If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!
Yeah I know, washing your face late at night can be a real pain. And doing a double cleanse can seem even more brutal…..
But hey, before you roll your eyes in disbelief and close the screen, listen to why you actually should have been doing this all along.
You may have noticed that after cleansing, you wipe a cotton round across your face and still see all sorts of residue. .. right?
Well that doesn’t make any sense now does it? After cleansing one’s face should be clean, right?
Well. stop. hold up.
That’s where double cleansing comes into play! This was originally founded as a korean skin care step; starting with an oil cleanser and then following up with a foaming cleanser. But of course we know better than using those ultra-drying foaming face washes that literally strip everything off your face. So instead of foaming, we can just double up on the oiling (or cream cleanser or even HONEY)!
Double Cleansing Broken Down:
1st Cleanse– Targets and removes the sunscreen and makeup
2nd Cleanse– Cleanses all the grime, dirt and pollution that accumulates on the skin throughout the day
This is my current face washing routine:
- Take a dime size amount of Hemp Seed oil and massage it into my skin in little circular movements for a few minutes. You will begin to notice that little balls of dead skin, dirt, and clogged pores coming loose.
- Get a clean washcloth super hot, squeeze out the water, steam face until the wash cloth is no longer hot.
- Apply Raw Honey to still damp face! You can also combine the honey with essential oils, clay, cinnamon, activated charcoal– literally almost anything.
- Leave on for 5-35 minutes, depending on how much time you have. My favorite is to apply the mask before my bath and let my open pores absorb all of the goodness. I can’t tell you how good my skin looks after this- super bright, dewy, tight pores– it’s magic.
Pretty simple, and yet totally revolutionary. I have noticed a difference since starting this, and there’s no way I’m gonna stop now. My skin is softer and cleaner, and it shows.
As always, follow up with a toner and maybe some serums or just a moisturizer. Enjoy that pretty skin, babes.