Do you Double Cleanse?

Are you double cleansing? If not, I highly recommend it, and this is why...

I discovered the double cleanse about 20 years ago, while living in San Francisco. A sample pack of 3 DHC products arrived free in the mail, and started me on my skincare journey. Up until then, I was doing what many folks still do, wash and apply a moisturizer. That was about the extent of my daily routine. An occasional clay mask, or toner entered the mix, but nothing outside of the off the shelf pharmacy brands. Bland, to say the least.

However, the day the sample pack arrived changed everything for me. The little mystery sample contained 3 of their iconic products.

  1. Deep Cleansing Oil
  2. Mild Soap
  3. Rich Moisturizer

That evening I read the little instruction book, and followed the steps. Rub the oil all over my dry unwashed face. Rinse off with warm water and soft washcloth. Wash with the mild soap. Follow up with the moisturizer. Simple!

The thing is, I did not realize how dry and rough my face was until I used the 3 steps over the next 5 days. I had fewer clogged pores, softer and more moisturized skin. My face was way less oily during the day to boot!

How could rubbing OIL on my face make it less oily? Well, like attracts like. The Organic Olive Oil base breaks up makeup and sebum and help moisturize your face. Then as you wash it away with nothing but warm water, it removed the dirt and grime with it. Then all you need is a very very mild soap as your next step to get the job done. 

If you have dry skin, this is great for you. If you have oily skin, this is great for you. If you have sensitive skin, this is great for you! Need I say more? To this day, I still use DHC Deep Cleansing Oil once a day. I slather it on my face, neck, and chest before I get into the shower each night. 

Here are the magic ingredients that make me stick with it like glue.

  • Organic olive oil: Rich in antioxidants, it maintains the skin’s moisture barrier and helps fight free radical damage without clogging pores
  • Rosemary leaf oil: Invigorates and imparts a refreshing aroma.
  • Tocopherol (vitamin E): Natural skin conditioner and antioxidant that protects against free radical damage.

I hope you give the double cleanse a shot. I know it sounds like too much washing, but it really is less intensive than what you are probably doing to remove your makeup and sunblock each night...And did I mention this stuff melts away eye-makeup! 

We have several oil cleansers to choose from, I hope you give one a try!


LUX+YOU Beauty Co. Editor