Double Cleansing Confusion

Interested in double cleansing? You should be. Read here to get the whole scoop.

If you’re already a practitioner or looking to be, I wanted to clear up something that had caused me a bit of confusion.

For double cleansing, they say (ah, the enigmatic “they”) to use a cleansing oil.

But what about cleansing balms? Cleansing milks? Those are written about everywhere nowadays (wow, I sound like my grandmother *shudder*). Anyway, how do I use those? Before or after double cleansing? Please don’t tell me there’s a triple-cleansing step, now?

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No worries, my ladies. Two steps is fine for now. Let’s break it down.

The first step in double cleansing should simply involve applying a non-water-based cleanser to a dry face with dry hands. Check the ingredients list for you balm, milk, or oil. As long as the main ingredients include oils and not water or sulfates, then you’re in the clear. Heck, you can even use straight-up, unrefined, coconut oil found at your local grocery store! Just make sure you buy a gentle washcloth (a muslin cloth is most gentle) to help wash it off of your face. Trying to wash slick oil of your face without the grip of a washcloth is not easy nor fun. So make sure you have some type of cloth handy before you start using any coconut oil or balms (though most balms come with a cloth already). Regular face oils usually wash off fairly easily, and a cloths typically isn’t required.

Here is a variety of oil-based cleanser for you to choose from, based on your texture preferences and skin concerns.

Ole Henriksen

Pure Truth Melting Cleanser

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First Aid Beauty

Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser

Boscia

Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

Korres

Greek Yoghurt 3 in 1 Cleansing, Toning, and Eye-Makeup Removing Emulsion

Josie Maran

Argan Cleansing Oil

Algenist Genius

Ultimate Anti-Aging Cleanser

REN

Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm

Caudalie

Gentle Cleansing Milk

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