Your skin is exposed to all kinds of chemicals and pollutants throughout the day. Whether it is makeup, the particles in the environment, or even your own sweat, cleansing your face daily ensures your skin’s health. Having a clean face before you go to bed is important for healthy, happy skin!
Cleansing your skin should occur twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. You may wonder, why in the morning? During your sleep, dust and excess oils accumulate on your skin. Thus, it is critical that you cleanse the impurities off your face. At night, it becomes even more important you cleanse your skin as not only do you need to remove the toxins from the environment but your makeup as well. After a long day, double cleansing is key to your daily cleansing routine.
What is Double Cleansing?
Double cleansing involves two steps to your cleansing routine.
To first break down the oil-based impurities like dirt, sunscreen and makeup build up, you will need to do a first cleanse.
Examples of first cleanse include micellar waters, cleansing balms, cleansing oils, and milk/cream cleansers.
Try this: Comeitto's Rice Bran Cleansing Balm, S$60. A cleansing balm which thoroughly removes makeup and sunscreen to unclogs pores while leaving the skin moisturized and nourished. It does not sting around the eyes, a great one for those with sensitive skin.
Try this: PURITO's From Green Cleansing Oil, S$30. A gentle and soothing first step cleansing oil that thoroughly removes all traces of sunscreen and makeup without causing any irritation. Infused with olive oil, sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil to cleanse the skin without stripping it.
Try this: KEEP COOL's Soothe Phyto Green Shower Cleansing Water, S$28. A gentle yet effective micellar water that acts as the first step cleanser to remove all the sunscreen, makeup, and excess oils at the end of the day.
Secondly, go in with another cleanser to break down water-based impurities and to remove anything that is left behind from the first cleanse. It is important to choose a cleanser according to your skin type.
Examples of a second cleanse include gel cleansers, foaming cleansers, cream cleansers, and milk cleansers.
Try this: SIORIS's Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser, S$30. A gentle, non-foaming, milk cleanser that gently washes away makeup, dirt, excess oil, and impurities without drying out the skin. Milk cleansers can be used as a first or a second cleanser. It leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Try this: SIGI SKIN's Kaleanser Face Wash, S$38. This face wash is specially formulated to gently remove makeup, dirt and oils, making your face feel soft and healthy. It rebalances your skin’s pH level and does not strip away your natural moisture barrier. It has a unique, jelly-like texture that makes the cleansing process feel like a dream. This decadent treat contains kale extracts to detoxify, cleanse pores and brighten the complexion. It also has soy extracts that soothe and moisturize, leaving your skin smooth, supple and hydrated.
Try this: BE PLAIN's Greenful PH-Balanced Cleansing Foam, S$20. A gentle pH balanced daily cleanser that effectively clarifies impurities while keeping the skin hydrated and comforted. Formulated with 32.32% mung bean extract and green tea leaf powder, it gently purifies the skin and restores it to a healthy state.
Try this: CeraVe's Hydrating Facial Cleanser, S$26. A gentle, non foaming cleanser that gently washes away makeup, dirt, excess oil, and impurities without drying out the skin. Featuring three types of essential ceramides, non foaming cream/gel cleanser is a gentle way to start off any skincare regimen for those with dry and sensitive skin.
An effective cleansing routine will maintain a healthy balanced skin barrier, leaving your skin feeling happy!