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Got Tiny Bumps All Over Your Forehead? Do This…

March 23, 2016

Double cleansing is an awesome way to get rid of tiny bumps on your forehead and get smooth skin again. Learn how to double cleanse your skin, plus all the rules to follow. If you don’t double cleanse your skin properly, you could dry it out, irritate, or even damage your skin. Click through to learn how to double cleanse your skin properly, and download the FREE Double Cleansing For Smooth Skin Guide. www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

Got Tiny Bumps All Over Your Forehead? Try Double Cleansing For Smooth Skin.

Do you have tiny, colourless bumps all over your forehead? Kind of like the skin on your forehead has a  bumpy texture? It’s not pimples, it’s not a red rash, it’s tiny bumps all over your forehead (and sometimes near your jaw as well).

That bumpy texture is clogged pores. Usually coming from build up of dead skin cells, skin care products, oil and debris, and pollution.

A great trick to get rid of those bumps is double cleansing your skin at night. If you do it correctly, you can get rid of those bumps quite easily (sometimes in a few days, sometimes it take a few weeks), and your skin will be super smooth as well.

What is “double cleansing” your skin?

Double cleansing is simply washing your face twice in a row with a VERY gentle, non-foaming, oil-based cleanser (more details on how to double cleanse properly, and what to use below). You only double cleanse your skin once a day, at night (never in the morning).

Why is double cleansing so effective at keeping you skin smooth (and getting rid of bumpy texture)?

Bumpy skin on your forehead is a symptom that your skin is congested.

Your pores are probably being blocked by skin care products, dead skin cells, oil and sebum, hair care products, pollution, makeup, or sunscreen that is building up on the surface of your skin (usually it’s a combination of these things).

Makeup and skin care products (especially foundation and sunscreens) are not the easiest to remove. Many times if you’re wearing a lot of products and makeup on your face, when you wash your face at night, your cleanser might not be removing everything at one go. Or, it’s removing the makeup, sunscreen, and products, but not removing the dead skin cells underneath or lifting sebum that’s building up in your pores.

If you wear foundation, sunscreen, makeup, many layers of skin care products – you need to make sure you remove all products thoroughly at the end of the day, before washing your face. And, that’s what “double cleansing” is. Step 1 is washing your face to remove all makeup, sunscreen, skin care products, debris and pollution. Step 2 is washing your face again to wash away dead skin cells and sebum.

You should only double cleanse your skin at night, after a long day of wearing products on your skin. There’s no need to double cleanse your skin in the morning, and in fact if your do so, you could potentially be over cleansing your skin, irritating it, and drying it out.

As long as you use a very gentle, oil-based cleanser to double cleanse your skin and only do this at night,  you will see the texture of your skin begin to smooth out quite rapidly, even in a few days. That’s because you’re thoroughly removing everything that is building up on the surface of your skin, and sloughing off dead skin cells and sebum that could be clogging up your pores.

This techniques is essentially cleaning and exfoliating your skin very gently, without using abrasive scrubs, irritating ingredients, or being rough on your skin.

Who Should Double Cleanse?

You should double cleanse your skin at night if your skin has a bumpy texture, and you answer “yes” to any of the following things:

  • You wear sunscreen or sunblock (chemical or physical sunblocks)
  • You wear foundation
  • You wear a lot of concealer and face powder
  • You wear a lot of skin care products during the day
  • You live in an area where there is a lot of pollution
  • You live in a hot or humid climate
  • You have bangs
  • You use a lot of hair styling products
  • You regularly wear hats

How To Double Cleanse

  1. Remove eye makeup and lipstick
  2. Take a small amount of your oil-based cleanser and gently rub it into your dry skin on your face and neck.
  3. Rinse your face and neck with water, or wipe the cleanser off your face with a damp clean washcloth or flannel.
  4. Gently apply another small amount of your oil-based cleanser to your face and neck.
  5. Rinse your face and neck again with water, or use a damp washcloth or flannel to remove the cleanser.
  6. Allow your face and neck to air dry before applying any skin product.

The Double Cleanse Rules

To get the best results, details count! Follow the rules below to ensure you’re doing everything properly.

