How to use a Cleansing Oil

 The Power and Importance of Double Cleansing in Summer

Not jumped on the double cleansing bandwagon just yet? We’re about to convince you of its power & importance. But we'll also share exactly how to use a cleansing oil and why summer is the best time to test it out.


What is Double Cleansing

As you may know, this technique involves using two cleansers, first an oil-based one such as the Essentials Cleansing Oil. And secondly a water-based one - your day-to-day cleanser usually. The oil-based cleanser dislodges and removes SPF, makeup and sebum. Then the second cleanse whisks it all away - this is what truly cleans your face for super, not-so-squeaky clean skin.


This helps to ensure you’ve truly bid farewell to makeup, sunscreen, and impurities, leaving your skin feeling fresh, fabulous but never stripped. And while double cleansing has been popularised for some time, not all of us have tried it yet. And guess what? It's even more crucial in the summer! Here's why you should test it out this season:



Why You Should Use A Cleansing Oil In The Summer

Sunscreen + Sweat: 

With the sun shining bright, we're slathering on more sunscreen. Add sweat and sebum to the mix, and you've got a stubborn layer on your skin - a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Double cleansing helps in breaking down and removing these layers, leaving your skin a clean canvas for the rest of your skincare routine.

Pollution and Irritants: 

Summer adventures and more time outdoors, exposes your skin to environmental nasties. Exhaust fumes, residue from hot chips, and don’t forget sand and chlorine too. Double cleansing helps get your face as clean as possible, without irritating your skin.

Oil Be Gone: 

Warmer weather amps up oil production. Combat excessive shine with a one-two punch of an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one. Keep excess oil in check, bid farewell to clogged pores, and wave goodbye to acne breakouts.

Makeup + Sweat: 

Sweating and makeup – a classic summer combo. This duo can lead to residue buildup. Double cleansing helps clean away makeup and sweat, preventing skin woes like congestion and breakouts.

Prep for the Good Stuff: 

Give your serums and moisturisers a clean canvas to absorb into and allow them to properly do their job. Your skin will thank you!

Breakout Buster: 

Summer's triple threat – heat, humidity, and outdoor activities – means trouble for your skin. Keep your pores in check with double cleansing, reducing the chances of unwanted breakouts and encouraging a clearer complexion.

How to use a Cleansing Oil

Remember when using a Cleansing Oil you need to be following it up with a water-based one to seal the deal. The oil-based cleanser helps to tackle those oil-based impurities, followed by a second cleanse which then removes all that debris and grime. Remember, the key is choosing cleansers that suit your skin type and concerns. 

The Essentials Cleansing Oil dislodges and removes SPF, makeup and sebum. Then the second cleanse should be water-based (your favourite gel wash or cream cleanser) and this is what cleans your face.


Here is the step-by-step process of Double Cleansing:

  1. Pump a few drops of the Cleansing Oil into your hands
  2. Massage into dry skin in a circular motion for 1 - 2 minutes
  3. Rinse with warm water and a face cloth
  4. Cleanse with your favourite gel or cream cleanser
  5. Rinse with warm water
  6. Continue with the rest of your skincare routine

Super summer skin!


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