The Double Cleansing Method is a two-step process that involves washing your face with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based one. Using two different cleansers at night might sound extra but in fact both steps serve an important purpose – the first is designed to remove makeup and SPF, while the second removes leftover debris for cleaner, softer, and smoother skin.
Here’s How to Double Cleanse by Skin Concern:
In case you’re new to the 2 Step Cleanse, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell:
The Double Cleanse Method starts with an oil based cleanser, which is typically applied to dry skin. The cleanser can be in solid (i.e. in a balm form) or a liquid (i.e a watery oil). It is used to remove oil-based impurities, SPF and water resistant makeup. It gently draws out debris and pollutants without the need for harsh scrubbing or tugging at the skin, which isn’t great for your pores.
Some people advocate using an oil-based cleanser night and day, but the reality is that unless you have really oily skin or sweat in your sleep, you probably won’t need to do this step in the morning.
As a second step, follow up with a water-based cleanser, either a foaming or non-foaming type. This is used to remove water-based residue including sweat and dirt, drawing out water-based debris and cleansing your face a second time for a deeper, more thorough cleanse.
This easy step can be done twice a day, both in the morning and at night.
Not all double cleansers are made the same, and neither is every skin type. Here’s the best combinations to use depending on your skin’s condition:
Free from artificial colours and fragrances, this sherbet-like cleansing balm is designed to provide a deep cleanse no matter your skin type. Bare Skin Balm combines antioxidant-rich Australian Lemon Myrtle with dreamy Sea Buckthorn Oil to melt away makeup, sunscreen and excess sebum while keeping your skin nourished.
This soft and creamy foam is an absolute treat to use. Featuring over 30 natural plant extracts, you'll feel soft and smooth without any residual tightness after your cleansing routine.
Combining luxe avocado oil, macadamia seed oil and salicylic acid with a nutrient enriched black food complex, APLB Blackout Perfect Cleansing Oil is the perfect option for skin that becomes easily sensitized, red or clogged with impurities.
This pH balanced cleansing and exfoliating stick is for oily and combination skin, and works to remove blackheads without causing any irritation. Its perfect for keeping large, visible pores clear and tight.
This buttery-soft balm made with minimal ingredients cleanses skin and makeup off thoroughly but gently. Unlike other cleansing balm formulas, it doesn’t cause cloudy eyes or cause any irritation when used all over the face.
Sensitive and damaged skin is gently cleansed with this soft foams that avoid over-sensitizing the face. This non-irritating cleansing foam contains 98.9% naturally derived ingredients, which help to cleanse skin in the gentlest way possible.
This mildly acidic gel cleanser restores moisture to skin and prevents excess oil.
eliminates toxins and impurities from the skin. It cools and soothes, removes sebum and keratin.
This buttery-soft balm made with minimal ingredients cleanses skin and makeup off thoroughly but gently. This cleansing balm doesn’t dry out or tighten the skin.
With its pH balanced formula that is perfect for sensitive skin, this powder type wash is similar in acidity to human skin. It cleanses gently without leaving your face tight or dry and also supports the skin’s protective barrier.
Perfect for oily/combination skin, this pH 5.6 balanced black cleanser contains star ingredients like charcoal, volcanic ash and kaolin, that soak up oil to ready you for a shine-free day!
The stick's physical exfoliation properties to help unclog black heads and impurities.
Made with K-Beauty’s hottest trending ingredients – Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside and Asiatic Acid – this natural cleanser soothes skin, strengthens its barrier and improves acne-prone skin
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