What Is Double Cleansing And Why Is It Important?

What Is Double Cleansing And Why Is It Important?

Clogged pores are a common skincare concern, caused by makeup, pollution, and more. Double cleansing, a technique derived from Korean skincare, involves using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one for a deep clean. Learn about its benefits, suitable products for different skin types, and why it's essential for clear, healthy skin in this blog.
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Ever since we started using makeup and sunscreen, clogged pores have been a valid concern for us. Even if we don't use makeup products, the pollution, smoke, and dust in our environment are enough to clog our pores. 

Woman washing her face

So how to get our pores clean? What skincare routine should we follow? Here, double cleansing comes to our rescue. 

Today we’ll explore double cleansing, its benefits, and how to choose the right double-cleansing products.

What is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing is well; cleansing your face twice. The first step is the oil cleansing which could be done with a micellar water, an oil cleanser, or a cleansing balm, makeup removal (in case you have makeup on your face).  


Makeup and sebum are lipophilic; they are soluble in oil. When you use an oil-based cleanser, all the dirt, makeup, and grime dissolve with that product, leaving you with clean skin. 

As for the second step, when you use a water-based cleanser, you basically wash away the oil cleanser and all the gunk along with it. And all you are left with is clean skin.

Benefits of Double Cleansing

This cleansing method works best for individuals with oily skin or who use makeup daily for thorough makeup removal, but it can also be used to wash away all the pollution, dirt, and sunscreen. 

It is derived from the well-known 10-step Korean skincare routine. Koreans have been doing it for so long, and we all have seen the results, their healthy skin with that blinding glow. 

Double cleansing aims for a deep clean and ridding your skin of makeup, pollution, and sunscreen (which we must use daily). 

Who Should Double Cleanse? And When?

Double cleansing may not work for individuals with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea and eczema. It can be super stripping for the skin as it involves cleaning your face twice and can dry your skin. 

Woman hydrating her face

Double cleansing should always be followed up by a good hydrating moisturiser. If not, it can be disastrous for the skin. Remember, hydrated and clean skin is healthy skin.

How To Choose The Right Double Cleansing Products

An oil cleanser can be used for any skin type (unless you have a skin condition), Water-based cleansers are specifically available for all skin types, but which cleanser will suit you? Don’t worry, let us guide you through that as well:

Soothing Cream Cleanser for Dry Skin:

Dry skin basically produces less sebum which makes the skin dehydrated. It sometimes feels tight and less elastic due to lesser moisture content. Dry skin is more prone to ageing as well. In that case, one must use products that are gentle to your skin and do not cause further drying.

Soothing Cream Cleanser

Our Soothing Cream Cleanser does the job here. It cleans your skin without disrupting your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Preventing it from drying out.

Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin

Oily skin individuals experience excess oil and sebum, leading to clogged pores and acne. They need a product that can remove that excess oil from their skin. Our foaming cleanser is the best facial cleanser for such skin types. 

Foaming Face Wash

With antioxidant properties, our Foaming Face Wash helps remove excess oil leaving your skin clean and oil-free.

Vitamin C Gel Cleanser for Combination Skin

Vitamin C Gel Cleanser

Combination skin is the middle ground between oily and dry skin. People with this skin type have an oily t-zone, while other face areas are dry. Their skin tends to behave differently throughout the year. If a foaming cleanser were to be used for such skin, that would cause severe skin drying. 

On the other hand, cream cleansers will be effective for dry areas but won’t remove excess oil from the face. A gel cleanser is suitable in such a situation. Our Vitamin C Gel Cleanser makes clean and hydrated skin possible for both aspects of the combination skin, dry and oily.

Final Thoughts

Double cleansing is all the rage now as it solves our skin woes. But like all good things, make sure not to overdo it. The frequency and the products used to double cleanse your skin are based on every person’s individual needs. 

Washing face

Opt for natural skincare products like our Vitamin C Gel Cleanser, Foaming Face Wash, and Soothing Cream Cleanser for best results. 

Our premium products with natural ingredients work wonders on you without stripping the skin. Try it today and get yourself a radiant and glowy complexion.

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