We know, we know. Sometimes, after a long day, it can be too big of an ask to simply push a makeup wipe around our eyes. But double cleansing, a buzzy skin regimen that Korean skin-care brands have touted for years, may actually be the answer to many of your skin woes. Here’s why.
What is it? Double cleansing, although admittedly tedious-sounding, is actually just a quick two-step method for ensuring even the heaviest makeup is completely dissolved—without harsh (and potentially wrinkle-inducing) rubbing and scrubbing.
What do you do? First, massage cleansing oil onto dry skin, and then wash your face as you normally would with a soap-based scrub (or more gentle cleanser for sensitive skin). The cleansing oil helps dissolve makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils while the face wash cleans out pores and gets rid of dead skin cells.
Why does it work? Instead of soaps and wipes that can be drying, the initial cleansing oil dissolves makeup while still maintaining your skin’s natural balance of oils. Then, once the makeup is gone, the face wash can do a more effective job of cleaning out pores.
The best part? You get to be the beauty expert at your next girls’ dinner: “Single cleansing? That’s so last year.”