Eat. Sleep. Cleanse. Repeat!

Eat. Sleep. Cleanse. Repeat!

We all know that ‘Korean glass’ skin feature. That dewy, smooth and hydrated look. But have you heard about double cleansing that is so popular in K-beauty ritual? The meaning of double cleansing can be confusing. It's nothing but using two different cleansers in a row to wash your face. It gives a deeper clean and fresh skin without stripping off the skin's natural moisture. And there's a lot more to double cleansing that makes it the favourite of not just K-beauty experts but many skincare enthusiasts. Want to know more about how double cleansing products work? Read on to understand more about the double cleansing method, how it's done, its benefits and who could get the most from it. 

Content Index

  • What is double cleansing?
  • Benefits of double cleansing
  • Is it for everyone?
  • To the makeup lovers out there!
  • When should you use it?

Cleansing twice? But why?

The double cleansing method uses two different types of cleansers. It starts with an oil-based cleanser and then moves to a water-based one. You may wonder if you really need two cleansers. The answer is yes. If a completely clean skin is what you are looking for, just using one cleanser won’t help. Did you know that some impurities such as makeup are better dissolved in oil? This makes the oil-based cleanser an effective tool for removing makeup — and even sunscreen. But oil- based cleansers  don’t go deep down to clean your pores. For such deep cleaning, you need a water-based cleanser. These are gentle cleansers that  cleans up pollutants and sweat from deep  down the surface. Now you know how the combo gives that perfect clean and fresh skin!

Hear us out on the benefits…

From clear complexion to controlled acne, the benefits of double cleansing are many. Some of them are given below.

Clean face! Healthy face!

There are days we just let go and sleep with that makeup on, and wake up with a messy face. But is it just that? Not really. Clogged pores, breakouts, dull skin — what more does your unhappy skin throw up as a result? To have healthy skin, a proper cleansing is a must. Using oil-based and water-based cleansers will give you the benefits of double cleansing.

Gives a boost to other skincare products

Every skincare ritual starts with the process of cleansing. Ever wondered why? You need clean pores for better absorption of anything you apply on your skin. Your gentle cleanser alone may not always remove that heavy makeup or sebum. This is when double cleansing comes to your rescue. It will help you unclog the pores and give you that deeper clean feel.

No more dull skin!

Have a dull face after a hectic day out in the harsh weather? Pollutants, dirt or sebum could be the reason. It can clog your pores and make your skin look dull. The double cleansing method lets you go deep down and remove dead skin cells, thus giving a deeper clean look. And this comes as no surprise — with clean skin comes clearer complexion. If you are exposed to pollution or have oily skin, don't just wait. Upgrade your skincare routine to double cleansing, and you will see your skin glowing.

Yay! Fewer breakouts!

When your pores get closed with dirt, it becomes the home for those ‘bad’ bacteria. And the worst part? The acne that you always struggle with, pops up. This is why cleansing your face becomes important. If you have acne-prone skin, double cleansing will remove the bacteria that leads to breakouts. But beware! If you have excess breakouts, consult a dermatologist before trying the double cleansing method.

Should I start double cleansing?

As good as its benefits may sound, know that double cleansing isn't for everyone. So know your skin before tweaking your skincare routine with double cleansing.

Oily acne prone skin

You might be wondering if an oil-based cleanser will make your skin more oily. But did you know that an oil-based cleanser removes sebum better than a water-based one? This is what makes double cleansing the game changer for oily or acne-prone skin. It will give you that healthy clean look without stripping off your skin's natural moisture. But if you have excess acne, get an appointment with a dermatologist before deciding on the double cleansing method. 

Dry skin

If you have dry or very dry skin, double cleansing may not be the best option for you. We know oil-based  cleansers work their way to break down that sebum or makeup. Since dry skin does not have excess sebum production, a gentle cleanser is all you need for that deep clean look. 

PS: If you have a sensitive skin or skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema, do not try the double cleansing method.

To all the makeup lovers out there!

Are you someone who loves to wear makeup daily? If yes, regardless of an oily or dry skin, it's better to switch to double cleansing. Did you know wearing makeup can make it hard for your pores to breathe? So getting off your makeup at the end of the day becomes important for your skin health. With a combination of oil-based and water-based cleanser, get that clean and fresh skin, and let your pores breath.

When should you use it?

"Clean your face twice" - every skincare advice starts like this. But when it comes to double cleansing, you just have to do it when the day is done. Give your face the freshness of double cleansing products every night before you sleep. And your skin is good to go!

Here's a pro tip!

  • Seal your skin with a good moisturiser after every double cleansing.

The journey to a healthy and glowing skin starts with cleansing. But what you cleanse it with makes all the difference. The best double cleansing products are natural skincare products that won’t irritate your skin. So be ‘skintelligent’ while you make skincare choices. Use gentle, all-natural skincare products to get that healthy clean skin. Start your journey to that glowing skin with 100% natural organic cleansers and moisturisers from the skintelligent range of TheUnbottleCo.

Deep Hydrating Face Cleanser Proven To Fight Dry Skin With Lactic Acid & Alpha Arbutin 100ml

To treat:

  • Lactic acid is a natural AHA which mproves skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
  • Sodium hyaluronate has the magical duality to moisturise skin and reduce inflammation

To prevent recurrence: 

  • Arginine PCA captures skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long
  • Alpha-arbutin brightens skin tone and heals skin damage

Acne Clearing Face Cleanser Proven To Fight Acne With Calendula & TeaTree Oil 100 ml

  To treat: 

  • Calendula oil has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties for soothing eczema
  • Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial which reduces acne causing infection

To prevent recurrence:

  • Glycerin naturally prevents skin from drying out and helps to retain moisture
  • Castor oil naturally fights acne and is a natural cleanser

Age-Defence Face Cleanser Proven To Fight Fine Lines & Wrinkles With Grapeseed Oil & Alpha Arbutin 100ml

To treat: 

  • Alpha-arbutin brightens skin tone and heals skin damage
  • Grapeseed oil improves skin elasticity and flexibility

To prevent recurrence:

  • Green tea reduces free radicals and detoxes skin
  • Saffron evens and brightens skin tone without causing breakouts

Skin Brightening Face Cleanser Proven To Even Out With Kakadu Plum & Licorice Root 

To treat:

  • Kakadu plum, rich in Vitamin C, boosts skin brightening
  • Licorice root is proven to reverse hyperpigmentation

To prevent recurrence:

  • Lactic acid, a natural AHA, improves skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
  • Arginine PCA is a natural amino acid which captures skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long 

Whether you choose normal cleansing or double cleansing, keeping your skin clean and moisturised is the key to a healthy and smooth skin. Pamper your skin with a little love and natural skincare. Your skin will love you back with a healthy glow.

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