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Q) Someone Said I Should Be Double Cleansing, That Right?

Here's the thing. Your average woman, let's call her Barbara, spends less than 20 seconds cleansing her face. Not very long when you think about it: you're trying to take off oil, dirt, makeup and pollution, all without stripping your skin's barrier. Because stripped skin barrier = sensitive skin. So surely double cleansing is bad and strips the skin's barrier, no? Dermalogica's Claire Crouch has the answer.

A) Over-cleansing is a big problem so as soon as you talk about double cleansing, people get scared. But there's a difference. Over-cleansing means you're doing it too many times a day or using a product that's too harsh and isn't pH matched to the skin. Tip: Your cleanser should be between 4-6 on the pH scale, slightly acidic to keep bacteria at bay. Double cleansing means doing two cleanses, two times a day. No more. The first one should be a water-soluble, oil-based product. Oil attracts oil so this will lift off any excess sebum that you have on the skin. It should then be followed with a cleanser that's suitable to your skin type, and if you're not sure what that is, stay tuned. We're going to be doing a little workshop next week. Fun!

Try Dermalogica PreCleanse ($65.50), which FYI Ashley Greene is a HUGE fan of, it was the only product that removed her thick vampire makeup without irritating her skin on the set of Eclipse, Nude Skincare Cleansing Oil ($70), SK-II Cleansing Oil ($90), Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil ($55) or Utowa Cleansing Oil ($88).

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