If you want a radiant complexion, you should not wash your skin once, but twice. The beauty trend towards double cleansing cleanses the skin particularly thoroughly and frees it not only superficially, but also deep into the pores of make-up residues, fine dust, skin cells, dirt, sebum, or sweat. We explain how double cleaning works and introduce the right double cleaning products.
Double Cleansing is a caring trend that aims to take the daily cleansing routine to the next level and, thanks to its special thoroughness, promises pure and radiantly beautiful skin. The cleansing method comes from Korean beauty, which is considered a pioneer in skincare - the topic of double cleansing has also arrived in Europe for some time and is said to be very effective.
As the term already suggests, the face is cleaned in two phases and with two different types of products: In the first step, cleaning oil is used to remove make-up and the like. In the second step, foam, milk, or gel cleanses the pores.
In the beauty guide, we explain how to carry out the double cleansing method step by step and introduce the right facial cleansings:
In the first step of the double cleanse routine, cleansing oil is used, which ensures that the surface of the skin is thoroughly cleaned. This is just as gentle on the skin as it is effective. While classic cleansing products often remove (too much) fat from the skin and consequently stimulate the production of sebum, cleansing oils are particularly gentle and do not attack the protective acid mantle of the skin. At the same time, they reliably rid the face of oily products and deposits such as foundation, sun cream, or excess sebum - because: Oil dissolves oil. Eye make-up can also be easily removed with cleansing oil. Make sure, however, that the product is always fragrance-free and mildly formulated.
The cleaning oil from the Korean label Urang is particularly popular for the first step in cleaning. It is based on natural oils such as safflower, jojoba, and sweet almond oil, which gently cleanse the skin and eyes of make-up, provide nutrients and donate moisture. The cleansing oil is not only suitable for sensitive or dry skin, but can also be used on blemished skin. The oil has a sebum-regulating effect and prevents clogged pores.
The ingredients in natural facial cleansing are mostly certified organic and free from mineral oil, preservatives, and other chemical additives.
After make-up and other superficial deposits have been removed, the next step is pore-deep cleaning. A mild cleansing product (mostly water-based) such as cleansing foam, gel, or balm is used for this, which should always be tailored to your personal skin type. The cleansing product cleanses dead skin cells and dirt that has accumulated in the pores and leaves your face feeling refreshed. Last make-up residues are also removed.
As described, facial cleansing should always be tailored to your personal skin type. These are our cleansing favorites:
For oily, blemished, or combination skin, we recommend a light cleansing gel for the double cleansing routine, which gently but thoroughly cleanses the face. Paula's Choice facial cleansing is ideal because it contains salicylic acid, which clears pores, regulates sebum production in the T-zone, mattifies it, has an anti-inflammatory effect, and prevents pimples. In addition, panthenol strengthens the skin's protective barrier, prevents a feeling of tension after washing, and thus creates a healthier appearance over time.
Dry, sensitive skin needs particularly gentle cleansing milk or cream that does not contain any aggressive ingredients. You are well advised with the creamy cleansing from the French label Oraiki, which combines natural and calming ingredients such as argan oil, aloe vera, shea butter, and almond oil. These nourish thirsty skin with moisture and strengthen the skin's protective barrier. In addition, the cleansing milk does not contain parabens, silicones, or PEGs.
A rich Cleansing Balm is suitable for normal or mature skin. For example, the care of Banila, which is characterized by a gently melting sorbet texture, removes excess oil and also loosens waterproof make-up residues. The cleansing also provides intensive moisture and refreshes the skin with acerola extracts. These are rich in vitamin C, which provides a great anti-aging effect and gives the face a radiant glow.
The double cleansing method is best used in the evening. However, once a day is completely sufficient because you should never overcare the skin. In the morning, it is best to only use a mild cleaning foam or clear water.
After the double facial cleansing, the skin is particularly receptive. It is therefore advisable to give them an extra helping of nutrients in the form of a refreshing toner (facial tonic). Finally, you can apply your night care to cleansed skin as usual.