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25 June 2011

Face Care Tips: Double Cleansing?

Few days ago, when I visited SK-II counter with a friend, we were told to do double cleansing every evening. Double cleansing? Well, I don't really have that habit. :p Most of the Asian brands promote double cleansing. Double cleansing does not mean washing your face with regular gel or foaming cleanser twice but to use a different type of cleanser (also known as makeup remover) prior to your regular cleanser.

Do you need to double cleanse if you don't wear any makeup? The answer is YES (as I was told). :) The makeup remover does not only remove makeup but also the excess sebum. It is also very important to double cleanse especially when you are under SPF. Otherwise, your pores might be clogged.;) Once you have done the first cleansing, the second will be your gel or foaming cleanser to remove impurities. :)

Types of Makeup Remover

There are mainly 3 types of makeup remover you can find in the market - cleansing oil, cleansing milk and cleansing water. From my experience, cleansing oil would be the most effective remover for heavy makeup. It removes makeup completely! However, some said using cleansing oil everyday will leave you a drier face. That differs from person to person I guess. One of the popular cleansing oil is Shu Uemura Cleansing oil.

Another type is cleansing milk. Cleansing milk is more gentle to the skin, maybe better for everyday use. But, there are comments about cleansing milk not being as effective as cleansing oil in removing heavy makeup. Well, I personally think that it is Okay for normal light makeup but eye areas should be avoided. :) I found Cellnique Vital Repair Cleansing Milk is fine on my dehydrated skin.
Lastly, cleansing water. No rinsing required and suitable for face and eyes area (but not for waterproof makeup). Like cleansing milk, it is gentle enough for everyday use. :) Just wipe with cotton pads damped with cleansing water and you are done! I have not used any cleansing water before but I intend to buy one. What I have in mind is Vichy Purete Thermale Calming Cleansing Solution and Dior Instant Cleansing Water.
Do you double cleanse everyday? Well, if you have break outs each time after you use sunscreen, you should double cleanse your face to remove the SPF chemical contents. And ladies, do let me know if you have a good makeup remover to recommend! 

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