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What Exactly Is Double Cleansing?

The double cleansing method might not sound all that vague to you, thanks to its increasing popularity on social media. Introduced to the world by Koreans, this added skincare step has indeed revolutionised the cleansing game. So here we are, answering all the whys and how to’s behind double cleansing. If you wear makeup, sunscreen or both, then listen close.

In this Article:

What Is The Double Cleansing Method?

What Are The Benefits Of Double Cleansing?

What Is The Double Cleansing Method? 

It is a two-step process that involves using two different cleansers to wash your face. The first one will be micellar water or cleansing oil, which melts away your makeup, sunscreen and grime. The second cleanse will be with your usual face wash that will focus on cleansing your pores for a thorough cleanse.

Most makeup and sunscreen products have long-stay formulations that are made with oils, wax or creams. Which is why a regular cleanser will have a hard time to break down everything and will probably do a shoddy job too. More so, there are no extra points for guessing what a semi-dirty skin leads to - acne, uneven skin texture and dullness. Using micellar water will take care of this, allowing your cleanser to do what it does best - clean your pores and skin.

So whether you’re a makeup-wearer or a sun-screen wearer (which you should be), then the double cleansing method will benefit you.

What Are The Benefits Of Double Cleansing?

Along with eliminating every ounce of makeup and dirt, the benefits of double cleansing go beyond to offer you a lot more.

1. Promotes A Healthy Glow

Double cleansing replenishes your skin, making it look brighter and vibrant. Your skin is free of any debris, dirt or grime, like a blank glow-y canvas. 

2. Helps Better Product Absorption 

A clean skin and pores are more welcoming to absorb your skincare products. This allows your skincare products to penetrate easily and lend better results.

3. It Prevents Breakouts 

Using two high-performing cleansers back-to-back considerably reduces the chances of your pores getting clogged and developing blackheads or acne. The subsequent elimination of dead skin cells, sebum and dirt makes double cleansing a promising step for acne-prone skin.

How To Double Cleanse? 

The double cleansing method is as simple as it gets. Follow the steps below for the ultimate cleanse. 

Step 1: Start by using a micellar water. Our Micellar Cleansing Water cleverly lifts makeup and attracts impurities like a magnet. Saturate a cotton pad with it, lightly press it on your skin and then gently swipe it across your face and neck until you everything is off.

Step 2: Since micellar water contains micelles, you will have to thoroughly cleanse it off with water.

Step 3: Now it is time to bring out the cleanser. Our 100% soap-free Refreshing Facial Wash is super gentle and unclogs your pores without any dryness. Packed with 2x Vitamin E, Pro Vitamin B5 and Pro Amino Acids it softens your skin and promotes a healthy barrier. Massage it well into your skin for at least 30 seconds.

Step 4: Once done, use lukewarm water to thoroughly cleanse your skin. 

And you’re done! Your skin is now all clean, nice and glow-y!

You can pick a cleanser for your skin type from our 100% soap-free, gentle face washes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Is it good to always double cleanse?

A. If you wear makeup or sunscreen, double cleansing is for you, otherwise you can make do with a regular cleanser as well.

Q:2 Do I need to double cleanse if I only wear sunscreen?

A. Yes, absolutely! Most sunscreens are oil-based, hence an oil cleanser or micellar water can effectively remove sunscreen.

Q:3 What comes after double cleansing?

A. While there is no specific time to double cleanse, you can follow double cleansing with a hydrating serum and night cream at night. During the day, you can use an antioxidant serum, followed by moisturiser and sunscreen.

Rhea Shah
Written by Rhea Shah on Feb 19, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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