Yes, You Should Be Double Cleansing for SkinPosted: September 19, 2019
Double cleansing is a method of cleansing your face twice: First, with an oil-based cleanser and again with a water-based cleanser. It can help remove stubborn, pore-clogging and acne-causing impurities that can remain on the skin even after washing your face once. Otherwise you are mixing make-up with dirt and dust (or other environmental impurities) and then rinsing. But you can’t get the skin clean with that method, you are simply rubbing in the dirt. It’s like trying to clean dishes with dirty water.
The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. Doing both steps will assure that any treatment and moisturizing is not done in vain.
This method leaves the skin truly clean. The second cleanser can then gently remove the oil without stripping the skin and drying it out. While this is important at any age, it is crucial for dry or mature skin!
The products I use are ;
Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face Cleanser, Watercress & Cucumber available on Amazon
I use this at night after oil cleansing. I make my own oil cleanser using jojoba oil, sea buckthorn oil, MCT oil, squalane, with powdered seaweed and a small amount of papaya enzyme.
In the morning, since I am not removing make-up, I use my own cleanser that I make and sell. It is honey and oil based with baking soda, available here.