Double-cleansing is a term splashed about a lot these days, often touted as a golden rule of skincare - but what does it really mean? I've been double-cleansing since before I even knew there was a name for it; and quite simply, double-cleansing is cleansing the skin first with an oil or oil-based cleanser, then cleansing again with your usual cleanser. You can of course just cleanse twice with the same product, but to really give your skin a thorough cleanse, you need to be using an oil-based cleanser. 

Before you freak out - oil will not make your skin more oily, breakout or clog your pores. The right oils can actually be SO beneficial to the skin, especially oily and breakout-prone types! One of my favourite pure oils, that is beneficial to all skin types, is rosehip oil. I've tried a few different brands over the years, and by far my favourite is the RosehipPLUS Australian Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. High in vitamin C, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Rosehip Oil can help reduce free radical damage in the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and is also very soothing on inflamed or irritated skin. I have also found regular use of rosehip oil helps fade scars, heal any blemishes or broken skin, and give my skin that healthy glow! 

The essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6 and 9) keep the skin hydrated, moisturised and more youthful in appearance. The Rosehip PLUS oil is not only certified organic, high quality and certified by PETA, but also cold-pressed - an important factor when it comes to selecting oils. Many oils are heat-treated during processing, altering the chemical structure and damaging (often destroying) the beneficial properties. In some cases, processed oils can even cause breakouts or clogged pores, so always ensure you choose an unrefined, cold-pressed oil.

When I first heard of oil-cleansing, I was not at all enthused. Cleansing my skin, with an oil? I imagined it would do the very opposite of cleansing the skin. If you use an oil to remove your eye-makeup or mascara, you'll already know how easily it melts away even the most stubborn make-up, and the same goes for the rest of your face. 

However, I was pleasantly surprised, and I'm well and truly converted! Using an oil such as Rosehip Oil to cleanse the skin not only draws out dirt and impurities and dissolves make-up, but it is also nourishing your skin as you cleanse. The glass dropper of the RosehipPLUS Oil makes it super easy to dispense the correct amount and cleanse the skin. After oil-cleansing, you should then follow up with a cream cleanser. The first cleanse removes the day's make-up, and any environmental impurities that may have gathered on the skin over the course of the day. The second cleanse actually cleanses the skin, withdrawing impurities and dirt to leave your skin soft, supple and refreshed, without being stripped of it's natural oils. 

My favourite cream cleanser for double-cleansing is the RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser. It is incredibly rich and glossy, feels beautifully moisturising on the skin and helps to calm breakouts and inflammation, as well as removes make-up and impurities from the skin. This is a must-have I think for all ages!

I've shared a quick how-to for you below, and I've also shared my favourite ways to use rosehip oil in my skincare - it's quite the multi-tasker!

How to Double-Cleanse

  1. Place 5-8 drops of Rosehip Oil into the palm of your hands 
  2. Massage the oil between your palms, then apply to dry skin
  3. Apply the oil to the skin, massaging in circular motions over your face, eyes and lips to dislodge make-up and dirt
  4. Rub in a small amount of water (just enough to wet your hands) onto the skin, transforming the oil to a milk-like substance
  5. Using a warm wash-cloth, gently remove the Rosehip oil
  6. You can now move onto the second cleanse, my favourite being the RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser
  7. Using a pea-sized amount, apply the Daily Cream Cleanser to your face and neck, using gentle circular motions. 
  8. Rinse with warm water or a wash-cloth and voila! Enjoy your freshly cleansed, supple and hydrated skin!

Some of my other favourite ways to use Rosehip Oil

  1. For added nutrients and supple skin, mix a few drops with a clay/dry mask as the activator in place of water.
  2. Or, apply to clean, damp skin prior to applying a mask for ultra-soft, glowing skin!
  3. Run out of your exfoliant? In a pinch, I'll mix a few drops of Rosehip Oil, RosehipPLUS Daily Cream Cleanser and a tsp of ground nutmeg (anti-inflammatory, helps fade blemishes and scars) for a DIY exfoliant that leaves my skin so smooth and refreshed! This is my favourite skincare trick, and you can add as little or as much exfoliant as your skin requires!
  4. Rosehip Oil also makes an amazing beauty oil pre-makeup. Apply 2-3 drops to damp skin and glowwww.
  5. For strong, shiny nails and healthy cuticles, I massage a few drops of rosehip oil into my nail beds each night or after removing nail polish.
  6. Eye make-up remover - a few drops on a cotton pad removes waterproof mascara effortlessly. Bye-bye panda eyes!

Do you have any tips or tricks for using Rosehip Oil? Share yours below or over on instagram, and let me know which you'll be using from my list!

Kelsey xx
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this post is a collaboration between Liberty Green & RosehipPLUS