Have you ever heard about double cleansing method? Have you ever wonder why Koreans and Japanese love this skincare routine so much before it spreads to all over the world? Let’s check it out!
WHAT IS DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD?
Double cleansing is basically cleansing your face twice using either the same cleanser or two different cleansers. For example, using cleansing oil before proceeding with your usual gentle cleanser.
WHY DOUBLE CLEANSE?
The first step in double cleansing removes layers of makeup especially your physical sunscreen thoroughly to prepare your skin for your second cleanser. This is a gentler way of deep cleanse without over-drying your skin.
WHY PEOPLE OPT FOR CLEANSING OIL/BALM AS THEIR FIRST CLEANSER?
Stubborn makeup and physical sunscreen formulas are easily dissolve using oil. Current cleansing oil or balm contain emulsifiers that allow the oil to mix with water to emulsify the oil and forming the milky appearance. This way, it will be easier to rinse compared to pure oils.
DOES DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD TOO MUCH FOR MY DRY SKIN?
The answer is no, if you’re using the correct cleanser according to your skin types. Those with dry skin are suggested to use gentle, non-drying second cleanser. You can also use makeup remover, or the same type of cleanser according to your preference, as long as it does the work.
Alluskin purifying cleanser is packed with gentle ingredients to do the work. It has witch hazel which regulates excessive sebum production while maintaining the hydration by the action of allantoin and glycerine. Oh, yes it’s not only that! Our purifying cleanser also has 5% glycolic acid to help reducing your dark spots and uneven texture.
WHY DO YOU THINK KOREANS AND JAPANESE LOVE DOUBLE CLEANSING METHOD?
Countries with cold seasons tend to have dry skin. Using purely harsh and deep cleanser to cleanse their face might irritate their dry skin. This is the reason why double cleansing method (particularly using cleansing oil or balm) is included in their skincare routine.
DO I HAVE TO DOUBLE CLEANSE AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE?
No harm in trying. Find your suitable cleanser to do so. You might want to give this method a try. Your skin might love this routine!
RECOMMENDED TIME TO DOUBLE CLEANSE?
After a long day of using heavy makeup and multiple re-application of sunblock, this is suitable for mid-day or PM routine.
Disclaimer: Skincare routine is all about experimentation. Nothing is 100% right or wrong. YMMV.