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How to Double Cleanse

Skin Care Essentials

How to Double Cleanse How to Double Cleanse How to Double Cleanse

Want to double your skin care fun? The next time you wash your face in the AM or PM, try double cleansing. 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. Double cleansing has plenty of skin care benefits, and is worth tacking a little time onto your routine in order to give your skin the TLC it deserves—especially after a long day of wearing a full face of makeup. Want to learn more about this beauty trend? Keep reading for everything you need to know!


A popular skin care trend in Korea, double cleansing involves first using a no-rinse cleanser, like a micellar water, oil-based cleanser, or towelette, and then following up with a rinse-off facial cleanser. The first part of your cleansing routine will help remove makeup, dirt, and excess oils from your skin, while the second part will help remove any remaining impurities that are left on the surface of your skin. Using two cleansers may seem like overkill but think about it: 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, and that’s probably something you’d like to avoid. You may find it particularly useful to double cleanse at night—although you can certainly do it in the morning too, if you’d like! Now that you know a little bit about what double cleansing is, read below for an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to double cleanse so you can try this skin care trend for yourself!


Not sure which skin care products to use for a double cleanse or how exactly you should do it? We’ve got you covered.

Step #1: Start by cleansing with micellar water or towelettes

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 - Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - 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 whichever micellar water best suits your needs and wipe the pad across your face. Oh, and did we mention you don’t have to rinse your face afterward?

Looking for an even quicker cleansing option? The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes are formulated with vitamin C and help to gently remove impurities (even eye makeup!). After you’ve finished using your micellar water or cleansing towelette, you’re ready to move on to the next portion of your double cleanse.

Step #2: Cleanse again with a clay facial cleanser

After removing makeup, dirt, and grime from the surface of your skin, it’s time to purify your complexion further with a clay facial cleanser. Not sure which type of clay facial cleanser to use? The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Cleanser, which is formulated with three pure clays and charcoal, helps purify skin of dirt and pollution. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate and Refine Cleanser, which is formulated with three pure clays and red algae, goes beyond daily cleansing to help exfoliate for skin that feels smoother. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify and Mattify Cleanser, which is formulated with three pure clays and eucalyptus, can help purify skin of dirt, oil, and pollution. Once you’ve chosen the right clay cleanser for your skin, gently massage the clay-to-mousse cleanser onto your face using circular motions. Then, rinse off and pat dry.

Step #3: Don’t skip the moisturizer!

A good skin care routine doesn’t end with cleansing. Even if you’re the lowest maintenance person out there, you should still moisturize when you’re done with your double cleanse. Pick a moisturizer based on your skin type and smooth on a generous layer of product. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily SkinL’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin, each of which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.

Loved learning about how to take your skin care routine to the next level? For even more ideas, check out our article, Your Anti-Pollution Skin Care Routine.