Cleansing is essential to remove makeup and impurities on the skin and to help maintain a healthy, youthful-looking complexion. If you wear SPF and makeup during the day, cleansing just once at night likely won’t be enough to truly clean the skin. That’s where the double cleansing method comes in.
Read on to discover the benefits of double cleansing and find the right cleansing products for your skin type and needs.
What is double cleansing?
Double cleansing is a two-step method that involves washing the face twice with two different facial cleansers. The first cleanse serves to remove makeup, SPF and dirt, while the second helps to remove any remaining impurities and target specific skin concerns.
Benefits of double cleansing
- Provides a deeper cleanse – a single cleanse isn’t always thorough enough to remove all traces of makeup and dirt that, if left on the skin, can aggravate signs of aging.
- Brightens a dull complexion – double cleansing helps to gently unclog pores, remove dead skin cells and support skin’s natural renewal process.
- Prepares skin for the next steps of your routine – the cleaner the skin, the more effectively other skincare products will work.
- Addresses specific skin concerns – the second cleanse infuses skin with benefitting ingredients to hydrate, soothe and revitalize.
Should you double cleanse in the morning?
The double cleansing method is best used as part of a nighttime skincare routine to remove makeup and SPF worn throughout the day. A single cleanse is sufficient in the morning.
How to double cleanse
Step 1: Remove makeup and SPF with micellar water
Micellar water is a no-rinse facial cleanser made up of water-soluble lipid molecules that act as a magnet to capture makeup and grime. It’s compatible with all skin types and is designed to remove SPF and long-wearing makeup formulas.
Cleanse the face, lips and eyes with No7 Radiant Results Micellar Water. Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex and red ginseng, it works to remove even waterproof makeup, for makeup-free skin that looks refreshed and clear.