What better way to embrace the New Year than by giving your skin a clean slate? Few steps are as important as the cleanse, which set the tone for the rest of your routine. Consider making a new year’s commitment to double cleansing to promote a healthier complexion.
What is double cleansing?
Double cleansing is the process of cleansing the skin twice, typically in the evening and with two different cleansers. The concept behind the double cleanse is to firstly remove any makeup, SPF, dirt or grime from the day; typically with a cream or balm cleanser. The second cleanse is when you can address specific concerns and really get the skin clean. The two-step process will ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepped for the rest of your skincare routine.
Step 1: The Cream & Balm Cleansers
Cream and balm cleansers make for a great first cleanse as they effectively break down makeup, impurities and grime from the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Starts off as a velvety cream and after application watch it turn into a fine oil, as smooth as it is rich. Makeup and impurities disappear immediately to reveal natural, soft and radiant skin without stripping you of your natural oils. This is perfect for moderate to heavy makeup, specifically those with dry skin types.
BEST BALM CLEANSER OF 2023
Cerabalm offers a luxurious approach to cleansing, designed to pamper your skin while effectively removing impurities, makeup, and excess oil. This unique balm texture transforms your skincare routine into a sensory experience, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. In addition, it’s natural ingredients will leave the skin firmer, smoother and more radiant after use.
Step 2: The Exfoliating Cleanse
The second cleanse should work to smooth, brighten or hydrate the skin, typically achieved with an exfoliating cleanser. If you don’t want something too exfoliating yet still active, opt for the ContinueLine Three in One Cleanser from MBR. This is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet deep cleansing for the skin and will support the skin’s natural regeneration process. For an added boost in the cleansing routine, the Enzyme Cleansing Booster is an amazing addition. This can be added in 1-3 times a week for deep-pore cleansing, skin regeneration and skin pH balancing. If an enzymatic exfoliant is not for you, then you can’t go wrong with a manual exfoliant like the Cleansing Complex Polish from IS Clinical. This is made with microparticles and combined with powerful botanical extracts to give the appearance of smaller pores and works beautifully on oily, blemish-prone skin.
Start the New Year with a clean slate, whether that be in the home or on your skin! Taking that extra time in the evening to properly cleanse using the double-cleansing technique will not only make a difference for your skin but will allow for proper absorption for your following skincare products.
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