What is double cleansing, and what is the best double cleansing method for clear and hydrated skin?
How to double cleanse
What Is Double Cleansing?
Could it really be as simple as it sounds?
Double cleansing involves using two different types of cleansing on your face at night before bed (it's less beneficial if you apply makeup to your face straight away afterwards). It can be used in the morning too if you find your skin produces a lot of sebum while you sleep. As with any type of skincare, it's best if you incorporate it into your skincare routine regularly if you want to see the benefits. Having said that, if you miss a day of double cleansing, don't worry, you can just pick it up again the next day.
The double cleansing method originated in East Asia, specifically in Japan and South Korea and this has been adopted by Western culture in recent years.
Double cleansing involves using an oil-based cleanser, such as cleansing oil or micellar water to remove makeup, sebum, and any other residue you might find on your skin at the end of the day. Oil-based cleansers are particularly effective at doing this, because they're adept at dissolving all types of makeup and are great at removing tough sunscreen formulas. The reason we don't suggest using pure oil is because without the water element, the oil can't form a milky emulsion which makes it easy to rinse from skin, and thus it would leave a greasy residue on your skin and likely clog your pores more easily. Once you've used your oil-based cleanser, it should be followed with a water-based cleanser. However, it's okay to use two cleansers without oils if oils don't interact with your skin well.