Tried everything and still don’t have flawless skin? Double cleansing is the missing ingredient to help you achieve your best skin ever.
Great skin is not just a matter of DNA – your daily habits, have a significant impact on what you see in the mirror. Even when things get busy, we should continue to prioritise our skin by double cleansing for flawless skin.
Cleansing your skin is arguably the most important step of your skincare routine. Not only does it take off the day, it allows your products to absorb into your skin better.
During the day your skin is susceptible to debris in the air such as bacteria, dirt, pollutants as well as dead skin cells. Cleansing allows for the removal of this debris leaving your skin clean and prepped for the rest of your skincare routine.
When it comes to cleansing, not all cleansing is equal. Quickly rubbing some cleanser on your face and washing it off isn’t going to remove all the debris on your face, using a face wipe doesn’t do a good job either.
The best way to move everything on your face is through double-cleansing. Double cleansing is a two-step process that removes the impurities on the surface of your skin.
The first step of double cleansing is to use an oil or balm cleanser to breakdown makeup, excess oil and remove dirt. An oil or balm cleanser not only feels luxurious to the skin it leaves your skin feeling hydrated, never feeling dry like other cleansers.
Lux Aestiva’s Constellation Cleansing Oil RRP $62made from a rich blend of hazelnut, avocado, camellia, jojoba, carrot seed, and mandarin oils helps to melt away impurities and leave your skin feeling nourished.
Start your skincare routine with 1-2 pumps of this fabulous cleansing oil and use a wet face towel with warm water to gently wipe away the day.
Don’t be turned off by using a cleansing oil, if you have oily skin, using an oil cleanser will not create more oil, or clog your pores. In-fact an oil cleaner is super effective in controlling excess oil being produced (sebum) in combination to oily skin types, as it controls the production and slows it down.
Dermalogica PreCleanse is the perfect oil cleanser for removing make-up and pollution off your face, it retails for RRP $67.50.
This first step should take a minute. In this minute you should be massaging your face and neck with the cleanser in circular motions. The cleanser will start to turn to a milky colour once you add water. Massage in to cleanse and then wash off with warm water.
The second step is to use a gel or cream cleanser to remove any excess debris while also targeting your skin concerns such as dry skin, mature skin, acne-prone skin etc.
If you’re looking for an all-rounder cream cleanser you should try Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser which retails for RRP $58.00. Packed full of 11 types of amino acids not only will this clean your face it will also leave your skin looking bright and hydrated.
This step should take another minute of gently rubbing the cleanser on your face and neck in circular motions.
You can also use a cleansing device if you feel like you don’t get a deep cleanse using your fingers. Happy Skin Co Facial Cleansing Device is perfect for cleansing as well as facial massage if you turn it over (nothing better than a 2-in-1).
Once you’ve completed this two-step cleansing routine your skin will be ready for the rest of your routine.
To rehydrate the skin, try using the Prickly Pear Face Oil by Luxaestivia which is the perfect product. Filled with Vitamin E this product stimulates cell renewal while helping brighten skin. Great to use at night, in replacement of your regular face moisturiser.