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We have reiterated in a number of articles the importance of performing proper cleansing before proceeding with the administration of cosmetics. Our skin needs to be washed by the residual dirt that accumulates during the day.
One of the main beauty secrets of Korean women is the double passage of facial cleansing. Double cleansing is a ritual that, when performed with the right products, the right technique, and with perseverance, brings surprising results. Let’s unveil how you perform in the korean rotuine and what are the best products.
This is step 1 and step 2 ofthe famous korean routine, the sequence of skincare passages that Korean cosmetics has successfully exported around the world, revolutionizing the way you take care of your face skin. Double cleansing has become a must for those who want a radiant face.
What exactly is double facial cleansing?
It is a matter of using two detergents in a precise sequence, both in the evening and in the morning: the first is an oil-based cleansing, essentially a phase of removal of makeup and all fat-based impurities such as smog and, indeed, make-up. The second is a water-based cleaning that refines the previous step and removes dead cells, dust, impurities and everything that is dry-based.
How do I double cleansing?
In the korean routine, for the first step of oil-based cleansing, a cleansing oil or a balm cleansing is used. Dry face and dry hands: dose a small amount of product and begin to gently massage your face insisting on the T-zone and the most made-up parts of the face. Balms melt in contact with the heat of the hands and face and form a milky liquid that removes all the dirt in a very pleasant way.
Avoid wipes, cotton discheves and later pieces, they are still abrasive, and will never be as delicate as the touch of your hands. In addition, Korean cosmetics are so effective that there is no need to rub: the makeup magically melts in contact with the oil.
Lately Korean cosmetics are starting to propose cleansing water, super delicate liquid cleansing products to be used especially for the eyes. They recall the micellar water that we are used to in the West, but they do not contain micelles at all and they are cleaning products that have a strong moisturizing power.
Continuing in the beauty routine, after rinsing the face with cold water or, at most, warm, the second pass of water-based cleansing is performed with a cleansing cream, a gel or a mousse. Korean women love the comfort of mousses, delicate and fluffy foams that pass on the face eliminating the residues of the previous step and refining the cleanliness.
- Start with hand cleaning. Dry it with a soft and clean towel. Also, make sure your face is absolutely dry.
- Pour a little cleansing oil on the palm and heat it by rubbing it in your hands.
- Apply hot oil to the entire skin of the face, including areas under the eyes and around the lips.
- Gently massage on the skin by moving your fingertips upwards in a small circular motion.
- Continue the massage for a couple of minutes so that the dirt, impurities, debris and makeup accumulated in your pores dissolve completely in the oil.
- Dampen a towel with hot water and spread it over your face.
- Let stand for a minute or so and then rub the face with it to completely eliminate the oily residue.
- Take a quantity of a normal water-based cleanser and apply it on the face working with the foam with the help of natural water.
- Gently massage the face with your fingertips for about a minute.
- Rinse with warm water.
Why double cleansing?
During the night the skin regenerates and expels all toxins and dead cells. Rinsing your face with water is not enough to clear all this debris, so the passage of water-based cleaning is inevitable. For the passage of oil-based cleansing you can be more possible and, basically, it depends on the type of skin. The oily-trending skin, for example, will benefit a lot from this step even in the morning to remove excess sebum. In addition, if the nightly routine was very rich, with a nice sleeping mask to plump and feed, removal with a quick oil-based passage helps to cleanse the skin better. Dry or very sensitive skin can skip this step in the morning. Happy?
Why is it important to double clean constantly?
Cleansing your face deep both in the morning and evening, avoiding going to bed wearing make, up, using delicate products that do not attack the hydrolipid barrier are all essential attentions to keep the face young and bright. Constantly removing the dirt that causes the pores to occlusion is crucial to limit the onset of pimples and blackheads and keep even the oiliest skin clean, which tends to produce more sebum.
Double cleansing is the fundamental basis for preparing the skin to receive the assets of subsequent steps such as essences, serums and moisturizers. Having a clean face makes moisturizers much better performing.
What is double cleansing or double cleansing for?
What are the positives of double cleansing?
- The first step eliminates the “oily dirt” from our skin which is often caused by skin care products, makeup, excess sebum, etc. while the second step helps the skin get rid of “watery dirt” caused by sweating, dead cells, environmental pollutants, etc.
- Twice cleaning is useful to ward off stubborn dirt and dirt found on top of our skin.
- It opens the clogged pores of the skin, which eventually prevents the possibility of developing acne and breakouts.
- It indirectly improves the penetration and operation of skincare products such as lotions, moisturizers, creams and serums.
- The facial massage process helps to improve blood circulation, which improves the supply of nutrients and oxygen to cells, thus giving us a fresher, healthier and more lively appearance.
However, if your skin is ultra-sensitive and quite prone to acne, breakouts and rosacea, you should consult a skin specialist before trying the double cleaning method.
Is double cleansing suitable for all skin types?
