Have you tried to double cleanse your face but feel like it strips or dries your face out when doing so? I have drier skin and I think double cleansing can be a truly fantastic way to get all the makeup, dirt, and other grime from your face easily. But as the Winter gets colder I tend to avoid double cleansing because I feel it strips and dries my skin out further. The idea of double cleansing is to remove all traces of makeup and to follow up and hydrate your skin well with the rest of your skincare routine. So, whatever was stripped during the cleansing process will be replenished by following up with proper skincare.
This works in most cases. Your first cleanse typically involves an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and oil. Cleansing oils are great for removing makeup easily. If you have drier skin I recommend Farmacy Clear Bloom Makeup Glideaway Cleansing Oil because it doesn’t leave skin feeling dry or tight after use. I’d also recommend a cleansing balm for the initial removal process. For this I’d recommend Farmacy’s new Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm which I’m actually liking a lot more than my Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm at the moment. The second step in your double cleanse takes place with a foaming cleanser or facial wash which removes dirt, bacteria, and any left over makeup that your cleansing oil may not have caught. For my second step, I like using a foaming collagen wash like Kanebo Naive Deep Cleansing Foam Peach (Review).
Unfortunately, as the colder weather sets in I find double cleansing can be a little harsher on my drier skin.
So, here’s how to double cleanse without stripping your skin!
You likely already do this but if you don’t here’s a great way to get that second double cleanse in without drying your skin out. After using your normal cleansing balm or oil you can follow up with a micellar water after trying your face. Micellar waters have a very gentle formula that won’t strip skin of essentials oils nor will they leave your skin feeling tight after using them. They’ll act to remove any excess oil, makeup, dirt, or grime that you cleansing oil or balm maybe have left behind.
Dry your face well after cleansing your skin, saturate a large cotton pad with micellar water, and swipe it across your face several times.
The water acts like a magnet to remove anything your cleanser left behind without stripping your skin or drying it out. I’d recommend Bioderma Sensibio H2O (Review) for the job because it truly is one of the better micellar waters I’ve had the pleasure of using!
Easy and simple!
How you double cleanse without stripping your skin?
Do share your skincare secrets!