What Is A Double Cleanse? And Why Should I Care?
What is a double cleanse?
💆♀️Double cleanse is an easy to understand skincare step. And if you’re a follower of K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) it’s thee most important step in any skincare routine. It’s a cleansing method that uses two types of cleansers typically an oil-based cleanser and a water-based cleanser.
💪The idea is that oil cleansers remove oil-based impurities such as makeup, sebum and SPF, removing all the oil-based gunk to make way for the deep cleansing effects of a water-based cleanser. Water cleansers remove water-based impurities such as sweat, dirt and they are more of a thorough cleanse as 70% of the surface of the skin is hydrophilic (water-loving), meaning that water-based cleansers can get deep into the skin removing stubborn impurities.
Double cleansing is especially important if you live in a city as being exposed to daily pollutants and environmental toxins can amplify skin concerns.
The benefits of double cleansing
Preps the skin for the rest of your products
Allows skincare products to deeply penetrate the skin and work more effectively
Why should I care?
🤔 Well, having a thoroughly cleaned face (not squeaking clean btw), before applying skincare and beauty products will improve the efficacy of these products. Just like a good primer, double cleansing will help to properly prep the skin by removing excess dirt, oil and sweat, without stipping the skin of it's natural oils. The result? A better overall look and smoother skin feel. Besides, who can deny that warm-fuzzy feeling you get knowing that your skin has been properly cleaned?