Written by: Sierra Breeden
Most of you probably already cleanse your skin when you are just getting ready for the day, and in the evening before going to bed. But, have you made double cleansing a part of your daily skincare routine? We’re sharing with you the steps to this double cleansing so that you can get squeaky-clean skin.
Double cleansing has become more and more popular within the aesthetic world. You may have heard about double cleansing recently and you might have questions. What is double cleansing? Is it a necessary step to add to your routine? Which cleansers should you be using?
If you need answers to these questions… Keep reading!
What is Double Cleansing?
Double cleansing is exactly what it sounds like! You wash your face as you normally would but with two cleansers instead of one. You use the first cleanser, then rinse, use the second cleanser, and rinse. Super easy.
Double cleansing is best done at night or in the evening when your face has a build-up of makeup, dirt, oils, and pollution from the day. And good news! - Double cleansing works for all skin types. If your skin is acne-prone, oily, dry, or if you wear layers of makeup and sunscreen, double cleansing WILL do the trick to remove these impurities. Even if you don't wear makeup it’s still important to cleanse your skin at the end of every day. Your skin will be left fresh, clean, and dewy.
How is it Done?
- Start with an oil-based cleanser. An oil-based cleanser or cleansing balm works to gently remove your makeup, oil build-up, dirt, and impurities from your face. We recommend using our Hydrating Cleanser Lush Balm. The Hydrating Cleanser Lush Balm is formulated with almost 80% olive oil which supports the skin's fragile lipid barrier to help nurture, cleanse, and hydrate it.
- Start with dry skin, apply the oil-cleanser, massage it into your skin, and use warm water to rinse.
- The second step is to use a water-based cleanser. Your everyday face wash is likely water-based! Apply this cleanser on damp skin, massage it into your skin, and rinse.
- Repeat these steps nightly :)
Tip: Use a water-based cleanser that suits your skin type. For example: Exfoliating, Acne-treating, Smoothing, or Hydrating cleansers.
What are the Benefits?
Adding the extra help of a second cleanse daily will help remove impurities that didn’t get washed off during the first cleanse. Your skin will be SO much cleaner. With a clean and fresh base, your skincare products will penetrate easier. This will give you more magic and benefit from the products you use. Double cleansing can also lead to clearer skin by removing excess dirt and oils from your pores that would lead to breakouts.
Though we recommend double-cleansing nightly, everyone's skin is different. If you notice your skin becoming drier or more sensitive, try double cleansing a few nights a week instead of every night, or modify your routine based on how your skin reacts.
You will notice a big difference. Give it a try, babe! Shop our Hydrating Lush Balm Cleanser Now!