Everyone knows to cleanse their skin twice daily, but most people don’t realise that a single cleanse still leaves behind a layer of oil-based debris, such as sunscreen, long-lasting make-up, pollution and your skin’s own sebum (oil).
This is because your usual cleanser simply cannot fully penetrate the barrier this oil-based debris creates, resulting in dull, congested skin.
So, what is double cleansing?
Double-cleansing is simply the act of removing your make-up and SPF, excess sebum and dead skin until all grime and build-up are removed - then you can get down to actually cleaning your skin.
The first cleanse should remove make up, bacteria and dirt from the skin. The second cleanse should target your skin care needs to deeply cleanse and care for the skin, as well as prepping the skin for your serums and moisturiser to maximise their absorption.
The Barn recommends...
We recommend Dermalogica PreCleanse, which is now available in both an oil and balm form. PreCleanse melts the layers of oil-based debris on your skin because the oil molecules bond to each other, unlike the water molecules in your usual cleanser.
These oils then emulsify when you add water, encapsulating and removing the trapped debris, and allowing your cleanser to penetrate further.
Your second cleanse should be with a cleanser that is tailored to your individual skincare needs. A skin consultation will identify what you should be using to give your skin the best results.