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Double Cleansing – What Is It And Why Everyone Recommends It

You might have felt that suddenly you are being targetted on Instagram, Facebook and while shopping online with new skincare products like ‘cleansing balms’, cleansing oils’ and ‘micellar water’. You might like many would have also wondered ‘why am I suddenly seeing these new products that I have never tried or heard about before literally everywhere and what are these products even supposed to do?” Are they supposed to remove makeup, are they supposed to replace my regular soap or facewash? WHAT ON EARTH ARE THESE FOR!

‘It’s new. It’s mysterious. It’s quite frankly, a MIRACLE!’

The reason that you are seeing these new type of skincare products sprouting everywhere is because of a term or rather a way of cleansing your skin called ‘double cleansing’. 

It’s new. It’s mysterious. It’s quite frankly, a MIRACLE! and the Broadcast Beauty being the peer recommendation platform that it is wanted an actual user whose skin double cleansing has transformed to break down the basics of double cleansing. That’s when I, Minnati stepped in to demystify DOUBLE CLEANSING. Buckle up because your skin is about to be transformed, for better!

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WHAT IS DOUBLE CLEANSING?

Quite simply, double cleansing is the act of cleansing your face with not one, but two super tough on grime, but very gentle on skin, cleansers. You first cleanse your face with a deeply nourishing cleansing oil, followed up with a water-based face wash.

WHY YOU SHOULD DOUBLE CLEANSE?

Through the day, dust, grime, dirt, and oil settle onto our face, making it so much more susceptible to breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads.

Now you’re thinking, “I barely have time to cleanse-tone-moisturise, you want me to double cleanse?”. I get you. But let me explain the art & science behind it. Through the day, dust, grime, dirt, and oil settle onto our face, making it so much more susceptible to breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads.

Ever heard the saying, “cold kills cold”? Well, double cleansing works on the same theory. The science behind it is that only an oil cleanser can dislodge the excess oil, dirt, grime, and dust from your face, and does so even more effectively than just your regular face wash.

Cold kills cold. Oil kills oil. Simple.

HOW DO YOU DOUBLE CLEANSE?

The ‘how’ is even simpler than the ‘why’.

Take a coin-sized amount of cleansing oil onto your palms and massage your face with it like you would a regular foaming face wash. Pay close attention to your T-zone and massage it in deeply here. Once you’re done, wash it off with your favourite face wash and you’re done! You, my friend, just got double cleansed.

WHICH SKIN TYPES IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

The best part: It’s suitable for ALL skin types, especially oily and combination skin. Think about it. The more excess oil you have on your face, the more it attracts dust and dirt. The more stubbornly oily your skin is, the more effective double cleansing is!

And for people with dry or normal skin, it not only takes away the day’s grime but also lends an added layer of moisturisation.

It’s a win-win all around!

For oily and combination skin types, double cleansing two to three times a week is good enough.

For dry and normal skin types, one to two times a week is perfect.

WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD YOU USE?

I recommend two hero cleansing oils I’ve tried and have come to love.

1.Coccoon Silk Appeal Cleansing Oil with Phytosqualene Macadamia & Sweet Almond Oil

Formulated with pure ingredients like Macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, and Phytosqualene (natural lubricant that prevents moisture loss), this paraben-free cleansing oil is super light, spreads easily, and leaves a silk-like after-feel behind. It thoroughly washes off your skin without leaving it overly dry in any way. Its a steal at Rs.950 and available on amazon.in 

Coccoon Silk Appeal Cleansing Oil with Phytosqualene Macadamia & Sweet Almond Oil

2. Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

Black Bean oil helps control the production of excess sebum while improving skin’s elasticity. Black Sesame oil prevents dehydration and helps with reversing the signs of ageing. Black Currant Seed Oil is also known to fuel skin cell regeneration. What’s not to love?

This super lightweight cleansing oil effectively sloughs off dead skin cells, excess oil, and all traces of make-up. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and moisturised. Available for Rs.1700 on amazon.in

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

I’ve been double cleansing for over three years now and have to say that I don’t find myself going back.

My skin type is combination which means I have an oily T-zone with dry cheeks. This means my nose is a hotbed of blackheads, and my forehead and chin a silver platter for acne during that time of the month. I’ve been double cleansing for over three years now and have to say that I don’t find myself going back.

The excess sebum is taken care of, which means my pores aren’t clogged anymore, this means they don’t get oxidised and lead to blackheads!

Yes, of course, I get the odd pimple on and off, but that largely hormonal and not a result of the double-cleansing. Take my word for it.

WHAT CHANGES CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF CONSISTENTLY DOUBLE CLEANSING?

Definitely, skin that is not as oily as it were before you started double-cleansing. Lesser black & whiteheads, less frequent occurrence of acne, and skin that is healthy and moisturised, always!

What products would you recommend for double cleansing? Do Share with the global beauty community in the comments below!

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