Beauty Trend: How to Double Cleanse

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Beauty Trend: How to Double Cleanse

Here’s a tip for anyone who wears makeup. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have or what your skin concerns are. You should be double cleansing. That’s right, just about everyone reading this (YOU) should be double cleansing.

When you go in for a facial chances are your Esthetician is doing a double cleanse on you. It’s also huge in the Korean beauty world and tons of other skin care and beauty lovers are climbing on board too.

Have you ever finished cleansing, moved on to toner only to see makeup residue on your cotton pad? We’ve all been there and that’s why we should all start double cleansing. Because one cleanse just isn’t enough.

I know it’s not a pretty thing to imagine but every day our skin is absorbing pollution and dirt, building up layers of dead skin cells and soaking in whatever makeup is on our face.  The least we could do is make sure we are thoroughly removing all of that junk at the end of the night. Your skin will thank you a million times over for it.

So basically, the first step of the double cleanse breaks down and cleanses away most of the makeup, pollution and buildup while the second step deeply cleanses your skin.

To start all you need is an oil-based cleansing balm, a foaming cleanser and a washcloth.

Choose your cleansing balm

You can also use coconut oil but I’ve found these balms to be more effective:

A budget-friendly cleansing balm option:

how to double cleanse

Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm– $8

High-end cleansing balm option:

how to double cleanse

Clinique Take the Day Off– $29

Choose your cleanser

Chances are you’re already using a cleanser you love and you can continue to use that. But if you’re not in love with your cleanser here’s some tip:

For dry, sun damaged and mature skin find a milky cleanser.

A milky cleanser typically will be opaque in color and will not suds up, therefore not stripping your natural oils.

A milky cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean but still hydrated. The goal here is to avoid experiencing that ‘tight’ feeling after washing your face.

A budget-friendly dry skin cleansing option:

how to double cleanse

Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser– $7

Mid-range dry skin cleansing option:

how to double cleanse

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser– $18

For oily and combination skin, find a foaming cleanser.

Most of the time a foaming cleanser will be clear and just as the name would suggest, foamy!

I know a lot of people that prefer this type of cleanser because the foaming effect feels more satisfying to wash with than a milky cleanser. Although it may feel more satisfying to use, this type of cleanser should be reserved only for people with oily or combination skin. The reason being, the lather from the foam will strip natural oils from the face. Something you want if you’re excessively oily and don’t want if you’re dry.

A budget-friendly oily/combination option:

how to double cleanse

Botanics Shine Away Cleansing Mousse– $7

A high-end oily/combination option:

how to double cleanse

Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser– $30

Start stockpiling washcloths

how to double cleanse

Room Essentials 8-pack washcloth set– $5

You don’t need a fancy battery-operated cleansing brush (in fact, please don’t-whole other blog post) all you need are your clean hands and a lot of clean washcloths. Depending on how often you get to washing them, you may want to keep a weeks supply on hand (14 wash cloths).

Always remember to use a new wash cloth morning and night as they will collect bacteria after they get wet.

Also be conscious of what kind of detergent you’re using for your washcloths. If you have really sensitive skin you may want to play around with natural detergents and fabric softeners to prevent break outs.

There you have it, I hope you enjoyed learning how to double cleanse! It’s about to become your new best friend. Let me know if you try it out or if you have doubled cleansed before let me know how much you love it in the comments below!


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