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Why Double Cleanse Your Skin?

Double cleansing (Also known as deep cleanse) is an absolute secret to achieving healthy, glowing skin!  Despite being a hot trend in the beauty industry and among bloggers, many are still perplexed about what it exactly entails, what it means, and how it can benefit them. Well, let's take a moment to break it down and explore the benefits of double cleansing that will provide you with insight into this not-so-new-yet-new trend!


What is Double Cleansing?

Deep cleanse, as it is referred to, involves a multi-step process to thoroughly clean the skin, remove impurities, and rejuvenate the complexion. The steps include using two different types of cleansers for a double cleanse.  The first cleanser removes makeup, dirt, and oil, while the second cleanser thoroughly cleanses the skin. This helps prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and ensures a deep clean for these specific skin types.

Different types of skin or different skin concerns can benefit from this treatment in various ways. Oily skin can benefit from deep cleansing to remove excess oil and prevent breakouts. Dry skin can benefit from the exfoliation and moisturizing aspects of the cleanse. Sensitive skin can benefit from gentle cleansing to calm inflammation. Normal skin can benefit from the overall rejuvenating effects of cleansing. 

This particularly important for oily skin, acne-prone individuals, and those who wear heavy makeup.


Double Cleansing Is A Basic Technique

It entails cleansing your face twice, allowing you to select the cleansers that best suit your needs. Personally, my go-to method is starting with oil cleansing. There are numerous oil cleansers available for exploration, so my advice is to choose one that you would like to try and that fits both your preferences and budget. The first cleanse effectively removes all makeup, sunscreen, and environmental pollutants. The second cleanse thoroughly cleanses your skin, eliminating impurities from your pores and skin, ultimately leaving your skin feeling refreshed, supple, and noticeably soft. A recommended daily cleanser option is the Daily Cleansing Gel + VIT B3 from Selula Skincare.


What Is The Necessity Of Double Cleansing?

Many skincare enthusiasts and experts swear by the double cleansing method, which involves using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser to thoroughly remove impurities and makeup from the skin. However, there is some debate over whether this method is truly necessary for everyone. In this article, we will explore the benefits of double cleansing, the skin types that may benefit most from this method, and whether there are any potential drawbacks to consider. We will also provide insight into alternative cleansing methods for those who may not find double cleansing necessary for their skincare routine.

Is Double Cleansing Suitable For All Skin Types?

Double cleansing can certainly be suitable for all skin types when done correctly. It's important to use gentle cleansers specifically formulated for each skin type to avoid irritation or stripping the skin of essential moisture. Hydrating ingredients are crucial to maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier, so it's important to look for cleansers that won't leave the skin feeling dry or tight.

For dry and sensitive skin, water-based cleansers are a great option as they are gentle and won't further dry out the skin. For oily skin, non-comedogenic cleansing balms can effectively remove excess oils and impurities without clogging pores.

Applying cleansing oil with lukewarm water in a circular motion to remove makeup and sunscreen, followed by a water-based cleanser (as an example you could use Micellar water) to effectively leave skin clean.  This double cleansing method is especially beneficial for individuals who wear makeup daily or have oily or acne-prone skin, as it ensures a thorough clean without over-drying the skin.


What Are The Advantages Of Double Cleansing?

The benefits of double cleansing and its great results are often questioned. However, there are several perks that can leave your skin looking and feeling fantastic.

  • Double cleansing is an effective method to thoroughly cleanse your skin by removing makeup, sunscreen, toxins, excess sebum, dead skin cells and pollutants that can clog pores and cause breakouts. It helps to ensure clear and clean skin.
  • After the first cleanse, your skin is clean and ready for the next cleanse. The second cleanse helps your skin absorb serums and moisturizers better. It opens up your pores and prepares your skin for deeper absorption. The result is plump and glowing healthy skin when using the right skincare products.
  • As we age, our skin naturally loses its ability to regenerate at the same rate it did in our early 20's. Double cleansing can improve skin texture, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Adding double cleansing to your daily routine can be an effective anti-aging technique, ensuring that your skin is well-maintained regardless of your age.
  • Double cleansing is an effective method for removing impurities that can build up on the skin, such as perspiration, makeup, and oil accumulation. This process can leave your skin looking radiant and nourished, as well as well-hydrated, resulting in a desirable lit-from-within glow.


In conclusion, double cleansing is a beneficial practice for all individuals, as long as the right gentle and hydrating cleansing formulas are used.  To double cleanse is not just a trend, but an important part of skincare. This method ensures your skin is properly cleansed and ready for your skincare products. Double cleansing leaves you with healthy, youthful-looking skin and enhances your natural glow. After double cleansing, use toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Embrace this technique and enjoy the benefits of a brighter complexion.


Yours Truly, Milinda x


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