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Oil Cleansing and Double Cleansing: Two New Ways To Clean Your Face


Looking to upgrade your cleansing routine? Discover oil cleansing, double cleansing and everything you need to know about the new cleansing trends.

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If you’ve ever heard about the oil-cleansing method, you’ve probably hesitated about using oil to remove dirt and, well, oil from your face. Even though adding oil to your skin might sound like a counterintuitive way to wash your face, it is actually an effective way of cleansing that leaves great results for your skin, and it might just be the right new cleansing way for you. Here’s everything you need to know about oil cleansing, what is double cleansing and how to double cleanse.

What is oil cleansing and how it works on your skin?

Regardless of your skin type there’s an oil-cleanse routine that will work for you. The oil cleansing method, often abbreviated as OCM, is basically cleaning your skin using oil or an oily mixture. It is great to remove makeup, dirt and even oil from your skin.

How does it work? It works by dissolving all the oil that has hardened with impurities, and/or makeup, and found itself stuck in your pores, even if you have dry skin, because no matter how dry your skin may feel, it still has oil on it.

This cleansing method also helps avoid stripping away the oil from your skin, which could force your skin to create more sebum, leading to clogged pores. Clogged pores = bad news.

What is double cleansing?
Double cleansing involves first using a no-rinse cleanser, like an oil-based cleanser and then following up with a rinse-off facial cleanser. That first step of your cleansing routine will help remove your makeup, dirt, and any excess oils, while the second step will help remove any remaining residues that are left on the surface of your skin.

How to double cleanse
Now you know what it is, but not sure which skin care products to use for your double cleanse or how to double cleanse? We’ve got you covered.

Step #1: Start by oil cleansing

Using the oil cleansing method can help you melt away all the makeup and dirt on the surface of your skin. POND’S Cold Cream Cleansing Balm will be your go-to in this first step. This cleansing balm is an all-in-one facial cleanser that goes from balm, to oil and then to a milky consistency, that can help remove your makeup and leave your skin instantly soft.

Talk about ‘complete package’! Grab a nice amount of this cleansing balm, about the size of a quarter. Massage the oil into your face, which will now melt the away all your makeup, dirt, sunscreen and any other impurities.

Work the oil into your pores so that blackheads and impurities can be dissolved. Now rinse clean or grab a washcloth soaked in warm water and remove the oil. And there you have it: oil cleansing 101.

Step #2: Cleanse again with a facial cleanser
After removing makeup, dirt, and impurities from the surface of your skin, it’s time to go even deeper. You can use POND’S® Cucumber Cleanser, which is infused, with cucumber and deep cleans while adding back essential moisture.

This step will help leave your skin as clean as a whistle. But here’s a major tip for the win: once you’ve rubbed POND'S® Cold Cream Cleansing Balm in, the oil will have turned to a milky consistency, which is already the second step of this double cleanse. So, basically, it’s double cleansing in a jar!

Facial oil cleansing may sound intimidating, given that ‘oil’ and ‘skin’ seem like a dangerous combination. However, cleansing oils can be more hydrating than traditional face washes and can help completely remove makeup and dirt completely.

It’s time to crank your cleansing routine up a notch and try the double cleansing method: oil cleansing followed by traditional face cleansing. Upgrade your bathroom shelf with POND’S cleansers to double cleanse your ‘dirt troubles’ away.