While we trust you’ve learned to cleanse your face twice a day, a routinary skincare ritual is probably not doing enough. You can bet your skin still has loads of deep-seated dirt and excess makeup.
There are two types of dirt that cling onto your skin: Oil-based, like excess oil and makeup, and water-based, like dust, bacteria, and sweat. A skincare hack known as double cleansing is needed to remove such dirts in the skin.
Here are five things you should know about it:
1. It literally means cleansing your face twice
Double cleansing may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually the easiest step to remove all impurities on your skin—like makeup, excess oil, dirt, dust, and even the residue from your other skincare products.
2. You use an oil-based cleanser first to melt away oil and makeup
You begin by massaging a generous amount of an oil-based cleanser, like washable cold cream, onto your face to melt away makeup, dirt, and other impurities. Pick a variant that will suit your skin: there are some that suits all skin types, and others are which was specially made for mature skin.
The great thing about using cold creams is that they don’t over-promise the skin benefits that you’ll be getting—they simply work. Cold Creams provide superior moisturization and skin smoothness on top of makeup removal. No wonder it’s No.1 in Japan!
3. Unlike other cleansers, you won’t need cotton pads or cleansing cloths
Save time and money by using Washable Cold Cream as your first step. You’ll only need to massage it onto your face and then wash it all off with warm water. The product itself will do all the work for you. No more tugging or dragging the skin with cotton pads! Most Washable cold cream also contains Witch Hazel—a natural ingredient known to moisturize the skin, help improve texture, and minimize pores.
If you’re more concerned about anti-aging, look for some products that contain Hadi Hari, an anti-aging ingredient which helps bring back firmness and elasticity to the skin.
4. You follow up with a foaming cleanser or facial wash to sweep away all the dirt
The second step is using your regular foaming cleanser for a deeper clean. Bye, dirt!
5. Your skin will dramatically improve after regularly practicing double cleansing
There’s a reason why the Cold Cream has gained cult-favorite status: It works. It may seem like a simple product, but it keeps its promise of leaving the skin clean, fresh, and moisturized.
Switching to double cleansing will greatly improve your skin’s condition. Remember, no amount of makeup can ever cover up bad skin. And when it comes to skincare, there are no shortcuts—exerting a bit more effort will always yield to better results.