Angie
Angie
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Oily/Combination/Not Sure Skin
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Malaysia
Question
Do you guys think double cleansing is a must? Or is it just another unnecessary routine?
Question
Do you guys think double cleansing is a must? Or is it just another unnecessary routine?
    Commented 8 months ago
    I think it's only beneficial if you are using an oil-based cleanser for your first cleanse. Otherwise, you're just stripping your skin of its natural oils if you use a foaming cleanser twice :/
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    Commented 8 months ago
    Yes! I think a foaming cleanser is way too harsh for a back to back use. I sometimes use Neutrogena's mild face cleanser after the cleansing oil.
    Commented 8 months ago
    Which cleansing oil are you using?
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    Commented 8 months ago
    I'm using Simple's Hydrating Cleansing Oil!
    Commented 8 months ago
    how are you liking the simple cleansing oil!!
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    Commented 8 months ago
    It's working pretty well imo. I'm not sure if it is just the placebo, but I do feel like my skin clearer when I do the double cleansing. I do like cleansing oil! It's light and very gentle, takes off sunblock and makeup. Tbh, this is my very first cleansing oil so I can't really compare it with any other brands.
    Commented 8 months ago
    not a must, but definitely good to have. i do think the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin better than if you use only one.
    Commented 8 months ago
    not necessary at all! :) personally I just use micellar water and it works fine for me. but I've been learning here too, seems like most people do use two types of cleansers.
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    Commented 8 months ago
    Hey! I use micellar water when I had makeup on. Somehow I don't feel it works as well as an oil cleanser. Though I still use it occasionally on my lazier days. 😉
    Commented 8 months ago
    It's not necessary, if your skin doesn't need it! Personally, I found a lot of my acne issues clear up when I did introduce double cleansing into my skincare routine. Like below, I think it's about cleaning your face properly so that you don't have gunk on your face when you do your skincare routine :)
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    Commented 8 months ago
    TBH I've actually started using a cleansing oil for about a week now. My skin seems to be more 'cleaner' and just nice overall. Though I'm not sure if it's just a placebo effect. I'm happy it helped in your skincare routine!
    Commented 8 months ago
    I don't think it's necessary. Cleansing thoroughly without disrupting your skin barrier is what matters most. You can reset your pH balance with a toner. If you can find a good foam cleanser to get everything off and not dry out your skin, I don't think you need two steps!
    Commented 8 months ago
    Not a must in the morning! I think the point of double cleansing is to make sure you are properly cleansing everything off your skin – dust, gunk, make-up, spf and all of that which you accumulate throughout the day. You can use makeup remover or micellar water for a first cleanser, but my favorite is using a cleansing oil because oil attracts oil and it helps get everything off your face. Then I go in with a gentle 2nd cleanser (usually foaming) to wash everything off my face and prep for my skincare routine.
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    Commented 8 months ago
    Do you think it would as well on its own? A cleansing oil without the foam cleanser step afterwards?
    Commented 8 months ago
    Hmm, I think so, if you are making sure to cleanse thoroughly. Someone here mentioned the 60-second rule, making sure you are oil cleansing for at least 60sec. I think that might help.
    Commented 8 months ago
    IMO it's necessary, especially at night if you use make up and SPF. I saw huge improvements to my skin after double cleansing and I'll continue to do it!
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    Commented 8 months ago
    Sweet! I'm not particularly a consistent makeup user but I've read online that double cleansing can be beneficial for clogged oily skin. Do you have a favourite one you can recommend?
    Commented 8 months ago
    These are my go-to! I love the Tatcha, but it's expensive AF, so I'll usually use the DHC most days.