You might think that just washing your face with one cleanser gets off everything that has been on your face. However, you might want to take this information into consideration. Since our faces get exposed to makeup, dirt, sweat, etc., it is very essential that we remove all of it as best as possible to maintain beautiful and healthy skin. Double cleansing lets us remove the things that we want to get rid of but WON’T over-strip the skin of it’s natural oils or leave it feeling tight and dry. It allows the skin to prepare for more products such as lotions and serums, and help them soak into the skin for greater effectiveness.
“Originating in Japan in the 1960s, the two-step double-cleansing method is based on a simple chemistry lesson: oil and water do not mix because of conflicting properties. Oil removes oil, such as sebum and makeup, and a foaming or lotion cleanser used with water will remove residue and nasty pore-cloggers like sweat and dead skin. The double-cleansing ritual removes all impurities, balances all skin types and leaves your complexion feeling—and looking—its best.”