For many, facial cleansing is more of a tiresome topic - after all, it's annoying to have to wash your face thoroughly every evening to wash your make-up and the like or the dirt from everyday life. But cleansing is particularly important for clear skin and should often be done twice. What the so-called double cleansing is, what you should consider and which products are worthwhile for it.
The name says it all: With double cleansing, the face is cleaned twice, with two different products. This method is particularly well-known in Korean cosmetics and has not been common here for very long. The ingredients are particularly important and should be well thought out and tailored to your own skin. Basically, the double cleansing takes place in these two steps:
The first step is to cleanse your face with an oil-based product, such as ma:nyo's "Pure Cleansing Oil". Because: Oil opens the pores, which are often filled with dirt or make-up at the end of the day. If you now gently massage the cleansing oil into your face for a few seconds and then wash it off thoroughly with lukewarm water and a cleansing cloth, the dirt can be removed from the pores.
In the second step, water-based cleansing comes into play, which should be tailored to the skin type. A cleansing foam is suitable for this second step (e.g. the Cleansing Foam from Babor for normal skin), which acts like a magnet and removes the dirt that was removed in the first step from the face. Only then is it really clean down to the pores.
Tip: It is advisable to use the double cleansing in the evening so that the skin can regenerate well overnight. In the morning it is sufficient to just cleanse the face with water and care for it as usual.
Double cleansing is suitable for all skin types, it is only necessary to adapt the products used to the needs and possible problems of the skin.
If you have sensitive and/or dry skin, you can use a cleansing foam that soothes the skin and does not contain any aggressive ingredients or too many chemicals. The "Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam" from Clinique is suitable for this, for example.
On the other hand, if you have oily skin or blemishes, you should use a product that has a sebum-regulating effect. Shiseido's cleansing foam is dermatologically tested and just right for greasy or oily skin or skin that is prone to impurities.
So if you often struggle with impurities or enlarged pores and like to put on make-up during the day, you should consider integrating double cleansing into everyday life. By cleaning with an oil-based product, you can also save yourself the need to remove make-up before cleaning. As so often, the same applies to cleaning: by trying it out, you will find out what is good for the skin and what is not. But if you haven't found the right way for yourself yet, the double facial cleansing could be just the thing.
But be careful: Anyone who is struggling with skin irritation or redness or notices it after the cleaning method should seek advice from a dermatologist or cometician. This also applies to problematic skin in general.
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