Double cleansing is a very popular practice in South Korea and Japan, involving the use of two different types of cleansers for optimal skin cleansing. Here are the two steps that make up this method.
How to Double Cleanse?
- 1. Makeup removal, the oil phase
- 2. The cleansing, water phase
- 3. The Tonic Lotion or the Hydrolat to Refine the Cleaning of the Skin
1. Makeup removal, the oil phase.
The make-up removal step consists in removing the greasy residues that have settled on the surface of the face and that clog the pores such as make-up, sebum, sunscreens, etc... To eliminate them, choose a makeup remover with lipophilic properties that has the ability to capture and dissolve greasy substances more effectively than a liquid body, while respecting the skin's balance. Contrary to popular belief, oil-based makeup removal is suitable for all skin types, even oily skin. There are several types of oil-based makeup removers:
The Makeup Remover Balm gently cleanses and removes makeup from the face and eyes thanks to the camellia, buriti, coconut and sunflower wax oils it contains. It is also composed of a washing base of natural origin (polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate). The balm transforms into oil with the heat of the fingers, then into milk in contact with water to facilitate the rinsing.
Unlike pure oils, cleansing oils and balms emulsify on contact with water, making them easy to rinse off without leaving a greasy film on the skin. Whether you choose the oil or the cleansing balm, the application method is the same. After cleaning your hands, take a small amount of makeup remover, the equivalent of a hazelnut, in the palm of your hand. Warm the material by rubbing your two hands together and spread it all over your face and neck using light circular motions on dry skin to remove makeup. Start by gently massaging your eyes and lips to avoid getting makeup residue in your eyes, then continue on the rest of your face from the center outwards, not forgetting your eyebrows and neck. By massaging the skin, you activate the subcutaneous blood circulation and strengthen the facial muscles. Finish by rinsing your face with warm water.
2. The cleansing, water phase.
This step completes the cleansing of the skin with a water-based cleanser (gel, foam, etc...). While the oil make-up remover allows to remove the lipophilic molecules, the aqueous cleanser removes the hydrophilic molecules such as sweat and dust. This second step will remove more than the surface impurities and will act in depth. It also allows to remove the make-up remover from your face, thus the residues of make-up, and are also able to already treat the cutaneous concerns (dehydration, imperfections, excess sebum, etc...). The skin is then deeply cleansed allowing the opportunity to regenerate better, and is ready to receive the rest of the care routine.
At Typology, you can opt for a facial cleanser with a gel texture. This gel foams on the skin upon contact with water to refine the cleansing and treat specific skin concerns. Very gentle, it helps avoid feelings of tightness. Two alternatives are available:
The exfoliating cleansing gel helps to deeply unclog pores, reduce the appearance of imperfections, and reveal a radiant, even complexion. Composed of PHA (gluconolactone), it offers a delicate micro-exfoliation on a daily basis. This facial cleanser also contains aloe vera, an ingredient packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, to soothe and repair the skin. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, it is particularly recommended for dull skin or skin prone to imperfections (blackheads, enlarged pores, etc...).
The purifying cleansing gel makes it possible to cleanse the skin, to regulate the production of sebum and to limit the development of the imperfections thanks to the purifying credits which it contains (zinc PCA, extract of bamboo and essential oil of eucalyptus globulus), without drying it. It is recommended for mixed to oily skin.
Start by moistening your hands and then place a small amount of the product adapted to your skin type in the palm of your hand. Then massage your face and neck with circular movements on wet skin to make the product more effective but also to activate the blood microcirculation. Rinse and gently pat your skin dry with a clean, dry towel.
3. The Tonic Lotion or the Hydrolat to Refine the Cleaning of the Skin.
The tonic lotion or hydrolat is the last step of the skin cleansing ritual, but also the first step of the skin care. This step is not mandatory, but it is recommended to remove the last small traces of forgotten impurities. These products provide additional hydration especially for dehydrated skin, soothe irritated skin, and prepare it to receive future treatments.
Indeed, concentrated in active ingredients, they will be used to facilitate the absorption of skin care products. Having a slightly acidic pH, they also readjust the skin's pH, while neutralizing the drying effect of the limestone present in the tap water used to rinse the face. To do this, apply the tonic lotion or hydrosol adapted to your skin type to a washable cotton pad and pat it onto the entire face and neck, avoiding the eye area.