With the daily hustle to reach work on time and check off all the things on my never-ending to-do list, I can sometimes end up taking my skincare a little too lightly. More often than not, I get home super tired and am tempted to use a single (emphasis on the single) wet wipe to get rid of all my makeup before jumping into bed. No matter how much I love my beauty sleep, I also know that this is just wrong!

Cleansing or washing your face especially in the evening is super essential. Throughout the day we are exposed to dirt, bacteria and pollution, which if not washed away properly could lead to a number of skin issues like pigmentation, dull skin, ageing and even breakouts! Yes, I know you’re freaking out!

Well, the good news is there’s hope. Double cleansing is a particularly new K-beauty method that helps get rid of all these accumulated pollutants and makeup, leaving your skin clean and glowing. But it will require a little dedication.

The process

Like the name suggests, double cleansing is the method of cleansing your face twice - i) to lift the dirt ii) to wash it away.

Start by using an oil-based cleanser, which will help remove makeup and any extra oil build-up, then switch to your preferred facewash and wash your face well.

BB pro tip: Massage the product onto your face in circular motions for at least one minute with lukewarm water for best results.

The benefits

Apart from helping you get rid of dirt build-up and makeup, double cleansing can also help in reducing dullness and in the regeneration of cells, leading to young and youthful skin.

Also, moisturisers and serums work better after double cleansing because the products can penetrate deeper and better.