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Double Cleansing, The 1st Step In My Beauty Ritual.

Double Cleansing involves washing your skin in two ways. I have Incorporated it in my daily ritual for awhile. And I have experienced wonderful result. Let's talk about it.



Cleansing is an important part of my daily skincare ritual. Proper facial cleansing leads to healthy, flawless, and youthful looking skin that everyone must dream of. My mother, the skincare expert of mine since childhood, always would value to the cleansers that might be gentle, hydrating, nourishing and don't strip of our natural oils, providing a clean canvas for the next steps. And double cleaning do all these with great expertise.


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What is double cleaning?

Double cleansing is a very gentle method that doesn't compromise natural skin barrier with harsh cleansers helping protect skin and keep it balanced. It includes using cleansing oil, balm or micellar water followed by water-based cleanser. The first step draws out oil based impurities like  makeup, sunscreen, sebum while water-based cleansers remove sweat, dirt, dead skin cells and also the residues that oil cleansers leave behind. 

How Do I Double Cleanse:

At the first step, I take required amount of cleansing oil or balm on my palm and rub with other palm to warm it and apply on face and neck until makeup or other impurities have dissolved. Do this with soft strokes. Then I spray very little water to emulsify the oil and massage for few seconds. I wipe them off with crochet cleansing pad (you can use cotton pad too) to make my face and neck ready for the step two.

Double Cleansing, The first step in my beauty ritual. My collection of cleansing balms

The second step involves that our old-fashioned foaming or creamy lathering cleansers to get deeper into the pores. You can use this.

Double Cleansing, the first step in my beauty ritual Currently using these face washes


At my second cleansing, I also use powder cleansers thrice a week, especially in the morning. Do you know, powder cleansers are the best cleansing agents for sensitive skin? You can customize the paste as per your requirement. The amount of water/ other liquid you add affects the exfoliation intensity. For light cleansing use plenty of liquid. You can add a little less if you will go for deep exfoliation.

For powder cleansers you can trust solely on skincarevillashop.


Double Cleansing, the first step in my beauty ritual My stock of powder cleansers

Should I Double Cleanse in the Morning:

This is the most frequently asked questions asked by many of my friends! "Do I need to double cleanse in the morning, as I don't wear makeup or SPF at bed? But, it should be cleared that these two are not the only thing the oil cleansers remove. They also remove sebum and oil-based impurities we gather overnight. Believe me, your skin will look fresh and bright throughout the day after you do double cleanse in the morning too.

So, it's true that regardless of your skin type or age, double cleansing is necessary for everyone, everyday, morning and night. With this, I strongly recommend to use SPF, whether it's summer or winter, sunny or cloudy and drink plenty of water, eat fresh vegetables and fruits. 

Do you double cleanse? What are your favourite products? 

You can buy my favorite sunscreen here.

Thanks for reading.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

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44 Comments

  1. Main daily makeup apply nahi karti aur double cleansing kuch din pehle hi suna hai, to habit me aaney me thoda time lagega 😊
    Main alternate days per scrub jarur use karti hu, toner , facial oils n vit c serum daily use karti hu

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  2. […] shared the details about why and how I double cleanse in my daily skincare. As a skincare obsessed I try many products, obviously don’t use all of […]

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  3. […] damage to your skin but distract your sleep too. Hence, before sleep proper skincare is a must. Double cleanse your skin with cleansing oil or balm and a water based cleanser. Then spray plenty of toner […]

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  4. […] go to bed with your makeup on. Always double cleanse before […]

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  5. I love double Cleanse, using the one by Prithvi the muse

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  6. I have also ordered following your recommendation ❤❤

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  7. Build the habit of double cleansing. You will see the result and then tell me😁. Btw, don't scrub every alternate day, do it twice a week only.

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  8. I also double cleanse religiously to remove my make up. In fact, when I have the time, I even triple cleanse!

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  9. First time I came to know about double cleansing was through Korean products.
    I try to but after reading your post, will start again.

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  10. I am really very bad at skincare routine. What i always do is apply rose water and aloe gel. You post was an eye opener for me.

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  11. I have never heard about double cleansing ..I use aloevera gel at bed time and face scrub once a week ..Will definitely try double cleansing

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  12. I've recently fell in love with double cleansing after using Greenie Mill Tamanu Gel to Milk Cleanser and Moringa Balm from Skincarevilla Shop :)

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  13. I do double cleanse when I wear makeup but on a general basis I do just Cleanser followed by night time regime

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  14. I never know about double cleansing method and it’s importance. These tips is going to help a lot in maintaining my skin.

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  15. Double cleansing is very effective in skincare. I will also start doing it from now on.

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  16. Double cleansing seems not only effective, but the best part is that it is gentle on the skin and does not deplete the natural oils of the skin.

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  17. I didn't know the steps of double cleansing. Thanks for sharing the process. Will definitely try it

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  18. I have always wanted to double cleanse but never really did it! Thanks for the motivation! I will start double cleansing asap!

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  19. I have been doing double cleansing as a ritual for the last few couple of years now. It has been a blessing for my skin

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  20. I had never done this i only use to wash my face .gona do this atleast alternate days now

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  21. Thanks for making the concept of double cleansing clear. I am going to keep it in mind for sure

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  22. Good to know about gentle double cleansing requirement for a healthy skin. I didn't know about powder cleansers.

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  23. Oh yes, I do too, only while removing the makeup. Well, I need to make a routine

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  24. I never knew about double cleansing. This seems soo good for skin.. I am surely grabbing some products and include double cleansing in my daily routine asap

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  25. Sure do try. And tell me after a couple of months.

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  26. Not only makeup, it will help removing your SPF too.

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  27. Powder cleansers are too good for skin, esp sensitive ones.

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  28. Wow. Please share your regime with us.

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  29. […] And for that a good face wash is a must. Basically, I use face washes as the second cleanser in my double cleansing (I do it at night). In the morning, I clean my face with powder cleansers while at night I pick up […]

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