Double cleansing ensures your face is thoroughly clean while keeping it efficiently hydrated and not stripped of its natural oils. There’s a definite way to get double-cleansing right though – if your cleansing regime is too harsh, you can dry out your complexion, but if your cleansing isn’t effective, you’ll be leave with traces of make-up, dirt and impurities sitting on your skin. It’s a balancing act. Use richer formulas like oils or balms to cut through make-up, then follow with creams, gels or waters to fully clean your skin and leave it hydrated.
Discover our round up of the best cleansers and how to slot them into your existing regime.
Not only does this multi-tasking cleanser effortlessly clean skin, it gently removes all make-up, dirt and impurities while leaving a thin layer of anti-ageing serum on the skin. Use with a damp flannel to efficiently cleanse in no time at all.
Remove the heaviest make-up with this cream formula; just massage the cleanser into dry skin then use a damp cloth to polish skin clean. Repeat the process, doing a little facial massage on the second round, to help eliminate fluids, puffiness and maximise absorption.
If a little pampering is what you’re after, this cleanser is a spa experience in your own bathroom. Massage the cream into dry skin, leave on for a minute or two, then remove with damp mitts. Do this once more then pat yourself on the back for the mini-facial.
Exfoliating is well-known for its ability to easily remove dead skin cells and therefore brighten the skin, so if you want one of the steps in your double cleanse to be exfoliating this handy stick does the job perfectly. Apply to damp skin, massage in (don’t rub) and repeat.
This is definitely for the second phase of your double-cleanse. While it isn’t designed to shift make-up, it’s adept at cleansing without disrupting the skin’s natural functions and refines the appearance of skin - that means smaller-looking pores, more even skin tone and a reduction in congestion.