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Want to double your skin care fun? The next time you wash your face in the a.m. or p.m., go on and double cleanse! We know that you’re busy, but sometimes it pays to spend a little extra time on this first step in your skin care routine.
A popular skin care trend in Korea, double cleansing involves first using an oil-based cleanser or towelette, then following up with a water-based cleanser. The first part of your cleansing routine will help remove makeup, dirt, and excess oils, while the second part will help removing any remaining impurities that are left on the surface of your skin.
You may find it particularly useful to double cleanse at night after spending a full day wearing makeup (although you can certainly do it in the morning, too, if you’d like!). When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oils on your face, leading to clogged pores—and clogged pores can lead to breakouts. The good news is, even if you’re exhausted, you can get your double cleanse on without having to drag yourself to the bathroom if you have the right products on hand.
Below, we’re sharing two easy ways to double cleanse, so you can try this skin care trend for yourself no matter where you are!
Let’s be real: Sometimes you’re on the go and in need of a quick cleanse. Luckily, you don’t need to be near a sink to cleanse your skin or engage in double cleansing. Woo!
Step 1: Start by cleansing with towelettes. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes are formulated with vitamin C and help to gently remove impurities (even eye makeup!). Gently wipe your face with a towelette to remove makeup and impurities.
Step 2: Follow up with micellar water. We love micellar water, a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option. A French favorite cleanser for years, micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. Finding your micellar water match is easy: The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Just saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the pad across your face. Oh, and did we mention you don’t have to rinse your face afterwards?
Step 3: Don’t skip the moisturizer! A good skin care routine doesn’t stop after you’re done cleansing. Even if you’re the lowest maintenance person out there, you should still moisturize when you’re done with your double cleanse. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Whether you’re on the go or you’re at home and have more time to spare for your skin care routine, you can double cleanse. Here’s how to do it with a towelette and a foaming gel cleanser.
Step 1: Wipe your face with a makeup removing towelette. The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Makeup Removing Towelettes gently cleanse and remove all makeup—even waterproof mascara! The towelettes are ultra-soft and won’t dry out your skin. Gently wipe your face and eye area with a towelette, then you’re ready to move on to the part two of your double cleansing routine.
Step 2: Follow up with a foaming gel cleanser. The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Foaming Gel Cleanser lifts dirt and impurities without drying out the skin. Work a small amount of the cleanser into a foamy lather and massage it onto your face in a gentle circular motion, then rinse.
Step 3: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Don’t towel off when you’re done rinsing your cleanser away! Apply your moisturizer of choice to damp skin to help lock in hydration. Bonus points if your moisturizer is formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning!