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Everything You Need to Know about Double Cleansing: Explained

Everything You Need to Know about Double Cleansing: Explained
Emily Manock
Writer and expert8 months ago
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What is Double Cleansing?

To effectively remove dirt and debris from the surface of your skin, double cleansing involves washing your face twice, once with a creamy or oily cleanser and once with a water-based one. This technique is a Korean important and is designed to eliminate the remainders of dirt and makeup on the skin, as well as helping to balance oilier skin.

Isn’t Cleansing Once Enough?

Short answer: not always. It depends on the types of products you use.

Today's top cleansers are already designed to effortlessly penetrate and wash away makeup, sunscreen, grime, pollutants, and other surface detritus, so not everyone has to double cleanse. However, people who use makeup that resists transfer and/or tenacious sunscreen may find that twice cleaning makes it easier to thoroughly remove those formulations.

If you have extremely oily skin and find that your usual cleanser doesn't get rid of all the extra oil, but a stronger single cleanser makes your skin feel tight and dry, double cleaning might also be helpful. Using two mild cleansers is considerably preferable to using just one harsh, drying cleaner.

The Ameliorate Double Cleanse Routine

Step 1 – Resurfacing Facial Cleanser

Gently cleanse away any impurities and melt away your makeup with this creamy facial cleanser. Charged with a powerful blend of hydrating active ingredients and the ultra-mild Polyhydroxy Therapy, the Resurfacing Facial Cleanser increases your skin's moisture levels whilst helping to protect its natural barrier for skin that looks replenished, fresher, and brighter.

Specifically designed for dry skin types, this cleanser melts onto the skin and gently resurfaces to provide a smoother, softer texture that’s plumped with moisture. This makes it the perfect cleanser to start your routine.

Step 2 – Clarifying Facial Cleanser

Our creamy, non-stripping, foam cleanser gently eliminates excess oils, dirt and congestion to leave the complexion clear and feeling comforted, without any harsh stripping feeling. ​Fortified with two of the most effective rebalancing, clarifying ingredients - Willow Bark Extract (a natural Salicylic Acid) and Niacinamide – this powerful duo work in harmony with our unique Skin Clearing Complex to leave your face feeling gently cleansed, balanced, soothed, and protected. This cleanser is perfect for cleansing the skin a second time to give the skin a deeper cleanse without damaging the all-important skincare barrier.

Step 3 -Transforming Clarity Facial Serum

Our lightweight, high-performance anti-blemish serum helps to reduce the appearance of pores, discolouration and help remove excess sebum.

You can add any other steps at this point, such as eye creams at this point. That way, you will be putting them on clean skin and sealing them in with our moisturiser.

Step 4- Replenishing Facial Cream

Our hydrating face-cream is supercharged with powerful active ingredients to soothe, nourish and protect.

Clinically proven to boost moisture levels for up to 12 hours and reduce the appearance of redness, this unique formula helps skin feel protected from environmental aggressors for a healthier-looking complexion that feels comforted and calmer whilst nourishing the skin's natural moisture barrier. This daily face cream delivers instant and long-lasting moisturisation to nourish and soothe dry and sensitive skin types. If your skin is feeling particularly in need of some TLC, you can always swap this step with using our Restorative Facial mask to give your skin a longer term hydration boost.

Emily Manock
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