Why is clean skin important? And why do you need to cleanse your skin morning and night? Everyday your skin is aging. Overnight the skin needs oxygen to repair itself and starting with clean skin helps to make sure your skin won’t be deprived of this vital nutrient. That is one of the reason sleeping with your makeup on is so detrimental to your skin’s health. Research has shown that certain physiological changes in the skin occur overnight so having clean skin is the first step. Washing with a facial cleanser, specifically made for the skin is important as well. A cleanser will help to balance the skin to balance the PH and prepare the skin for the next step in any skin care regimen.
Step 1: Pre-Cleanse And remove all traces of the day
Nourishing Oil Cleanser TATA HARPER This gentle formula thoroughly cleanses skin with a silky blend of biocompatible oils and esters that dissolves makeup and daily impurities from pores while leaving skin's moisture barrier intact.
Essential Cleansing Oil SAHAJAN This natural oil cleanser will melt away even the toughest waterproof makeup; as well as dirt, oil, and residual pollutants which accumulate on your skin during the day. This cleanser will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, without drying your skin.
Raw Coconut Cream RMS BEAUTY The ultimate organic beauty product! This can honestly be called the best makeup remover ever. Removes even the most stubborn mascara with ease. This multitasking product can also be used as a facial cleanser and skin moisturizer.
Facial Cleansing Oil (MALIN+GOETZ) This deep cleansing oil gently purifies all skin types, especially sensitive, dry and combination. Formulated with Grape seed, Avocado and Olive oils, this hydrating oil emulsifies and rinses clean to address impurities and remove make-up without irritation or drying.
Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil PAI SKINCARE This mild pre-cleanser gently and effectively cleans by assisting with the removal of excess surface oils, impurities and make-up. It rinses off effortlessly with no oily residue, leaving the skin feeling lean and moisturized.
Pre-Cleansing Oil ENVIRON This mild pre-cleanser gently and effectively cleans by assisting with the removal of excess surface oils, impurities and make-up. It rinses off effortlessly with no oily residue, leaving the skin feeling lean and moisturized.
Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser & Muslim Cloth PAI SKINCARE This gentle non-foaming cleanser freshens the skin's appearance as it cleanses, but without drying it out. Bursting with Omega 3 & Vitamins A, B & E, it replenishes the skin's moisture barrier, leaving it soft and supple. he exfoliating muslin cloth lifts away dead skin cells to leave a smooth, even complexion.
Cleansing Powder HUNA The Clarify Cleansing Powder with Coconut milk, Rice, Banana and Liquorice root is a revolutionary way to cleanse and balance the PH in your skin before the next step in your skin care regimen.
Gentle Cleanser PRO-DERM A gentle everyday face wash. This gentle cleanser is a cross between a gel and milky face wash so it will dissolve all dirt and makeup while being hydrating. Due to its concentration, only a small quantity is needed.
Washing your face with a gentle cleanser is how any great skincare routine starts, but what about the technique known as “double cleansing”? Is it necessary? While it can be helpful in some situations, double cleansing is not necessary for everyone. It depends primarily on your skin type and the type of makeup you wear or if you are wearing a physical sunscreen which is sometimes harder to remove. We’ll help you decide if double cleansing is right for you.
What is Double Cleansing? Simply put, double cleansing, a technique that first became popular in Japan and South Korea, involves using two different types of cleansers, one right after the other.
There’s no set guideline for which types of cleansers are best for double cleansing; the most common practice is to wash your face with a pure oil, oil-based liquid cleanser, cleansing balm or cleansing cloth and then follow with a regular, water-soluble cream, gel, or lotion cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. You then move on to the rest of your skincare routine.
Why an oil-based cleanser or pure oil? Oils are best at dissolving all types of makeup and can also help remove sunscreen. The oils work differently from regular facial cleansers.
Should You Double Cleanse? The concept behind double cleansing is to use a cleansing oil to first remove your makeup and sunscreen. This step will help clear the way for your regular cleanser to cleanse your skin instead of having to work its way through layers of makeup and sunscreen. The result: a more thorough cleanse.
Double cleansing isn’t for everyone; however, it can be worth it under certain circumstances. If you wear heavy or transfer-resistant makeup and a mineral-based sunscreen (those with active ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide), double cleansing ensures you remove both the makeup and the sunscreen, which means that your skincare products will be more effective.
Double cleansing can also help if you have very oily skin and are finding that your regular cleanser isn’t removing enough excess oil but that a stronger single cleanser leaves your oily skin feeling tight and dry. It’s far better to use two gentle cleansers than one harsh, drying cleanser!
How to Double Cleanse If you decide a double cleanse is right for you, you'll probably find that it’s mostly beneficial at night when you have makeup and sunscreen to remove. In the morning, you can wash your face with just your regular cleanser.
1. Start with your cleansing oil in the palm of one hand and use the fingers on your opposite hand to apply it to wet or dry skin - we suggest dry usually and massage in a gentle circular motions, including around the eyes, for 30–45 seconds.
(If using a cleansing cloth for the first step, select a gentle yet effective option. Lightly wipe away makeup, including eye area makeup, with the cloth (taking care not to tug skin), using both sides if necessary.)
2. Rinse or gently remove the cleanser with a soft, wet washcloth.
3. Then, put a nickel to quarter size amount of your regular facial cleanser and apply it to damp ski