When it comes to skincare, cleansing is one of the most important things you can do. And, the best way to achieve a deep cleanse is by double cleansing, which - simply put - means cleansing twice. With double cleansing alone you should start to notice brighter skin, fewer blemishes and fine lines, and smoother skin texture. That's not just because you're getting skin clean but also because when it has been double cleansed it is clear to soak up all the nutrients and actives in your skincare, from toners and serums to eye creams and moisturisers.
How to deep cleanse with double cleansing
The first cleanse, usually with a balm or oil, removes dirt and makeup. You want something a little richer for this cleanse because it needs to melt away makeup and tackle stubborn pollution particles. During this step, use a face cloth to help remove the makeup and dirt and to give your skin a gentle exfoliation.
For the second cleanse, it's up to you. Use a lighter cleanser like a micellar water, foam or gel, if you have spot-prone skin. Got dry skin? Use the same rich balm or oil cleanser with your face cloth. This second cleanse is your insurance, it doubles down to ensure that you have removed any leftover dirt or makeup for super clean skin.
Shop our favourite cleansers below:
A transforming cleansing balm that effortlessly removes long-wear makeup. This gentle but powerful balm makes the perfect first step of your double cleansing routine.
This simple but highly effective cleansing balm is made with Thistle, aromatic Eucalyptus and refreshing Spearmint oils to lift dirt and rejuvenate dull, tired skin. With each Steam Clean, you will also receive a 100% organic cotton cloth.
A power-packed foaming cleanser, this is specifically designed to address the appearance of problem skin, by reaching deep into pores and boosting out stubborn dirt and oils. Skin is left appearing smoother, feeling more refined and rejuvenated.
A cleanser with benefits, this creamy gel formula takes off make-up, dirt, SPF, pollution and treats the complexion with purifying, soothing and moisturising ingredients so your skin becomes the best it’s ever been.
Bursting with plant extracts, formulated with delicate cleansing agents strong enough to remove your makeup while gentle on sensitive skin and eyes. ON REPEAT moisturises with cactus flower while nourishing the skin with antioxidants.
The soft and fine foam provides gentle, deep cleansing without upsetting the skin's natural moisture balance. Power-packed, natural active ingredients promote epidermal regeneration at the start of you skincare routine, while aloe vera and panthenol soothe irritations. The skin is calmed even as you cleanse and is supplied with precious moisture.