  1. Never wash your face with soap, foaming, or lathering cleansers.
  2. Only double cleanse your skin with a very gentle cleanser that is preferably oil-based (like an cleansing oil, cleansing cream, cleansing milk, or cleansing balm – some of my personal recommendations are below).
  3. Don’t double cleanse your skin with a water-based gel cleanser (an oil-based gel cleanser should be ok). A water-based gel cleanser can be too striping/drying if used twice in a row.
  4. Never double cleanse with medicated cleansers (anything containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc.)
  5. Never double cleanse with an exfoliant or a cleanser that has a grainy or abrasive texture.
  6. Never use a face brush or gadget to double cleanse (like a Clarisonic brush).
  7. If you use honey to cleanse your skin, you can use it in your double cleansing routine, but only for the second cleanse. For example, wash your face once with a cleansing oil, milk, or balm; and follow by washing your face a second time with honey (honey can be quite astringent, so best only to use it once for cleansing or else it can irritate your skin).
  8. Only double cleanse your skin at night.
  9. Never double cleanse your skin in the morning (there’s no need, you’ve already thoroughly washed your face of makeup, sunscreen, debris and pollution at night). If you double cleanse in the morning, you’ll be over washing your face, stripping it of it’s natural protective oils, and irritating it. Better to wash your face just once in the morning like you normally do.
  10. If you have dry or sensitive skin, only double cleanse your skin on days you are wearing sunscreen, foundation, or heavy skin care products.
  11. On days where you’re not wearing makeup or sunscreen, and your skin is left bare; no need to double cleanse your skin at night.

What Happens Once Your Forehead Clears Up?

When your skin clears up, it’s up to you and your situation if you should or even need to continue double cleansing your skin at night.

If you normally don’t wear anything on your face during the day, once your skin clears up from the double cleansing, you can stop double cleansing, and go back to washing your face just once at night.

If you wear makeup, foundation, sunscreen, or live in a hot, polluted area, you’ll probably want to continue double cleansing (especially on days when you’re wearing foundation and/or sunscreen). You can always just double cleanse on days that you’re wearing makeup or sunscreen, or feel like your skin needs more thorough cleansing. Some people prefer to double cleanse every night, others rather double cleanse every other night, or even every two nights. It’s really up to how your skin is responding to it, and what feels best for you.

Recommended Products For Double Cleansing

Here’s a few cleansers & wash cloths I recommend for double cleansing:

Living Libations – Best Skin Ever (Oil Cleanser)

Tata Harper – Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Oskia Skincare – Renaissance Cleansing Gel (Cleansing Balm)

Pai Skincare – Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (Cream Cleanser)

Jojoba Oil (or any other pure, cold pressed oil that is compatible with your skin – no mineral oil!)

GroVia – Cloth Wipes (the softest wash cloths/flannels I’ve found)


Do you double cleanse your skin? If so, I would love to hear your results or what cleansers you use. Please post below.

And, if you really want to get super smooth skin quickly, check out my blog post, 3 Foods To Take Out Of Your Diet To Get Rid Of Tiny Bumps On Your Forehead (do the double cleansing and take these 3 foods out of your diet – you’ll get the best results!). Click Here to see the article & video.

Don’t forget to download the FREE Double Cleansing For Smooth Skin Guide.

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184 Comments

  • Reply Angelika March 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Natasha, I live on the countryside, am using no foundation, no sunscreen, hairspray etc, and am eating vegan but always have some bumbs on the forehead that don’t disappear. The only thing I put on my skin is good old Nivea Creme (mineral oil based) to which my skin is really addicted as I am using it for 25 years now. In summertime the bumps are getting worse. I will try your advice!! I have tried many times to get off Nivea Creme but it doesnt work. Anything else – organic creams, lotions, oils or whatsoever – leaves my skin with a very, very unpleasant feeling of dryness and tension. Do you have any advice how to get off this mineral oil based product? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 28, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Hi Angelika,
      Yes it’s probably the Nivea Creme that’s giving you the bumps (and it’s more pronounced in the summer months because your sweating and your pores are congested). May I ask how you’re using the Nivea, as moisturizer or cold cream cleanser? One thing to remember when changing skin care products in your routine, it does take a few days, even a week for your skin to adjust to the change. You also have to make sure that the cleanser you’re using isn’t stripping your skin that it makes you rely heavily on a moisturizer to replenish your skin. I suggest doing an experiment – go a minimum of 2 weeks no nivea, if you can go without anything to replace it (except for a super gentle cleanser), try that. Your skin will feel tight and dry for a couple of days (that’s normal), but you’ll be surprised to see that after a few days, your skin will balance out. If you do need a moisturizer, go to a health food store or shop that specializes in natural skin care and bring your nivea with you, and test out different creams that have a similar weight and texture. Lastly, make sure you aren’t bathing or washing your face in hot water (warm water is fine), but hot showers are the worst, they’ll dry out your skin (and make you even more attached to your nivea!). Try these suggestions and let me know how it goes!

      • Reply Radiyah July 25, 2017 at 4:03 am

        Hi, Natasha
        Ive just started ti wear makeup and now Ive got bumps all over my face and I was jist wondering if bio oil is good for double cleansing. And if i can cleanse with micellar water for and then the bio oil

        • Reply Radiyah July 25, 2017 at 4:04 am

          Sorry about the spelling errors

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael July 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm

          Hi Radiyah
          The bumps are probably coming from the makeup, better switch to a different brand or stop using it. I recommend using grapeseed oil to double cleanse with instead of bio oil (bio oil has ingredients that could give you breakouts, much safer to use grapeseed oil). I would just use the grapeseed oil to cleanse twice, skip the micellar water.

