I think it’s safe to that say after a long and tiring day, we all want to go home, get ready for bed, and sleep. But before you do that, have you ever thought of how much oils and dirt you have accumulated on your face and if you have removed all of it properly before going to bed? I think about that a lot. My skin goal is to have the “glass skin.” It is a K-beauty trend that means having clear and luminous skin. One of the things I do to achieve that skin is by double cleansing.
I’m sure we all never skip cleansing our faces before bed (if you do then stop doing that and wash your face). Double cleansing is exactly how it sounds. You wash your face twice by using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser. The goal of this is to clean your skin and prep it for the next steps of your skin care.
An oil-based cleanser is the first step. It helps to remove any oil-based products on your skin–makeup, excess oils, and sunscreen that your face may have accumulated throughout the day. This step can be done even if you don’t wear makeup. It is gentle but effective. I have swapped my old makeup removers for this step. I use the Heimish All Clean Balm.
The second step is the water-based cleanser. It removes water-based dirt such as sweat and dirt. This is your usual cleansing step. I use the Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleaner.
Don’t worry! After all of this, if you choose the right products for your skin type, your skin won’t feel tight. I remember that is what I thought I would feel when I first heard about it. Surprisingly, my face didn’t feel tight at all. It actually felt softer and smoother. I was obsessed after that.
What are your thoughts about it? Are you willing to try it out? Let us know below!