Double Cleansing: The Secret to Truly Clean Skin

Double Cleaning Explained | Skin Specialist in Chembur

In the quest for clear, radiant skin, skincare enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the next big thing. One practice that has been gaining popularity and the one that I, as a dermatologist in Chembur often hear about from patients is double cleansing. Let us learn more about it:

What is Double Cleansing?

Just as the name suggests, double cleansing is the method that involves cleaning or washing your face with two different cleansers. The first one is supposed to be an oil-based cleanser that melts things that you apply such as makeup and sunscreen, and also works on cleaning oil and excess sebum generated naturally by the skin. The second product must be a water-based cleanser that helps to clear any remaining impurities and residue.

The double cleansing method allows you to achieve a thoroughly cleansed face by whisking away different forms of impurities and gives you a clean and fresh base.

The Benefits of Double Cleansing

While you may think of double cleansing as any other overhyped trend on the internet; in reality, it works! Following are the benefits that will change your mind:

1. A Complete Wash

All the quick girlies out there, we all know how fast we clean our face, and we are also aware that our cleansers don’t possess the power of Dettol to remove impurities in a few seconds. Hence, the concept of double cleansing (which is not time-consuming, honestly). Makeup and other rigid impurities tend to stick to your skin, and that’s when the oil-based cleanser comes to the rescue. The water-based cleanser completes the job by washing away any loose residue.

2. Offers Moisture Care

Some harsh cleansers tend to strip the skin of its natural oils leaving it all dry and feeling tight. This is not the case with oil cleansing. An oil-based cleanser is followed by a water-based cleanser which leaves no room for dryness or oiliness but only for optimal moisturisation.

However, for some double-cleansing can be extremely stripping for the skin. In such cases, it is imperative to apply a moisturiser to restore hydration.

Consult an expert like Dr Vedant Ghuse- a leading skin specialist in Chembur to get your hands on quality cleansers that will work best for your skin.

3. Helps in Better Absorption of Products

Oil cleansing helps to wash away layers of impurities and gives you a clean canvas to move forward with. When there is no barrier left, other products like serums can get easily absorbed by the skin and perform well.

Who is double cleansing for?

While everyone may be going crazy behind oil cleansing, it isn’t for everyone. Double cleansing is a good option to consider. If you have oily skin or wear make-up daily. However, if you have dry or combination skin and wear light to no makeup, you don’t need to indulge in oil cleansing daily.

People with sensitive skin or conditions like eczema and psoriasis must completely avoid double cleansing or practice it only on the recommendation of a professional.

Double cleansing has become a popular skincare technique for good reason. However, it's essential to choose the right cleansers for your skin type and concerns by consulting a trusted expert like Dr Vedant Ghuse- a skin specialist in Ghatkopar to avoid over-cleansing.