What is Double Cleansing? Let’s Dig In!


The term double cleansing emerged out of nowhere and took the beauty industry by storm. What is it and why do you need to double cleanse your face? We are here to share some facts.

As the name suggests, it is a method of cleansing your face twice; first, with an oil-based cleanser and then with a water-based cleanser. The idea of washing your face twice might sound scary, but in reality, it is a gentle way to clean your face without stripping away its natural moisture and damaging the skin’s barrier.

The art of double cleansing

This two-step cleansing method is popular in Korea. In recent years, Korean skincare or K-beauty has changed the notion of beauty around the world, demanding brands to make products that are gentle, hydrating and effective. Double cleansing suddenly took over the beauty industry and became the norm.

It is as simple as it sounds. Like dissolves like, that’s why an oil cleanser goes first to remove any oil-based impurities such as makeup, SPF, sebum which your skin has collected throughout the day. In the next step, you use a cleansing foam or gel to remove everything for a clean, but hydrated skin.

Do you need an oil cleanser?

Washing your face twice is important to get rid of all the makeup and debris and achieve a healthy, glowy skin. However, if you don’t want to invest in an oil cleanser, it’s totally fine.

Just use your cleansing foam or cleansing gel twice to get the same effect. You can also use micellar water as your first cleanse and wash it off with your regular cleanser.

So, will you try double cleansing? Let us know in the comments.

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