Step Two: The Deep Cleanse
You’ve dislodged a day’s worth of dirt, oil, and makeup, now it’s time to get serious with your cleanser. Don’t skimp on this step. Take at least a minute to massage your cleanser, specific to your skin type, into your skin to allow each little pore equal opportunity to soak up the benefits of the beneficial ingredients. Think roughly of the time it takes to brush your teeth—apply this same consideration to your final cleansing step—at least one minute if you can.
This second round of cleansing works to penetrate and clean much deeper into your pores to remove any impurities that could damage or inflame your skin. It also removes dead skin to allow your hard-working, nutrient-rich serums and hydrating moisturizers to deeply penetrate your skin and work their magic.
What if I Don’t Wear Makeup?
Even if you haven’t buffed out a flawless face in the a.m., a deep, nightly cleanse is vital for healthy-looking skin. Airborne bacteria, pollution, sweat, and your daily sunscreen (you’re wearing sunscreen, right?) all contribute to the aging process, breakouts, inflammation, and other skin issues. So even if your fresh face is foundation free, we recommend you take the necessary cleansing steps to keep your filter-free skin looking gorgeous.
Leaving built-up grime, and pollution particles on your skin overnight doesn’t give your skin its best chance to regenerate for a clear, plump complexion. And a quick face wipe or splash just doesn’t do the job of dislodging the grime hiding in your pores. So, even if you aren’t covering your skin with makeup, a pre-cleanse to your cleanse stimulates a brighter complexion.
Embrace Skin Confidence with Your Daily Ritual
A self-care skincare routine goes beyond maintaining clear skin, preventing a dull complexion, and avoiding the visual effects of the sun. Each step helps you care for skin in a loving way. It’s about uncovering your natural beauty and nourishing the outer layers of your skin, much like you take care to eat healthy nutrients to help you glow from within. It’s not about getting perfect skin, it’s about gaining confidence to be yourself.
As you create intentional, self-care skincare habits, you may be surprised with how your skin responds. The health of your skin should come first, before your makeup. Take time to treat yourself by mastering the basics.
Each step in your skincare routine combines to create results over time to reveal the most vibrant version of your skin. Whether you show off bare skin or need a beautifully primed base for your flawless makeup, double cleanse to show up skin confident.