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Double Cleansing, come & tell me what you use, I need a change...

(31 Posts)
VelvetShroudatMidnight Sun 01-Nov-15 10:35:25

At the moment I'm taking make up off with either a foaming cleanser & water/hot cloth cleanser/balm. Once the make ups off I second cleanse with micellar water but just found out from Caroline Hirons that's its Not Correct to use micellar for the second cleanser smile I then acid tone with Pixi Glow, serum & moisturise.

What do you all use for first & second cleanses?

TheMagicToyshop Sun 01-Nov-15 10:39:34

I use micellar water for the first cleanse to get make up off, then do a hot cloth cleanse with coconut oil. I'd like to graduate to a proper oil cleanser at some point, but I love the routine of massaging in the oil and using the hot cloth, very relaxing.

Nabootique Sun 01-Nov-15 10:46:02

Oil or balm for first cleanse, then cream/milk/oil/oil gel or a clay one for the second cleanse. Depends on my skin.

Heyheyheygoodbye Sun 01-Nov-15 10:59:59

Balm for first cleanse - I love Clinique Take the Day off, also like coconut oil for this.
Gel or cream for second cleanse - at the moment using Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser. I've also really enjoyed NSpa Melting Gel Cleanser (Asda) and Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser (Superdrug)

I use them in the same way - massage into dry skin and remove with wrung-out hot cloth.

Grok Sun 01-Nov-15 11:05:55

Body Shop Camomile Oil for first cleanse, then Body Shop Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel or Trilogy Calming Cleansing Milk to finish

Silverstreaks Sun 01-Nov-15 13:13:18

Skinfood Black Sugar cleansing oil then The Face Shop - Herb day 365 Peach cleansing foam.
Sorry for lack of links, can't copy on phone.
You can see reviews on Amazon.
I bought both products are on Beauty Net Korea. You have to wait for delivery (no instant gratification) but I've always been happy with my orders.

squoosh Sun 01-Nov-15 15:24:19

I don't believe in double cleansing. If a cleanser doesn't take all my makeup off in one go I don't buy it again.

CadiM Sun 01-Nov-15 16:42:15

I used to use a Superdrug hot cloth cleanser but recently switched to the Body Shop camomile balm and oil as my skin was getting very dry. I like them both and my skin is happier (and I'm happier when there's 40% off, the tin of balm is quite small).

MamaLazarou Sun 01-Nov-15 18:55:21

I use Lush 9to 5 to take make up off, then cleanse with Ultrabland. I have also been trying Elemis Pro-Collagen cleansing balm and it is without doubt the nicest thing I have ever put on my skin. I now have to sell a kidney to buy the full-sized jar!

Hopefully Sun 01-Nov-15 19:19:33

Any old micellar water for first cleanse, then homemade oil cleanser for hot cloth cleansing as second one.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 01-Nov-15 19:47:34

A lot of misconceptions above.

Double cleansing was invented to double sales of beauty products!

Miscellar water is not meant to replace cleanser. At best, it's a make up remover or a stop-gap if you're at the gym or something.

And coconut oil is the worst thing you could possibly put on your skin - causes blocked pores.

All you need is a simple, non-foaming, non-comedogenic cleaner. Such as la roche posay or avene. And possibly a separate eye make up remover.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 01-Nov-15 19:49:21

Too many products and too much fiddling with the skin. Just leave it alone, girls! Put down the flannels, hot water and nasty scrubby brush things.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 01-Nov-15 19:51:02

I've spent years under the care of a consultant dermatologist and this is what I ultimately learned. I had dreadful acne into my 30s and very sensitive skin. It's now the best it's been since I stopped over-treating it with products and procedures.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 01-Nov-15 19:51:34

*I had/have rosacea too.

squoosh Sun 01-Nov-15 19:56:13

'Just leave it alone, girls! Put down the flannels, hot water and nasty scrubby brush things.'


I don't have sensitive skin or rosacea. My skin loves a flannel. You've found what works for you but it doesn't mean it's going to suit everyone.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 01-Nov-15 20:00:29

Using a flannel/brush/exfoliator except for very very gently will remove the top layer of skin and let bacteria in. And makes it more prone to sun damage. Whether or not you have sensitive skin. The skin sheds itself and doesn't need any help from us. That lovely new skin you see when you do these things is vulnerable skin that wasn't ready to come to the surface yet!

squoosh Sun 01-Nov-15 20:03:52

'removes the top layer of skin'? confused

If your dermatologist is telling you this I think I'd be asking for a refund. How much skin exactly do you think a piece of wet cloth can remove?

squoosh Sun 01-Nov-15 20:04:34

Removing a few dull dead skin cells isn't the same as 'removing the top layer of skin'.

PurpleDaisies Sun 01-Nov-15 20:04:50

Op is your current routine working for you?

There are so many different opinions out there about what's the best thing for your skin. Just do what's best for yours. Basically the best things you can do for it are not smoking, wearing sunscreen and having good genes.

Nabootique Sun 01-Nov-15 20:18:34

Horses for courses. If I used what Left does my skin would look like shit. I know because I did and it did. For years.

Tugstonia Sun 01-Nov-15 21:02:45

Double cleansing has transformed my skin from dull and acne-ridden to bright and clear, thanks to Caroline Hirons' advice. I use Ren Rosa No 1 cleansing balm and Ren ClearCalm clay cleanser. Works for me.

ThatsHowYouGetAnts Sun 01-Nov-15 21:21:40

I use Balm Balm Frankincense Balm followed by Dudu Osun black soap.

Hot cloth method works for me. You'll have to pry my facecloths from my cold dead hands smile

mrslebon Sun 01-Nov-15 22:31:35

Agree, my skin has never looked better since I've been hot cloth/double cleansing. I use Clinique Take the Day Off balm (brilliant, better than Emma Hardie or Aromatherapy Associates for me) and then REN Gentle Cleansing Milk which lasts for ages.

MadGhostlyGnome Mon 02-Nov-15 01:35:36

First cleanse with LRP micellar water to take off all makeup from the day.

Second cleanse with hot water, a flannel and LRP cream cleanser.

Then I rub in LRP Effaclar duo serum and a bit later use L'occitane moisturiser if I need it.

Skin is 100x better than before with this routine. Took me a long time to leave harsh foaming cleansers well alone.

Hopefully Mon 02-Nov-15 10:16:32

Yeah, double cleansing makes my skin miles better too (although it isn't terrible if I don't, just noticeably duller and more spot prone). I use micellar water as a make up/grime remover, I don't have any misconceptions about what it does at all.

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