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.
From the products that work wonders to the benefits, here's a complete guide on how to double cleanse your skin like a pro -
Step 01: Oil-based cleanser
Start by using an oil-based cleanser like the Dermalogica Precleanse. Simply take a little bit of the product on clean, dry hands and massage it into your skin. Then slightly wet your hands and continue massaging to create a milky emulsion. Rinse off with lukewarm water. The deep cleansing oil is formulated with unique ingredients such as apricot kernel oil (soothes irritated skin), rice bran oil (softens and repairs skin) and borage seed (treats dryness and skin inflammation). The gentle formula of this deep cleansing oil melts away waterproof makeup, layers of excess sebum and other impurities, leaving your skin looking ultra-clean and healthy.
Step 02: Face wash
After you've rinsed off the oil-based cleanser, it is time to move onto the next step with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. This soap-free foaming gel cleanser is enriched with naturally foaming Quillaja Saponaria, which gently removes dirt and impurities. It also contains balm mint and lavender extracts that soothe and purify the skin. What's more, this lightweight cleanser is mild enough to be used every day and eliminates impurities without disrupting the skin's natural moisture balance.
BB pro tip: Massage the product onto your face in circular motions for at least one minute with lukewarm water for best results.
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.
Written by Lamiya Chitalwalla on Dec 02, 2019