Routines

Double Cleansing Method

What is the double-cleansing method? The double cleanse is the process of using both an oil-based cleanser and water-based cleanser to thoroughly cleanse your face. Get it, you’re cleansing your skin twice?! Double cleansing ensures that your skin is cleansed completely from all oil-based and water-based impurities clogging your pores.

Here’s how it works.

Step 1 Oil Cleanse

What it does: Well, what it doesn’t do is cause your skin to harbor more oils and in turn break out in an uproar of pimply festivities, so wipe that out of your mind right this second. An oil cleanser gently draws out oil-based debris like sebum, makeup, sunscreen and pollutants clogging your pores. We all know oil and water don’t mix therefore in order to remove harmful oils in the skin you must use an oil to do the job. Here you can learn how I oil cleanse.

Step 2 Water Based Cleanser

What it does: A water-based cleanser is just as important as an oil-based cleanser as its purpose is to draw out the water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.

After the oil cleanser is thoroughly rinsed off, in circular motions gently massage the water-based cleanser into your skin. Do this for at least one minute to ensure you are fully cleansing your pores. Rinse off with lukewarm or cold water, NEVER hot or warm.

I have noticed a considerable improvement in both my complexion and pore congestion since incorporating a double cleanse into my routine. I recommend doing this both morning and night for best results. If you don’t think you’ll be able to dedicate any extra time in both your a.m. and p.m. routines I recommend at least double cleansing at night to remove all the dirt and oils from your skin that have accumulated during the day.

If you have tried double cleansing I would love to hear your thoughts below!

5 thoughts on “Double Cleansing Method

  1. I’m definitely going to try this tonight after the gym. I never thought you could use oil to pick up othe me oils. Then use water to get the sweat and whatnot. Thanks for the tip.

  2. I’ve heard of this method…question, what is your skin type? I’m oily, so I’m trying to stay away from harsh cleansers as I think it really aggravates my sebum production.

    1. Hi Kimi!
      I have combination skin, extremely dry on the cheeks and oily/acne prone in my T-zone.
      Oil cleansing works for all skin types, as long as you are using a high quality oil. Some oils like coconut oil tend to be clogging but you can research what oils are right for your skin concerns.
      Since water and oil don’t mix it is hard for our water-based cleansers to fulling clear our skin of oil-based dirt. While oil cleansers can use their likeness and extract the oil-based dirt from our pores. This is why its best to use both methods. You can check out my post on double cleansing here if you are interested!

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