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

We get it: Sometimes, you don't even have the energy to clean your face with a towelette (especially after a couple glasses of wine at happy hour). So the idea of double cleansing—yes, washing your face twice—probably seems like a little much for lazy-girl beauty routines. But while using hacks to achieve the perfect cat eye or beachy waves can seriously save time, when it comes to skincare, a couple extra minutes can make a world of difference. 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 this centuries-old Japanese beauty secret and how it can help your skin.