A begginer’s guide to double cleansing

Do you understand what double cleansing is? Is adding another step to your skincare routine really worth it? And, for your skin type, how do you double cleanse?

What is double cleansing?

It’s as easy as it sounds! Double cleansing requires using two different cleansers to completely remove all traces of makeup, sunscreen, pollution, oil, dirt, and grime (which is difficult for just one cleanser to do well; it needs a little support from another cleanser). The first cleanser should be an oil-based makeup remover, followed by a water-based cleanser.

What is double cleansing for your skin?

In essence, twice washing guarantees that your skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepared for the next skincare products you’ll be applying later. It also aids in the revitalization of dull skin and the penetration of other skincare products. When you start double-cleansing, you’ll notice a significant change in the health of your skin. So let’s get started…

What should you use as a first cleanse?

The first element in your double washing process is to cleanse your skin of all oil-based pollutants, makeup, sunscreen, sebum, and even pollution. Finally, it aids in skin preparation for your second wash. Even if you didn’t use makeup during the day, this step is still necessary because your skin will most likely have sunscreen, sebum, and pollutants on it. Choose an oil-based cleanser for your initial cleanse (yes, even though your skin is oily), which will act like a magnet on your skin.

What are my favourites products to use for first cleanse:

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What should we use as a second cleanser?

Your second cleanser can really work its way into the skin now that your first cleanser has done the majority of the work. After using a makeup remover, your second wash helps to eliminate dust, filth, excess oil, and trace quantities of makeup from the skin (plus any leftover residue from your makeup remover).

My favourites for second cleanse are:

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Is it necessary to double cleanse in the morning?

Your skin will only contain the product from the night before, as well as some debris and oil that has accumulated overnight (the double cleanse the night before will have put your skin in a good place). So, in essence, morning double cleansing isn’t necessary at all.

What is the best way to double cleanse for your skin type?

All skin types can benefit from double cleaning if the correct solutions are used. If you have dry skin, try using gentle cleansers that don’t remove the skin’s natural oils. Ingredients like shea butter, jojoba, plant oils, honey, and squalene, as well as a neutral pH cleanser, will keep skin from drying out even more. Anti-inflammatory substances such as vitamin E and polyhydroxy acids can help combat blackheads on oily skin. A balancing cleanser with ceramides to maintain moisture and something lightweight to moisturize while managing oil will suit combination skin types. Finally, if you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance-free, moderate solutions.

If you have really sensitive skin, keep in mind that too much of a good thing might be harmful. If you have rosacea, for example, you will never double-cleanse; instead, you will use only an oil cleanser or light cleaning cream.

Each Skin Type’s Best Cleanser

Dry Skin

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Start with this ultra-hydrating balm, which contains manuka honey and a blend of coconut, sunflower, and geranium oils to replenish moisture while removing makeup.

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A two-in-one cleansing and toning face cleanser, such as this one from The Inkey List, is perfect for dry skin because it cleans, balances, and moisturizes the skin all at once.

Oily skin

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The Uriage Purifying Oil cleanses skin very good, removes makeup and sunscreen in a few seconds. Love it as a first cleanser fot my oily skin.

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For your second step, opt for a water-based gel cleanser like this one from Cetaphil, that cleanse your skin without drying it.

Combination Skin

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A gentle cleansing product designed to remove makeup while leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated. Squalane is included in the recipe, along with additional lipophilic esters that are mild, hydrating, effective at removing makeup and skin pollutants, and increase product spreadability.

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The gel-like texture of the Superfood Cleansers employs a multitude of vitamins to prep and liven up your skin, ready to absorb up the goodness of your selected moisturiser.

Sensitive skin

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This vegan and PH-neutral cleanser is safe to use on allergy-prone skin, newborns, and eczema-prone skin because it contains no soap, parabens, fragrance, animal-derived chemicals, or colors. Furthermore, when in contact with the skin, this face wash has a unique and changeable texture that distributes as oil and transforms into a pleasant lather. That ultra-gentle foam can eliminate any debris or impurities without removing the skin’s natural barrier.

