Isn’t it enough if I cleanse once?
The answer depends on whether or not you want to maintain that glowing, youthful, and healthy skin. If that’s what you want, then you have to adapt double cleansing into your evening skincare routine.
Every day, your skin is exposed to unspeakable horrors. This includes environmental toxins, make-up chemicals, dirt, and excess oil from your skin. These impurities clog your pores, age your skin, and cause breakouts which make your skin look sad.
With all these impurities, a face rinse is not enough. The Double cleanse is part of a glowing skin-care routine where you first use an oil-based cleanser and follow it up with a normal face wash.
Why the oil-based cleanser?
Oil-based cleansers work in mysterious ways. Even though they are oil-based themselves, they work to breakdown and dissolve excess body oil (sebum). In addition to that, they easily remove make-up and unclogging pores. Specially plant oils come with antioxidant properties that nourish your skin.
Oil-based cleansers are tough on dirt but kind on your skin. They are also known for being balanced with no skin irritation. It’s even better if they are organic with no toxic ingredients.
Cleanser and face wash for different skin types
Oil-based cleansers do wonders for dry skin type. It starts with the fact that they are oils. Oils (especially plant-oils) are natural moisturizers. The oil-based cleanser quickly penetrates your skin removing dirt and in the process replenishing your skin’s natural oil reserve. For more hydration use cleansers with honey, glycerine, or ceramides.
For oily skin type – Yes, you can and you should also use oil-based cleansers. Look for cleansers which contain ingredients like Aloe vera or green tea.
For the sensitive skin type, be careful with your cleanser’s intensity. High concentration cleansers will cause skin irritation. No sulfates, no alcohol, and no fragrances. Make sure the pH levels are just right – Not too acidic, not too basic. You are also advised to keep away from foaming cleansers, they’ll strip off your skin’s natural oils.
Why you should double cleanse
Double cleansing is the only way you can be sure that your skin is clean. The first round does the magic and the second round confirms that your skin is really clean.
When you double cleanse in the evening, you are removing dirt and dead cells that would have later acted as a physical barrier between your skin and skincare products. Your skin is now free to get the most out of your skincare products.
It’s important to do this so that your skin can be free to heal and recover as you sleep.
Double cleansing should be a ritual. Experts say it might be the missing piece to your skincare routine. Some are testifying that the act of spending time cleaning your skin can be therapeutic on its own.