Deep Pore Cleansing Duos Essential FAQs

If you’ve got questions about double-cleansing, we’ve got answers—and a few trade secrets  that will not only give your face the best cleanse ever, but might benefit other parts of your body too. Ask away…


Q. What is double cleansing?

A. Double cleansing involves cleansing your face in two steps: initially with an oil-based cleanser layered with a water-based cleanser. This method effectively targets persistent, pore-clogging, and acne-triggering impurities that may linger on the skin even after the first round of washing. This technique dates back to 14th century Japan, and Korea, growing in popularity in the U.S. in the last five years or so.


Q. What makes the Tuel process different?

A. The Tuel Deep Pore Cleansing Duos not only cleanse, but nourish the skin due to botanical-based ingredients tailored for your skin type. We start by using a nutrient-rich cleansing oil to dissolve surface sebum and debris drawing out more dirt than your average cleanser. The process attacks all potential issues such as pollution, makeup, sweat and grime. The second step uses an herbal toner that renders the cleansing oil water-soluble to cleanse thoroughly and gently exfoliate, all while adding hydration back into the skin and keeping everything pH neutral. 


Q. How often should I double cleanse?

A. Once a day is ideal, but it can be either in the morning or for your nighttime skin care routine—each offering distinct benefits. In the morning, it eliminates overnight oil and sweat. In the evening it is your makeup remover and deep pore cleanse allowing for increased effectiveness of skincare products applied at night. 


Q. How to use the Tuel double cleanse?

A. The double cleansing process is quick and easily integrates into your skincare routine. Using Tuel Cleansing Duos, apply 5-6 pumps of cleansing oil to dry skin on the face and neck, massaging it in with dry hands. Follow up with 5-6 pumps of the herbal toner, gradually adding cool water to emulsify. Rinse until your skin feels clean and oil free.


Q. Should I be worried about overwashing?

A. Finding the right balance in cleansing is crucial. While some water-based cleansers might be harsh, oil-based cleansers, especially those enriched with rich botanicals and without phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic dyes or fragrances, can replenish and balance the skin while ensuring a thorough cleanse.


Q. What are the benefits of double cleansing?

A. Double cleansing aims to eliminate the buildup of oil, dirt, dead skin cells, sunscreen, and cosmetic products, leaving the skin looking brighter, smoother, and overall healthier. Clean pores and gentle exfoliation enhance the efficacy of serums, moisturizers, and masks in your regular skincare routine.

Tuel's Deep Pore Cleansing Oils also offer benefits beyond facial care—conditioning and strengthening brows, lashes, and beards. You can even use a few drops on your makeup brushes to bond with old makeup to cleanse and nourish the bristles. The botanical formulas also make them suitable for those with eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. You can easily apply the double cleansing method to help heal affected areas, and then add a mask such as with Tuel's Super Soothe 2 in 1 Calming Mask or Moisture Plus Nourishing Mask to help get flare ups back on track.


Q. Can I double cleanse if I have acne or oily skin?

A. Yes! Double cleansing caters to all skin types and conditions. For acne, use a duo specifically formulated for acne during your nighttime routine to gently cleanse and prepare the skin for optimal absorption of skincare products.