Double Cleansing | Should You Be Doing It?

Double Cleansing | Should You Be Doing It?


So, you may have seen recently the concept of double cleansing which was initially popular in Japan and South Korea but is now popular in Europe and North America. But, let’s break it down.


Firstly, what is it? Well, like the name suggests it usually involves using two cleansers one after the other, commonly a cleansing oil first then a water-based cleanser.


But what are the benefits? It’s theorised that using oil first can pick up a lot of makeup and grime on the skin and then a cleanser can remove the rest.


I would suggest that it is probably useful if you wear heavy makeup or have oily skin. If you have dry sensitive skin, I wouldn’t advise it. I have deployed this the last few weeks and it reduces my oiliness.


Let’s talk about the best method. If you wear heavy makeup, I would use a non-comedogenic or non-pore clogging oil like jojoba oil first and then use a gentle cleanser like the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser. But without makeup, I would just use this cleanser twice as I do. Remember to use a good moisturiser after though to stop dryness like the Aqneeq one.

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