There’s nothing worse than washing your face before bed and still feeling like your face isn’t absolutely 100% clean. That’s where double cleansing steps into the picture.
What is double cleansing?
Double cleansing originates with K-beauty skincare (Korean skincare), specifically the 10 step skincare routine. Those first two steps are the double cleanse.
Double cleansing entails first cleansing with an oil cleanser, followed by a water based cleanser.
Why double cleanse?
The benefit of double cleansing is being able to thoroughly remove all dirt, makeup, and/or sunscreen before washing the skin with a water based cleanser. The oil based cleanser binds more efficiently to everything sitting on the top layer of the skin, allowing the water based cleanser to clean the skin more deeply after the makeup/dirt/sunscreen is removed.
How to double cleanse?
There are a lot of great oil based cleanser options, but surprise to no one - we are partial to extra virgin olive oil. Our Makeup Removing Face Erase Oil is formulated to gently remove all makeup (and anything else) before being wiped away with a reusable cotton pad.
After using an oil based cleanser, the next step is the water based cleanser. Our Cleansing Face Wash is step #2 in our double cleanse. It’s strong enough to wash away impurities without stripping the skin of moisture.
Do I need to double cleanse daily?
The short answer is, no. Double cleansing is most beneficial when wearing a heavy face of makeup. Think of it as a more holistic makeup wipe.
However, if you didn’t wear makeup and don’t feel like your face is very dirty, you’d definitely be fine just using a gentle, water based cleanser.