Why double cleanse your face?
Prone to annoying breakouts and acne, or suffer from a dull complexion? It’s probably time to clean up your skincare act.
Double cleansing sounds like an unnecessary chore for busybees, who would rather spend precious minutes on extra beauty sleep than adding yet another step to their beauty routines. But trust the beauty pros (or die-hard Redittors), cleansing one extra time at the end of the day could yield exponential results for your complexion.
How do you double cleanse?
Double cleansing doesn’t, as its name suggests, involve simply lathering up and rinsing your face twice. Doing so might strip your skin of its natural oils and damage one’s natural moisture barrier.
Instead, it means using an oil cleanser or Micellar Water to first break down all the oil-based debris on your face - like sebum, sunscreen or makeup, at the end of the day. The latter is more suitable for sensitive, acne-prone skin types. Then, a gently foaming cleanser dissolves away any additional residue as well as sweat and dirt. The gentle cleanser may also treat your skin with active ingredients to target concerns like acne, or dryness.
Unless you use rich, occlusive products during the night, double cleansing in the morning is usually unnecessary as there isn’t much gunk to dissolve. Those with drier skin types may choose to use just our low pH Micellar Water to purify and balance the skin in the morning; whereas oilier skin might benefit from a light foaming wash using the Pure and Simple Gel Cleanser.
Why double cleansing can up your beauty game
Unless you live in an air-conditioned, climate-controlled bubble, chances are your skin is exposed to a plethora of elements. From the bacteria found on our makeup brush, to non-comedogenic ingredients found in makeup and skincare, and not to mention particulate matter and toxins suspended in air pollution, it’s no surprise our pores are often clogged. This in turn leads to icky sebaceous filaments (the yellowish goo that squirts out of pores when squeezed), blackheads, whiteheads, acne and skin dullness.
A two-step cleanse ensures that all forms of unwanted buildup is removed from skin, leaving the complexion pure and free from contaminants. Moreover, the 99% natural Micellar Water contains a touch of Lactic Acid, a gentle AHA that exfoliates away dead skin cells for a natural glow.
For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, the Pure and Simple Gel Cleanser is a gel-to-light-foam formulation, infused with traditional Asian medicinal extracts like Indian Frankincense and Bu Gu Zhi fruit to fight inflammation and calm skin.
Free from soaps, alcohol and fragrances, the two cleansers are perfect for double cleansing without irritation or dryness.
Ready to try double cleansing for yourself? The Perfect Pair Cleansing Kit of both full-sized Micellar Water and Pure and Simple Gel Cleanser is only $37.60, for a limited time only!