Is Double Cleansing Necessary? Let's find out...

Is Double Cleansing Necessary? Let's find out...


To ensure your face is really squeaky clean, we highly recommend to double cleanse. After the first cleanse, you will be surprised by how much more product can come off your face in your second cleanse, as it's the second cleanse that really cleans your skin. A bit frightening when you see it but not to worry beauts, it’s never too late to start, and we’re here to help.

What is double cleansing, we hear you say? Double cleansing quite literally means cleansing your face twice, but in different ways. Double cleansing involves using two different types of cleansers, one right after the other. The idea behind double cleansing is to use different formulas for both. First start with using a cleansing oil, balm or micellar water to first remove your makeup, sunscreen or general dirt. This is essentially your removal of the top later of makeup or eye makeup. Loosening this top later and removing it, leaves your skin ready for the proper skin cleanse. After your first cleanse, follow with a proper cleanser, whether that be a cream or gel cleanser. The reason to use an oil, balm or micellar water for your first cleanse, is so that it paves its way and cleans the majority of product from your face, leaving it much easier for your more expensive cleanser to work its magic. The second cleanse is what REALLY cleans your skin, and it's best to use your best quality cleanser here. If on a budget (trust us, we've all been there!), use the best you can afford for both cleanses, only for the first cleanse use a much smaller amount as this is just to loosen the makeup. Then for the second cleanse, you can use more of it to give your skin a proper, thorough clean. We do say a second cleanse is key ...except in the mornings, of course. There is no need to double cleanse in the morning as you have no SPF or makeup to remove. Your morning cleanse is just to simply clean the skin. 

Double cleansing can also help if you have very oily skin, as your regular cleanser may not remove enough excess oil on your skin. A strong single cleanser can be quite harsh if you have sensitive skin and leave it feeling tight and dry. Using two gentle cleansers will work much better for your skin and still do the same work. Why work harder when you can work smarter 😉

We are crushin’ on some fab trendin’ cleansers rn. Go check ‘em out below!

CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water
CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water with Niacinamide & Ceramides contains an ultra-gentle formula that works to remove dirt, pollution and makeup, while protecting the skin’s natural barrier. This gentle no-rinse cleanser can be used on skin and eyes, helping to leave the skin feeling balanced and refreshed. Exactly what we love!

Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm
Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm melts away makeup, SPF, dirt and pollution. This waterless formula combines nourishing activities and antioxidants including native Australian Wild Orange Leaf Extract, Sandalwood Seed Oil and Grapeseed Oil which will leave skin feeling hydrated, soft and radiant - never stripped, tight or dry. The dream!

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is a purifying botanical face balm that removes all traces of face and eye makeup in a matter of seconds. This luxury face cleanser works to deeply cleanse pores, minimise the appearance of open pores, as well as balancing, hydrating and moisturising all skin types. Not to mention the beautiful Moringa aroma that flows while using this face balm … if only you could smell it while reading right now. Trust us, it’s amazing!

Trilogy Clarifying Cleansing Gel
Trilogy Clarifying Cleansing Gel is a silky soap-free wash cleanser that oozes a refreshing clean mint and melon fragrance. This soap-free face cleanser is formulated with mildly astringent witch hazel to tone and refresh, salicylic acid from willow bark to lightly exfoliate dull and rough looking skin, and omega-rich rosehip, jojoba and grape seed oils to nourish and soften the skin. This face gel works and cleanses deeply, all while feeling like a real treat on the skin.

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Deep Cleanser With Red Clay
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Deep Cleanser with its powerful combination of Red Clay, Rosemary Leaf Oil and botanical antioxidants absorbs impurities, unclogs pores and tones the skin. This face cleanser contains clay properties that work to control breakouts by drawing out the skin’s toxins and reducing serum products. This is ahh-mazing for anyone with oil/combination or problem-prone skin, or for anyone looking for an extra deep cleanse for their skin, even sensitive skin!

PIXI Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser
PIXI Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser is a brightening cleansing water that is packed with Vitamins, Anti-Oxidants and botanicals to leave your skin glowing. This facial cleanser contains Vitamin-C, which is known for its brightening effects, helping to lessen pigmentation and dark spots. It also contains Orange Flower Water which soothes and refreshes and Ferulic Acid to provide an antioxidant boost. The no-rinse formula in a convenient well pump is super easy for when you’re on the go, no matter where you are. No excuse to skip cleansing! 😉

NUXE Organic Micellar Cleansing Water
NUXE Organic Micellar Cleansing Water effectively removes every trace of make-up from face and eyes. This must-have face cleanser will banish particles of pollution leaving your skin feeling squeaky clean and refreshed. This organic face wash has an irresistible foral scent that that creates a beautiful at-home spa experience, while its Moringa Seed extract gets to work at removing makeup, dirt and every day grime. No need to rinse this micellar water off, just soak a cotton pad, swipe and go!

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