HOW TO DOUBLE CLEANSE BY SKIN CONCERN
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:
THE TWO STEPS
In case you’re new to the 2 Step Cleanse, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell:
STEP 1: OIL BASED CLEANSER
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.
STEP 2: WATER-BASED CLEANSER
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.
THE BEST CLEANSERS TO USE FOR EVERY SKIN CONCERN
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:
LARGE VISIBLE PORES
Step 1: APLB Blackout Cleansing Oil
Step 1: Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm 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.
Step 2: Etude House SoonJung Whip Cleanser 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.
Step 1: d’Alba Piedmont Peptide No Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser This mildly acidic gel cleanser restores moisture to skin and prevents excess oil.
Step 2: JJ Young Soap eliminates toxins and impurities from the skin. It cools and soothes, removes sebum and keratin.
Step 1: Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm 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.
Step 2: Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash 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.
ACNE PRONE SKIN
Step 1: B-Lab I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Oil This natural cleansing oil contains 4 types of organic oils and cleans away dirt and makeup without leaving any residue. It is also animal-testing free.