Ever heard of Double Cleansing? Here’s why you should be doing it

  • 17 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Double cleansing means exactly what you think: cleansing your face twice in the evening. And if you wear make-up, you definitely should be doing it! It is a simple and effective way to keep your skin in great condition. This should be the basis of every make-up user’s beauty regimen.

What is double cleansing?

Double cleansing isn't using two face wipes instead of just one; it consists of first using an oil-based remover on dry skin, working this into the skin to lift off any make-up. It is then washed off and followed by a cream-based cleanser to ensure all make-up is thoroughly removed, and to aid hydration. This is done at night when you have been wearing products all day. One cleanse followed by moisturiser and SPF is enough for your morning routine.

The benefits

Poorly-removed make-up is one of the main culprits of blocked pores and, subsequently, blemishes. Double cleansing ensures that the skin is completely clear from makeup residue and the second cleanse leaves the skin soft and hydrated, keeping skin healthy and clear.

Effective for all skin types

Oil works like a magnet, effectively lifting dirt and pigment from the skin, so that skin is actually cleaner and fresher after using an oil cleanser as the first step. Those with oily skin should not fear that they will clog their pores with oils as they are being washed off, lifting all the grime as they go. The second element of the cleanse should be the treatment part, this is the cleanser that can improve the texture and treat the skin further.

The after effects

Good make-up always starts with good skin care. With nightly double cleansing, the skin is kept clean and the texture improves, it can potentially improve the clarity and hydration of the skin which means that essentially you need less foundation or base, as skin is fresh and flawless. Doing a night-time double cleanse not only removes make-up and refreshes the face after a long day but also prepares the skin for the next day of make-up application.