Perfection comes in just two steps...

Cleanse.tone.moisturise. This tried and tested skincare formula has been used for decades to achieve the perfect glow. And while some would argue that it’s a case of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ when it comes to our skincare routines, a new technique could just turn this idea on its head.

Welcome to the world of double cleansing. Yes you heard that right. This two-step process is designed to target two distinct problems and leave you with a complexion so glowing, some may even question whether you’re ageing backwards.

  1. The first stage involves choosing an oil or water based cleanser to mop up excess sebum – the oily, waxy substance secreted by your sebaceous glandsmakeup residue, and anything else that may be clogging up those pores.
  2. The second stage involves a milk, gel, clay based cleanser – or whichever suits the needs of your particular skin type – to refresh and tighten your skin.

“In double cleansing, the first cleanse removes most of the make-up, bacteria, and grime and the second can do a deeper clean and remove the make-up remover,” says Dr Susan Mayou, consultant dermatologist at London’s Cadogan Cosmetics clinic.

Research by Olay also revealed that double cleansing could hold to the key to maximising the effectiveness of your other products in your skincare routine. It found that when properly cleansed 30 per cent more anti-ageing product was absorbed into the skin. So a clean base really is EVERYTHING!

So are you ready to give it a go? Why not try Pestle & Mortar: Erase & Renew. Buy it here.

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