What is Korean double facial cleansing?

Have you heard of double cleansing? For sure yes!

In Korean culture, the basis for having beautiful skin is to keep it clean. Now you may wonder, then how do Korean women wash their faces? I also want that perfect skin!

Below we explain everything you need to know about the essential Korean double cleansing .


What is double facial cleansing? 

Double cleansing consists of cleaning the face first with an oil-based product and then with another water-based product, thus eliminating all types of impurities, makeup, dead cells, etc. and leaving the face ready for the next steps of the beauty ritual. .

1st Step (Oil base): Cleansing oil or cleansing oils

The first step of the double cleansing and Korean routine is an oil-based cleanser that helps eliminate oily residue that we accumulate during the day such as makeup, excess sebum or sun protection.

A cleansing oil? How is it possible to clean the face with oil? A big mistake or myth is thinking that a cleansing oil can generate more oil on the face or if it will be suitable for your skin type. Well, unlike what you may believe, due to their texture, these facial cleansers are suitable for all skin types, even oily skin.

If you are still afraid of applying oil, you have other formats such as balms or sorbets that turn into oil when they come into contact with the skin.

2nd Step (Water-based): Water-based or foam cleaners

It is true that this first step cleans a lot, but not completely. Therefore, it is necessary to do prior cleaning. Then, with the water-based cleaner we manage to remove the water-soluble dirt.

This second step removes all non-fat-based impurities, that is, particles resulting from pollution and dead cells accumulated during the day.

Now, with clean skin we are ready to pamper ourselves with the best products. Remember that clean skin is key in the Korean ritual so that the skin absorbs the rest of the products and thus achieves maximum benefits for your skin.

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Benefits of double cleansing

Taking care of your skin and keeping it clean is essential in the Korean routine, do you want to know why?

  • Applying the following products on clean skin will make them reach the corresponding skin layer and can provide their benefits.
  • By cleaning it daily we will prevent excess sebum or impurities from accumulating on the skin that could cause acne or some type of imperfection.

Frequently asked questions about Korean double cleansing

  • Do cleansing oils generate more oil? Not at all. You must keep in mind that it is a product that is not in contact with the skin for too long and whose only function is to attract other fatty elements to cleanse your skin deeply. In addition, cleansing oils have a formulation specially designed for this, which when it comes into contact with water, changes to a more fluid white texture that does not leave any type of residue or greasy trace.

  • Are oily cleansers for my skin type? Clear! As we have already mentioned, it is a product specifically designed to perform Korean double cleansing , regardless of what your skin is like. Just look for one that is formulated for your skin type, just like with any of the treatment creams.

  • Is it possible to do a double cleanse with a single product? Yeah! You read that right! There are times when we are in a hurry or a little too lazy to do both steps, which is why multifunction products have emerged that combine the two steps into a single product.

  • How many times do I have to double cleanse? Like everything, it depends on your skin type. In general, in the mornings you can wash your face only with the aqueous cleanser and at night do the double cleansing (whether we have put on makeup or not).

  • If I wash my face too much, won't it dry out? It shouldn't and if it happens you may be using a very powerful cleanser or one that is not ideal for your skin.

Now, with all the doubts resolved, you are clear about the great importance of doing a good facial cleansing if you want to achieve great results. Take it as a moment of disconnection to pamper yourself and we assure you that you will notice a before and after. Double cleansing in your skincare routine is mandatory, right?

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