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.

CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser

For a month I tested the new @cerave Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser that is formulated to be ultra-mild, yet effective in cleansing the skin of dirt, oil and pollution with moisturising the skin. 💦

Specifically formulated for?

This foaming formula is suitable for delicate skin and skin prone to mild eczema. It contains 3 ceramides to help strengthen and maintain the skin barrier, and triglycerides and squalane oil to help replenish natural skin’s lipids, suitable for normal to dry skin on the face of body.

You’ve seen on my IG that I am a big fan of Cerave, and I was really excited to try their new product.

Some of my favourite points about this product:

  • the texture is gel-like and really hydrating without dry out my skin
  • one pump is enough for my whole face, neck and chest
  • it is good for double cleansing and every day use
  • the quantity for the price 26.99 $ for 473 ml
cleanser in my hand on a sunny day . You can see the blue sky and the green trees in the backround

The only thing I would note is that you’ll still have to use a separate makeup remover, as this isn’t that effective as dissolving makeup and definitely won’t help you take off the waterproof mascara !

This is a nice gentle everyday cleanser, without any irritation. It is also fragrance free, a huge plus. 🤍

the texture of the cleanser on a glass. The texture is clear in oily

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Coco-Betaine, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sualane, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Carbomer, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Citric Acid, Capryloyl Glycine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid.

Did you tried it? Comment down below your favourite oil cleanser 👇🤍

Dry Skin warriors 🦸🏻‍♀️

🌼Here are the Holy Grail products that you should try if you have this type of skin:

🌷@tiam_global Snail Azulene Water Essence – you know how much I love Snail products, they heal and hydrate the skin and this one contains 87% snail secretion filtrate which is 🤩 the texture is viscous, and after you use this your skin will be healthy and hydrated.

🌷@rohto_official Hada Labo Premium Emulsion – gives my skin a huge boost in hydration. The texture is viscous and it absorbs really quickly into the skin.

🌷@cerave Hydrating Lotion – love the texture, it absorbs so quick and leaves the skin matte and hydrated. I will recommend this for all skin types, and the quantity is really big. You can also use this on your body too.

🌷@dear_klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop – this is a non-greasy oil, you can use this even in your AM routine . Will keep your skin Moisturizer all day long.

Did you tried any of these?

Lazy Summer Skincare Routine 🌊

🌊Summer routine for a lazy girl.. because these days I haven’t been in the mood for anything, so I’m trying to make my summer routine as simple as possible. 💕

What we have here?

🍀 @cerave Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser – I just love it leaves the face clean, smooth and even cleans the makeup!

🍀@theinkeylist Hyaluronic Acid – I really like consistency, so if you need extra hydration, this product is your answer.

🍀@goodmolecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer – the best moisturizer for summer, it is simply absorbed immediately into the skin and leaves it hydrated and matte.

🍀@renskincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 – leaves a slight white, contains essential oils, I like to use this it under makeup my makeup , I do not recommend it to people with tanned skin, I will recommend this only for people with light skin.

What does your summer routine looks like?🌊☀️