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What Is Double Cleansing?

We all know the importance of a gentle cleanse, but have you ever double cleansed? If not, now’s the time to start! So, what is double cleansing exactly? Keep reading as we explain what it is, how to do it, and the best natural skin cleanser for happier, healthier-looking skin. 

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What is double cleansing? 

The term ‘double cleansing’ almost speaks for itself: cleansing your skin twice. More specifically, it involves using two different cleansers back-to-back for a completely clean canvas. 

With double cleansing here to stay, the days of quickly removing makeup with a wipe are gone. A wipe or single cleanse can only remove what’s on the surface of your skin, while a second cleanse can melt makeup away and penetrate beyond the surface. 

How well you cleanse decides how successful the rest of your skincare routine will be. If you’ve not properly removed leftover makeup, bacteria and oil, your other products will never achieve their full potential. No matter how good your serums and moisturisers are, if they’re not being applied to a clean base, they won’t work. 

The benefits of double cleansing 

Cleansing not once but twice can have lots of benefits for your skin.  

Targets your skin concerns 

The first cleanse removes any build-up of makeup, dirt and excess oil for an initial clean, while the second cleanser works to address your particular skin concern. This means skin is properly cleansed and any specific skin issues are targeted for a healthier, more glowing complexion. 

Reduces blemishes 

Ensuring skin is cleaned from inside out can also make you less prone to breakouts and early signs of ageing, leaving skin smooth and clear. 

Rebalances sebum production 

Double cleansing oily skin can really help balance sebum levels. Your regular cleanser might not remove enough oil on its own, or it might strip all oils, leaving it tight and dry. Following up with a second cleanser can help find the perfect balance. 

Double cleansing method 

Now you know what double cleansing is, it’s time to learn how to do it successfully. 

The first cleanse 

Start by cleansing your skin as you usually would. Remember, the first cleanse works to remove bacteria, while the second cleanse leaves skin feeling balanced and nourished. 

The best doubling cleansing product to start with is a gentle oil-based product, like our Cream Cleanser. With a blend of natural oils, including Rosehip, Avocado and Sesame, it works to remove makeup, oil, and dirt build-up, and leaves skin naturally nourished. An infusion of Aloe Vera and Cocoa Butter soothes, purifies and lightly hydrates the face for a perfectly cleansed base. 

Apply a small amount to moist hands and lather with water. Gently massage into skin for 60 seconds, then rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry with a clean towel. 

The second cleanse 

The second step is where you’ll take your skincare routine to the next level by treating the skin with specific double cleansing products. For this step, you should use a soothing cleanser with active ingredients that cater to your skin type. 

  • For dry skin – use our Nourishing Rosehip Cream Cleanser to refresh, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Rich Shea Butter and Rosehip Oil work to restore antioxidants and essential fatty acids for a nourished-looking complexion. 
  • For oily skin – follow with our Oil Balancing Gel Cleanser to remove excess sebum. Bamboo Charcoal works to absorb oils while Coconut, Moringa and Willowherb Extracts help to purify skin for a refreshed base. 
  • For acne-prone skin – take our Blemish Control Clearing Facial Wash to reduce unwanted spots and redness. Eucalyptus and antibacterial Tea Tree purify the skin and help to reduce blemish-causing bacteria on the skin. 
  • For sensitive skin – apply our Sensitive Cleansing Lotion to gently cleanse and soften delicate skin. Chamomile and Aloe Vera work to soothe and nourish for more hydrated skin.  

Gently massage your chosen facial cleanser into the skin using circular motions. Lather for 60 seconds, then rinse and pat the skin dry.  

Say goodbye to leftover makeup and hello to a clean face with double cleansing! 

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first. 

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