As skin therapists it’s how we start each and every skin treatment in our treatment rooms at the salon. It’s also how we start and finish each and every day in our bathrooms at home!
With our favourite dermalogica cleansers we can all get ultra-clean, healthy skin! And with a few professional tips along the way you will soon be like us and wonder how on earth do people NOT double cleanse?!
How do we do it?
With the dermalogica double cleanse routine. ALWAYS starting with PreCleanse which comes as an oil or a balm. Both suitable for all skin types but the balm being slightly more nourishing for drier/dehydrated skin and also perfect for travel.
Nothing compares to PreCleanse – Apply, work it in dry, emulsify with water and remove – my favourite way to remove at home is with our Konjac Sponge.Therapist
While double cleansing with your traditional cleanser may partially remove oil- based debris, the dermalogica double cleanse that begins with PreCleanse can penetrate layers of oily debris for complete removal, ensuring a more intense, more professional and more thorough level of clean.
Do you still need to use a cleanser?
Yes! PreCleanse dissolves and rinses away skin-clogging layers of oil and oil- based debris. This allows your dermalogica cleanser to penetrate even further for professional double cleanse results. All dermalogica cleansers are soap-free, and pH-balanced to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Why bother when wipes are an option?
The ‘w’ word – wipes. Not only are they terrible for the environment, they are terrible for the skin and just… NO!
What about soap?
If you thought wipes were bad for your face… don’t get us started on soap!!! On a scale from 1 to 14, a neutral pH is 7. The skin’s normal pH level is between a 4 and a 5 (acidic). The majority of soaps are made from alkaline ingredients that can reach in the opposite direction, all the way up to 14 on the pH scale. Using soaps that are high in alkalinity take skin from an acidic state to an alkaline state and strip natural lipids from our skin. This accounts for the tight, pulled feeling you may have experienced after cleansing with soap. While you may interpret this feeling as “cleanliness,” it is actually your skin suffering from a loss of lipids!
In the salon we really enjoy being able to customise the double cleanse routine. Not only with a number of professional strength products but with electricals too. The Ultrasonic Brush gives up to 6 times more cleansing power and adds mild exfoliation. You can do this at home and works best with a foaming cleanser.
Our Ultrasonic blade (not actually a blade!) uses therapeutic ultrasound and provides deeper cleansing with added exfoliation. We us these in all of our ProSkin Treatments.
For a quick, easy and powerful way to power up your cleansing at home, mix either ½ tsp of Daily Microfoliant® or ½ tsp of MultiVitamin Thermafoliant® into your cleanser and feel immediately polished and smooth. This is also a great way to introduce exfoliants into you rregime if you are worried your skin is super sensitive.
Below we’ve listed all dermalogica cleansers and who they are best for…
Achieve ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day.
A light, creamy cleanser that removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin. This emollient, lipid-enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness.
Dual-action exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin. Achieve smooth, ultra-clean skin with this highly-active, 5% Lactic Acid, two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant.
Prebiotic cleanser deeply purifies to help balance oily skin. Dual-action, mineral-rich clay and charcoal formula actively cleanses and purifies without drying the skin.
Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or over-processed skin. Delicately fortifies skin’s protective barrier without leaving an irritating residue, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitive skin including the eye area.
Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser, which contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean.
Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin aging.
This breakout fighting, foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Formulated for teens and young adults, it’s great for use on the chest and back as well as the face and neck.
There is something for every skin type and we promise – this is one of the best habits you can get into! And you get to feel the difference instantly!!
Not sure where to start? Try our Ultimate Double Cleanse Box on our Online Shop – lordsandladiesshop.co.uk.
Helen & Amy