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Why you need to try the triple cleansing technique

Why you need to try the triple cleansing technique
Team LF
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Facial cleansing wipes have a bit of a bad reputation in the beauty industry. The lazy girl's answer to cleansing, makeup wipes simply do not do enough to remove all traces of makeup, dirt and impurities from your skin and leave the complexion vulnerable to congestion and breakouts.

But, before you throw away every packet of wipes you own, cleansing wipes are making a comeback thanks to one particular K-Beauty trend - triple cleansing.

What is Triple Cleansing?

By now, we're all pretty well versed in the art of double cleansing - with many products and systems now launching which are dedicated to or inspired by the technique.

Triple cleansing simply adds one more step in to your routine but in fact makes a notable difference both to the texture and appearance of your complexion.

How to: Triple Cleanse

  1. First Cleanse - Using a cleansing wipe or a cotton round soaked in micellar water, gently remove makeup and impurities on your skin, paying close attention to removing stubborn eye and lip makeup.
  2. Second Cleanse - Your second cleanse includes an oil based cleanser. A cleansing oil works to remove any oil-based impurities left on your skin and give your complexion a more thorough clean. Massage into the skin and rinse off with warm water.
  3. Third Cleanse - On a wet face, apply a cleansing foam to remove all water-based impurities on the skin. Rinse off and gently pat your skin dry.

The triple cleanse technique is ideal for all skin types and is the perfect way to ensure your skin is beautifully clean and stays clear and radiant in the longterm. Simply adding one more cleansing step into your routine will help any product you apply afterwards to work its magic.

The key is to follow with a nourshing moisturiser, to ensure your skin is not stripped of much-needed oils and hydration.

Triple cleansing is perfect for all skin types and can be adjusted by switching up the products included either to balance oils in the complexion or deeply nourish and hydrate.

Triple Cleansing for Dry Skin

If your skin is dry, choosing cleansing products which work to hydrate your skin as they cleanse is essential when building your triple cleanse routine.

Nourishing cleansing products will be less harsh on your skin so your complexion is left feeling soft and supple rather than tight and uncomfortable post-cleanse.

  • Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Wipe

    Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Wipe

    4 Stars 4 Reviews
    £6.49
  • Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil 200ml

    Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil 200ml

    4.42 Stars 12 Reviews
    £28.00
  • Darphin Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser 125ml

    Darphin Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser 125ml

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £30.00

Triple Cleansing for Oily Skin

If your skin is in need a little balance and a deeper cleanse, opt for refining, detoxifying cleansers.

Using a combination of oil-controlling products will leave your complexion clear and refined by the end of your triple cleanse routine.

  • KORRES Natural Pomegranate Pore Minimising Cleansing Wipes (25 Wipes)

    KORRES Natural Pomegranate Pore Minimising Cleansing Wipes (25 Wipes)

    5 Stars 7 Reviews
    £7.00
  • Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil 195ml

    Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil 195ml

    4.83 Stars 18 Reviews
    £33.00
  • ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser 150ml

    ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser 150ml

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £27.00
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