Do you double cleanse?

As professional skincare therapists, we are taught that double-cleansing is the cornerstone of every good skincare routine and is the key to flawless-looking skin.

The reason behind this is simple. The first cleanse also known as the ‘superficial cleanse’ removes any top layer debris such as; free radicals, make-up, excess sebum, dead skin cells, and any microscopic bacteria that create barriers between the effectiveness of the facial product and how it penetrates the skin. Therefore, making this step significant in the cleansing routine.

The superficial cleanse should take up to 3-5 minutes to perform, and is best done with an oil-based cleanser to attract any excess sebum, help loosens and break apart all top-layer debris, preparing the skin for the second cleanse, also known as the ‘Deep cleanse’.

Now, before the second cleanse is carried out, you must take a thorough look at your skin, as the superficial cleanse has now revealed your ‘true skin’. Look for skin texture, pores size, skin elasticity, any contra-indications (issues) that may be of concern and tailor your deep cleansing products to your skin type.

If you are unsure of what you are doing and looking for, you can always make contact with someone from the HILSON team to help.

Once the product has been selected to match your specific skin type, you can now start the deep cleanse. The deep cleanse should take up to 3-5 minutes to perform and should remove any congestion from your pores, remaining surface dirt and dead skin cells while treating and preparing your skin for any further treatments if applicable.

Once you have completed your double cleanse, spritz your facial skin with toner, leave it to dry and then moisturise to finish. A double cleanse should be carried out once in the morning and once before you go to bed.
By implementing these steps into your routine, you will be well on your way to achieving those skincare goals!