Why You Should Double Cleanse

Double cleansing is exactly how it sounds – cleansing your face twice. We’ve all heard how important it is to properly remove your makeup every evening, but why should you double cleanse your face?


Essentially, the first cleanse is designed to loosen your makeup and remove the majority of it from your complexion. Whether you prefer to use a facial wash, cream cleanser or cleansing oil, one cleanse isn’t really enough. Even the most powerful of cleansing products cannot remove every trace of makeup or impurity from your pores, so a second cleanse is required. The first cleanse targets the makeup, and the second cleanse focuses on your skin. If your skin is not cleansed thoroughly, your pores can become blocked which can result in breakouts, blackheads and dry patches.


It’s completely up to you to choose whether you simply use the same product twice, or whether you opt for two different types of cleanser to remove impurities from your skin.


There are two fantastic products that have recently launched to encourage people to double cleanse their skin – the Pestle & Mortar Erase & Renew double cleansing system and Pixi + Caroline Hiron’s Double Cleanse.

Pestle & Mortar Erase & Renew:

Pestle & Mortar has recently launched the Erase & Renew double cleansing system which contains a cleansing balm, a gel cleanser and a 100% cotton cleansing cloth to remove the cleansers with. The trio are beautifully presented in a luxury gift box which details exactly how to use the cleansers.

The products are perfectly packaged and well formulated and have a truly luxurious feel, making me really look forward to and enjoy cleansing my skin. Both products effectively remove all traces of makeup and do skin a gentle manner, leaving my skin feeling hydrated, clean and soft. This set would make the ultimate gift for a skincare fanatic.


Pixi + Caroline Hiron:

Pixi by Petra collaborated with beauty blogger Caroline Hirons to create the Double Cleanse – a large pot which is split into two sections, one containing a solid cleansing oil and the other half containing a cleansing cream.

The Pixi Double Cleanse is compact but extremely effective and a joy to use. As both cleansers are combined, it makes it great for travelling (and is 100ml combined, therefore can even fit in your hand luggage!)


Do you double cleanse your skin – which products do you use?