With great complexion, comes great responsibility. Till a few months ago, our nightly skincare routine involved a quick face wash, a few pumps of our favourite moisturizer and a weekly exfoliating treatment. Lately though, this hasn’t been enough. Blame it on the pollution, changing weather or the Universe, but our skin has been looking dull and miserable. We had all but given up hope when we heard two magical words – double cleansing.
A common practice in Japan, double cleansing involves using a cleansing oil and a cleanser concurrently. The oil is applied first and works to dissolve impurities, while the cleanser penetrates deep into skin to solve all its issues. Those with dry skin should use a milk-based cleanser, while oily-skinned people need a water-based formula. If you are prone to blemishes, pick a product containing salicylic acid.
Since we regularly lust after the youthful glow that Japanese women flaunt, we were more than excited to try out the process. As per the instructions, we massaged our oil-based Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser on to our dry skin for a full minute. On adding warm water, the oil emulsified and rinsed off quite easily. Next, we applied Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam, which is gentle cleanser that can be used daily. After lathering and rinsing off, the process was complete.
On the first day itself, we could see the results. Our skin felt cleaner and more hydrated. After 2 weeks of following this method religiously, we’ve noticed that our breakouts have calmed down and our long-lost radiance has been restored. On days that involve heavy makeup or a gruelling session of aerobics, double cleansing feels luxurious and soothing. Even the most stubborn makeup and grime melted off easily, without irritating our skin.
Whether you are blessed with dry, oily or normal skin, double cleansing will definitely give your skin a boost! Try it out and let us know the results.