While we trust you've learned to religiously cleanse your face twice a day, a routinary skincare regimen is probably not doing enough. You can bet your skin still has loads of deep-seated dirt and excess makeup.
There are two types of dirt that cling onto your skin: Oil-based, like excess oil and makeup, and water-based, like dust, bacteria, and sweat. The best way to get rid of all these ~*nasties*~? A skincare hack known as double cleansing.
Here are five things you should know about it:
1. It literally means cleansing your face twice.
Double cleansing may sound like a lot of work, but it's actually the easiest step to remove all impurities on your skin—like makeup, excess oil, dirt, dust, and even the residue from your other skincare products. (Because really, where do you think your serum, sunblock, moisturizer, and eye cream go anyway?!)
2. You use an oil-based cleanser first to melt away oil and makeup.
You begin by massaging a generous amount of an oil-based cleanser, like Pond's Washable Cold Cream, onto your face to melt away makeup, dirt, and other impurities. Pick a variant to suit your skin: The Pond's Washable Cold Cream, which suits all skin types, or the Pond's Age Beauty Cream Cleanser, which was specially made for mature skin.
The great thing about using cold creams is that they don't over-promise the skin benefits that you'll be getting—they simply work. Pond's Japanese cold creams provide superior moisturization and skin smoothness on top of makeup removal. No wonder it's No.1 in Japan!
3. Unlike other cleansers, you won't need cotton pads or cleansing cloths.
Save time and money by using the Pond's Washable Cold Cream as your first step. You'll only need to massage it onto your face and then wash it all off with warm water. The product itself will do all the work for you. No more tugging or dragging the skin with cotton pads! It also contains Witch Hazel—a natural ingredient known to moisturize the skin, help improve texture, and minimize pores.
If you're more concerned about anti-aging, the red variant—Pond's Age Beauty Cream Cleanser—is a perfect fit. It contains Hadi Hari, an anti-aging ingredient which helps bring back firmness and elasticity to the skin.
4. You follow up with a foaming cleanser or facial wash to sweep away all the dirt.
The second step is using your regular foaming cleanser for a deeper clean. Bye, dirt!
5. Your skin will dramatically improve after regularly practicing double cleansing.
There's a reason why the Cold Cream has gained cult-favorite status: It works. It may seem like a simple product, but it keeps its promise of leaving the skin clean, fresh, and moisturized.
Switching to double cleansing will greatly improve your skin's condition. Remember, no amount of makeup can ever cover up bad skin. And when it comes to skincare, there are no shortcuts—exerting a bit more effort will always yield to better results.
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