Everything You Need To Know About Double Cleansing

BY Sonam Basantani / Feb 16 2020 / 16:50 PM

Giving new meaning to lather, rinse, repeat, the double cleanse method is the foundation of the widely popular 10-step Korean skincare routine, revered by skincare gurus around the world

Everything You Need To Know About Double Cleansing
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The double cleansing method essentially requires using two cleansing products one after another to help slough away the daily build up of makeup, oil and dirt from your skin to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion. Our skin is our largest organ and what the double cleansing method offers is a deep and thorough cleanse of toxins, allowing your skin to breathe, thereby preventing premature ageing, discolouration and breakouts.

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to free radical damage by unforgiving environmental factors such as pollution, dust and harmful UVA and UVB rays. These skin agressors can cause dull skin, clogged pores, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles and incorporating a double cleanse (especially if you live a hectic, urban life) can help your skin in the overnight recovery process. 

The Method:

The first step involves using a cleansing balm or an emulsifying cleansing oil to dislodge and dissolve any oil-based impurities like excess sebum, make-up and sunscreen which then easily rinses off with these particular formulas. Once all the surface grime is gone, the next step is a deeper cleanse with a water-based formula to unclog pores and remove any impurities along with sweat, bacteria and dead skin cells.

The double cleansing method also creates extreme efficacy for the rest of your skincare routine, allowing serums, toners and moisturisers to better penetrate skin and work their magic.

The Products:

Here are some of BAZAAR’s favourite double cleanse power duos...

Pixi Double Cleanse

Dh142, Sephora.ae

The ying and yang of cleansers includes a Vitamin E, Camellia Oil Omega and Evening Primrose enriched solid cleansing oil that protects, nourishes and heals skin and a second step cream formula with Vitamin C, Peptide Complex and Arginine that conditions skin, improves elasticity and promotes collagen and skin renewal, all while deeply cleansing skin.

Boscia A Clean Slate: The Double Cleansing Duo

Dh177, Revolve.com

The power duo removes stubborn and waterproof makeup, dirt and impurities and deeply purifies skin from any excess dirt and debris allowing for efficacy from the rest of your skincare products. 

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual

Dh190, Charlotte Tilbury

The power pair comes with a Vitamin C, citrus and coconut oil-based cleanser that removes all surface impurities and second step purifying bamboo charcoal cleanser that unclogs pores and establishes skin’s natural pH balance for that perfect goddess glow.