Double cleansing brings great benefits to all skin types. Cleaning products are very cross-cutting, addressed to all skin types, especially with regard to cleansing oil. Here it is important to say, to those who have oily skin, that it is precisely the oily cleansers that are most suitable to remove the sebum and that the feeling of skin pulling )always to avoid) is only synonymous with aggression to the hydrolipid barrier, and not of cleaner skin. Mature skin also benefits particularly from the passage of oily deterrence, because cleansing oil and balm cleansing add fat to this type of skin, which is more plumped and nourished as well as clean.
What products to use for double cleansing or double cleansing?
As mentioned before, the products to be used for this technique of double cleansing are one lipid in nature with oily phase and one on a watery basis. The important thing is that We must NEVER SENTIRTHE PELLE SECCA OR TIRATE TO end THE DETERITIty ! IT MEANS WE’RE DOING TOO AGGRESSIVE A CLEANSING!
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“Since 1979, Amorepacific has been cultivating green tea plantations in the ecological habitat of the biodiverse Jeju Island,located off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. The island of Jeju is one of the three best tea-growing habitats in the world. We started growing tea on the island of Jeju on reclaimed land. Today we are growing the highest quality organic green tea in the best agricultural environment on about 3.3 million square meters on the island.
Rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, amino acids and catechin (an antioxidant), green tea has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent, to reduce signs of skin aging and has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer. Through our research and development efforts, we explore other innovative applications for green tea in body and skin beauty products. We conducted research not only on tea leaves, but also on the stem, roots, flowers and seeds of the plant. We have numerous international patents relating to the effects of green tea on the skin.
Through our research on epigallocatechina-3-gallato (EGCG), a polyphenol compound found in green tea, we have discovered its effectiveness in combating the effects of aging. EGCG is incredibly effective at reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increasing the brightness of the skin. Amorepacific was the first company in the world to stabilize this sought-after antioxidant and use it in skin care.
Another of our R&D successes has been to develop the best methodological combination to extract the maximum amount of catechin, which has many potential benefits and applications for our skin care products, from the green tea leaf . We work continuously to combine green tea with cosmetics to produce shiny skin effects.”
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A bit of a history of the best cosmetic products by AMOREPACIFIC
AMOREPACIFIC is a cosmetics company founded by Sung-Whan Suh and founded in 1945. It is one of the largest beauty companies in South Korea and ranks among the top 20 beauty companies globally. In 2012, under the current chairman and CEO, Kyung-Bae Su, AMOREPACIFIC generated net revenue of 3.02 billion dollars.
LOVEPACIFIC holds over 140 global patents in Asian botanists and other skin-related research and technologies. It has 35 brands under its corporate umbrella, the best known of which is the skin care and cosmetics brand, Laneige.
History – LOVEPACIFIC founder Sung-Whan has grown green tea on Jeju Island, a volcanic island off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula. As the nutritious skin care properties of green tea were becoming increasingly clear to the skin care community, LOVEPACIFIC was created with the idea of incorporating green tea into skin treatments. From the moment the cosmetics company was born to this day, green tea continues to form an important part of its product formulations and is still cultivated in the mineral-rich soil of the island of Jeju. The parts of green tea plants that have the important healing properties of the skin are usually harvested at the time of the day and the year when their potency is maximum, so as to reap the maximum benefits when the plant is transformed into skin care treatments.
Ingredients – Green tea extracts and other types of skin care botany, such as bamboo sap and red ginseng, form the basis of AMOREPACIFIC products.
Green Tea -AMOREPACIFIC was one of the first companies to stabilise epigallocatechina gallato (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea. EGCG acts as a strong, but cell-proof antioxidant. Green tea is harvested for its oil, water, leaf extract, caffeine and theanine, an amino acid.
Bamboo sap – The sap obtained from bamboo trees is rich in amino acids and minerals. When used in professional skincare products, these ingredients help keep your skin hydrated.
Red Ginseng – Red ginseng, when harvested in September and October, contains high levels of soap. This chemical compound stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin, which strengthens the skin barrier and helps to retain moisture.
In addition to the main elements, other ingredients such as; licorice extract, to reduce redness and irritation; ginger root extract, to brighten matte skin and eliminate toxins; and also the water lily extract, to calm the irritated skin.
Products – LOVEPACIFIC sells several products under categories of cosmetics, sanitary and skin care products. The list of products offered for sale includes detergents, moisturizers, lotions, toners, sunscreens, eye gels and exfoliators. Colorful cosmetics include foundation and concealers.
Some products containing bamboo sap and antioxidants, marketed by AMOREPACIFIC, claim to have anti-aging skin properties. There are also eye and lip care formulas that are used to hydrate sensitive areas around the eyes and lips. For sunscreen, the company offers a variety of creams, a sunscreen with SPF 30 and 50.
The anti-aging skin products section consists of items containing green tea and antioxidant creams, serums, foundation, toner and an oil. These also tend to have enzyme peels to lighten and serum and creams to tighten the skin.