Double cleansing, simply put, is a cleansing method in which the face is cleansed twice. It's done by using a makeup remover first, which will dissolve the first layer of makeup, sunscreen, dirt, and pollution on the skin. This is then followed by the use of foaming cleanser to further clean the face and remove all traces of impurities. If you're exposed to pollution daily or wear a lot of makeup, double cleansing is a great addition to your night time skincare routine to prevent congested pores.
For your initial cleanse, choose among the different makeup removers below:
1. Micellar Water
Micellar water is a combination of purified water, hydrating ingredients, and mild surfactants. When applied with a cotton pad, it magnets dirt, excess sebum, and makeup. This is recommended for sensitive or acne-prone skin, or those who avoid oil-based removers like people with lash extensions.
SIMPLE Micellar Cleansing Water, P499, Lazada
2. Cleansing Oil/Balm
When massaged on the skin, cleansing oils and balms will dissolve stubborn waterproof makeup on all skin types without disrupting the skin barrier. Wash it off completely with water and your go-to cleanser.
AROMATICA Orange Cleansing Sherbet, P1980, Beautymnl
3. Cleansing Cream
A cleansing cream is a combination of mineral oil, petrolatum, and water; it's perfect for dry and mature skin. After massaging it on the face, unlike cleansing oil, cleansing cream needs to be wiped off with a cloth instead of rinsing it with water.
POND'S Cold Cream Cleanser, price unavailable, Watsons