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scalp is skin too, how are you taking care of yours?

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Becca King
Community Manager

By now, most of us have heard of “double cleansing” when it comes to skin. Generally, an oil-based product is used first to remove any makeup or environmental buildup, then a second cleanser is used (usually something that lathers or foams) to actually clean the skin itself. This is a method that originated in Korea and has become a fundamental part of many skincare routines across the world.

Believe it or not, your scalp is skin too. It may sound silly to say out loud, but SCALP. IS. SKIN. TOO. Don’t forget it. If we double cleanse our faces, why wouldn’t we double cleanse our scalps for ultimate hair + scalp health?

We have partnered with one of our friends, Farmacy, to show you how to translate your double cleansing skin routine to a double cleansing hair routine for your healthiest skin yet (including your scalp!).

oil cleansing

SKIN: Start with Farmacy’s Green Clean makeup removing cleansing balm. This balm (an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner) instantly melts away any makeup and buildup on the top layer of the skin. Sunflower and ginger root oils effortlessly remove even the boldest eye makeup and long-wear foundation—without stripping, drying or leaving any residue.

HAIR: Start your double cleansing hair routine with the reset pink charcoal scalp cleansing oil. Like the Farmacy Green Clean Balm, this oil-to-foam hybrid invigorates and hydrates to encourage a healthy scalp. Key ingredients pink clay and charcoal gently draw out impurities and remove product buildup without stripping hair. It's the perfect weekly remedy for dry shampoo junkies or those who use a lot of styling products.

second cleanse

SKIN: Next, use Farmacy’s Clean Bee ultra-gentle facial cleanser to get an extra-deep clean that’s still gentle on skin. Clean Bee ( lifts away excess oil, impurities and makeup while infusing moisture with honey and hyaluronic acid. It also calms skin with a soothing botanical blend. The result is clean skin that isn’t stripped, which makes Clean Bee perfect for everyday use!

HAIR: After rinsing out your first cleanse in the shower, use the new reset clarifying gel shampoo as your double cleanse. This shampoo works to attract dirt like a magnet to draw out impurities + remove product buildup, without stripping. Reset clarifying gel shampoo is a unique aerosol gel-to-foam that rids hair of oil, dirt, odor + sweat while replenishing moisture + reviving volume. Just like your face; clean scalp that isn’t stripped or dry!

add back needed moisture

SKIN: After doing a double cleanse, it is SUPER important that you replenish your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Of course, for skin, that means a great moisturizer. We LOVE Farmacy’s Honey Drop lightweight moisturizer. Antioxidant-rich honey, hyaluronic acid and golden cupuaçu butter beads nourish and keep skin plump with hydration. Plus, the intensely hydrating, gel-cream formula is weightless and sinks instantly into skin.

HAIR: Now, there isn’t necessarily a moisturizer for your scalp, but we think we created something pretty close. Our new reset cooling gel conditioner is like a breath of fresh air for your scalp with a unique gel formula that delivers hydration without the weight. Enriched with refreshing menthol, this formula soothes the scalp + restores moisture balance. Make sure to apply from root to tip for maximum benefits to your scalp.

So, there you have it! Your double cleansing skin routine translated for your hair routine. Scalp is skin too, how are you taking care of yours?

By Becca King, community manager

posted: 01/16/2020last modified: 01/16/2020