I remember reading an article about double cleaning and weather it’s good for us, and I remember thinking, do I double cleanse? What is it and why would it be a debate, clean skin is good right?
What Is double cleansing? This can be defined as washing with a cleaner but then using a different product after to also remove excess dirt.
There are pros and cons to double cleaning and I’ve read a few articles with people of different sides of the fence, so here are my views. Personally I very much like and need to double cleanse, I wear a fair amount of make up s the initial wash with a cleaner doesn’t quite take everything of so I am left with some foundation and mascara residue. For me its important to secondary cleanse with some form of toner or micellar water to make sure my pours are left clean.
The reason why some dermatologists and mere mortals are against the double cleans is that it can take away essential oil that our skin needs drying it out, making it more sensitive. For some who have skin that can be upset it really is advise to cleanse once to give it chance to repair. Also for those who are wearing little or no make up, a single cleanse may be all you need, why go to the trouble!
For my cleansing routine I like to pick product that are gentle with few chemicals to avoid upsetting the balance of my skin and doing more harm than good
The first thing I do in my cleansing routine is wash with Naturally Radiant by Superdrug foam fashwash. This gets the majority of make up and impurities off. It’s cruelty free and contains fruit extract and Vitamin E perfect, as my skin can feel dull this helps keep it looking fresh and alive.
Next it’s the B by Superdrug Micellar Water. Using a cotton pad I wipe around my skin cleaning any missed patched and clearing the pours givig them much needed breathing space. This water is gentle and soothing on the skin which is important for not taking away too many natural oils.
Its important to know what works for you and to take care of that precious organ, your skin.