For those of you who don’t know what double cleansing is, it is pretty much exactly how it sounds. You are cleaning your face twice in a row instead of just washing and moisturizing. If you are wondering what the purpose of this is, read on to find out and start getting your face into the groove of things before bed.
When you wake up in the morning, your face isn’t covered in makeup or sunscreen (I hope!), so double cleansing isn’t necessary. Because of this, a single wash and moisturize before applying makeup is sufficient. After a long day of having makeup and SPF on, double cleansing is the best way to remove it and ensure your skin stays hydrated, pure, and angelic.
How to Double Cleanse
As I explained earlier, you will be cleansing twice instead of once. The first cleanse should be done using an oil-based remover. This is especially helpful on people with more parched skin, since your skin will absorb the oils that it hasn’t been producing enough of. In addition, the oils will really help to remove your makeup, so you won’t have to scrub or damage your skin. Rinse off the oil remover and makeup, and then use a cream-based cleanser to get any further cosmetics off. This cream-based cleanser will help remove the excess, but also moisturize and keep your face hydrous and taut.
If you haven’t been double cleansing and find that you still continue to wake up with blemishes now and again, this may be just what you needed. One of the biggest reasons/causes for blemishes is blocked pores, which as you can guess, can easily be a result of unremoved makeup. By doubling up on the cleaning process, we are much more likely to hit any missed spots, plus with the oil/cream combo, we are really putting the odds in our favor.
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