Double cleansing is an essential 2 step process in your p.m. skincare routine which involves cleansing your skin twice – first with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser.
Unfortunately, using the same cleanser twice is not effective in removing all traces of build-up, which can lead to clogged and dull skin. As like attracts like, the two different cleanser types are required to break down and remove all the different impurities on the skin and deep in the pores.
^Dermalogica Precleanse* is an oil-based cleanser which breaks down the layers of makeup, skincare, sebum (the oil our skin naturally produces) and environmental pollutants that have built up on your skin throughout the day.
The second cleanser – the ^Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel* – is water-based which removes any last traces of build up and deep cleans inside the pores.
The Dermalogica Double Cleanse Duo is suitable for all skin types.
My skin ranges from normal in the Winter months to super oily in Summer – no matter the weather or how my skin is behaving, this is a double cleansing dream team.
1. Dermalogica Precleanse
This super effective oil breaks down every last bit of makeup – even stubborn lash glue, liquid lipsticks and multiple layers of base products.
One pump easily removes a whole face of makeup – this makeup remover lasts me forever.
I make sure to massage the ^Precleanse* onto my dry face and eyes for 1 minute to ensure all the build-up has broken down.
Next, I wet my hands while continuing to massage my face – the oil will emulsify and turn milky at this stage.
Then I just rinse off the excess and all the traces of makeup disappear down the plughole – ready for the second cleanse.
(If you wish to take this travelling, the ^PreCleanse Balm may be more suitable – the pump on this original PreCleanse isn’t as travel friendly.)
2. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
For the second step, I use the water-based ^Special Cleansing Gel*. Using pea-sized amount on damp skin, massage to form a gentle lather to make sure the skin is thoroughly cleansed.
The gel consistency is perfect for leaving your skin prepped for your other products in your skincare routine – no oily residue is left sitting on the skin, but also no tight, dry feeling either.
As well as being a great team player when coupled with the ^PreCleanse*, the Special Cleansing Gel* works perfectly on its own as my morning cleanse too – no need to buy a separate product just for your morning skincare routine.
It also works great before my favourite exfoliator – the ^Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant*. PS. The Daily Microfoliant is perfect for dry skin lurking under beards too.
I love Dermalogica’s approach to skincare – they care about using quality ingredients combined with education for the average consumer – which leads to real results. Their website is also super helpful and educational for every skin type. You can use their online tool to input your skin concerns and get personalised product recommendations and tips for your skin or, arrange an appointment at a salon to have your skin analysed by a professional. I highly recommend finding your nearest salon for a Face Mapping skin analysis – I had one years ago (at Revival Retreat in Glasgow) and it was really helpful!