Double Cleansing Method – An Effective way to Clean Skin
Have you heard of the Double Cleansing method?
Double Cleansing is not news – it’s been around for centuries, primarily in Japan, where the traditional geishas used a two-step method to thoroughly wash the heavy, paint-like makeup from their faces each night.
That method involved cleansing first with oil, and letting that dissolve their makeup, following with a soapy cleanser that took care of leftover impurities and cleaned the pores.
Two types of impurities lodge onto our skin:
- Oil-based substances such as excess sebum, sunscreen and makeup.
- Water-based substances such as old skin cells, dust, bacteria, and perspiration.
A thorough cleansing routine must remove both types of impurities.
First, a cleanser (e.g., cleansing oil) brings oil-based substances such as excess sebum and makeup to the skin surface. These cleansers are also available as creams, gels, or milks. Choose the type most pleasant for you.
Second, a facial soap or wash envelops the impurities with an abundant lather and washes away water-based substances such as old skin cells, dust, bacteria, and perspiration.
What kind of cleansers should you use?
- It’s best to use an oil or makeup-removing cleanser as your first step, to gently but thoroughly dissolve what’s on the top layer. Most oil cleanser are labled cleansing oil and will emulsify once in contact with water. The one in the video is a DIY one so I needed to use a towel to remove it or it would leave a oil residue if I only rinsed my face.
- Second, use your normal daily cleanser, which ever one you’ve found to cooperate with your skin type best.
Have you tried this method before? Let me know your experiences before.