At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, we like to pamper ourselves with the best Asian treatments. That´s why, today we are travelling to Korea to tell you about one of the main and most famous beauty routines: double cleansing.
When we think about Korean women´s skin, the image of a perfect skin comes to our mind. This is due to, among many other things, the double cleansing, the method that Koreans have been developing since the fourteenth century to get radiant skin.
Double cleansing is the beauty that gets the skin clear and spotless so that the treatments we apply later are much more effective. This is about washing the skin twice before putting on any product or treatment. But the important thing here is how.
It involves washing your face in two steps: The first step draws out oil-based impurities such as make-up and sebum, while the second step cleanses water-based debris and dead epithelial cells.
This two-step process includes first, an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. The key to double cleansing´s success is that oil, instead of clogging the pores as many people think, is able to get rid of any skin impurity, such as the silicone of many foundations, even the oils of our facial creams and the dead cells on the surface of the skin.
Besides, this first oil-cleanser helps get rid of any traces of makeup, it can even remove long-lasting foundations and waterproof products.
When the first step is over, the water-based cleanser gently draws out water-based debris such as sweat and dirt. Due to this double cleansing is less aggressive than a regular cleansing, it helps avoid skin irritations and preserve skin collagen, which is very important for slowing down the ageing process.