Perfect Skin 101: Everything You Need to Know About Double Cleansing  

Double cleansing is the cornerstone of any good skin routine. Originating in Japan, it's just what you think it is—washing your face twice (first to remove makeup and then cleanse away more stubborn pollution particles, dirt and residual makeup). The act of double cleansing ensures that the path is clear for your skincare: This way toner, serums and moisturisers can work more effectively. To ensure you're double cleansing correctly, we spoke to esthetician extraordinaire Jodi Shays, owner of Queen Bee Salon and Spa in Los Angeles, to find out about the benefits of double cleansing—and why we should start doing it pronto for gorgeous skin.

Keep reading to get the 411 on the centuries-old act of double cleansing and learn how it can help your skin.