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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
    Which cleansing oil are you using?
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    Commented 11 months ago
    I'm using Simple's Hydrating Cleansing Oil!
    Commented 10 months ago
    how are you liking the simple cleansing oil!!
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    Commented 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
    Do you think it would as well on its own? A cleansing oil without the foam cleanser step afterwards?
    Commented 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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.