Cleansing is the first and most important step in the skincare routine to achieving healthy skin. Without proper cleansing, buildup from traces of dirt, sweat and makeup prevents the skin from being able to breathe, repair and renew itself. This may cause a blockage of skin follicles leading to acne, blotchy skin, irritation and overall unhealthy-looking skin.
Double cleansing is not just a new trend that everyone raves about. In fact, double cleansing has been around for ages! Originating from Japan (like many other miraculous beauty rituals), double cleansing is, without a doubt, the best way to thoroughly cleanse the skin, without stripping off its natural oils.
It involves a two steps process, first by using an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. The first step draws out oil-based impurities such as sebum, black and white heads, and pollutants while the second step cleanses water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.
What should you look out for in Cleansers?
The Power of Cream Cleansers
It’s a common misconception that cream cleansers are not suitable for oily skin. However, if you struggle with oily skin, using an oil-based cleanser is even more important! Mona Gohara, a Danbury, Connecticut dermatologist agrees: “Creamy cleansers are great at helping keep your skin’s barrier intact,” she says. “This helps guard against inflammation, making them a great choice for acne-prone as well as sensitive skin types.”
What gives these cleansers the dense, milk-like texture is a mixture of emollient-rich ingredients. breaking down grime with the oils and emollients in their formulas, rather than with a high level of surfactants. They gently cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils and helps to keep your skin’s PH levels more balanced. The result? A clean (yet calm) complexion.
If you’re thinking about starting on this double cleansing journey, start with Mirage Miracle’s Super Moisture Cleanser! An effective and affordable cream cleanser that uses natural oils and emulsifiers to gently remove all traces of makeup and impurities, while helping to soothe any redness/inflammation and leave a deep moisture layer and soft supple skin that lasts long after cleansing.