About a month ago or so I started an extensive excursion exploring the multiple facets of deep-cleansing skin which led to my experimentation with double-cleansing. Double-cleansing was first made popular in Asia and now has become a commonly used method to flush out any dirt and debris left by your prior makeup remover and first round of facial cleansing. For the past month or so I have been double-cleansing using both of course my trusted Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, followed up by the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil, which has dubbed me to come up with an entire new skin diagnosis.
It certainly does is job by taking off the day, actively flushing out any remaining product that could potentially linger around and fester deeply into my pores where not even my toner would be able to reach it. After I go through my first round using the Cetaphil, I pat-dry my face and pump 1 generous amount onto palm and rub the oil on my face, without water, using facial massaging motions to emulsify makeup and to give my skin a little something extra. Then I rinse and pat-dry again. The oil formula leaves behind quite the cooling effect that feels supremely refreshing, visibly and physically revitalizing my face. As I have been using it once a day steadily for the last month or so, I have noticed a significant reduction in my acne scars and a very much lighter and brighter complexion. Unfortunately, my current brightening mask to reduce scar appearance is not working up to par so this has been a very welcoming surprise.
Despite that I was not skeptical towards double-cleansing, but rather hesitant because I was afraid doing twice the works would lead to dry and tightened skin, the oil is nicely hydrating so it doesn’t induce that awkward drying effect too much cleansing can leave behind, accompanied by the usual visible telltale slew of signs indicating you may have forgotten to apply moisturizer that morning. And it’s not as heavy as most face oils are so no signs of a greasy film veiling your face either. I firmly believe that performing a double-cleanse daily has breathed new life into my skin, not to mention the sometimes utilitarian and plain standard cleansing routine. The experience of a full deep-pore cleanse is something you’ll never be able to achieve using the same old, same old standardized one cleanse step.