Most people don’t really get the point of oil cleansing, let alone it’s role in the trendy Korean technique that is double cleansing.
And honestly, I get it. The idea of adding another step into your skincare routine sounds like a bit of a gimmick to prod you to buy yet another product. Isn’t one bloody cleanser enough?
Well, maybe not.
If we’re going down this road, I figured it might be helpful to actually explain the science behind different types of cleansing and the tangible benefits of double cleansing for different skin types.
So, WTF is oil cleansing and how does it work?
Oil cleansing is promoted as the first step of this diligent routine because of its incredible ability to break down the makeup, oil, sunscreen and other oil-soluble products on your skin because of the combination of oil and surfactants in cleansing oil formulas.
While oil cleansers are great at getting rid of the initial buildup left on your skin at the end of the day, it is important to go in with a second water-based cleanser to really clean your skin once the other products have been removed.