The Double Cleanse - What is it and Why is it so Important?

Double cleansing may be the single greatest thing you can do for your skin. It is extremely important to remove makeup, dirt, and pollutants that have accumulated on your skin during the day before heading to bed. Failure to properly remove these before bed can cause major acne breakouts including painful cysts. This is why double cleansing is now becoming such a popular skincare routine.

So What Exactly is Double Cleansing?

The double cleansing is a daily cleansing routine that starts with an oil cleanser (sometimes also known as cleansing oil) followed by your usual foam cleanser. You need these 2 types of cleansers to properly and thoroughly cleanse your face.

Step 1: Oil Cleanser

Use an oil cleanser to wipe off makeup, sunscreen/sunblock, pollutants and oil buildup. This will break down the sebum of the skin and makeup, which are both also oil-based. Your usual water-based foam cleansers are not capable of removing oil-based debris because oil and water don’t mix.

We highly recommend using Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil which is a mild oil cleanser that gently cares for blackheads, sebum and dead skin cells.

Step 2: Foam Cleanser

After the first step is done to remove any makeup and impurities, step two involves our usual foam cleanser. These water-based cleansers will gently draw out water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.

We highly recommend using Huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser – Moisturizing for dry skin type and Huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser – Anti-Skin Trouble for sensitive or acne-prone skin type.

What are the Benefits of Double Cleansing

According to the experts, there are two major benefits to this. Firstly double cleansing scores a better clean when you wear makeup and sunscreen. By properly removing the layer of makeup and sunscreen, it allows the foam cleanser to truly clean the skin. Secondly, a truly clean skin then makes it easier for any products you apply afterwards to penetrate the skin, making them more effective.

Oil cleansers are very essential to your cleansing routine and it’s not really just a Korean beauty secret after all! It’s a skincare tip practised by many dermatologists and estheticians around the world.

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