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Who knew our faces are so dirty, they have to be cleansed twice? The famous K-beauty skincare routine popularized the double cleansing method, and it is now something many skincare enthusiasts swear by. In fact, it doesn’t just remove dirt – it also addresses clogged pores. Curious yet? Read on to find out how to minimize pores by double cleansing daily.

What is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing helps get rid of oil-based impurities and water-based debris.

Double cleansing is simply cleansing your face twice — first with an oil-based cleanser, then with a water-based one. The first step dissolves oil-based impurities and draws them to the surface of the skin. These include sebum, sunscreen, makeup, and pollutants. Oil-based cleansers effectively cleanse the pores while moisturizing the skin. 

The second step, cleansing the skin with a water-based product, rids it of water-based debris, such as sweat and dirt. This step can be used to address skin issues, such as acne, with a cleanser that is formulated for your skin type. The purifying one-two-punch rids your pores of impurities that can make them appear larger.

Can I Use Micellar Water to Double Cleanse?

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Yes, you can definitely use micellar water as a first step. Micellar water is a no-rinse cleanser made up of micelles or lipid molecules that act like magnets that draw impurities from the skin. Since it’s sufficient as a standalone cleanser, you can be sure that it makes skin truly clean and not just removes makeup. 

Choose a micellar cleanser that offers additional benefits apart from cleansing and addresses your skin concerns. Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water Clear with Lemon Extracts cleanses skin while removing excess oil. Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water Glow with Natural Rose Extracts helps brighten dull skin, while Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water Hydrate with Natural Aloe Extracts replenishes lost moisture.

Follow it up with a cleanser that complements your skin type, such as Eskinol Naturals Micellar Facial Wash, which also comes in Clear, Glow, and Hydrate variants.

What are the Benefits of Double Cleansing?

The most powerful benefit of double cleansing is preventing the buildup of sebum, which clogs the pores and creates all sorts of problems for your skin, including blackheads, whiteheads, and other forms of acne. Since it clears the skin of makeup, sunscreen, and other products, this method also improves how your skin absorbs your skincare products. We used to do this with makeup wipes or makeup removers — but these products can be harsh and drying. Products that are meant for double cleansing, such as cleansing oils and micellar water, also contain skin-caring ingredients that promote skin hydration.

Double cleansing is a method that you can use whatever your skin type to address clogged pores that cause breakouts and other skin problems. It’s a great way to pamper your skin daily without stripping it of moisture while delivering a host of other benefits.