What is Double Cleansing?
Double cleansing is a procedure to clean face by using an oil cleanser and a water-based cleanser ( can be a foam cleanser or a non-foam cleanser). This method is especially beneficial for those who have some interaction in a polluted environment and who wear heavy makeup or SPF. People having oily skin or acne-prone skin can also use oil cleansers that are properly formulated.
Double Cleansing Benefits:
For a youthful look, double cleansing is best especially if you wear heavy makeup. Just washing face won't help in removing all impurities from skin cells. Double cleansing, clears all the dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. It also gives an even tone skin and helps to brighten it. Most people do double cleansing in the evening after a busy day. This double cleansing prepares skin for absorbing essence, serum and moisturiser deep into the cells, giving it a youthful look.
Double Cleansing Method:
Double Cleansing consists of two steps. Step one is to cleanse face with an oil cleanser and step two is to cleanse face with water-based cleanser.
1. Cleansing Face with an Oil Cleanser:
Oil Cleansers are used to clean makeup, suncream and sebum from the skin. If you wear makeup then you need to clean your skin with oil cleanser 2-3 times until you don't see makeup in the cotton pad. If you don't wear makeup then cleansing once is enough. It's a natural way to cleanse the skin and remove any impurities or debris from the face.
For cleansing with an oil cleanser, first, don't wash face or hands with water. Apply a few drops of oil cleanser on dry face and massage with fingertips in upward circular motion. By gentle circular motion, skin becomes warm and open pores. This allows cleansing oil to go inside the pores and dissolve any makeup, dirt or oil.
After massaging with an oil cleanser, wet towel in warm water, squeeze extra water and cover the whole face. Dab face skin for a few seconds by a warm towel so it allows pores to open and oil cleanser goes inside the skin pores.
After 1 or 2 minutes of covering face with a warm damp towel, clean the face. You can clean it with a damp towel or you can wash it by water. When you wash face by water, oil cleanser changes into a milky substance and you can give more face massage with it and then wash with water to completely remove it.
You may feel a little oil on your face after cleansing which is fine for your skin moisturisation. The next process is cleansing a face with water-based cleanser.
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2. Cleanse Face with Water-Based Cleanser:
After the first step, some impurities still left on the face. Water-Based Cleansers are used to remove any water-based impurities from the face such as sweat.
Apply water-based cleanser on damp face, gently massage for a minute and rinse face with normal water. Pad dry face with a soft towel.
These two steps completely cleanse skin. This method first got famous in Japan and South Korea, now its popularity also increases in North America and Europe. This double cleansing method is followed by other Korean skincare steps.
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