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What is Double Cleanse?

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Hi there?, welcome to the class.

This is going to be a little bit longer than usual…. So grab your popcorn and drinks, sit still and get ready with us.

SOOOOOOOOO, first thing first,

What is double cleanse?

Well, technically…….

Double cleansing is as simple as it sounds. It involves thoroughly washing your face with two cleansers.

The only catch is that the cleansers need to be two different types to have the desired effect.

The first is usually an oil-based cleanser. This is followed up by a water-based one.
Oil based cleanser could be in: Balm formula, Oil Formula, Cream Formula

However, it’s possible to double cleanse with two regular cleansers if oils aren’t right for you.

What is it for?

So, what’s the point to use two cleansers? Here’s why ↓↓↓↓

Oil-based cleanser: designed to remove oil-based impurities, including makeup, sunscreen, sebum, and pollution.

Water-based cleanser: can be either foaming or non-foaming and is used to remove water-based impurities, including sweat and dirt. 

Not only is a double cleanse meant to give a more thorough cleanse, but it can also revitalize dull skin and allow other skin care products to penetrate more effectively.

OK, then who need this?

Double cleansing isn’t a necessity, but certain skin types may find it to be more worthwhile than others. Why is it so?

Take people with oily skin. Two gentle formulas are generally a better way to combat excess oil than one strong formula that could leave skin feeling too dry.?

Acne-prone individuals may also want to gently double cleanse to help remove the bacteria that can lead to breakouts.?

Finally, the technique can be useful for those who wear heavy makeup. *POINT*

“But…. do I really need double cleanse?” It depends:

Double cleansing isn’t a must-do for most people; however, it can be worth it under certain circumstances. For example, if you wear heavy or transfer-resistant makeup and a mineral-based sunscreen (those with active ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide), double cleansing ensures you remove both the makeup and the sunscreen, which means the leave-on skin care products that follow can better work their magic.

Double cleansing can also help if you have very oily skin and are finding that your regular cleanser isn’t removing enough excess oil but that a stronger single cleanser leaves your oily skin feeling tight and dry. It’s far better to use two gentle cleansers than one harsh, drying cleanser.


There’s no harm in doing double cleansing.

Remember: Gentle is the keyword, whether that’s the formula of your cleansers or the technique you use.

And if you really can’t be bothered, then don’t. A single cleanse may be just as effective when done properly.

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