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Double Cleansing: why it's vital to any skincare routine

Double cleansing is the secret of skin care gurus, home health hobby and dermatologists alike. Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is Double Cleansing?

Adding yet another element to your skincare routine may seem like overkill. However, the role of double cleansing is paramount for those looking to boost their skin’s appearance and health.

Double cleansing is as straightforward as it sounds. At its most basic level, it is simply washing your face twice. However, to maximize the effects of this skincare method, a routine involving a double cleanse  includes more than just lathering up with a foaming cleanser, two times over.

Many find that a double cleanse helps avoid blackheads and breakouts because of its multifaceted approach. Others choose to double-cleanse because certain lifestyle factors, like a job outdoors or an active hobby, mean that their skin is overly exposed to elements, sweat, and clogged pores.

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The Method behind Double Cleansing

Double cleansing involves first  cleaning the face with an oil-based cleanser or a micellar water. This works to lift makeup, dirt, and grime from deep within the skin’s pores. Next, advocates of double cleansing will wash with a gentle, foaming cleanser to remove the now-loose sediment.

An oil-based cleanser is a must because the oil molecules within the facial cleanser work to attract the oil molecules on your face, be them from sweat, SPF, or makeup. The oils within your pores attach to the cleansing oil and move to the surface of the skin, making it easier for the water cleanser in step two to wash it all away.

Which skin types benefit most for Double Cleansing?

You’ll be surprised, but oily skin benefits the most from double cleansing. Those with ultra oily skin may baulk at the idea of using a cleansing oil on their already shiny face, fearing additional sheen or excess breakouts. However, we’ve all heard the concept that oil and water don’t mix - the same goes for oil and water on your face. By simply sudsing up with a water based gel or foam face wash, you are unable to thoroughly extricate sebum, oil, and residue from the skin’s myriad of pores and creases. 

All skin types could benefit from a daily double cleanse, but it's important that you select a product according to your skin type.  

Best [ comfort zone ] products for Double Cleansing

Through conscious skin science, our formulaters created products that work in alignment with your skin’s natural state of being. Each of our cleansing formulas are rich in natural ingredients which help to restore balance to your skin so that it can better protect and heal itself against breakouts, irritation, and aging.

STEP 1 - Sacred Nature Cleansing Balm

Normal to Dry Skin

For skin of all ages, our fragrance-free organic Sacred Nature Cleansing Balm is a gentle double cleanser and make-up remover for face and eyes. Transformative balm-to-milk formula enriched with organic Buriti Oil to moisturize, silken and protect the skin barrier while cleansing it.

Ideal as step one of a double cleansing method, this oil-based face balm is good for you and the planet. With 100% certified organic ingredients, Sacred Nature Cleansing Balm works to heal your skin in a natural way, encouraging the appearance of youth and beauty.

STEP 1 - Remedy Cream to Oil

Sensitive Skin

With a transformative texture from cream to oil upon application, the Remedy Cream to Oil cleanser offers those with sensitive skin a wonderful solution to their skincare woes. Marula oil shines in this cleansing oil face wash, delivering a hearty dose of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, aiming to heal the skin from the inside out while gently cleansing it. 

Ideal as your first step in double cleansing, especially in case of sensible, sensitized skin prone to redness as its formula is fragrance-free.

STEP 2 - Active Pureness Gel

Oily Skin

This powerful yet gentle face wash can act as your step-one in a powerful cleansing routine. With 3% Gluconolactone contained in the formula,  Active Pureness Gel works to remove excess sebum and oils by exfoliating, without irritating, the skin.

Especially beneficial for people in hot, humid climates or those with oily skin, this cleanser prepares the skin for step #2 of your double cleansing routine by effectively drawing out impurities from the pores.

STEP 2 - Essential Face Wash

All skin types

Dermatologist tested, the Essential Face Wash is a foaming cleanser ideal for young people looking to establish a skincare routine. This well-balanced cleanser caters to a variety of skin types and uses Betaineto remove impurities and restore skin to its natural equilibrium.

Incorporate this creamy face wash as your second step during a double cleansing routine and you’ll feel fresh-faced and glowing each time you cleanse.

STEP 2 - /skin regimen/ Cleansing Cream

All skin types

Your all-in-one makeup, dirt, dust and grime cleanser to erase the day from your skin. A gentle, non-drying foaming Cleansing Cream enriched with Longevity Complex™ and a 100% natural, rebalancing and reinvigorating blend of essential oils for both mind and body.

Anti-pollution cleanser ideal as a second step in your double cleansing routine.

STEP 2 - Essential Micellar Water

All skin types

If you're a fan of micellar waters, Essential Micellar Water is your must. Formulated with Betaine, this fresh and light cleanser will clear your pores and purify your skin without the need for rinsing. Incorporate this refreshing formula as a second step in your double cleansing routine for a clean and glowing complexion.

In Summary:

Skincare experts and dermatologists alike agree that double cleansing is a necessary step in fostering healthy, vibrant skin. Pairing an oil-based and water-based cleanser effectively removes all dirt, grime, and make up from your face at the end of each day, leaving your skin ready and receptive to the rest of your skincare routine.

[ comfort zone ] offers a wide variety of post-cleansing products that work to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Prior to implementing your own double cleansing routine, determine what type of skin you have. Understanding your skin’s natural state can help you select the most appropriate [ comfort zone ] cleansers for your face. If you have doubts, consult with our expert aestheticians: you can find all our spas in our Spa Locator

While it’s important to nourish our bodies and minds with healthy, natural products, it’s equally crucial that we keep the provider of those ingredients in mind. [ comfort zone ] designs its products with mother nature in mind.  As a certified B Corporation, we build our business sustainably in a variety of ways: we favor biodiversity and avoid animal derivatives, silicones and artificial colors, we use recycled packaging and compensate all our products and formulas CO2 emissions from source to you.

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