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Need Clear Skin? Try the Double Cleanse Method

Jennifer Pilotte | 17 September, 2022


          
            Need Clear Skin? Try the Double Cleanse Method

What is a Double Cleanse?

Double cleansing is the act of using two different cleansers in your skincare routine, typically an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser. The main purpose of double cleansing is to thoroughly remove all traces of dirt, makeup, and sunscreen from your skin. Many people find that using oil-based cleansers or a cleansing balm first helps to break down makeup and sunscreen, while the foaming cleanser can then be used to cleanse the skin and remove any remaining impurities. It's my favorite way to get the most out of your skin care. 

Benefits of Double Cleansing

While double cleansing may seem like a lot of work, it can actually save you time in the long run by preventing breakouts and ensuring that your skin is truly clean. If you wear heavy makeup or sunscreen, double cleansing can help to remove all of those products without stripping your skin or leaving it feeling dry and irritated. Double cleansing is also a great way to make sure your skin is getting the most out of your other skincare products.

Should I double-cleanse every day?

Double cleansing is not necessary for everyone, but it can be beneficial for those who wear makeup or sunscreen on a daily basis (which you should be if you're not). If you find that your skin feels oily or dirty at the end of the day, double cleansing may help to remove all of the impurities from your skin and leave it feeling clean and refreshed. If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, double cleansing can be the perfect way to deep clean away the pore-clogging ingredients in waterproof makeup or sunscreen.

How to double cleanse like a makeup artist

If you're new to double cleansing, start by using an oil-based cleanser such as our ISDIN Essential Oil Cleanser.

Massage the cleansing oil into your skin for a few minutes to help break down waterproof makeup and sunscreen. Before rinsing, add some water to your fingertips and continue to massage to create an emollient. Then, rinse the cleansing oil away with warm water and follow up with a foaming cleanser such as our Revision Gentle Foaming Cleanser on damp skin.

Finish by rinsing the foaming cleanser away with cool water. This process will work for every skin type.

If you have oily skin will oil-based cleansers make you oilier?

If you have oily skin, acne prone skin, combination skin or even very oily skin, you may be thinking that adding an oil-based cleanser to your routine will only make your skin oilier. However, using an oil cleanser can help to balance the excess oil in your skin, clear sebum, and prevent future breakouts. When choosing a cleansing oil, look for one that is non-comedogenic with anti-inflammatory ingredients. The second step with the foaming cleanser will clear away the oil and dead skin cells. I highly recommend an acid-based toner like the Probiotic Triple Action Clarifying Pads for a third deep cleansing step.

If you have dry skin, the double cleanse is a perfect way to hydrate.

The double cleanse is the way to go for dry or sensitive skin. The omega 3s and 6s in oil-based formula of the first cleanse will hydrate your skin barrier and protect it. If you have dry skin, you may be hesitant to use a foaming cleanser because it can sometimes strip the skin of moisture. However, our Revision Gentle Foaming Cleanser is designed specifically for dry skin and will not strip your skin of its natural oils. It feels like pure velvet on your skin. Both cleansers are ideal for sensitive skin and the perfect double cleanse combination for any skin type. 

The bottom line.

The double cleanse is a great way to ensure that your skin is truly clean and free of impurities. It can also help to balance the natural oils in your skin, prevent breakouts and even hydrate skin. If you wear heavy makeup or sunscreen, double cleansing can help to remove all of those products without stripping your skin or leaving it feeling dry and irritated. Double cleansing is also a great way to make sure your skin is getting the most out of your other skincare products. So, what are you waiting for? Try the double cleanse today!

 

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