I read a really interesting article in the March issue of Allure magazine. They had an editor interview women from around the world about their beauty routines and then she tried them out for herself. It was really fascinating to read about different beauty traditions and the Korean one really caught my attention.
Korean skincare is all the rage right now so of course that portion of the article was indeed about skincare. More specifically, the practice of triple cleansing.
Over cleansing my skin is something I never thought to do. I had oily, acne prone skin as a teenager and was always advised against washing my face too much as it would cause sebum production to increase which leads to more breakouts.
As an adult my skin has gotten on the dry side, though I still experience hormonal breakouts. I was intrigued and eager to give it a try as the author of the article found it worked really well for her.
Initially I enjoyed the process. I love my evening skincare routine (almost always) so adding two additional steps was no big deal for me, and it actually felt like I was pampering myself each night.
I start with a cream cleanser and use it with my Clarisonic Mia 3. I really like the Nivea Creme Care All-In-One Facial Cleansing Lotion*. It cleanses and purifies but is nourishing and comforting all at the same time. I then go in with a cleansing oil. Right now I’ve been loving the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm*. It smells nice and feels very luxurious on the skin. It gives my skin a deep clean and reduces the appearance of pores. Lastly, I go in with a gel cleanser. My go-to has been the Biotherm Purefect Skin Cleansing Gel*. It smells great and leaves my skin feeling fresh. It improves my skin’s texture without being stripping.
I noticed more spots within the first few days of triple cleansing, but I didn’t find my skin was as dry, but it certainly wasn’t oily. I thought about stopping, but decided to persevere through the acne and it paid off.
My skin has been clearer than it has been in a long time, I would classify my skin to be normal now instead of dry, and it has a glow I never had before.
It’s definitely a time commitment and it can be a pricey practice, but it was definitely a positive experience for me and I’m glad I gave it a try!
Have you tried triple cleansing?
*This post contains product that was sent to me for consideration.