My Double Cleansing Routine

My Double Cleansing Routine

One of the Japanese beauty secrets, I swear to is the Double Cleansing method. It traditionally means washing your face with an oil-based cleanser first, before using a regular water-based cleanser. It literally means washing your face twice, which might sound a little too much, but I can promise you it’s worth spending the additional two minutes of your time. As they say “better safe than sorry” – you don’t want to go to bed with a face full of makeup and other impurities, since it has always been one of the worst things you could do to your complexion. I’ve been cleansing my face twice a day (no exceptions) – with one cleanser in the morning and a more thorough double cleanse method in the evening.

For the first step you can either go for a cleanser in oil form or choose a micellar water. Micellar water works on the same principle as cleansing oil; it might be more suitable for those with sensitive skin, while oil is way better for those who wear heavier makeup. I’ve been loving the Nivea 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water with the caring formula with Dexpanthenol & Grape Seed Oil. It removes eyemakeup, without leaving the skin dry, tight or irritated. It’s free of parabens, colors and perfume. I usually pour some of it on two cotton pads and gently press them on my eyelids (wait for 5-10 seconds). I then swipe them all around my eyes and use an additional pad to remove my face makeup (or lip if I’m wearing some bold color). I also use a cotton bud or two to remove the left-over eye makeup, if necessary.

When I melt away the dirt and makeup from my face, I rinse and apply the second cleanser. Its job is to purify the skin and the Sensai Silky Purifying Milky Soap does it amazingly. It’s an emulsion-type facial wash with a soft, smooth foam that leaves a supple finish and it’s perfect for my dry skin. I use one pump and massage onto my skin in circular motion, which also stimulates circulation and relaxes tense facial muscles. After rinsing it with cool water, I gently pat dry with a clean facial towel. When my skin is thoroughly cleansed, I follow with a toner, serums and a cream.

photo: Domen Blenkuš
location: Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana

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Nivea 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water
Nivea 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water
Nivea 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water
Sensai Silky Purifying Milky Soap
Sensai Silky Purifying Milky Soap
Sensai Silky Purifying Milky Soap
Sensai Silky Purifying Milky Soap
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6 Comments

  1. Saturday November 22nd, 2014 / 10:31 PM

    Se kar strinjam. Ličila se najlepše odstranijo z dvojno metodo – najmanj obremenitve za kožo, vse do zadnje pore očistiš in zmanjšaš možnost pojava nečistoč. Sama sicer menjavam micelne vodice ter čistilce, a je postopek vedno približno enak. 😀

  2. Tuesday November 25th, 2014 / 01:27 PM

    Ajda super objava! In wau kakšne slike!
    Sem bila seznanjena s to metodo, jo veselo prakticiram že kar nekaj časa, vendar nisem vedela, da mora biti sestavljena iz oljnega in vodnega čistila! Good to know!
    Jaz uporabljam trenutno Inell micelarno vodico in pa La Roche posay čistilni gel.

  3. Monday December 1st, 2014 / 08:59 AM

    Super objava! Se strinjam da je double cleansing nekaj, kar bi lahko vsakdo uporabljal. Btw, ali ni tako da bi morali "čistiti" obraz nekje 2 minuti v prvem postopku?

    • Monday December 1st, 2014 / 01:31 PM

      Glede časovne omejtive ne vem, verjetno je odvisno od tega kako hitro se ličila topijo – zagotovo se ne vse enako, pa tudi od čistilca je verjetno odvisno 🙂

  4. Friday December 5th, 2014 / 09:40 PM

    Odlična objava :)) Definitivno moram začeti s to metodo ! Ali imaš mogoče kakšno idejo kateri izdelek bi lahko uporabila za bolj mešan tip kože ?

    • Saturday December 6th, 2014 / 12:26 AM

      Micelarna je jasno primerna za vsak tip kože (če ne uporabljaš ravno waterproof ličil). Za drugi del pa ima Sensai prav tako še nekaj produktov (pri njih je fino, ker ti dejansko piše STEP 2) – pa za vse produkte je navadeno za kateri tip kože so. Kakšna mogoče cenejša varianta je Vichy Normaderm gel za umivanje obraza (če imaš malo bolj mastno kožo; ampak vseeno ne izsušuje pretirano, zato je res fajn), še cenejši pa na primer Afrodita Clean Phase gel (je za vse tipe kože) 🙂

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