Rituals are important; they’re how we make our habits special. With that in mind, creating an end-of-day cleansing ritual for your skin can not only create something to look forward to but a healthy practice that will boost your glow and your skin’s health!
The Healing Beauty of Double Cleanse
First, let’s start by answering the obvious question: What is a double cleanse?
A double cleanse is a two-step skin-cleansing process that consists of a surface cleanse and a pore cleanse. The surface cleanse helps remove surface impurities like makeup and the residue of the day, while the second cleanse helps clean more deeply into your pores and helps restore balance.
This centuries-old facial cleansing technique originated in Korea and Japan and has since migrated to western cultures. It’s a great way to ensure your skin is getting cleaned, and it has many skin-friendly benefits like brighter, balanced, clearer skin.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1. Use an Oil Cleanser designed to remove makeup and other skin surface impurities without stripping natural oils.
Step 2. Use a water-based cleanser designed to remove pore-clogging impurities while simultaneously hydrating and soothing your skin,
These products help you avoid the harsh, “squeaky clean” feeling your skin can get when you use products with too many chemicals.
The Surface Cleanse
The Oil Cleanser is designed to work a couple of ways:
It focuses on removing skin surface layers of makeup, toxins, dirt, sunscreen, and excess oil.
It is designed to help maintain the skin's natural oil levels (check out our post here to learn more about why skin hydration is important!). The special emollients help prevent irritation commonly found in traditional soaps and facial cleansers.
The reason this is a great end-of-day ritual is that it’s a fundamental way you can “wash off” the day and transition into your calmer, more peaceful evening routine. Get a unique cleansing tool or play your favorite song to help elevate your mood!
The Pore Cleanse
Once you’ve completed step 1, your skin should be free from impurities. The second step, the pore cleansing, requires a water-based cleanser. This step targets pore-clogging impurities with a skin-mimicking low pH level cleanser that will gently remove any leftover impurities and better penetrate the pores.
This second cleanse will provide a good, thorough cleansing experience and helps hydrate and protect your skin from over-washing. You’ll notice a glow almost right away!
Double Cleanse, Double Benefit
A Double Cleanse is designed to deeply clean without being too harsh. Over-washing with cleansers can strip your skin of its natural barrier and skin defenses, leaving it dehydrated, inflamed, or irritated. Most importantly, by using gentle skin care products, you will have more balanced, calm, and less reactive skin.
The Blü Fern Double Cleanse starts with the Nourishing Cleansing Oil as a first step and the Hydrating Milk Cleanser as step two. Both are made of natural plant-based actives that work together to heal, nourish and protect your skin.
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