We'll do anything in the name of clear skin. So when we spied on IG that #triplecleanse was trending, we just had to do some ~research~.
It turns out this relatively "new" skincare method has been around for quite some time. Back in 2016, US-based online K-beauty retailer Soko Glam and websites Bustle and The Gloss have been talking about triple-cleansing.
What is it?
This school of thought came from the sad truth that people don't really wash their faces properly; even after using an oil-based cleanser and facial wash, there's usually still some unseen dirt left in the pores.
Basically, here's how you do it: 1. Remove the initial layer of makeup with a cleansing wipe or micellar water. 2. Dissolve waterproof makeup and draw out deep-seated dirt with an oil-based cleanser. 3. Lather with a facial wash to clear water-based impurities.
We know it sounds a bit extra, but it's recommended for women who are living in a polluted and humid city, ladies who commute every day, or those who wear heavy makeup. And every scenario sounds like a situation most Pinays can find themselves in.
Another variation of the triple-cleanse method would be to add a cleansing brush or a clay-based product.
Makeup remover wipes or soaked cotton pads with micellar water provide targeted cleaning for hard-to-reach areas like lash lines and the sides of your nose. Moreover, taking off the first layer of gunk before the whole shebang makes a big difference.
If you're looking for products to triple-cleanse with, check out our feature on 10 Pinays' evening skincare routines!
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