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If you have oily skin, have you ever felt like cleansing your complexion once just wasn’t enough to get rid of all the excess oils, dirt, and grime on the surface of your skin? Well, allow us to introduce you to double cleansing, a popular skin care trend. Double cleansing involves first using a no-rinse cleansing option such as micellar water or towelettes, then following up with a rinse-off cleanser. Below, we share our favorite products for double cleansing oily skin along with step-by-step instructions for using them as part of your skin care routine.
To start your double cleansing routine for oily skin, you’ll want to begin with a no-rinse cleansing option like micellar water. The second part of you double cleansing routine should involve using a rinse-off cleanser. Try the following two cleansers if you have oily skin.
Micellar water: Micellar water is a no-rinse cleansing option that is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin removes makeup, cleans dirt and oils, and purifies and mattifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your face.
Clay cleanser: Part two of your double cleanse should be using a rinse-off cleanser. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser is formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities from the surface without over-drying skin. Formulated with three types of clay and eucalyptus, this clay cleanser purifies the surface of your skin of dirt, oil, and pollution, leaving your complexion with a matte finish. Daily, squeeze the cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Now that you know what types of cleansers you should use to double cleanse oily skin, it’s time to put your new knowledge to good use! Follow our tips for adding double cleansing to your skin care routine for oily skin.
Step 1: Start with micellar water. Use your no-rinse cleanser to help rid the surface of your skin of impurities like dirt, excess oils, and makeup. Pour some of the micellar water onto a cotton pad and gently wipe the pad across your face in circular motions.
Step 2: Follow up with a clay cleanser. After you’re done using micellar water, move on to your rinse-off cleanser. A double cleanse can help remove any remaining impurities from the surface of your skin, which is why you may find it beneficial if you have an oily complexion.
Step 3: Moisturize. Yes, you should still use moisturizer even if you have oily skin. It’s all about finding one that’s formulated for your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration with a matte finish. Smooth it over your face and neck after double cleansing.
Other than double cleansing, incorporating a face mask into your beauty regimen could be a good idea if you have oily skin. Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Mask is formulated with three types of clay (kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava) and eucalyptus leaf extract and can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce the appearance of excess shine. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Use three times a week for best results.
Now that you’ve got your skin care routine in order, check out our article, 13 Makeup Products All Girls with Oily Skin Should Own.