Everyone’s heard about double cleansing, but do you know what it means and whether you should do it?
The idea of doing a double cleanse comes from Korean skincare routines, which typically involve a lengthy number of steps. But if you crave simplicity in your skincare regime, there are ways to benefit from this double cleanse method without getting into one hundred steps AM and PM.
What is double cleansing?
The basics of a double cleanse are simple. You cleanse your face twice, with two different, complementing products. This has the effect of first removing the grime that builds over the course of a day, and second, nourishing your skin. From there, you can simply add your chosen moisturiser and any other products if you like.
In the old days, giving our faces a wash involved a good scrub with soap and water. Of course, times change, and we now have the science at our fingertips to prove that we actually need to replenish lost moisture and soothe stressed skin. This helps us to look younger, healthier and glowing.
A double cleanse is part of this whole science-based ideology, which enables us to look after our skin, rather than simply scrubbing the dirt away.
How to double cleanse
Although the way we double cleanse varies depending on skin type, there is a basic premise to remember.
So, what does this look like for your skin? Here’s our quick guide to help you choose the right products and get your double cleanse on the right track.
For oily and combination skin
If you have oily skin, the temptation can be to steer away from oil-based products. Actually, the right kind of oils can help to balance and replenish your complexion.
When pairing your Facetheory products for a double cleanse, look to the following:
For dry skin
Dry skin needs nourishment and protection against moisture loss. Stripping your face during the cleansing process is counterintuitive to this, and although you can top up with a hydrating day cream afterwards, the best way to tackle dehydrated skin is to prevent it drying out in the first place.
A double cleanse will enable you to penetrate your skin at a deeper level to remove grime and get the boost of nutrients you need. Here’s how:
For anti-ageing and mature skin
We all know that anti-ageing skincare can be effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and it all starts with your cleanse. A cream cleanser with brightening ingredients like vitamin C will also help to protect against environmental damage.
Whether you have mature skin, or if you have fine lines, this double cleanse is for you:
Double cleansing can benefit almost every skin type by removing impurities from the skin at a deeper level and giving you the right balance of ingredients to care for and enhance your skin.
By understanding how to tackle a double cleanse and what products to use in order, you’ll be able to treat your skin to the actives and botanicals it needs and stay luminous whatever the day throws at you.