Double cleansing is as the name suggests, ‘cleansing twice’. You can do it with the same product but it can be more efficient to pair products together that work in harmony, bringing greater benefits to the skin. Skincare has so much to offer in the way of serums, oils, masks and more but none of these can work to their full potential if the skin is not clean and to be straight up, one cleanse just doesn’t cut it!

 

A good way to think about skin cleansing is to think about how you would clean down a worktop after you have prepared a meal (not the sexiest of analogies). The first clean is to remove the heavy debris, the vegetable cuttings, the drops of sauce. You usually do it with a wet soapy cloth. The second clean is to actually clean the surface of the worktop, to disinfect or deep clean. Our first cleanse of our skin is to remove makeup, excess sebum (oil) or dirt and grime that has accumulated during the day. The second cleanse is to get in deeper, to cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells. The result should be clean, smooth, soft skin.

If the skin is not cleansed, it leaves a literal obstacle on the skin that stops the ingredients from serums, oils or treatments from entering the epidermis to feed the skin. They are essentially useless unless the skin is squeaking clean.

It is particularly important at night, especially if you wear makeup. A single cleanse in the morning is usually enough if you completed a double the evening before.

With 6 cleansing products, Holos really can’t get enough of cleansing but we understand that it can be confusing. So, we have worked out 10 possible pairings for double cleansing and explained why you would choose them.

Oily skin / makeup

  • This is More Multi-use Plant Oil
  • Good Morning Face Wash

Dry skin and / or redness and blemishes / makeup

  • This is More Multi-use Plant oil
  • Love Your Skin Cleansing cream

Oily skin / large pores / skin surface doesn’t feel smooth / makeup

  • The is is More Multi-use Plant oil
  • Blossoms Light Exfoliating Facial Polish

Over 30’s / pigmentation / using serums or oils afterwards / makeup / prefers oil to micellar cleanse

  • This is More Multi-use Plant oil
  • Super Natural Activity AHA Deep Cleansing Cream/Masque

Combination skin / circulation & detox / light makeup

  • Love Your Skin Cleansing cream
  • Good Morning Face Wash

Dry skin in need of exfoliation / light makeup

  • Love Your Skin Cleansing Cream
  • Blossoms Light Exfoliating Facial Polish

Over 30’s / pigmentation / using serums or oils afterwards / makeup / prefers micellar to oil cleanse

  • Super Natural Activity Botanical Micellar Pre-cleanse
  • Super Natural Activity AHA Deep Cleansing Cream/Masque

Young / oily / congested / makeup

  • Super Natural Activity Botanical Micellar PRe-cleanse
  • Good Morning Face Wash

Dry / blemishes / makeup

  • Super Natural Activity Botanical Micellar Pre-Cleanse
  • Love Your Skin Cleansing Cream

Combination skin / congested / young skin in need of exfoliation

  • Super Natural Activity Botanical Micellar Pre-Cleanse
  • Blossoms Light Exfoliating Facial Polish

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment or get in touch on social media.

X Niamh