Double cleansing has become a buzzword in the skincare world, but do you know what it means and how to do it properly? If you're not familiar with this skincare method, you're in luck because, in this blog post, we'll dive into everything you need to know about double cleansing. From what it is and how to do it, to the benefits of double cleansing and the best products to use, we've got you covered. So if you want to learn more about this popular skincare trend, keep reading!
What Is Double Cleansing?
Double cleansing isn’t just washing your face twice; it’s washing your face with two different products to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin thoroughly. The first step of the double cleansing method involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and other oils from the skin. The second step involves using a water-based cleanser to remove sweat, dirt, and other impurities.
Double cleansing originated in Asia, specifically in Korea and Japan. However, it has become globally popular in recent years as more and more people have become interested in improving their skincare routines.
What Are the Benefits of Double Cleansing?
There are three main benefits to double cleansing:
1. Double cleansing helps thoroughly cleanse the skin, leaving it fresh and clean. This is especially important for those with oily skin, as it helps to remove excess oil and prevent breakouts.
2. Double cleansing also can help to improve the effectiveness of other skincare products, as it allows them to penetrate the skin better and work more effectively.
3. Using an oil-based cleanser makes removing makeup easier. This means less tugging and pulling, especially around the eyes.
How Often Should You Double Cleanse?
It’s probably safe to double cleanse daily as long as you use gentle products. We recommend double cleansing for your evening skincare routine, especially if you wear makeup. Double cleansing in the morning is probably unnecessary unless you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, you can get away with just rinsing your face with water.
Who Should Double Cleanse?
Double cleansing can benefit a wide range of skin types and concerns. However, it is particularly helpful for those who wear makeup or have oily or acne-prone skin.
Those with dry or sensitive skin may not benefit from double cleansing. Double cleansing can be too harsh for dry or sensitive skin, as it can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation. If you have dry or sensitive skin, stick to a single, gentle cleanser formulated with nourishing ingredients to help maintain the skin's natural balance.
Choosing Products for Double Cleansing
One of the great things about double cleansing is that many different products are available to suit different skin types and concerns. For example, those with oily skin may benefit from using a foaming cleanser as their second step, while those with normal or dry skin may prefer a cream or lotion cleanser.
If you're looking for double cleansing products that are both effective and gentle on the skin, consider trying 3LAB's Perfect Cleansing Balm and Perfect Cleansing Foam. Perfect Cleansing Balm is a luxurious, oil-based cleanser that easily removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It's formulated with nourishing ingredients like shea butter to leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
For the second step, Perfect Cleansing Foam is a gentle, water-based cleanser that effectively removes sweat, dirt, and other impurities from the skin. It's formulated with botanical extracts and vitamin E to nourish and protect the skin while providing a deep clean.
The Double Cleansing Method: Step-By-Step
To start the double cleansing process, remove your makeup with an oil-based cleanser like Perfect Cleansing Balm. This can be a balm, oil, or micellar water. Massage the product onto dry skin, paying extra attention to areas where you have heavier makeup, such as around the eyes and mouth. Rinse off with lukewarm water or gently remove the cleanser with a wet washcloth.
Next, follow up with a water-based cleanser like Perfect Cleansing Foam to remove any remaining impurities. Wet your face and apply the cleanser, massaging it in circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water and dry your skin with a clean towel. Make sure to rinse your skin thoroughly to remove all remaining product.
In conclusion, double cleansing is an essential part of many skincare routines, as it helps to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin thoroughly. 3LAB's Perfect Cleansing Balm and Perfect Cleansing Foam are great options for double cleansing, as they are both effective and gentle on the skin. You can enjoy all the benefits of a clean, healthy, and radiant complexion by incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine.