April 22, 2019

Introducing the double cleanse into my skincare routine

I recently introduced the double cleanse into my skincare routine and my skin has been thanking me for it ever since. Want in on the (not so) secret?

What’s the double cleanse?

It’s what it says on the tin – cleansing, but doing it twice! Double cleansing is a Korean skincare method whereby you should use two different cleansers on your skin. The first should be oil based, to draw out all the nasty impurities, and the second should be a water-based cleanser – designed to draw out all the water-based impurities like sweat and dirt that’s built up throughout the day.

The double cleanse ensures that every speck of impurity resting in your pores has been cleared!

Introducing the double cleanse into my skincare routine | lucy-cole

What am I using?

For my double cleanse, I start with a cleansing balm. Currently I’m using The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter – this is a really great, affordable cleanser which lives up to more high-end products I’ve used previously. Other cleansing balms I’ve used previously and love include the Clinqiue Cleansing Balm, and the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm.

I scoop out a small amount of this each evening and massage over my make-up, before wiping away with a warm, damp muslin cloth.

For my second cleanse, and the water-based product, I reach for my micellar water. I don’t trust any woman who doesn’t have a micellar water in their skincare collection. I’m currently using Nivea’s, but I also use Garnier’s, and don’t have much preference between the two.

After I’ve dried my face from the first cleanse, I pour a little bit of micellar water onto my re-usable face pads, and wipe away any excess make-up and dirt on my skin.

Introducing the double cleanse into my skincare routine | lucy-cole

A little extra cleansing?

Admittedly I don’t always do the double cleanse in this order. Sometimes I’ll opt for the micellar water first, and cleansing balm second. Sometimes I’ll even add a third cleanse if I feel my skin really needs it.

Once or twice a week, I’ll use the Pixi Peel and Polish as a final step to exfoliate and remove any dead skin cells. I’ve spoken about my love for this product before – it really is the ideal ‘deep clean’ product that my skin needs every few days.

What are the results?

It’s surprising how much make-up and who knows what other dirt is still left on your face after a single cleanse. Since I introduced the double cleanse into my skincare routine I’ve found my skin to break out less, but also be genuinely brighter and clearer too. I could never go back to cleansing with just one product again!

Do you double cleanse? What are your favourite products?

Lucy x