This is of course not the first time we talked about the double cleanse. We talked about it when I did my cleansing oil round-up here, in a double-cleanse tutorial here, and also when I reviewed the Nude Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly here. But I’m bringing it up again since I had some video clips from previous video shoots and had enough footage to make a video of the process :)
Basically the double cleanse is a skincare process with origins in both Japan and Korea where a two-step cleanse is used to 1. remove makeup and 2. cleanse the skin.
I love the process because for years makeup wipes were my makeup removal method of choice, but I’ve found that even the most emollient wipes can’t hold a candle to my favorite cleansing oils. Cleansing oils just seem more effective (and efficient) for my routine—I rub them in (on DRY hands—super important that you use them on DRY hands and skin otherwise they won’t work as intended) and then massage them into my skin. The cleansing oils I really like (see a bunch I tested here and here) get rid of mascara, the smokiest of smoky eye makeup, all kinds of foundation, the most hardcore liquid lip—it gets it done! After you’ve massaged the makeup off with your oil (or balm as I’m using in the video), rinse it off and you’re ready for the next step or “second cleanse.” Use a water or gel-based cleanser for your skin type and needs to give your skin another cleanse to ensure all traces of makeup, free radicals, pollution, etc. are properly cleansed from the skin. Occasionally I’ll use my Clarisonic in the second cleansing step, but no more than 2-3 times per week (Clarisonic says the brushes are safe for daily use, but that can be too much for some—I personally only go 2-3 times a week).
Double Cleanse Video:
Now you’re ready for the next steps in your routine!
I’ve written TONS of skincare posts over the years, here’s some you can read in case you need a refresher on what comes next in your routine after the double cleanse:
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Posts on Hyperpigmentation
Posts on Oily Skin