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Sioris Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser removes dirt, toxins, dead skin cells, and sebum from the skin. Natural extracts and oils offer the skin an instantly well-groomed appearance and natural shine.

This low pH cleanser is made entirely of natural ingredients, including 61 percent organic green plum water to hydrate skin while washing and antioxidant-rich macadamia seed oil for deep nourishment. This cleanser thoroughly cleanses the skin without drying it out using all-natural, plant-based surfactants.

The 28$ hair mask that totally transformed my curly, frizzy hair

Finally, I found a mask that works on my thick, curly and frizzy hair.

OUAI Treatment mask for thick hair

Everything about Ouai’s Thick Hair Treatment Masque is rich. From the formula, a blend of almond, macadamia, and olive oils with shea and illipe butters (the latter is a tree nut high in vitamins E and A), to the scent. The fragrance, a blend of roses, bergamot, and champagne called Melrose Place, lingers just long enough for that freshly washed feel without interfering with your perfume. And, of course, like all of Ouai’s products, the packaging is chic enough to make me consider redoing my bathroom to match.

Holding the Oaui hair mask in my hand in my bathroom. It has a grey color

OUAI’s Thick Hair Treatment Masque helps restore hydration, repair damage and add shine to thick hair with almond, macadamia and olive oils, shea and illipe butters and hydrolyzed keratin. Benefits

  • Provides hydration for dry, damaged hair
  • Strengthens with proteins to prevent breakage
  • Leaves hair healthy with a shiny finish

Key Ingredients

  • Illipe and Shea Butters: Hydrate and condition dry, over-processed hair
  • Almond, Olive, and Macadamia Oil Blend: Softens and smooths hair while adding shine
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin and Protein: Prevent breakage while reducing frizz and flyaways

Scent Type

  • Melrose Place: A velvety-rich rose scent infused with a swoon-worthy blend of fragrance notes.
  • Key Notes: Champagne, Pink Peppercorn, Berry, Lychee, Amber, Sandalwood, White Musk, Cedarwood, Peony, Rose, Freesia, Jasmine, Bergamot
  • Melrose Place scent can also be found in OUAI Detox Shampoo and Scalp & Body Scrub.

The mask is super easy to use: spread it throughout your hair and let it sit for five to 10 minutes. You can be super liberal with the amount, and you can also let it stay on as long as you want. You can even apply it to wet or dry hair. I typically put it on at the beginning of a shower and rinse at the end. According to the Ouai site, you should apply it before a workout or before you go to bed, but I’ve found that it’s hard to mess up with this product, no matter how you use it. Every time, it’s left my hair feeling soft and buttery, and looking super shiny. The results also hang on until the next time you wash your hair — and you’ll definitely be addicted to this mask after one use.

It contains smart keratin and tamarind seed extract, which help nourish and build up your strands without making them feel heavy, which is super important during the summer when light, beachy waves are the go-to. It also contains an amino acid blend, as well as artichoke leaf extract — all of which work to repair damage and seal off the hair’s cuticle to protect from future damage.

Can you leave OUAI hair mask in overnight?

Definitely! Before you get into bed, use a spray bottle to make your hair slightly damp. Then apply Treatment Masque from mid-shaft to ends, distributing it evenly with a wide-tooth comb.

I also love the thick texture, it’s almost youghurt like and you need a small amount to cover all the hair. If you have curly, thick, damaged and frizzy hair you absolutely have to try The Ouai Mask. I love it!

Hair Mask Texture that is white and thick. It looks like a coconut youghurt

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water, Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Esters, Quaternium-87, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Tocopherol, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropyl-Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Bht, Trideceth-3, Trideceth-15, Acetic Acid, Dimethicone, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Salicylic Acid, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Sodium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Citronellol.

You can also see the Coco&Eve Like a Virgin review. From my opinion they are pretty similar.

Do you have a favourite hair mask?