The Double Cleanse Method
Posted on November 09 2020
Have you ever heard of the double cleanse method? If you have, yay! But if not, we’re here today to tell you all about it!
It's really as simple as it sounds. You cleanse your face twice instead of just once. However, the way it is done is just as important - and the benefits? Well... those are something to read about.
The first time you cleanse your skin you are removing the top layer of dirt and grime. You are removing your makeup and the dirt and oil buildup from the day. Your face probably feels pretty clean after that first cleanse, but you could be missing some residue that could then lead to clogged pores and breakouts. When you cleanse that second time, you are ensuring that you have taken off all of your makeup and have really cleaned out all of the residual dirt and oil from your pores.
So, what are the TOP benefits of doing a double cleanse?
- Prevents future breakouts and clogged pores
- When you choose the right products, you are hydrating deeper into the pores since they aren't blocked by dirt & grime
- Longer-lasting softness
- Skin can better absorb toners, serums and moisturizers - gives you better results without having to add more products!
Ok so, which products should be used to double cleanse?
When double cleansing we recommend starting with an oil based wash and then using a more traditional face soap for your second cleanse.
Using an oil based cleanser can help breakdown dirt, oil, and makeup for easier removal. Oil and water don't mix, so if you have sweat, oil and dirt on your skin along with oil stored in makeups, you want to fight it with oil. An oil cleanser will properly dilute the oil on your skin, break it down, and give you the ability to wipe it clean.
Once you have wiped clean your oil based cleanser, then you can move to your traditional face wash options. We highlight our favorites of each below.
Cream Cleanser - $16
This is a great option if your skin is on the dryer side! It's ingredients are chosen based on their reputation of preventing and even reversing signs of aging. We took our popular Plain Shea Butter facial bar and hand grated it into tiny soap shavings, then blended them with creamy butters & anti-aging essential oils like Frankincense and Geranium to make a very, very, very moisturizing cleanser.
Vitamin C Oil Cleanser - $28
Our oil cleanser focuses on the amazing benefits of using an oil cleanser (see below) but really emphasizes on adding vitamin C back into the skin.
Benefits of adding a vitamin C product to your routine:
- not only hydrates but helps the skin keep the hydration locked in
- brightens the skin to create that beautiful skin glow
- can reduce redness and irritation
- can help fade hyper-pigmentation, including sun spots
- can produce collagen in the skin and prevent sagging
- full of antioxidants to protect the skin from damage
Benefits of using an oil cleanser:
- unclogs pores and corrects acne/breakouts
- hydrates and restores elasticity - a necessary step in anti-aging
- softens and smooths the skin
- removes dead skin, makeup, and dirt
- can help oil production and balance the skin
We combined all of these amazing benefits into one product that can be used as a foundational staple in your routine.
If you've been a long time costumer of ours you know we have a plethora of facial cleansing bars to choose from that would be perfect for the second step of double cleansing. Today, let's talk about our top 3 best sellers!
Donkey Milk Soap - $18
Did you know that Cleopatra used to bathe in Donkey Milk to keep her youthful appearance? Donkey milk contains a natural retinol protein that is an anti-aging miracle. At $170 per gallon, donkey milk is extremely rare and is very challenging to get. Wildflower Beauty by Jessica was blessed to connect with a local farm and get exclusivity to this pure, rare milk. As our best selling soap, it has been known to help with aging, skin conditions, sensitive skin and is a fantastic cleanser all around. Available in 2 scent varieties, Frankincense, Orange, & Grapefruit and Lavender & Geranium.
Matcha & Honey Soap - $12
From our exclusive WILD GROWN Collection, this soap is made with unique and exotic ingredients that are sure to boost your skin's beauty. Matcha is full of antioxidants that restore the skin and dose it with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. We added raw FL honey as another form of anti-inflammatory and also anti-bacterial. Geranium essential oil is added lightly to help firm and tighten the skin. Not only is this great for anti aging but it's also perfect for oily, sensitive skin.
The new Brightening & Balancing Face Soap is an unscented, highly nourishing soap made with raw pumpkin. Pumpkin is loaded in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Vitamin B and folate. Additionally, it has fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids and a super tiny molecular structure. So, what does that mean?
- Boosts collagen to prevent aging, wrinkles, fine line and dark spots
- Antioxidant level can reduce current skin damage caused by UVs and free radicals
- Helps stop and prevent acne (controls oil production)
- Brightens and tones the skin
- Increase cellular turnover (helps smooth out appearance)
- Penetrates deeper into skin layers to have longer-lasting effects
This soap is formerly our Pumpkin Face Soap but we wanted to make sure you all new it was not a fall soap that smells like pumpkin spice lattes. It is unscented, pure and raw pumpkin in a 100% natural and fragrance-free soap. This soap is made with pure, organic pumpkin, giving the soap countless enzymes and vitamins that brighten, tone and soften the skin. Pumpkin is great for evening skin tones and this soap will help you achieve that flawless look you're going for. Full of antioxidants and oils that promote cellular turnover, this soap is like a natural anti-aging genius. This soap is extremely gentle and is unscented.
Don't forget, you can sort through our face care products based on your SKIN TYPE so if you aren't sure which ones are best for you, please visit our home page and select the "skin care" drop down menu to see our list of skin types.
We hope after reading this post you feel encouraged to give the double cleanse method a try! Leave a comment below with what your results were. We can't wait to hear what you think!
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