How To Double Cleanse According To Your Skin Type
Remember when all of us thought that makeup wipes were completely fine for face cleansing? I’m terrified just thinking about it. While I didn’t use makeup wipes since I was a teen, I was still guilty of not washing all of my makeup off. I would often see that there was still a lot of foundation on my towel after I washed and dried my face. But I didn’t want to overdo it as well, as that could dry out my already dry skin.
My skincare routine completely changed a few years ago when I first heard about double cleansing. At that time, it was a new and innovative concept. It helped my skin so much, and I didn’t have to bother with foundation stains on my towels anymore. But even though double cleansing has been around for a while, some people still don’t know how to do it according to their skin type. There are many different ways to double cleanse, and not everything will work for everyone.
Why should we double cleanse?
The practice of “double cleansing” involves washing your face twice: once with an oil-based cleanser and once again with a water-based one. The first cleanser will remove dirt and excess oils from the day, break down any makeup, and clean your skin. The second cleanser can be enriched with different actives to smooth, exfoliate, or nourish your skin.
But that isn’t the only way to double cleanse. Some people, especially those with oily skin, won’t enjoy the feel of an oil cleanser. Double cleansing also involves products such as micellar waters and other water-based makeup removers.
Even while double cleansing just requires two steps and a few extra minutes in your routine, it’s important to remember that no two people’s skin care needs are the same. Choosing the ideal double-cleansing duo is essential for ensuring that you get the most out of the money you spend on skincare.
How to double cleanse according to your skin type?
It is commonly accepted that there are five different skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination, and sensitive. While all skin types can benefit from double cleansing, not all of them should double cleanse in the same way. Remember, double cleansing is all about being gentle while still effectively cleaning our face. If we strip too much of our natural oils, our body can respond by creating more oil, which can contribute to breakouts and irritation.
Dry and sensitive skin types should opt for a cleansing balm or micellar water made specifically for dry and sensitive skin types (like the Bioderma Sebium H20). After your first cleanse, go in with a gentle and creamy facial cleanser. You don’t want to look for a foamy cleanser with a lot of surfactants, as they could additionally dry out and irritate your skin. You can skip the cleanser in the morning, and just wash your face with pure water.
Combination skin could highly benefit from an oil-cleanser followed up by a foaming facial cleanser. Oilier skin types usually don’t enjoy the feeling of oil on their skin. However, modern oil cleansers have a more elegant formulation that emulsifies and doesn’t feel oily at all after you work it into the skin. A foaming cleanser with ingredients such as salicylic acid can make a great second cleanse. Normal skin types can pick and choose whatever they may prefer. However, remember to keep it simple and as gentle as possible.
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