We first wrote to you about the wonders of the Double Cleansing Method back when we first started OLO in 2010. This game-changing technique continues to make such a difference in the way our skin looks and feels, we decided to update and repost this beautiful information. Healthy, radiant and clean skin? Check, check and check!
Double-cleansing involves just what it sounds like: washing your face twice! The first time with an oil-based cleanser to remove oil and makeup, and the second time with a mild foaming cleanser, to further purify the skin. Trust us, it’s easy and adding this one extra step to your regimen could be the fastest way to glowing skin. Ready to learn more?
Proper cleansing is the foundation of effective skin care. Double cleansing thoroughly removes the daily dirt, dust, oxidized sebum, dead skin cells and residue from makeup, sunscreens and skincare that accumulate on the most exposed part of the body: your face. Freshly and deeply cleansed skin is also the optimum base to receive and greatly benefit from the positive effects of treatment products. The Double Cleansing Method will help promote healthy, balanced and properly moisturized skin.
Why is the double cleansing method so effective? Because there are two types of dirt: oil-based dirt (like oil in make-up) and oxidized sebum and water-based dirt (like dust and sweat). Water and oil don’t blend well together because of their conflicting properties so it is best to use an oil-based cleanser first because oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principles of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” Beneficial plant oils cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, without stripping the skin. A foaming cleanser will remove any remaining residue and deeply purify the skin.
One Love Organics’ Double Cleansing Method
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Warm 1-2 small scoops of Skin Savior Multi-tasking Wonder Balm into your dry hands and massage onto dry skin. Using slow, firm motions, massage upward and outward with your fingertips. Facial massage helps improve blood circulation, relieves stress and helps to maintain skin elasticity.
As you’re massaging, let your mind drift off to something calming and breathe deeply. Take this time to relax and release stress. Give the oil enough time to dissolve the impurities in your pores and give yourself enough time to unwind.
Take a warm, damp facial cloth, and lay it over your face and eyes for about 30 seconds. The warmth and moisture will help to gently lift your makeup, dirt and grime. Then gently wipe the makeup remover away.
Using a small amount of Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, cleanse the face using circular motions for one full minute, using your fingertips or a konjac Cleansing Sponge. Be sure to include your throat, jaw line area and behind your ears and do spend a little more time on your t-zone area since it tends to produce more oil. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Using lukewarm water, rinse your face thoroughly, even the jawline, hairline, throat and nose, which are often neglected spots. Skimping on rinsing may lead to residue build up, which can cause breakouts, skin irritation and decrease the results of your favorite treatment product.
To help lock in moisture, apply your favorite facial oil, serum or moisturizer immediately. Freshly cleansed skin is primed to receive the maximum benefits of the active ingredients, so this is the perfect time to apply your favorite treatment product! Be sure to include your neck, décolleté and the back of your hands.