What is Double Cleansing?

What Is Double-Cleansing?

“Double cleansing is a method of cleansing your face twice: First, with an oil-based cleanser and again with a water-based cleanser. It can help remove stubborn, pore-clogging and acne-causing impurities that can remain on the skin even after washing your face once. The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. Doing both steps will assure that any treatment and moisturising is not done in vain.

Why It’s Important to Double-Cleanse According to Your Skin Type

Double cleansing may be a two-step technique that only adds a few minutes to your usual regimen, but as with most things in skin care, it’s not a one-routine-fits-all. Considering every skin type and taking into account your specific skin concerns, choosing the right double-cleansing duo is key in making sure you get the most out of your routine.

Using the best double-cleansing products for your skin type also allows you to avoid over-washing and over-drying your skin. If we strip too much of our natural oils (sulfates are known to do this and this is why it is so important to use sulfate free products), our body can respond by producing more oil that can lead to breakouts and irritation. Moreover, it is important to do double cleansing only at night—when you actually have dirt and makeup to wash off—to make sure you’re not altering the natural balance of oils and microbes on your skin.

At Charm Natural we encourage double cleansing at night and here are some suggestions:

Cleanser 1: Lavender Cleansing Oil – This is most essential as oil cleansing is deep and thorough. It dissolves and removed make up, dirt, sweat, pollution and excess sebum. Oil cleansing also balances the skin over time by allowing oily, combination and dry skins to move towards normal over time. This may take a few months of regular cleansing before the change is noticeable. Can be used by all ages.

Cleanser 2: Our Aromatherapy Daily Face Wash is a water based formula, sulphate-free and so it doesn’t strip the skin barrier. It is gentle enough to be used twice a day and by the whole family. This will remove and traces of dirt, makeup, pollution, sebum and sweat after the first cleanse. A great option for sensitive skin. Can be used by all ages.

Cleanser 2: Bio-Peel is a water based formula, this is an anti-aging product with moisturising and exfoliating properties. It includes AHAs and BHA and Hyaluronic Acid. It will gently exfoliate and hydrate the top layer of your skin to reveal fresh skin and a beautiful, youthful glow. Hyaluronic Acid in this product helps to boost collagen production. Suitable after 21 years of age. Sensitive skins are recommended a patch test.