Why is Double Cleansing Important?

Why is Double Cleansing Important?
Have you ever heard about double cleansing? If you haven’t, then now is the perfect time for you to incorporate double cleansing into your nighttime routine!

Double cleansing is a method of using an oil cleanser to wash your face, followed by a water-based cleanser of your choice. The first step is to basically remove all of the grime on your face such as makeup, dirt and other pollutant particles that might get stuck onto your face especially when you’re outdoors. The water-based cleanser will then give your skin the added benefits contained in your favourite cleanser.

You can even double cleanse with your water-based cleanser twice if oil-based cleanser isn’t suitable for your skin. Alternatively, you can switch oil-based cleansers with other cleansers such as a cleansing balm or micellar water.

How often should you cleanse your face?
You should cleanse your face twice a day and double cleanse it in the evening to avoid over-cleansing your face. If you cleanse your face too often, you will end up with dry and irritated skin. Also important to note, avoid rubbing your face when you’re cleansing it. Remember, gentle circular motions.

Even if you’re not wearing makeup, it’s still advisable to practice double cleansing so your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, which can then prevent potential acne. If you’ve been ‘splish-splashing’ your face in just a quick second like those ads you see on TV, then you’re not doing it right. The optimum amount of cleansing is 2 minutes and not 20 seconds.

Do you know that double cleansing can also transform your skin to appear brighter? This is because double cleansing removes all of the dead skin cells sitting at the top of your skin layer so it will regenerate new skin cells. Not only that, but your skin will be able to absorb your following skincare products (toner, essence, serum and/or moisturiser) even better, unveiling smoother and glowy skin.

Try double-cleansing today and experience the difference especially for those with oily skin! This is an absolute must-try skincare tip. 


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