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Is Triple Cleansing Necessary?

febrero 08, 2019

Back in 2017, we saw the rise of the Korean skin care trend of double cleansing, but in 2019 using just two cleansers in your routine isn’t the height of trendiness. Triple cleansing is now a thing, and you’ve likely seen the term circulating your social media feeds. Wondering what exactly triple cleansing is, whether or not it’s necessary, and how you can add triple cleansing to your skin care routine? Keep reading to have all of your questions about this beauty trend answered!


Triple cleansing is exactly what you’d imagine—cleansing three times in a row before moving on to the rest of your daily regimen. The idea behind triple cleansing is that the more you cleanse your skin, the more thoroughly you’ll be able to remove impurities, dirt, and oils that have built up on your skin.


As with any skin care trend, whether triple cleansing is right for you all depends on your skin type. As a general rule of thumb, cleansing once in the morning and once in the evening is recommended for all skin types. However, if you have oily skin or tend to wear a lot of makeup, you may find that triple cleansing could be a good option for you. Basically, the more you need to wash away at the end of the day, the more likely it is that triple cleansing will work for you. Just be mindful that over cleansing can cause your skin to become dry, so triple cleansing every day is definitely not for everyone. If you want to give it a try, save it for special occasions!


Now that you know more about what triple cleansing is and whether or not it’s necessary, it’s time to go over how to triple cleanse. Follow the steps below and get to it!

Step #1: Grab your makeup wipes

The first thing you’ll want to do when triple cleansing is use makeup remover wipes to rid your skin of all traces of makeup. Take your pick from one of the options below and pay careful attention to the contours of your face!

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes: Formulated with vitamin C, these cleansing towelettes nourish skin and boost radiance while gently exfoliating and removing all traces of impurities and makeup. After using, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and more refined.

L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes: These ultra-soft towelettes gently yet effectively remove all traces of makeup, mascara, and even long-wear makeup. Dirt and oil are dissolved for clean and visibly tightened pores. Even better, their alcohol-free formula won’t dry out your skin.

Step #2: Use an oil-based cleanser

The next step in your triple cleansing routine is to use an oil-based cleanser. While you might think applying oil to your skin sounds like a major skin care mishap in the making, especially if you already have a slick complexion, you’d be surprised. As you may remember from science class, like attracts like. This means that an oil-based cleanser will help attract oils so they can easily be rinsed off your skin.

Step #3: Reach for a water-based cleanser

The last step of your triple cleansing routine? Using a water-based cleanser, like a micellar water. This no-rinse cleansing option is powered by micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no rinsing or harsh rubbing required. Simply saturate a cotton pad and wipe it across your face to get rid of any impurities. Take your pick from our three options below, choosing based on your skin type.

L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types: Removing waterproof mascara with basic cleansers can lead to harsh rubbing, which can dry out your skin. This micellar water for all skin types removes makeup—even waterproof mascara—and completely cleans skin in one step, leaving it feeling hydrated and purified.

L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal To Dry Skin: Formulated for normal to dry skin, this micellar water removes makeup and completely cleans skin in one step, leaving it feeling hydrated and soothed.

L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal To Oily Skin: Have oily skin? This micellar water is gentle on skin yet removes makeup, dirt, and excess oil in one step, leaving skin looking purified and mattified.

Triple cleansing isn’t your only option for removing all of your makeup and getting completely clean. There are quite a few methods for removing makeup, it all depends on what kind you’re wearing. Here’s How to Remove Every Kind of Makeup.

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