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Skin Benefits of Double Cleansing

The two-step cleansing ritual that has become a popular skincare trend and for good reason.

Pippa HarmanCo-Founder Renude
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Double cleansing has become an increasingly popular skincare trend and for good reason. It is a two-step cleansing process that involves using two different types of cleansers to effectively remove dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from the skin. 

How to Double Cleanse

Double cleansing involves two steps, using two different types of cleansers:

Cleanse 1

  • Use a gentle cleanser to remove make up, like Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water
  • If you use a gel cleanser, rinse off the cleanser with lukewarm water using a muslin or face cloth.

Cleanse 2 

The Benefits of Double Cleansing

Double cleansing your face offers a range of benefits for the skin, including:

  1. Thoroughly removes makeup and other surface impurities: The first step of double cleansing involves removing makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities that can clog pores and contribute to breakouts.
  2. Deeply cleanses pores: The second step of double cleansing involves using a cleanser to remove any remaining dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin. This helps to thoroughly cleanse the pores, reducing the likelihood of breakouts and promoting a clearer complexion.
  3. Promotes healthy skin barrier: Double cleansing can help to maintain a healthy skin barrier by ensuring that the skin is thoroughly cleansed without being stripped of its natural oils. This can help to prevent dryness and irritation, and promote a healthy, radiant complexion.
  4. Boosts absorption of skincare products: By thoroughly cleansing the skin, double cleansing helps to remove any barriers that may prevent skincare products from being absorbed properly. This can help to enhance the effectiveness of your skincare routine, allowing your skin to receive the full

Will Double Cleansing strip my skin?

Any facial cleansing, if not done right, can’ strip’ your skin, or more technically, impair your moisture barrier. 

With Double Cleansing, make sure your first cleanser is hydrating and ideally oil based. Your second cleanser then should ideally be sulphate-free as the power of cleanse one and two together should be as effective as using something more astringent but without impeding the moisture barrier. 

Don’t perform each step for longer than one minute each and when done, apply your treatment serums and moisturisers pretty quickly.

When to Double Cleanse

Double cleansing can be incorporated into your skincare routine at any time of the day. However, it is particularly important to double cleanse in the evening, as this is when you are likely to have the most makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities on your skin.

Types of Cleansers Good for Double Cleansing

There are a variety of cleansers that are good for double cleansing, including:

  1. Oil-based cleansers: These cleansers are designed to break down and remove makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities that can clog pores. They are typically made with plant oils, such as jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.

Renude Recommends: Harborist Gel Balm Cleanser (oil based)

  1. Micellar water: This is a gentle water-based cleanser that is effective at removing makeup and impurities from the skin. Micellar water contains tiny oil molecules that attract dirt, oil, and makeup, allowing them to be easily removed from the skin.

Renude Recommends: Bioderma Sebium H20 Purifying Cleansing Solution

  1. Cream cleansers: These cleansers are ideal for dry or sensitive skin types, as they are gentle and hydrating. They can help to remove impurities from the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

Renude Recommends: Avene Tolerance Extremely Gentle Cleanser

  1. Gel cleansers: These cleansers are lightweight and refreshing, making them ideal for oily or acne-prone skin types. They are effective at removing excess oil and impurities from the skin, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.

Renude Recommends: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

Double cleansing is an effective way to thoroughly cleanse the skin, remove makeup and impurities, promote a healthy skin barrier, and boost the absorption of skincare products. It is a simple and easy step to add to your skincare routine and can be tailored to your skin type and concerns by choosing the right type of cleansers. 

By following the steps and incorporating them into your evening skincare routine, you can enjoy the many benefits of double cleansing for a healthier and more radiant complexion. Speak to one of our Renude Aestheticians for help choosing the right cleanser for your double cleanse! 

Pippa HarmanCo-Founder Renude
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