Here’s Exactly Why You Need to Be Double Cleansing

Double cleansing means exactly what you think: cleansing your face twice in the evening. And if you wear makeup, you definitely should be doing it! It’s a simple and effective way to keep your skin in great condition. We tapped into the knowledge of Pixi’s Global Makeup Artistic Director, Amanda Bell, to find out why it should be the basis of every makeup-wearer’s beauty regimen.

What is double cleansing?

Double cleansing isn’t using two face wipes instead of just one! It consists of first using an oil-based remover on dry skin, working this into the skin to lift off any makeup. It’s then washed off and followed by a cream-based cleanser to ensure all makeup is thoroughly removed, and to aid hydration. This is done at night when you have been wearing makeup all day. One cleanse followed by moisturizer and SPF is enough for your morning routine.

What are the benefits?

Amanda says “double cleansing ensures that all last vestiges of make up and sunscreen are removed.” This way the skin is completely clear from makeup residue and the second cleanse leaves the skin “soft and hydrated, keeping skin healthy and clear.” Poorly-removed makeup is one of the main culprits of blocked pores and, subsequently, blemishes. With double cleansing you can be sure that you’ve removed everything.

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