Do you do that whole double cleansing thing where you wash your skin with an oil first and then go in with a foam, cream or gel cleanser? Yes? Well, we have a wee bit of bad news.
Apparently you could be wasting your time and money.
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Fun tip: With a zillion different products on the market, there is a tendency for skincare ranges to push this whole idea of double cleansing being a necessity. Sadly, a lot of this is just marketing fluff.
And it's not just us saying this, we promise! A lot of dermatologists agree that most skin types do not need to double cleanse.
"As dermatologists, we are certainly more concerned about over-cleansing the skin, as opposed to the need for a double-cleansing routine," said dermatologist Dr Cara McDonald from Complete Skin Specialists.
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The fact is that over-washing the skin can really mess with your skin barrier (your skin needs this guy. Great mates with it), meaning you might end up experiencing something trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
It sounds super complicated, but TEWL basically means your skin can't hold on to that sweet moisture - water pretty much just passes through the epidermis and evaporates into the air.
"Excess cleansing, harsh cleansers and exfoliation are all known to cause a breakdown in the skin’s barrier system and disrupt the skin’s natural defences and microbiome," said McDonald.