Hailey Bieber wants the people to know that, despite being the face of a major global beauty brand, she's never been over-the-top when it comes to products. The model revealed to Allure Magazine that she tends to stick to the basics when she's off duty (clear brow gel, a quick swipe of a lash brush) and that's it.
But recently, the star made one addition to her pared-down routine — and she says her skin is better for it. "The one thing that I started doing in quarantine that changed my skin a couple months ago was double cleansing," Bieber told Allure. "Double cleansing has really been a big game-changer for me." In fact, the star credits the Korean beauty practice of using two cleansers (one oil, followed by one cream or foam) to her clear, maskne-free skin, even during the pandemic.
According to dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD, double cleansing is a useful step in your routine, especially when you're wearing more sunscreen during the summer. "Sunscreen can be stubborn to remove, so double cleansing is a good practice," Dr Garshick says.
However, Dr Garshick warns that while heat and increased mask-wearing might tempt you to scrub down multiple times a day, overdoing it can backfire. "While you may feel a desire to use something harsh or to increase the frequency of cleansing, it's important that we keep our skin hydrated and taken care of in a gentle manner," she says. "Or you risk over-cleansing, which can strip your skin, causing imbalance and more breakouts."
If you do wish to take a page out of Bieber's book, look for gentle, non-comedogenic oils and cleansers with hydrating ingredients, like ceramides, to protect your skin's barrier, Dr Garshick recommends. Then, follow up with a solid moisturiser — and, in true celebrity fashion, plenty of water.
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