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).