Why You Should Double Cleanse
Double cleansing is a really hot topic in the beauty industry at the moment. But what exactly is it, and why should you do it? And, is it worth adding another step to your skincare routine? If you care about removing ALL the grime and makeup residue from your face and ensuring your skin absorbs all the goodness from your skincare products, then the answer is yes.
You may have noticed that your makeup wipes or regular cleanser don’t always remove all the makeup, and just think that the same applies to airborne bacteria and pollution particles. If left on the skin overnight repeatedly, it’s likely it will eventually result in acne breakouts, and pigmentation and contribute to premature aging. That makes the few extra minutes to wash your face twice in the evening absolutely worth it to ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed and ready to absorb serums and moisturizers.
What Is Double Cleansing
Double cleansing is a process of washing your face twice: first, using an oil-based cleanser like our Perfect Cleansing Oil, and second, with a water-based cleanser such as our Perfect Foam Cleanser. The first cleanser deals with removing makeup, dirt, and excess oils from your skin, while the other can (or even should) should address your skin type and issues, such as oily skin prone to breakouts.
Benefits Of Double Cleansing
Even though it may feel like a hassle to add that extra step into your beauty regimen, the benefits of double cleansing immediately outweigh the cons. For starters, washing your face twice really purifies your skin and helps you make the most out of the expensive products you use daily.
The first cleanse removes impurities and makes it easier for the second wash that’s more targeted at your specific skin concern to penetrate your skin layers more effectively and prevent sebum-related breakouts without stripping your natural oils. The same thing can be said about other products used in your beauty routine like moisturizers, serums, or hydrating essence.
Double cleansing is also beneficial if you like wearing a lot of makeup often. While your regular makeup wipes are capable of removing most of it, deep cleansing removes all the makeup residue that may not even be visible to a naked eye, like foundation or concealer that would block your pores at night and not give your skin to rest and recharge properly at night.
And, if you suffer from dry and irritated skin, you’ll find that double cleansing is much gentler to your skin than a single concentrated formula that may further irritate your sensitive skin. The two-step cleansing routine purifies your skin without overdrying it, leaving some moisture behind without stripping your skin of the protective oils.