Double Cleansing – The Skincare Method Praised by Dermatologists and Experts7 min read
From breakthrough formulas to the innovative 12-step routine, not forgetting the ah-mazing snail mucus creams, K-beauty is all about achieving flawless skin. So when they tell us that the road to healthy, glowing skin begins with double cleansing, we all listen to that skincare gospel.
But, what the heck is double cleansing?
Double facial cleansing method involves two steps, which remove makeup, sebum, pollutants that stick on the skin surface, bacteria and sweat much more thoroughly compared to the classic facial cleansing. It removes the stubborn layer of dirt after a whole day, which remains on the skin even after washing. The classic “double-cleanse” method has the following steps:
- oil or balm cleanser – which dissolves makeup, breaks down SPF cream and sebum on the skin surface
- water-based product – a gel or foam that deeply removes impurities from the pores and the remains of what the first step melted.
How to “double cleanse” your face?
In the first step, it is important to rub the cleansing oil or balm in a circular motion, so that all traces of make-up and impurities start to melt. This is best done with your fingers, without using cotton pads, since the heat of the fingers will melt the oil into the skin even better.
Once you have removed the surface impurities, it is time for step two: rub the foam or washing gel for at least a minute, in order to thoroughly remove the remnants of make-up, toxins, pollution and impurities from the pores. On average, women spend only 20 seconds cleaning their face, which is not enough for a cleaner to remove all the dirt, especially when you wear SPF cream and full-face makeup.
Cleansers We Loooove on Scentbird
KOPARI Coconut Cleansing Oil
If you’re after a salve that works hard to wash away your skin drama, Kopari’s oil is ready to start right away. This cleansing MVP contains 4 different oils like coconut, green tea, rice bran and camellia seed to deeply clean, soothe, hydrate, even skin tone and protect against harmful free radical exposure.
When to use: Apply nightly as the first double cleansing step. Warm two to three drops into the palms of your hands, gently press and massage into the skin.
To add this gentle cleansing oil to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/skincare/cleansers/face-wash/kopari-coconut-cleansing-oil
SCENTBIRD Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Stick
Deeply purifying, yet gentle for sensitive skin types, our cleansing stick with slightly warming formula relies on the powers of bamboo charcoal and exfoliating volcanic sand to banish toxins.
This cleansing bar also contains ginger root, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and leaves your skin feeling thoroughly cleansed, but not stripped or dry.
When to use: Use morning and night. Wet face and apply cleansing stick directly to skin, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently across the face, then rinse with warm water.
To add this gentle cleansing stick to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/skincare/cleansers/face-wash/scentbird-bamboo-charcoal-cleansing-stick
FRÉ Purify Me
A gentle exfoliator packed with jojoba beads to de-stress, hydrate and rebalance the skin’s natural pH balance. It removes dead cells, oil and impurities, creating a clear and fresh complexion. 100% vegan and cruelty free.
When to use: Use after a workout and nightly. Wet face and apply on dampen skin. Massage massage gently for about a minute, avoiding the delicate eye area, then rinse with lukewarm water.
To add this gentle cleansing exfoliator to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/skincare/cleansers/face-wash/fr-purify-me
LAVIDO Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Clarify and gently cleanse skin to reveal a glowing complexion with Lavado’s facial cleanser. Formulated with organic carrot oil, the cleanser effectively but very gently removes impurities and makeup all the while soothing and nourishing the skin.
When to use: Use one to two pumps and apply to a damp face in the morning or evening and rinse well.
To add this gentle cleanser stick to your queue, click here: https://www.scentbird.com/skincare/cleansers/face-wash/lavido-hydrating-facial-cleanser