What is double cleansing and should you be doing it?

by Nyaeb • 26 Mar 2018

Welcome to your new pre-bed skincare routine!

We all strive to achieve flawless skin and the latest beauty trend might just help us nail it.

A new cleansing technique that's sweeping beauty forums online promises to take you one step closer to your dream skin - and it's surprisingly simple.

Double cleansing is being touted as the single quickest way to achieving deeply cleansed, smooth and radiant skin - and you might already be doing it.

So what is double cleansing? Double cleansing is exactly what it says on the tin: a two-step process to remove makeup and deeply cleanse skin. But, of course, it involves specific types of products in a certain order 

Let us break it down for you.


The first step is to remove makeup, which you probably already do most nights (right? RIGHT?). The idea here is to use oil-based products, for example, cleansing oil or cleansing balms. Micellar water is also a cult favourite - especially to remove eye makeup.

These greasy products will attach themselves to the dirt, makeup and excess sebum, and lift them off once you wash your face. You could also use a wet flannel with warm water for a really thorough removal.

We recommend: Bioderma's Sensibio H2O Makeup Removing Micelle Solution, £10.80; Sunday Riley's C.E.O. C+E Micro-dissolve Cleansing Oil, £35.


Now that you've removed your makeup, we're onto actually cleansing the skin. During this step, instead of using heavy duty products, you should use nourishing cleansers. Look for formulas that are soothing and are ideal for your skin type. Thoroughly massage it into the skin, and wash it off.

This part of the process doesn't require a warm cloth as we need the pores to close and not open up.

We recommend Liz Earle's Cream Cleanse and Polish, £16; Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser, £15.

It really is that simple and can make such a difference. Ready, set, double cleanse!

Electrogel Cleanser, £25, Lixir
Pleasing to the eye (we do love a 'Grammable brand) but it's not just a pretty face: some boffin scientists have popped negatively charged 'electrogel' in this, which will attract and pull the bad stuff (that is, generally, positively charged) out of your skin, ready to be rinsed away. People have gone crazy for it, and we can see why.




view Nyaeb's profile



05 04 2018


31 03 2019


Register to leave a comment // Already registered? Sign In .

latest Beauty articles