The concept of double cleansing is becoming increasingly common amongst skin care fiends alike. But what actually is double cleansing? Well, many people double cleanse without realising it - For instance, if you use make-up remover followed by a foaming wash, that is an intelligent example of a double cleanse.

In its most basic form, double cleansing simply means that you are clearing the skin twice. Double cleansing in the traditional sense involves the use of two different cleansers. The first cleanse is to remove make-up and SPF and the second is to clean more deeply and ensure any residue has been removed. Many people will recommend an oil based cleanser followed by a foaming cleanser.

For example, we’ve tried, tested and found settled-skin-success with MOA’s Green Balm doubled up with Oskia’s Renaissance Cleanser. We love MOA’s unique brand identification that celebrates utilising the ancient folklore of herbalism. Their Green Balm is a 100% natural multi-purpose repairing and healing beauty balm.It soothes, nourishes and renews itchy skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis and it’s even safe to use around the eye area, removing eye-make-up safely. This combined with Oskia’s Renaissance Cleanser proves as complementarily effective, as this non-foaming skin re-birth gel – rich in vitamins and enzymes - gently removes further impurities and makeup, at the same time brightening and nourishing to reveal balanced, clean and fresh skin.

The cynics out there will dismiss double cleansing as yet another costly beauty fad. But, as explained above, the benefits of double cleansing are ensuring the skin is completely clear of makeup, SPF and other skincare products layered during the day. Further, it prepares the skin for subsequent topical treatments that are used afterwards and enhances their beauty-power.  

However, inconsiderate double cleansing naturally comes with contraindications: For those with acne or blemish-prone skin, we recommend staying away from an oil cleanser, as a water-based gel product may be more appropriate, like Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel mentioned above. More, for those with dry or sensitive skin, double cleansing may result in over cleansing, thus irritation.

So, choosing the right products and combinations for your skin type is absolutely vital, but common sense is also needed and professional advice recommended. We’re here at Amelia Nour to help perfect your skincare routine and deliver a resolution to your key skin concerns with our personally tailored beauty consultancy service – Get in touch!