
Double cleansing is essential in the evening, it’s more than just a way to remove make-up.
Throughout the day, bacteria and pollution is attracted to our skin, if not washed away properly, they could potentially contribute to ageing, pigmentation and breakouts. Not on our watch.
The best way to stop these things from happening? Doubling cleansing.
This involves using a cleansing oil/ balm to break down the dirt, dead skin cells & excess sebum on the surface of our skin, following it with a deeper water-based cleanser. This deep cleanse gets deeper into the pores to remove any impurities
Top tip: spend at least 60 seconds massaging your cleanser in with your fingers at each step.
Not only does double cleansing offer a fresh face, it also offers relaxation and relief – a great way to unwind in the evening.
Know that, it doesn’t need to be expensive. All you need is an oil-based or balm cleanser to use as a first step, and then a different, water-based facial cleanser to get rid of any oily residue. Gentle yet thorough.
Remember: Over-washing your face has the opposite effect. It’s a tricky balance; many cleansers use chemicals to eliminate dirt, but those chemicals can be harsh and dehydrate your skin. That’s where oil-based cleansers can be beneficial, they have more emollients in them, which are basically skin protectants, things that protect your skin from harsh chemicals or drying agents.