Consider a cleansing oil the newest addition to your pre-wedding skin-care routine! Chances are, you've seen them on the shelves of your favorite beauty shops. Maybe you've even read articles about them, but have you embraced them yet? If you have oily skin, the idea of using an oil on your face just seems completely foreign.
That's why we're here to calm your fears and convince everyone that no matter what type of skin you have—oily, aging, dry, sensitive—you should be double-cleansing your face every night. Have you ever washed your face at night and then used any sort of cotton pad with product on it, only to find said pad is still removing lots of makeup, oil, and dirt? There's personal evidence you should double-cleanse.
Double-cleansing is a K-Beauty term, and it simply means using a cleansing oil before then washing a second time with a traditional cleanser. That oil serves as your makeup remover, but it's got way more benefits than the makeup removers of days past did.
The bottom line is that double-cleansing with a cleansing oil removes dirt, pollution, oil, makeup, and grime better than just using a cleanser alone, and clean skin is healthy, glowing, clear skin. Plus, skin that is completely clean absorbs the products you apply after you've washed your face even better. So that's two pretty huge reasons to take the extra time to get that face fully washed via a cleansing oil each night.
Need a third? With all the added makeup you're likely wearing for pre-wedding parties and events and photo shoots, coupled with the perfect skin you're dreaming of for your wedding now, there has never been a better time to incorporate a cleansing oil into your nightly skin-care routine.
Some favorites include Dermalogica PreCleanse ($40, available at Ulta), which was on the market long before double-cleansing became a trend and removes even the thickest layers of makeup easily; Boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm ($32, available at Sephora), which is great for dry skin types; and Cosmedix Purity Solution ($35, available at Cosmedix, which adds an extra healthy glow to skin in addition to cleansing.