Cleansing is an important part of taking proper care of our skin. Our skin, for all its abilities, can only take care of itself so much without our intervention. Its various complex processes are not entirely capable of helping deal with health on its surface. Your skin’s multiple layers and repair systems keep it intact and healthy over the course of your life, but you have to regularly clean it to ensure it always looks its best. For most of us, a standard cleanse involves utilizing a compatible cleaning product to clear off the grime on our skin. You are more than likely aware that some people advocate a double cleanse that utilizes two products that provide two layers of cleansing to clear away different kinds of grime and impurities from the skin. Triple cleansing is a technique ideally done at night that is based on double cleansing that takes things one step further.
How To Triple Cleanse
The only real change between double and triple cleansing is the first new first step. Advocates of triple cleansing suggest opening a cleanse with a cleansing wipe run quickly over the face with a focus on the delicate areas of the face like the eyes. This allows thorough and gentle coverage before moving on to the rest of the steps. The initial steps help begin the process of disrupting the oil and grime that has build up on the skin. Some advocate targeting the neck as well if you’re prone to neglecting it when cleansing. After the wipe, you move on to a cleanser focused on oil control. This helps break up your natural oils and makeups on the skin to make it all easy to remove. You then finish with a foaming cleanser that helps to clean up anything left after the previous two steps. Overall, triple cleansing is relatively simple.
Does It Work?
Advocates can point to clear results from triple cleansing. Even if it hadn’t been tested, the ideas are perfectly solid. Skincare experts already knew that it was a good idea to start breaking up the oils and grime on your skin before cleansing. Most of the time this is done by splashing lukewarm water on the skin before applying the cleansing product. This is likely the first method that you actually learned from peers. A cleansing wipe offers a slight advantage over simple water as the compound in it is designed specifically to help break up the things typically found on your skin. This loosens it all in preparation for the more thorough cleansing steps afterwards. Utilizing a cleanser focused on breaking up oils and makeup afterwards removes a lot of the grime that builds up on the skin effectively and allows them to be washed away. A foaming cleanser that provides a general followu p makes sure everything is definitely clean. The question is whether this is actually a good idea.
Should I Try It?
Trying triple cleansing is a somewhat touchy proposition just like trying double cleansing. Everyone’s skin has limits on what it can tolerate. This is especially true for people with dry and sensitive skin types that are more prone to reacting to products. Depending on your product choices, the cleansers you use could combine to dry out your skin quickly if you’re not careful. Overhydrating with other cleansers could lead to easier oil formation and cause their own buildup. Triple cleansing isn’t necessarily bad, but it is something people with less problematic skin types are much more likely to be able to utilize. Try the technique out on a patch of your skin before your try it on your full face so that you can track what it does to your skin. If the area doesn’t have any noticeable problems, you should be able to triple cleanse without many issues.
Triple cleansing is a simple, but effective way of building on a double cleanse. The largest issues to consider are the products that you’re using for cleansing. Many of these have particular effects on the skin as we specifically choose them to help us with issues. You are cautioned to be careful utilizing a combination of oil control cleansers in particular when triple cleansing. These are the most likely to dry out your skin when used together. Remembering to try this technique only at night will also give your skin time to recover from any accidental negative effects. Carefully done, triple cleansing can lead to cleaner skin than you ever expected to have though.