The Double Cleansing Method (Just 2-Steps!)

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I recently changed my skincare regimen by adding the double cleansing method to my nighttime skincare routine.

The benefits of the double cleansing method will prove to be an excellent investment of your time!

In this post, I will fill you in on the benefits of double cleansing, how to double cleanse, and share my favorite products for double cleansing that I love to use as part of my nighttime skincare routine.

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The Double Cleansing Method

The double cleansing method originated in Asia in the 14th century. That said-I feel like I was pretty late to the party. Oh well, better late than never, right?  

What is the double cleansing method?

The double cleansing method is not rocket science. Double cleansing is just what you are thinking. It’s cleansing your face not once but twice! I know what your might be thinking but hang in a minute.

The importance of double cleansing at night

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Good Lord! I think of all the nights (back in the day) that I didn’t wash my face before bed. UGH.

It wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I read that every time you don’t wash your face before bed, it knocks a year off your face.

If you don’t wash your face, you will age much quicker! I doubt that is true, but it got my attention. HA!

Either way-truth is cleansing before we hit the hay is essential. It has to happen. No. Matter. What. No excuses. Double cleansing, even better.

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Make-up, sunscreen, dirt, sweat, oil, and pollutants, oh my!

Make-up, sunscreen, dirt, sweat, oil, and pollutants accumulate on your skin throughout the day. It’s pretty gross when you think about it!

Double cleansing is the best way to make sure you remove all the gunk so that your skin can breathe, drink in all the yummy skincare you’ve applied, and you can get some serious beauty rest knowing you did your skin a solid.



How to double cleanse your face:

Step One (1)

First, you use an oil-based cleanser; I love, love, love Clinique’s Take the day off balm. I’ve used it for years- and it is the BOMB!

I use the balm most nights because it’s like a mini-spa experience.

First, I apply the balm, then take a nice hot-steamy washcloth and put it on my face. I let it steam my face a minute and then clean it with the warm washcloth.

It’s delightful and removes all the make-up and grime.

Many of my favorite beauty gurus are talking about a new double cleansing product called Pixi double cleanse.

Based on the reviews, I would say it’s worth giving Pixi double cleanse a try.

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Step two (2)

After the first step has removed most of the make-up and impurities, step two involves an excellent old-fashioned scrub with a water-based cleanser and water. 

I use CeraVe’s hydrating facial cleanser. I love CeraVe products!

I use my Clarisonic or my Foreo Luna. They both help to exfoliate my skin while cleansing it, and it feels like a mini face massage.  

During this second step, you will get off any dirt and grime left behind, and your face will be squeaky clean and ready for your regular skincare routine!

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My Favorite Double Cleansing Products

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The Benefits of Double-Cleansing

There are so many benefits of double-cleansing your face!

I know it seems like a pain in the neck to wash your face twice, but I promise your face will thankkyou. What do you think? Are you going to give the double-cleansing method a try?

Please let me know in the comments below

Until next time- Be well. 

XO, Christine

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