How to ‘Double Cleanse’ and why is double cleansing important?

<What Is Double Cleansing?>

The double cleanse starts out with an oil cleanser to break down make-up, SPF and sebum on the surface of your skin, then following it with a deeper water-based cleanse – you need two different formulas to properly and thoroughly cleanse your face.

< Step One>
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Oil Cleanser: Gently draws out oil-based debris such as sebum, makeup, SPF and pollutants.
Water-based cleansers aren’t capable of removing oil-based debris because oil and water don’t mix.

*How to Use: Pump the oil cleanser and massage it onto your face in gentle, upward circular motions. Then add water to your face and massage again to emulsify the product. Lastly, rinse off the oil cleanser with lukewarm water.

< Step two >
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Foam/Cream Cleanser: Gently draws out water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.

*How to Use: After the oil cleanser is thoroughly rinsed off, add foam or cream cleanser to your face, with gentle upward circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

<How it works?>
An oil-based cleanser more effectively lifts away sebum and other oil-based impurities that a water-based cleanser cannot attach to, and oil cleansers are super gentle and they actually help you get rid of acne.
*When you use harsh cleansers that strip your face of its natural oils, your skin will actually try to over compensate for the dryness by producing more oil, which leads to more breakouts.

Following a water-based cleanser allows the surfactants (cleansing agents) to more effectively penetrate the layers of skin, since you have cleared away the oil barrier that otherwise would prevent this from happening. Water-based impurities, such as sweat and environmental pollutants, can then be properly removed.

<Any Tips?>
• Taking at least a minute to do a water-based cleanse will ensure you gain all the benefits from your cleanser and its ingredients.
• The temperature of the water matters, too. Too hot and you could risk irritating the skin. If you suffer from acne or skin conditions such as rosacea, it’s best to rinse with water that is lukewarm.

..Some article quoted from Elle, sokoglam.com

(published on Sep. 2015)

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