What Is Double Cleansing And Why Is It Good For Your Skin?

Somewhere between slathering soap on your face before hitting the sack to a ten step K-beauty routine, we grew up. Or, maybe we are being forced into doing things out of social pressure (or rather social media pressure) without necessarily adopting the right practices. It distracts us from the things that actually need our attention – like double cleansing. Double cleansing is a fundamental and very simple skin care technique that is not talked about enough. Let’s bridge that gap and talk about it in detail.

Table Of Contents

  • What Is Double Cleansing?
  • How To Double Cleanse
  • The Best Cleansing Duos According To Your Skin Type
  • What Are The Benefits Of Double Cleansing?
  • When Should You Double Cleanse?

What Is Double Cleansing?

As the name suggests, double cleansing is a two-step cleaning process. Why, you ask? With the kind of pollution and dust you are exposed to each day, your skin needs deep cleansing every day regardless of whether you wear makeup or not. And just soap does not cut it anymore.

In this process, you clean your face with an oil-based cleanser and then with a water-based cleanser. The first step is to remove all the makeup and dust completely, and the second step is to get rid of the stubborn grime that invariably stays behind.

Don’t believe that there’s dirt on your face even after cleansing it? See for yourself. The next time you cleanse your face with an oil-based cleanser, follow it up with micellar water before rinsing it off. You will be surprised to see the amount of residue that is still left behind.

How To Double Cleanse

We now know what the double cleansing method coined by Korean beauty experts is all about. Let’s break down the steps further and look at exactly you should do.

STEP 1 – Oil-Based Cleanser