This Is the Right Way to Double Cleanse Oily Skin
There’s no denying our love for all things Korean beauty — from innovative products (shout out to sheet masks!) to trendy techniques, we simply can’t get enough. And one of our favorite K-beauty skin-care trends to date is double cleansing. Double cleansing is a cleansing method that incorporates the use of both an oil cleanser and a water-based cleanser to help lift away dirt and debris from the surface of your skin. Ahead, we broke down exactly how to master the skin-care regimen and rounded up our editors’ favorite cleansers to mix, match and try.
STEP 1: Oil-Based Cleanser
The first step in double cleansing is applying the oil cleanser. Oil-based cleansers can be used to help cleanse oil-based impurities and reveal a cleaner, softer-looking complexion.
To wash your face with an oil-based cleanser, simply apply one pump of cleanser to dry skin and massage in upward circular motions. If you are wearing eye makeup, you may want to try applying the cleanser to a cotton pad to help gently remove any mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow first. After about 30-40 seconds, wet your hands with lukewarm water and continue to massage in upward circular motions for another 30-40 seconds. At this point, you should notice the oil-based cleanser start to emulsify. Next, rinse your face with lukewarm water — don’t forget to rinse a few extra times to ensure that the product is removed.
STEP 2: Water-Based Cleanser
Water-based cleansers are attracted to water-based impurities and can help lift away dirt and debris that may still be lingering on your complexion after your oil-based cleanse. To cleanse your complexion with a water-based cleanser, simply wet your skin with lukewarm water and lather the cleanser into your palms. Then, apply the lather to your skin and massage in upward circular motions for about 30 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with the rest of your skin-care routine.
Oil Cleansers to Try
Dissolve makeup and impurities with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Formulated with an aromatic blend of botanical oils, this lightweight oil cleanser can gently — yet effectively — cleanse your complexion and leave it looking replenished.
Made with normal to oily skin types in mind, this fresh formula can wash away excess sebum and other debris for skin that looks ultra smooth and refined.
Water-Based Cleansers to Try
In search of a water-based cleanser that can target oily skin concerns and provide your skin with a deep cleanse? Consider Garnier’s Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel. Formulated with charcoal to help draw out impurities like a magnet, this water-based cleanser is an oily skin must-have.
This gel formula activates with water to create a creamy foaming lather and rinse away dirt and debris. The result? Skin that looks and feels instantly refreshed and revitalized.
This yummy-smelling blueberry cleanser will make your skin feel like you’ve just had the deepest clean with just one use. It’s really gentle, hydrating and will become your new daily treat.