Always on the quest for perfect skin, SkinStore explores one of the latest trends in skin care; double cleansing. As one of the most important steps in your skin care routine, it makes sense to cleanse not once, but twice to ensure that all of the dirt, grime and make up from the day is effectively removed to create a healthy foundation for the rest of your skin care products. SkinStore explores the double cleansing regime in collaboration with skin care experts, Dermalogica, to see if that extra cleanse really makes all the difference.
What Is Double Cleansing?
Double Cleansing is fairly self-explanatory; it’s the process of cleansing your face twice in the evening in order to truly rid your skin of the daily build-up of pollutants, make up and sebum to promote healthy skin.
The first cleanse should remove make up, bacteria and dirt from the skin. The second cleanse should target your skin care needs to deeply cleanse and care for the skin, as well as prepping the skin for your serums and moisturizer to maximize their absorption.
The Benefits Of Double Cleansing
There are many incredible skin benefits of double cleansing, including:
- Maximizing the absorption and efficacy of your serums, oils and moisturizers.
- Reducing breakouts, blackheads and blemishes
- Brightening a dull complexion
Double Cleansing Products
You’d be forgiven for thinking that double cleansing involves using your regular cleanser twice, however, double cleansing requires two different kinds of cleansers in order to effectively remove the different kinds of build-up found on the skin at the end of the day.
The first of your two cleanses should take place using an oil or balm to melt make up, sunscreen and remove excess oil from the pores. Dermalogica’s PreCleanse is the perfect product for the first step of your double cleansing routine.
The lightweight oil contains an expert blend of botanical oils, including; Borage Seed, Apricot Kernel, Kukui Nut, Sunflower Seed and Rice Bran, which work together to remove make up and sunscreen from the skin, as well as liquefying sebum and unclogging the pores, ready for the second cleanse.
The PreCleanse removes even the most long-wearing make up, including liquid lipsticks and waterproof mascara. Simply apply a few drops of the PreCleanse to a damp cotton round to remove eye and lip make up, then apply the PreCleanse oil to the rest of your face using dry hands to dissolve make up, oil and dirt.