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The double cleanse: how to adopt it?

Find out why double cleansing is essential to keeping your skin beautiful and healthy, how to do it, and find your perfect pair! 

Double cleansing: the best way to clean your skin

Double-cleaning is THE thing that makes all the difference. Here's why:

  • The impurities, the makeupand pollution particles irritate and sensitize your skin, so it is essential to eliminate them.
  • Active ingredients are absorbed by the skin a thousand times more effectively when it’s clean.
  • It is also an anti-aging gesture: cleaning your skin well helps prevent premature skin aging because when it is clean, it can regenerate better. 
  • Double cleansing is ideal for fighting blackheads and microcysts, avoiding shine and dilated poresbut without drying or irritating.

How do you achieve the perfect double cleanse?

  • Always start on dry skin. Apply your makeup removing oil or balm to your face in a sufficient quantity (a tablespoon for the oil and a walnut for the balm). 
  • Massage in circular motions all over the face and finish with the eyes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water (it's okay if you feel your skin is still a little oily). 
  • On wet skin, apply your cleansing gel or milk.
  • Rinse and you're done! 

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Why do we need to cleanse the skin?

This simple gesture can make all the difference, especially since facial cleansing is often poorly done, neglected or carried out with unsuitable products: whatever your skin type, it is therefore the first step to adopt before going further with more specific products. A good cleansing is therefore essential to have a beautiful, healthy and luminous skin (it is this step that will change your skin texture, tighten the pores and bring radiance!) especially because : 

  • The impurities, the make-upThe skin is irritated and sensitized by impurities, make-up, external aggressions and especially pollution particles.
  • Active ingredients are absorbed by the skin a thousand times more effectively when it’s clean.
  • A thorough cleansing routine slows down the skin’s ageing process and helps to prevent premature ageing. It also aids night-time cellular regeneration.
  • Double cleansing is an infallible weapon to purify and fight against blackheads and microcysts, avoid excess sebum and dilated pores but without drying or irritating.
  • It will help you to start to treat specific problems such as areas of sensitivity and dehydration.

The double cleanse: what is it?

Double cleaning is a 2-step cleaning process: 

  • First, a make-up remover will remove most of the greasy impurities (excess sebum, pollution, makeup).
  • Then, a milk or a foaming gel cleanser will refine the result by removing the last toxins.


A single application of milk or gel cleanser in the evening will not perfectly clean the skin. In the long run, this can leave the complexion dull and accelerate the appearance of blackheads and dilated pores.

The double cleanse: how to do it?

Although composed of 2 steps, this cleansing protocol does not necessarily take longer: with it, bye bye the cotton pads! No need to rub your face to effectively dissolve impurities. Instead, you massage your skin with gentle circular movements... Weakened skin types will appreciate it!

The oil phase to begin

First step, we start with a balm or a make-up remover oil: this first product will emulsify all the fatty substances present on the skin surface, such as sebum, pollution, make-up (including waterproof mascara!). This is the most delicate way to eliminate shine without damaging or drying the skin. Thus, little by little, it gently rebalances normal, combination or oily skin that tends to have a T-zone that is a little more prone to shine. Moreover, the oily texture will also start to soften and bring comfort to the skin: it is thus ideal to take care of the sensitive, dry or dehydrated zones like the cheeks.

The aqueous phase to finish

In the second step, to refine the result and cleanse deeply, we follow the oil or balm with a milk or a soft cleansing gel. Moisturizing and comfortable, milks cleanse perfectly without aggressing skin prone to tightness, while soap-free gels will bring a sensation of purity to skin in search of freshness. For more efficiency, don't hesitate to choose your second cleanser according to your concern of the moment: anti-spot, anti-imperfection or radiance... You will find among our cleansers the perfect formula for your skin! You can also easily change your cleanser according to your desires or the textures you like: creamy milk, cleansing foam or fresh gel cleanser.

The double cleansing duo to adopt according to your skin type

If I have normal skin (and I am just discovering the double cleanse!)

I adopt theLightning Cleansing Oil Patykaa real cocktail of organic vegetable oils that takes care of all skin types and is very easy to rinse off. I then apply the Detox Cleansing Foam Patykawhich gently cleanses and oxygenates the skin, and leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness!

If I have dry skin

I opt for theCleansing Oil Oh My Cream Skincarea particularly comforting oil boosted with anti-pollution and radiance-boosting ingredients. I follow with theCleansing Emulsion Oh My Cream Skincarea creamy milk with a moisturizing and smooth formula.

If I have combination to oily skin (or prone to imperfections!)

I start with the Cleansing Balm Oh My Cream SkincareMakeup Remover Balm, formulated with coconut oil with antibacterial and regulating properties. I follow with the Cleansing Gel Oh My Cream SkincareCleansing Gel, which is great for minimizing blemishes and shine!

If I have sensitive skin

I choose the Light Work Delicate Cleansing Oil Wild Rose Pai Skincare which combines the most restorative plant oils to provide gentle cleansing without any tightness. I then apply the Camellia & Rose Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser Pai SkincareGentle Moisturizing Cleanser, a smooth cream that leaves skin feeling comfortable while reducing redness!

If I have mature skin looking for anti-ageing products

I adopt the Roll's of make-up removing oils, the Nourishing Oil Cleanser Tata Harper whose precious plant oils effectively plump up the skin. Then I use the Refreshing Cleanser Tata Harper rich in antioxidants and slightly exfoliating for smoother, more radiant skin.

What you must not do when cleansing your skin

Most of the time, the cleaning is done quickly. With tiredness, children... We think that a cotton ball of micellar water applied in a hurry does the job anyway, and too bad if our skin is tight or red afterwards. Wrong! Not only is the skin not perfectly clean, but an unsuitable cleanser will accentuate minor skin problems.

  • Micellar water Micellar water: initially, this product was created for the backstage of the fashion shows, to remove the make-up of the tops between two shows. These lotions are very rich in detergents that denature the hydrolipidic film. And who says altered lipidic barrier says hello to dehydration and sensitivities!

  • Make-up remover wipes This is the same problem as with micellar water because the wipes are a nomadic product intended for exceptional use. The impurities are moved and not removed. There also, the skin can react by multiplying irritations and the small buttons.

  • Just water To remove impurities, they need to be encapsulated in a "vehicle". Applying only water to your face is useless. Imagine the result if you did your dishes with just a little water...

  • Shower gel For the body, this product is often full of detergent foaming agents and dyes. It thus causes a dissolution of the hydrolipidic film with with the key a dehydrated skin and sensitivities. (Feel free to highlight this passage for your significant other, men are often fans of this single-product cleansing method!)

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