Beauty: Having a Moment

Double-Cleansing

It might sound like twice the work, but experts and beauty insiders alike swear by it.


It’s the latest Asian skincare phenomenon: double-cleansing. And it’s the secret to an extra glowing complexion.

Why, you might wonder, is washing your face twice really necessary? Think of it not so much as a wash, but a chance to revive and refresh your skin in different ways. (Plus, you only need to do it at night. We’re not trying to rob you of all your free time.) Certain cleansing formulas and ingredients, like oils, are best for breaking down makeup and sunscreen, while a foamier texture better whisks away all of the dirt and grime that accumulates on your skin in a given day. The extra step doesn’t just get you extra clean, it also exfoliates dead cells, so the active ingredients in the rest of your skincare regimen can penetrate more effectively.

Sold yet? Here’s how to ensure you’re double-cleansing diligently:

Start with an oil-based cleanser, like Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm. Smooth it onto dry skin, and let it melt into a nourishing oil that breaks down the initial layer of stuff on the surface—not just makeup and sunscreen, but even impurities, like pollution. Splash with water, and it transforms into a milky cleanser that rinses clean.

Next, pick a foamier cleanser that suits your skintype. This extra wash helps further purify skin, leaving it in its freshest, most naturally radiant state. For dry skin, we love Nutritious Radiant Vitality 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser. If your skin’s more on the oily side or prone to breakouts, opt for Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask to help unclog pores.

You’ll notice a difference in just a few days and be doubly glad you tried it.

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