Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to transition appropriately when there’s seasonal change. With wind causing all types of chaos, it’s so easy to find yourself face deep in dirt – literally.
That’s where double cleansing comes in. No matter what skin type you have, double cleansing really can make a difference. Naturally, we produce oils that are susceptible to trapping dead skin cells and debris on the surface (not to mention makeup and any other products we apply). In order to combat this and promote a radiant appearance, regular and careful care is imperative. The one swipe makeup wipe across the face does nothing for you – trust me.
Originally practiced in Asia, the double cleansing method will remove all makeup, pore-clogging oils and dirt to allow better absorption of serums and other skin treatments. It’s simple yet effective through two steps: removing make-up followed by purifying the skin.
Start with an oil based cleanser: oil dissolves other oils so it removes dirt and makeup in the process.
Secondly, use a foaming or water based cleanser to remove any remaining impurities.

Tip: treat your skin – take the time to gently massage your face. Massaging is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates blood and oxygen flow to maintain a youthful appearance.
Taking the time to care for your body and face will make a difference – trust me, your skin will thank you for it.
Currently I use Shu Uemura Anti Oxidant  as my oil based cleanser followed by Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanseras water based cleanser. Finally, I moisturize with Avene Hydrating Moisturizer which has sun protecting properties to keep me looking moisturized and feeling fresh.

This method is suitable for any budget. You can achieve the same effect with the Loreal Skin Perfecting Cleansing Oil, and the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash.
Let me know what you think and please share your experiences with double cleansing – I’d like to know what you think!
Have you used the double cleansing method before? If so, which products do you use?
Do you double cleanse? 



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  1. 26th August 2015 / 11:18 PM

    November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pmGreat tips, but: Never use ANY essential oil decritly on your skin. Always do a patch test first (in an inconspicuous area like the inner wrist), and ALWAYS dilute a few drops with a small amount of carrier oil. 100% pure organic Jojoba oil is best for oily, acne-prone skin. It is a liquid wax that DISSOLVES sebum (skin’s natural oil which contributes to breakouts by clogging pores). My mother broke out severely from an allergic reaction to tea tree oil, so be careful, please! Reply

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