Double cleansing is a practice, in skincare that has been steadily gaining traction in recent years, I swear by this method, and it's an absolute game-changer in my skincare routine.
What is double cleansing?
Double cleansing is a two-step process to clean your skin and this is a nightly thing. As the name suggests, it involves washing your face twice: first, with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. The idea behind this two-step process is that the first cleanser will remove your makeup, SPF, pollution and excess oils, while the second will cleanse your skin itself and prepare the skin for the products you use before bed..
Benefits of Double Cleansing
Our skin encounters dirt, oil, and pollution throughout the day. These particles can clog your pores leading to a dull complexion, breakouts and aging skin. A double cleanse ensures your skin is thoroughly cleansed of all of this, as when we sleep out skin goes into repair mode and if we go into the stage with all the above we will encounter the texture and breakouts we do not want and especially on the run up to your wedding day.
Promotes healthier skin:
A proper double cleanse can effectively remove the layers of makeup, dirt and bacteria. This leaves your skin fresh, which helps your other skincare products like toners and serums to penetrate deeper, boosting their effectiveness.
Keeps pores clean:
A single cleanse may not always be enough to get rid of all the dirt and sebum that have built up in your pores throughout the day. Double cleansing, however, ensures that all of these impurities are completely removed, leaving your pores clean.
Helps in maintaining a youthful skin:
Since double cleansing effectively removes all makeup, oils, and dirt, your skin can better absorb anti-aging ingredients from your other skincare products. This can help in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
A Final Word on Double Cleansing:
While the benefits of double cleansing are great however, it's important to remember that every person's skin is unique. What works wonderfully for one person may not necessarily work for another. Therefore, before making double cleansing a part of your routine, it is important to determine whether or not this method is suited to your particular skin type and needs. If you decide to give double cleansing a go, remember that finding the right balance is key. And of course, always remember to apply a good moisturiser afterwards to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Products I recommend to get your started with Double Cleansing:
It is also important to realise that we all have a budget when it comes to what we spend on skincare and for things like serums and my actives I will spend the money, however where Cleansing is concerned I am less inclined to want to spend more than £30 on a cleansing product because a cleanser is not on the face long enough to really make a difference.
Japanfusion cleanser - Beauty Pie
The Inkey List - Oat Cleansing balm
Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing balm
The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing balm
Clinique Take the day off Cleansing balm
ELF Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Me+ Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser - Dry skin
Me+ Salicylic Acid Cleanser - Spot prone or oily skin
Superdrug Naturally radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser
Superdrug Vitamin E Cleanser
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