What is the double cleanse?

The double cleanse is the cleansing method Korean women use for clear skin. It involves washing your face in two steps, first by using an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. The first step draws out oil-based impurities such as sebum, SPF, and pollutants while the second step cleanses water-based debris such as sweat and dirt (Unfortunately cleansing tissues won't do the job well!) Get started on the double cleanse to prevent breakouts and start with a clean canvas for skincare and makeup!

Repeat Both Morning and Night

When I mention to my friends that most likely an oil cleanser is missing from their cleansing routine, they look at me like I’m crazy. “But oil on my oily face would be disastrous! I’m going to break out!” It’s quite contrary, actually: Oil products causing breakouts on oily faces is simply one of those skincare myths. Oil cleansers are super gentle and they actually help you get rid of acne!
You’re actually doing a disservice to your skin by not properly removing your makeup/oil-based debris on your skin, which causes both congestion and breakouts. Proper oil cleansers are formulated so that they can soften the skin and remove any excess oil gently from the skin.

One thing I’ve confirmed since going to skin school is that when it comes to your face, oil cleansers are very, very essential to your cleansing routine and it’s not really just a Korean beauty secret after all! It’s a skincare tip practiced by many dermatologists and aestheticians around the world, and I hope with more education and word of mouth, this will be a more universally used concept.