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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 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 a micellar water, oil-based cleanser, or towelette, then following up with a rinse-off facial 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, so that’s probably something you’d like to avoid. Below, we’re sharing an easy way 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. Here’s how to double cleanse for clean skin.

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 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?

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!). Gently wipe your face with a towelette to remove makeup and impurities. Now you’re ready to move on to the next portion of your double cleanse.

Step 2: Double cleanse 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 will work best for your skin type? The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Cleanser, formulated with three pure clays and charcoal, helps purify skin of dirt, and pollution. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate and Refine Cleanser, 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, formulated with three pure clays and eucalyptus, can help leave skin purified of dirt, oil, and pollution. 

Step 3: Don’t skip the moisturizer! A good skin care routine doesn’t stop after you’re done double 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 SkinL’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 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.