Koreans have always stayed on top of skincare and beauty products. They are pros at caring for their skin health in the best possible way, and undoubtedly they are the ones who are the pioneers of the concept of double cleansing.
Double cleansing has been the cornerstone of Korean beauty regimen. If you’re wondering what it is, this article will help you answer your query.
What is Double Cleansing?
Simply put, double cleansing is a technique that involves using two different types of cleansers, one right after the other.
First, you cleanse your face with an oil-based cleanser and then you cleanse it with a water-based one. The idea is that using different types of cleansers will help clean away the different kinds of impurities that might be deeply clogged onto your skin.
What are the Skin Benefits of Double Cleansing?
1. Elimination of Both Oil and Water Impurities
We all remember from our Science classes that water and oil cannot mix. Using a water-based cleanser solely will not help you get rid of oil-based impurities, which is mainly because water is unable to attach itself to the oil.
By first using an oil-based cleanser, you will help to get rid of bacteria-ridden oil from your skin, making it easier for the water-based cleanser to work.
Since your skin will be cleared of the oil, the water impurities including pollutants and sweat can easily be removed, which would have been otherwise difficult to eliminate if you were to use only a water cleanser or an oil cleanser.
2. Best for an Acne Prone Skin
If you are suffering from acne, adding double cleansing to your skincare regimen would be the best thing to do.
We all know that our skin may contain “bad oil” when not properly cleaned which can overproduce “sebum”, resulting in acne. Using harsh cleansers that contain skin-damaging alcohol or acid can aggravate the skin condition, causing more infected pores and clogged skin.
Instead of breaking down sebum with such cleansers it is better to balance the oil production by double cleansing your skin. This technique will provide the necessary oil needed for the healthy growth of the skin. It will also clean away all the unhealthy oil from the skin and will keep your skin hydrated simultaneously. This will ensure fewer chances for the acne breakout in future.
3. Cleanses Your Skin Deeply
Do you know that make-up and sunscreen residue can cause bacterial infections and often lead to discoloration?
You might not know but removing make-up and sunscreen with only a face wipe will do nothing in clearing away the layers of impurities that have seeped into your skin.
To make sure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed, you need to double cleanse once you have taken off the make-up. In the morning, it is suggested to repeat your skincare regimen by starting your day with double cleansing. Following this pattern will make your skin fresh and glowy.
These are the top three reasons why you should start double cleansing from now on… if you haven’t started already!