The Power of Double Cleansing

What is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing is the first step to advancing your skincare routine. This involves the process of using two cleansing products – firstly a cleansing oil or balm, then followed by a gentle cleanser that will nourish and hydrate your skin, removing any leftover residue in the process.
The number one cause of blemishes and breakouts is build-up of excess sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Failing to properly remove makeup and sunscreen will accelerate this build-up process so double cleansing is a must in order to prevent breakouts.

If you haven’t yet introduced this double-step process into your nightly skincare routine, read along to learn how…

Setting Up Skin Success

A critical step in the double cleanse routine is to take your time. You should be spending at least one minute massaging your cleansers into the skin to ensure that it is being cleaned properly. In the first cleanse, it’s important to use thick, textured products such as oils and balms that can properly break down and remove your makeup and sunscreen. Oil-based products are proficient at dissolving makeup because they contain elements that can remove both oil-based, oil-free, and waterproof products. That’s right – even your stubborn waterproof mascara can be removed with a good oil cleanser.

We recommend GERnetic’s Glyco Cleansing Milk. This product contains the silky, natural oils of Calendula which gently dissolves all traces of makeup, leaving behind smooth, soft-to-touch skin. Shop here:

Makeup removing products such as wipes are not only harsh on the skin, but they drag your makeup around, cause excessive dryness, and increase breakouts. Oil cleansers provide an alternative method of makeup removal that is both gentle and thorough. If your makeup isn’t properly removed, it can act as a barrier between your skin and the cleanser, preventing your skincare from doing its job. The first cleanse is the perfect way to ensure that your second cleanse will be effective. Even if you don’t wear makeup, this process ensures that all the grime and bacteria our faces pick up throughout the day will be removed. Think of the air pollution, dust, sweat, and food residue that we interact with every day that is just sitting on the surface of your skin. You may think a simple one-step cleanse is enough to clean your skin, but if you want to prevent breakouts, premature aging, and hyperpigmentation, you may want to add that second cleanse to your routine.

The second cleanse will leave your skin looking radiant and hydrated, removing everything that was hiding underneath the first layer of grime as well as any leftover residue from your oil cleanser. Without doing this second cleanse, your skin is unable to properly absorb further skincare treatments such as serums and moisturisers. Medik8 cleansers use mild cleansing agents derived from natural ingredients, free from paraben preservatives and harsh sulphates. We recommend the Calmwise Soothing Cleanser which is infused with calming ingredients that soothe sensitivity and improve your skin’s overall health. This is the perfect product to counteract any redness that may become visible after the first cleanse. Shop here:

If you are looking for something to target breakouts, Medik8’s Pore Cleanse Gel Intense combines AHAs (Lactic and Mandelic Acids) and BHAs (Salicylic Acid) to exfoliate the skin, resulting in a refreshed, smooth appearance. This product works to tighten your pores and control sebum production, preventing future build-ups of bacteria. Shop here:

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