What is double cleansing? And why should it be an important part of your daily skincare routine? Double cleansing involves washing your face with not just one, but two cleansers. Start with an oil-based cleanser, such as a cleansing oil or balm, followed by your regular water-based cleanser that can be in the form of a gel, cream or foam cleanser.
We recommend using NIP+FAB’s Vitamin C Fix Cleanser, our Haul of Fame of the month, as your second cleanser. This bestselling cleanser gently gets rid of dirt and impurities while keeping your skin hydrated and radiant.
Here’s our guide to double cleansing and how your skin can benefit from these two most important steps in your skincare routine.
How to double cleanse
There’s no need to double cleanse in the morning so you can stick to using your usual cleanser in your morning skincare routine. Double cleansing is more important in your evening routine as your skin accumulates dirt throughout the day. Properly cleansing your skin at the end of the day is essential to get rid of all traces of dirt, makeup, sunscreen, pollutants and excess sebum that could end up clogging your pores.
To double cleanse, first use a cleansing oil or cleansing balm to break down your makeup, dirt, sunscreen and excess sebum. Gently massage the cleansing oil or balm over dry skin in circular motions. Aim to do this for at least a minute to thoroughly remove every last trace of dirt and makeup.
After rinsing, reach for your second cleanser, like NIP+FAB’s Vitamin C Fix Cleanser, to complete your cleansing routine and to get rid of any remaining impurities and sweat. The Vitamin C Fix Cleanser is a great cleanser that doesn’t just gently cleanse your skin, but it also protects your skin from environmental stressors such as pollution. It’s packed with hydrating and brightening ingredients, including vitamin C, panthenol and amino acids, to leave your skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and glowing.
Benefits of double cleansing
Double cleansing is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Cleansing your skin the right way removes any buildup of dirt, sweat and bacteria, which can clog pores and result in breakouts. So it’s vital to add double cleansing to your nighttime routine to keep breakouts at bay.
It’s also beneficial to double cleanse if you wear makeup during the day as this gets rid of all traces of makeup and dirt. Makeup that isn’t washed off completely can irritate your skin and cause premature aging. To prevent this from happening, all you need to do is double cleanse to clear your pores of any impurities and prevent your complexion from aging prematurely or appearing dull.
Double cleansing also provides you with a clean and fresh base so the rest of your skincare products can absorb into your skin better. If you want to proceed with the rest of your routine with a clean, hydrated and glowing complexion, then be sure to check out the Vitamin C Fix Cleanser from our Haul of Fame brand of the month, NIP+FAB.
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes