Double Cleansing Method


There is a saying: If you spend 15 minutes applying your make-up, you should spend 15 minutes removing it.

Since we use long lasting lipsticks and long wearing foundations, we need to pay particular attention to removing those thoroughly so we don’t cause any pigmentation and skin dullness. On top of it, airborne bacteria and pollution is attracted to your skin throughout the day, and if they aren't washed away properly, they could potentially contribute to ageing and breakouts.

A quick cleanse with a face wipe will do very little to dislodge foundation and pollution particles, and you aren't giving your skin cells the best chance at regenerating which means no plump, youthful complexion.

Definitely consider to Double Cleanse if you are wearing make-up and/or sunscreen and provides a deep clean at night time.

  • The Balancing & Purifying Face Cleansing Oil, clears the skins' surface, drawing out oil-based dirt such as oxidized sebum, old skin cells, daily build up from pollution and make-up, before advancing deeper into the pores with
  • the award winning Cleansing Cream makes sure your skin gets really clean, balanced and comfortable and removes traces of the oil cleanser. It prevents skin dullness, allows the skin to breathe and repair and absorb moisturisers, retinols and serums much better.

My cleansers are sulphate-free to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils, also very important for sensitive and acne prone skin

Here are my tips on how to 'Double Wash' your face, give yourself a relaxing and enjoyable facial, deeply cleanse and rejuvenate your complexion at the same time


Massage the Balancing & Purifying Face Cleansing Oil into your skin (never rub!) and always use little circular upward motions
1) Warm a few drops of cleanser between your hands and apply to cheeks, forehead, nose and chin
2) Spread the cleanser in small circular motions from the chin towards the ears

3) Place your fingers on the inner corners of your eyes and spread cleanser over cheeks towards temples in upward movements
4) Massage cleanser with fingers from tip of nose to the bridge, to the forehead, gently cleanse both sides of nose
5) Don’t forget to work the cleanser in around the mouth

6) Spread cleanser outward from the middle of the forehead in little circular motions
7) Place a warm, damp soft Washi! Cotton Cloth on your face for about 1 minute (this will open your pores and prepare for the next step to remove even more build up). Remove the cleanser with the same Cotton Cloth.



is used to advance deeper into the pores and remove make-up residue, oil cleanser residue, dead skin cells, dust and sweat.

Use a small dollop of my Creamy Cleanser and work your way around your face like in steps 2) to 6). Remove the Cleanser with another warm, damp Cotton Cloth. Finished!

In the mornings you only need to cleanse once and you're good to go.



27 July 2017  |  18:25

I have been using Gerlinde's skin care for a while now and my skin has never looked better. I love my nightly routine and the double cleansing method is great. I'm 59 and I wish I would have started sooner!

Loraine McGillivray
29 September 2017  |  4:18

I'm a long time skin care devotee and heard about double cleansing some time ago. It has been a part of the Korean women's complicated skin care routine for a long time. It is only recently become popular here in the UK. In years gone past I used eye makeup remover, cream cleanser and then a foam cleanser if I wanted a deep clean, but I stopped using any type of foaming cleanser due to dryness/menopause/eczema. An oil or balm followed by a cream cleanser is much better for my skin. I don't double cleanse every night as I don't wear makeup everyday. If I haven't been out of the house and therefore haven't applied sunscreen or makeup, then the cream cleanser is effective on it's own. I think it's important to really look at your skin to decide what it needs that day, rather than just doing the same thing all the time. Both the oil and cream cleansers mentioned in the article are fabulous and I recommend them highly. I also like the lighter textured milk and a less dry skin than mine may prefer it over the cream that suits my skin so well.