Double Cleansing 101
Have you ever heard about the double cleansing method? Have you ever wonder why Koreans and Japanese love this skincare routine so much before it spreads all over the world? Let’s check it out!
WHAT IS DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD?
Double cleansing is cleansing your face twice using either the same cleanser or two different cleansers, for example, using cleansing oil before proceeding with your usual gentle cleanser.
WHY DOUBLE CLEANSE?
The first step in double cleansing removes layers of makeup, especially your physical sunscreen, thoroughly to prepare your skin for your second cleanser. This is a gentler way of deep cleansing without over-drying your skin.
WHY DO PEOPLE OPT FOR CLEANSING OIL/BALM AS THEIR FIRST CLEANSER?
Stubborn makeup and physical sunscreen formulas are easily dissolve using oil. Current cleansing oil or balm contains emulsifiers that allow the oil to mix with water to emulsify the oil and forming a milky appearance. This way, it will be easier to rinse compared to pure oils.
DOES DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD TOO MUCH FOR MY DRY SKIN?
The answer is no if you’re using the correct cleanser according to your skin type. Those with dry skin are suggested to use a gentle, non-drying second cleanser. You can also use makeup remover or the same kind of cleanser according to your preference, as long as it does the work.
Alluskin purifying cleanser is packed with gentle ingredients to do the work. It has witch hazel which regulates excessive sebum production while maintaining hydration by the action of allantoin and glycerine. Oh, yes, it’s not only that! Our purifying cleanser also has 5% glycolic acid to help to reduce your dark spots and uneven texture.
WHY DO YOU THINK KOREANS AND JAPANESE LOVE THE DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD?
Countries with cold seasons tend to have dry skin. Using purely harsh and deep cleansers to cleanse their face might irritate their dry skin. This is why the double cleansing method (mainly using cleansing oil or balm) is included in their skincare routine.
DO I HAVE TO DO DOUBLE CLEANSING AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE?
No harm in trying. Find your suitable cleanser to do so. You might want to give this method a try. Your skin might love this routine! We suggest you use Alluskin Purifying Cleanser as your second cleanser if you're going to do double-cleansing. It's packed with 5% glycolic acid to cleanse your pores as well.
RECOMMENDED TIME TO DOUBLE CLEANSE?
After a long day of using heavy makeup and multiple re-application of sunblock, this is suitable for the mid-day or PM routine.
The bottom line, skincare routine is all about experimentation. Nothing is 100% right or wrong. YMMV.