If you have problematic skin, sometimes cleansing once with a natural cleanser just isn't enough! If you want to rid your skin of congestion, dirt, makeup and anything else lying on the surface, you need to try double cleansing! There's a real art to double cleansing, as this process has been used in Asia for centuries! It may sound like extra work in your skincare routine, but trust me it's worth it! Your skin will be left feeling refreshed and looking cleaner than ever.
What is double cleansing?
Although double cleansing may sound like an excessive addition to your everyday routine, it's actually highly beneficial to the health of your skin. While regular cleansers work to clean the skin, they can't always remove everything clogging your pores such as primer, sunscreen, mascara or foundation. That's where double cleansing comes in! The process of double cleansing involves first using an oil based product and then following up with your regular cleanser. The theory behind double cleansing is that the first cleanser with an oil base lifts anything stuck in your pores, while the second cleanser works to wash away both the oil and dirt, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed.
What are the benefits of double cleansing?
The benefits of double cleansing have been appreciated for centuries by Japanese and Korean women! This skin cleaning process isn't just for those who wear makeup during the day. Double cleansing helps to remove any grime that sits on top of the skin and can be stubborn to remove. This can be anything from sunscreen and air pollutants to dead skin cells or dirt! The second cleanser is then able to work much more effectively, cleanse deeper and leave your skin looking its best. Your skincare products, such as serums and moisturisers, that follow will also be able to absorb into the skin much easier.
Which double cleansing combinations do I recommend?
RosehipPLUS are big advocates for double cleansing the skin. They recommend to first cleanse your skin using the RosehipPLUS Australian Certified Organic Rosehip Oil $19.95. This Rosehip oil is made using the highest quality seeds from the Rosehip berry and is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. It works naturally to help support the skin's production of collagen and elasticin. To use as an oil cleanser, place 3 drops onto the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together to warm the product slightly, then massage all over the face, eyes and lips in circular motions. Once your makeup has dissolved, rub a small amount of water into the skin to emulsify the oil and turn it milky. Once you have washed away the oil, it's time to use your second cleanser! Take a pea sized amount of the RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser $16.95, and cleanse your face using circular motions.
There are a few different ways that you can use the fantastic Happy Skincare 'Cloud 9' Deep Cleansing Balm $39.95 to double cleanse. The first way is to pair it with the Happy Skincare 'Tickled Pink' Perfecting Tonic $26.95. Start by warming a small amount of the balm into your hands, massage into your skin for 30 seconds, then wash away. This balm is so nourishing, hydrating and helps to lift makeup, dirt and grime from your skin! Follow up by using the tonic which removes excess oils and washes away dead skin cells, to then prepare your skin for moisturiser! Alternatively, you can use the balm alone to double cleanse! Start by using it without water to remove hard to reach makeup. For your second cleanse, mix the balm with some warm water to create a milky consistency.
To double cleanse especially for dry or maturing skin, using the skincare benefits of Argan Oil may be the solution. I recommend starting with the Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil $24.95. First open your pores using a warm washcloth pressed against your skin for 20 seconds. Then massage a few drops of Argan Oil into your skin and leave it for 30 seconds, then wipe away with a damp very warm washcloth. For your second cleanse, use the Acure Facial Cleansing Creme $24.95, which washes away the excess oil without drying your skin. Finish with your favourite nourishing moisturiser.