Coming from the lazy girl who always said NO to multiple step face washing routines, this is one to look at especially for people who wear makeup and/or sunscreen.
Double Cleansing starts with an oil based cleanser and is followed by a water based cleanser… I can already hear my oily faced friends freaking out. Calm down. Oils are super great for your skin even people with oily skin. Ask your esthetician or dermatologist. Most will tell you to double cleanse and/or add oils to your routine.
An oil based cleanser will break down makeup, SPF, pollutants and draw out sebum. An oil based cleanser is so much better at this than a water based cleanser because oil and water don’t mix. After your oil cleanser, you follow up with your water based cleanser to make sure everything is off your face.
I use KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil that I ordered from Soko Glam. From their description: “This rich oil cleanser removes oil-based impurities gently and effectively. With naturally derived oils such as safflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil and macadamia seed oil, this oil cleanser cleanses your pores and removes even waterproof makeup while pearl extracts work to brighten the skin. The scent of vanilla and macadamia is luxurious as it is therapeutic and serves as the perfect first step in your double-cleansing routine.” This cleansing oil is great for ALL skin types. It’s one of the most universal cleansing oils I’ve read about, and the fact that it has pearls made me really want to try it. Have you heard about pearls for your beauty routine? Are you living under a rock? haha jk, but seriously, it’s a thing. It will brighten and hydrate your skin, helps promote skin’s radiance, increase collagen, and regeneration of new skin cells. And it’s not a new thing, ancient royalty used it. Cleopatra used pearls. WOW. SOLD. (You can read more about pearl from one of my fav bloggers Lauryn Evarts of the Skinny Confidential)
This oil leaves my skin feeling soft not oily and clean without my skin feeling tight. You DO NOT want a squeaky clean face! That means the cleanser you are using is stripping all the good stuff from your skin too, not just what you don’t want. I highly recommend this KLAVUU’s cleanser. You also only need like a pump and half to coat your makeup filled face and only one if you don’t have any makeup on. Seriously, I’ve been using it for weeks and have only put a small dent into my bottle. When you put it on your face initially, it’s very much like an oil. You massage it into your face and eyes to break down your makeup. Then when you start to rinse with warm water, it emulsifies into a milky, non-greasy cleanser.
(FYI, I also swear by coconut oil for like EVERYTHING, but do not use it on your face. I repeat. Do not use it on your face. It clogs your pores. It’s too heavy for that.)
I then follow it with my Micellar Water which if you read my blog you know I love, and I use a very cheap one. Garnier’s version to be exact. I used to only use this which was fine, but not great enough, and I go through that bottle like candy. It’s cheap and feels literally like water.
Since double cleansing I’ve noticed that I breakout less. I don’t have acne prone skin, but at the “special” time of the month. I hormonally breakout. I also have white sheets and NEVER have a dirty pillow case. Simply washing your face once is not enough. Double Cleansing is where it’s at! Try it then thank me.
Will you try it? What do you use? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!