What is Double Facial Cleansing?

Qu’est-ce que le double nettoyage du visage ?

The step of double facial cleansing is becoming more and more widespread. Beyond being a trend, this process consists in perfecting the make-up removal of the skin . It is carried out in two stages: the application of an oily substance on the face , then of a cleanser . Let's find out together what its benefits are and how to adapt it to different skin types .

How to do a double facial cleansing?

The double facial cleansing consists of removing make-up from the skin in two steps. The first is done with a fatty substance . It can be a store-bought cleansing oil or a light vegetable oil .

Jojoba , sweet almond , apricot kernel , macadamia , and hazelnut oils are suitable for double facial cleansing .

After taking a few drops of oil in your hands, apply it on the face while making circular movements. Do not hesitate to insist on areas where makeup can take time to leave (the eyes for example).

Then proceed to cleansing to dislodge impurities and tighten pores. We recommend that you use a gentle product such as Cleanactyl cleansing gel to preserve your skin barrier .

Finally, pat your skin dry with a microfiber towel. It is recommended not to use the same towel for the face and the body, because the latter is a breeding ground for bacteria. Remember to change it regularly.

Why do a double facial cleansing?

The double facial cleansing removes impurities deep in the skin and helps it regenerate.

It effectively rids the skin of sebum , sun protection , make-up and all residues accumulated during the day. The skin is more radiant and luminous. In addition, it prepares the skin to receive other treatments.

What are the benefits of double cleansing?

Double cleansing has the following advantages:

  • It saves money in the use of cotton and reduces the production of waste. To remove your makeup, you just need your hands;
  • It deeply cleanses the skin and purifies it. On combination to oily skin , it fights against excess sebum and reduces shine;
  • It strengthens the skin barrier .

Is double facial cleansing recommended for everyone?

American dermatologist Dr Wu says that double facial cleansing is not suitable for all skin types. Double cleansing is not recommended for very dry, irritated skin .

This process can reinforce the problem of dryness and deteriorate the skin barrier. It can also cause skin rashes and eczema. The doctor recommends using micellar water instead in this case.

Read also: Dry skin or dehydrated skin: how to tell the difference?

How to perform double facial cleansing according to skin type?

The double cleansing must be adapted according to your skin type.

Dry skins

Choose a greasy substance with a rich texture to remove make-up from your skin while preserving your skin barrier. You have the choice between vegetable waxes and oils, vegetable butters, squalene, etc.

Then, wash your face with a cleansing milk made with moisturizing agents like glycerin, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid.

Normal skins

Opt for a cleansing oil suitable for all skin types and a fragrance-free water-based cleanser.

From mixed to oily skin

We advise you to direct your choice towards a cleansing oil with a light texture that does not leave a greasy film. You can then finish your makeup removal with a cleanser based on water and active ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

Also read: How to determine your skin type ?

Should you do a double cleanse even when you don't wear makeup?

Double cleansing of the face is recommended when wearing sunscreen. In addition, it eliminates all the impurities accumulated during the day.

Otherwise, it is not necessarily necessary to perform one when you are not wearing makeup. Washing your face with a cleansing gel is enough.

Double facial cleansing: what is the opinion of dermatologists?

All the advice given by social networks seems good, but it is necessary to know the thinking of professionals on this subject.

Double facial cleansing is not a step recommended by all dermatologists. Washing your face twice can be harmful for irritated and very dry skin.

Knowing your skin type is therefore important before following a trend and adapting your routine.

Do you know your skin type?

Before setting up a routine for your face, we recommend that you be attentive to the needs of your skin to choose the appropriate products.

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