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Do You Double Cleanse?

Double cleansing is a skincare technique that involves washing your face twice, using two different cleansers. The first cleanser is typically an oil-based cleanser, which is designed to dissolve makeup, sunscreen, and other oil-based impurities. The second cleanser is typically a water-based cleanser, which removes any remaining dirt, oil, and debris.

Here are some of the benefits of double cleansing:

  • Removes makeup and sunscreen effectively. Oil-based cleansers are better at dissolving makeup and sunscreen than water-based cleansers. This is because makeup and sunscreen are oil-based, and oil dissolves oil.

  • Removes excess oil buildup. Oily skin can benefit from double cleansing because it can help remove excess oil buildup. This can help prevent acne and other skin problems.

  • Improves the efficacy of other skincare products. When your skin is properly cleansed, it can better absorb other skincare products. This means that you'll get better results from your serums, moisturizers, and other products.

  • Cleanses without stripping the skin. If you use a gentle cleanser, double cleansing can actually help to hydrate your skin. This is because oil-based cleansers can help to seal in moisture.

  • Brightens the skin. Double cleansing can help to brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells and impurities.

How often you should double cleanse depends on your skin type and your lifestyle. If you wear heavy makeup or sunscreen every day, you may want to double cleanse twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. If you have oily skin, you may also want to double cleanse twice a day. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you may want to double cleanse only once a day, or even less often.

Here are the steps on how to double cleanse:

  1. Apply an oil-based cleanser to your face and massage it in for a few minutes.

  2. Rinse the cleanser off with warm water.

  3. Apply a water-based cleanser to your face and massage it in for a few minutes.

  4. Rinse the cleanser off with cool water.

If you're new to double cleansing, you may want to start by doing it once a day, and then gradually increase to twice a day if your skin tolerates it. If you're also unsure of what cleansers may be best for your skin type, contact your favorite Esthetician or speak to a Dermatologist.

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