double cleansing

WHY YOU SHOULD START DOUBLE CLEANSING

By Team Woods_

It should come as no surprise just how major a part cleansing plays in our everyday skincare routine. Each day, our skin is burdened with pollutants, SPF, sweat, free radicals, and whatever else we encounter from dusk till dawn. Add makeup to the cocktail and that’s a recipe for clogged pores, irritation, and blemishes.

Basically, our skin’s job is to protect us from external harmful agents, such as bacteria, and we in return can take care of our skin by removing the dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris that has gathered on our skin throughout the day. And just as makeup over the years has been developed to last longer, resist water etc., what we use to remove it has evolved as well.

Double cleansing is not a new phenomenon and with the launch of our new Cleansing Balm it’s about time we embrace it. Double cleansing is a two-step cleansing routine where the first step is to use a cleansing balm or cleansing oil which is meant to breakdown oil-based makeup, sebum, and sunscreen, followed by the second step using a gentle water-based cleanser, which will cleanse much deeper in the pores as it removes remaining impurities that the first cleanse didn’t catch.

cleansing balm

HOW DO YOU DOUBLE CLEANSE?

How you go about double cleansing can be individual, so have fun with it – though there are some key tips that’ll help your skin be thoroughly cleansed while feeling super-soft. 

Step 1:

Start off by using our Cleansing Balm to remove makeup, sebum, and excess SPF. Make sure you apply your oil-based cleansing balm on dry skin. Allow the oil-based cleanser to work on the skin by gently massaging it on the face.

With its nourishing combination of powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this power-product will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and soft to the touch. Rinse or wipe the cleanser away with a damp cloth afterwards and allow the leftover product to soak in to work its magic.

As this product contains oil, you’ll want to avoid cold water when rinsing it off, so the oil doesn’t harden as a layer on your skin. Opt for warm water when rinsing off the balm as hot water can easily leave your skin dry.

Step 2:

Finish your double cleansing routine by using our Daily Foaming Cleanser to remove sweat, dead skin cells, and pollutants. By cleansing a second time, you also make sure you’ve removed excess build-up and stubborn impurities. Simply apply a few pumps and gently work the product into the skin. Enriched with 100% natural cleansing actives and clean, Arctic spring water, it’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed and energized. Allowing the cleanser and its amazing properties to lather and work on the skin for a minute will give you full advantage of all its nourishing ingredients. 

The benefits that most experience from double cleansing are easier removal of sunscreen and cosmetics, fewer blemishes, and less dryness. After this, your skin will feel thoroughly cleansed, soft, and set for the rest of your skincare regimen. 

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