Everything You Need to Know About Double Cleansing - Gladskin

Everything You Need to Know About Double Cleansing

In the world of skincare, trends come and go, but some practices stand the test of time. Double cleansing, a technique that has gained immense popularity in recent years, is one of them. Whether you're a skincare enthusiast or simply looking to improve your daily skincare routine, understanding the ins and outs of double cleansing is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into what double cleansing is, why it works for every skin type, and the positive impact it can have on your skin barrier. We'll also introduce you to Gladskin's oil-based Makeup Remover and gel-to-milk Face Wash to help you build a gentle double cleansing routine that meets your skin’s needs.


What Is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing, as the name suggests, is a two-step method for cleansing your face. It typically involves using two different types of cleansers to ensure you remove both surface-level products and deep-seated dirt and oils. The first step involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and sebum on your skin. The second step is to follow up with a gel-based cleanser to remove any remaining residue for a deep cleansing effect.


Why Double Cleansing Works for Every Skin Type

One of the remarkable features of double cleansing is its universal appeal. It's suitable for all skin types – whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin, this technique can benefit you. Here's why:

  • Effective Makeup + Sunscreen Removal: Double cleansing is a game-changer for those who wear makeup and SPF regularly. Oil-based cleansers, such as our Gladskin oil-to-milk Makeup Remover, excel at dissolving makeup, including waterproof products, without excessive scrubbing. 

  • Deep Cleansing: The second step with a gel-based cleanser ensures that all impurities are removed from the surface of your skin. This thorough cleaning helps prevent clogged pores, making it an excellent choice for blemish-prone skin.

  • Balancing Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, you might be skeptical about using oil-based cleansers. However, they can actually help regulate oil production by dissolving the excess sebum on your skin. When followed by a gentle gel-based cleanser, the combination maintains the skin's natural balance. 

  • Hydration for Dry Skin: For those with dry skin, the gentle yet effective cleansing process doesn't strip away essential moisture. It sets the stage for subsequent skincare products to be better absorbed, which can help with dryness and flakiness. 

The Benefits of Double Cleansing

The advantages of incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine are numerous and compelling. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Supports the Skin Barrier: The skin barrier is your body's natural defense mechanism against environmental stressors. Double cleansing ensures that your skin is free of pollutants, allowing it to function optimally in protecting and maintaining your overall skin health. 

  • Reduces Breakouts: By removing all impurities, dirt, and makeup, double cleansing can significantly reduce the likelihood of clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts, which is particularly beneficial for those with blemish-prone skin. 

  • Improves Absorption: After double cleansing, your skin is primed to absorb subsequent skincare products more effectively. This means that the next step in your skincare routine will work better. 

Double Cleanse with Gladskin 

Want to double cleanse with microbiome-friendly, minimally formulated products? These Gladskin cleansers cater to each step of the process and are gentle on your skin. 

  • Gladskin Oil-to-Milk Makeup Remover: Our hydrating, oil-based Makeup Remover is the ideal first step in your double cleansing routine. It's designed to break down even the most stubborn makeup and impurities without irritation. This product is gentle on your skin, leaving it clean, refreshed, and ready for the next cleansing step.

  • Gladskin Gel-to-Milk Face Wash: The Gel-to-Milk Face Wash is the second step in our double cleansing routine. It transforms from a gel into a rich milk upon contact with water, effectively cleansing your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. This gentle cleanser leaves your skin perfectly prepped for the next step in your routine.

Double cleansing is a skincare practice that can benefit everyone, regardless of their skin type. Its ability to thoroughly remove makeup, impurities, and pollutants while maintaining the skin barrier and improving product absorption makes it an essential step in your daily routine. By incorporating our Gladskin oil-based Makeup Remover and Gel-to-Milk Face Wash into your skincare regimen, you can achieve a gentle double cleansing routine designed to support and nourish your skin.