The Double Cleansing Method – Is it right for you?

by | 8 May 2023

Easily one of the most important steps in any skincare routine is a thorough cleanse.

The double cleansing method has long been practised in countries like Japan and Korea as early as the 14th century. During this time, cleansing oils were the only means of removing the traditional paint-like makeup.

This technique remains the backbone for many K-beauty skincare routines, however, the double cleansing method has been modernised in recent times and is recognised as a popular skincare trend, but is it right for your individual skin type?

Breaking down the double-cleansing method

Put simply, double cleansing is a two-step technique that It involves using two different types of cleansers to ensure your skin is adequately prepped and deep cleaned before continuing with your skincare routine. Double cleansing isn’t a necessity, but certain skin types may find it to be more worthwhile than others. Whilst this method may support those who wear full coverage makeup or those who work outdoors and are exposed to environmental factors such as increased dirt, dust and debris, for some, a double cleanse may not be necessary.

It’s important to understand that no two skins are alike, and it’s crucial to know your individual skin type before hopping on the double-cleansing bandwagon. A consultation with a Skin Treatment Therapist is highly suggested to ensure you are using the right products that will work for your skin.


Dermaviduals cleansers for double cleansing

Choosing the right cleansers

As with all skincare, it’s not one-cleanser-fits-all. dermaviduals’ products are made to provide a tailored approach – suiting the needs of individual skin types and individual conditions. Scientifically formulated, all of our cleansers are powered with pure, active ingredients that gently nourish, soften and smooth your skin.

Bespoke Cleanser – A customised blend of cleansers for individual care and targeted treatment to your skin type. Your dermaviduals Skin Treatment Therapist will design a bespoke recipe of cleansers to perfectly suit your individual skin type.

Cleansing Gel – A refreshing gel cleanser suitable for all skin types. The cleanser is gentle and non-drying which is perfect for those with oily and blemish-prone skin.

Cleansing Milk with DMS – A nourishing and softening cream cleanser ideal for lipid-dry or sensitive skin. This cleanser can be used with or without water and is key in supporting the repair of skin barrier disorders.

Total Cleansing Cream – With a correct pH (6.7), this multi-purpose cleanser for the face, body and hair. It contains lipids, DMS and gentle tensides which makes it suitable for all skin types particularly those with sensitive skin.

Try this instead…

Consider using our Essential Cleansing Cloth in conjunction with your dermaviduals cleanser as a double cleanse alternative to help remove the daily build-up of make-up, dirt, sunscreen, sebum and pollutants that sit within the skin. The Essential Cleansing Cloth is made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) which is a high-tech, synthetic material that is lint-free and is resistant to mould & mildew. It is a gentle yet effective way to ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed whilst preserving skin barrier function.

Our Essential Facial Cloth is perfect for double cleansing

Elevate your skincare routine

When you cleanse your face without effectively holding your hair back, you may run the risk of clogging your pores with the oils from your hair. An absolute must when completing your daily skincare routine is the dermaviduals Headband. Not only does it keep your hair away from your face, it allows you to cleanse and apply your skincare products evenly and effectively.

Yet another way to boost your cleanse routine is to combine a small amount of our Individual Mask into your specified cleanser. The addition of this mineral rich and purifying clay mask will help to further decongest and refresh the skin. The best thing – anyone can boost their cleanse with the Individual Mask!

We strongly suggest consulting with your skin treatment therapist to find the best dermaviduals cleanser suited to you. Search our clinic finder to locate a Corneotherapist near you!