Beauty Tip: The Double Cleanse!
We all know by now how important it is to remove your makeup and cleanse your face each night. It is one of the most crucial stages of your skincare regime. However, do you know the importance of double cleansing? How many people actually double cleanse each night? It took me many years to appreciate the value of a second cleanse and not just to remove my makeup. My skin has benefitted incredibly from this process.
Cleansing is required to remove makeup, spf, excess oil and to remove dead skin cells.
The first cleanse is designed to remove makeup, particularly stubborn long wearing makeup, which is best removed with an oil or a cleansing balm and the use of a good old fashioned face flannel (or muslin cloth).
The second cleanse is dealing with all the other nasties that we are picking up during the day, like excess oil or pollution. Things that you are probably not even away of as hazardous to your skin. This second cleanse will also help to remove dead skin cells. For this cleanse I would usually use a cleansing milk or cream. I would never suggest using a soapy cleanser as they can be quite harsh and drying on the skin.
Don't rush your cleanse, take time to massage the product into your skin, especially the oil/balm in your first cleanse, to help breakdown the makeup.
In terms of eye makeup, I would suggest using a specific eye makeup remover to remove the majority of eye makeup, as this area of the skin is very delicate. You can also take your cleanser over the eyes to ensure it has all been removed when doing your full face cleanse.
This cleansing routine will leave your skin super clean and in the optimum condition to accept it's treatment products, serums and moisturiser, all of which will be absorbed perfectly into the skin. Double cleansing isn't a myth to get you to use more product, it is a known beauty fact!
I can honestly say that, since I started to double cleanse and use a hot face cloth to remove the cleanser, I do not need to use an exfoliator often.
This cleansing routine should not fail. If you find it doesn't work for you, look at your foundation and concealer and consider using a less heavy coverage product.