K- Beauty is all the rage, everywhere. Glass skin, the 10-step routine, the works. Today we shall be discussing a step that is crucial in K-Beauty. And it should be adopted by everyone because of the results. The Double Cleansing Method.
If you want your skin to change for the better, double cleansing is the first step you should be taking. Regardless of whether you have the Sahara desert on your face, or an oil field, double cleansing works.
BUT WHAT IS DOUBLE CLEANSING?
Well, to answer your question, the double cleanse method involves using two types of cleansers: an oil based cleanser, and a water based cleanser.
While oil cleansers remove oil based impurities (makeup, sebum, etc.), water cleansers remove water based impurities (sweat, dirt, etc.).
This method ensures all impurities are effectively removed from your skin, including makeup, SPF, dirt, and even pollutants.
Step 1: Oil Cleanser
Oil cleanser gently sweeps away oil-based debris including sebum, makeup, SPF, and pollutants.
Dispense the oil cleanser into your hand and massage into your skin in gentle upward motions.
Then add water to emulsify the product and massage again. It should create a milky consistency.
Next, rinse with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Water-Based Cleanser
Water-based cleansers are also known as foam or gel cleansers.
After you’ve rinsed off your oil cleanser, massage it into your skin, using the same gentle upward circular motions, and finally, rinse.
BUT I HAVE OILY SKIN. DO I STILL DO THE DOUBLE CLEANSE?
The idea that oil on oily skin is a bad combo is one of the most inaccurate but widely spread skin care myths there out there.
The reality? If you struggle with oily skin, using an oil cleanser is important AF.
Oily skin produces more oil-based impurities than regular skin. And using an oil cleanser is the most effective way to clear the peskiness out.
Try the NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Oil.
WHAT IF I’M NOT WEARING MAKEUP? DO I DOUBLE CLEANSE IN THE MORNING TOO?
Absolutely. Because although oil cleansers are amazing makeup removers, they’re not just limited to it. Excessive sebum (which everybody’s faces secrete) and other oil based pollutants can gather and settle on your face during the day or overnight.
Oil cleansers remove all those impurities and help in deeper cleaning of the skin when you go over it with a water-based cleanser.
So if you’re looking for clearer, fresher skin, do the double.
I HAVE DRY SKIN. WON’T USING A WATER BASED CLEANSER DRY IT OUT MORE?
Not really. It might seem daunting, but you can choose a cleanser that is just right for you. The key is simply using a foaming cleanser that’s gentle, and with a neutral to low pH.
Try the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser.
And no, don’t worry. You won’t be over-cleaning your face. Since oil cleansers are not intended to be harsh on the skin. They don’t strip your skin of lipids and ceramides that are essential to keeping your skin balanced and healthy.
In conclusion, regardless of skin type, everybody should be double cleansing. Not only does this prevent blemishes and imperfections, it ensures your skin is ready to receive all the other products you use, making them even more effective.
So if you find yourself doubting this process, give it a try. And I guarantee, you will not be disappointed.