Ever notice tiny bumps popping up on your skin after wearing a full face of makeup? Let us tell you that it wasn’t your makeup. It’s actually the ‘makeup residue’ that clogged your pores and caused that pesky pimple. Enter: double-cleansing. A popular K-Beauty trend, this method effectively gets rid of all makeup. Read on to learn more about double cleansing and all its benefits.

Benefits of double cleansing

 

What is double cleansing?

What is double cleansing?

Double cleansing is a technique that involves cleansing your skin with two types of cleansers. First, all the makeup and skincare products on the face are melted off the skin using an oil-based cleanser. It is then followed by a foaming cleanser to get rid of the dirt and the makeup that is broken down by the oil.

Benefits of double cleansing

 

 

1. Wipes off every last bit of makeup

Wipes off every last bit of makeup

Makeup and oil don’t go well together. Oils break down makeup and separate the components in the formula. Hence, when you use oil as the first step of your makeup removal process, it manages to dissolve every last bit of makeup on your skin. Whether it’s powder, liquid or cream, it works spectacularly on all. This technique helps liquefy the most stubborn products as well. And the best part about this? You don’t end up pulling and tugging on your skin to wipe off your makeup. This is gentle, effective and easy to use.

 

2. Leaves skin squeaky clean

Leaves skin squeaky clean

Makeup wipes and micellar water can get abrasive on the skin. They’re especially harmful to people struggling with dry skin and they can end up severely irritating the skin. However, with double cleansing, the oil works as a mild moisturiser while it breaks down the makeup. And, even after using a cleanser, the skin doesn’t feel stripped of its natural oils.

 

3. Helps moisturise skin

Helps moisturise skin

Makeup wipes and micellar water can get abrasive on the skin. They’re especially harmful to people struggling with dry skin and they can end up severely irritating the skin. However, with double cleansing, the oil works as a mild moisturiser while it breaks down the makeup. And, even after using a cleanser, the skin doesn’t feel stripped of its natural oils.

 

How to double cleanse:

How to double cleanse:

  • Take an adequate amount of facial oil in your palm and rub it between your palms. This will disperse the product on your palms evenly and thin it a little more by warming it ever so slightly. We recommend our trustee Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil for this. Its lightweight consistency gets the job done without feeling too thick and heavy on the skin.
  • Rub the oil all over your face and you will see the liquid turn opaque in tints of the makeup you’re wearing. Massage it in the crevices using your fingertips and don’t forget to get your hairline and jawline.
  • You may wipe it off with a tissue or directly wash it off with a face wash.
  • Finally, wash your face with a foaming cleanser aka your regular face wash. If you have a lot of oil on your skin, you might need a little more face wash than usual but the results will blow your mind.
  • For a thorough cleanse, we trust the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C Facewash With Microcrystalline Beads For Refreshed & Glowing Skin. It gently exfoliates the skin to clean your pores and adds a fabulous glow with the vitamin C in the formula. It leaves your skin with a cooling sensation to help yo