    • Reply meiyuan November 30, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      hey! i have alot of tiny bumps on my forehead but is the ‘etude milky you one step cleasing milk’can it use for double cleansing??

      • Reply Natasha St. Michael December 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        Hi Meiyuan,
        Cleansing milks are usually gentle enough to use for double cleansing, but some of them can leave residues on the skin, which can clog pores. You can try it out for a week or two, and if your skin is responding well, then continue, but if your skin gets congested, then best to use the cleansing milk as a first cleanse, and use another cleanser for the second cleanse (any non-foaming/non-drying cleanser is fine).

    • Reply david August 13, 2017 at 2:37 am

      am a boy aged 19 but i havei bumpy forehead .and i dont wear makeups..apart from the lotion i apply on my face.my question is that can i double clean my face.

  • Reply Joan Camara March 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    My belief is….if you eat only good organic foods throughout the day, and every day, your skin will show it. What you put in the inside…shows on the outside and even the organic foods that you eat, are even able to be used as a skin wash! I wouldn’t dare put any chemical that I couldn’t even pronounce or that isn’t organic, on my skin. Why buy anything extra, when you have natural things you have in your refrigerator or cupboard that can used for your skin care?

  • Reply Caity July 4, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Apple cider vinegar with the “mother” is awesome to clear up break outs. It balances the pH of your skin. Also, taking probiotics can help as well.

  • Reply Martine August 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I double cleanse my face for more than a year now and I really love it!!
    It has helped my skin become less oily and I enjoy the ritual.
    I start with an oil based cleanser, a balm or an emulsifying oil but I also want to try the Living Libations BSE.
    After the oil, I use a cream cleanser, a soft step to clean my skin thorough.
    Than I use a toner, a serum and as a final step a moisturizer.
    My skin has never been better!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Martine,
      I’m so happy to hear the results you’re getting from double cleansing and your skin care routine. Fantastic! And yes, you definitely have to try Living Libations Best Skin Ever, it’s my favourite 🙂

  • Reply Colette August 27, 2016 at 2:15 am

    So I have double cleansed with a few things:
    scrub + cleanser (not so gentle morning and night;
    honey + cleanser (not so gentle) in the morning

    What I will take away from this post is double cleanse:
    oil cleanser + honey (only at night). Thanks Natasha 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael September 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Yes! No need to double cleanse in the morning, and use the gentlest, most nourishing cleanser you can find! 🙂

      • Reply Brittany September 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

        What type of morning cleaner do you recommend? I’d like to stay as natural as possible.

  • Reply Jasmine September 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Natasha , I’m going to try your strategy and see if it works on me I have so many bumps on my forehead that it makes my makeup look like it’s all clogged up together , the cleanser I’m using is the black African soap. Is it ok if I double cleanse with that ?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael September 13, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Hi Jasmine,

      As Colette said, the African soap would be too drying/stripping to use for double cleansing. You pretty much want to use a cleanser that is moisturizing, and I recommend an oil-based cleanser such as an oil or an oil blend, or a balm, cleansing cream or a cleansing milk. Anything that leaves your skin clean and slightly moisturized is best. Stay away from soaps and any foaming cleanser for double cleansing because it will dry out your skin and can aggravate breakouts and acne. (In the blog article I’ve listed a few products I recommend for double cleansing, you can check that out too).

  • Reply Colette September 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Jasmine,

    I know lots of people swear by African black soap. In my experience black soap is very strong (depending on the brand) and at best, should be diluted before use (by mixing with water).

    I think double cleansing with black soap would dry out my skin if the black soap is used twice.

    I also think double cleanse here means oil and something oil as a cleanser and then oil as a moisturiser.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael September 13, 2016 at 8:47 am

      I agree Colette, best to use a non-foaming, oil-based cleanser for double cleansing!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 14, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What do you recommend for removing eye makeup before cleansing? I’ve been using jojoba oil, and gently wiping it off as I do my regular oil cleansing but not as an extra step.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, you can use the jojoba oil for removing makeup as well. Just do it in two steps instead of one which will ensure everything is removed and you’re getting a deeper cleanse.

  • Reply Arabelle Marvin September 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Can I use a cleansing water instead of a cleansing oil?
    What other oils are good to use to double cleanse your skin?
    Do you know of any drug store face washes that may work for me?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Arabelle,
      The cleansing water is too drying for double cleansing, always use an oil or an oil-based cleanser. You can use jojoba oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil. If your skin is on the drier side you can use a richer oil like sweet almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil. Most oils are fine, except mineral oil, coconut oil and soybean oil.

  • Reply Jasmine September 30, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks I haven’t been double cleasing with black African soap , instead I’ve been using cetaphil for double cleasing and does show some results. In the middle of my forehead it’s kinda getting clear so I’m going to keep using cetaphil. Is cetaphil ok to use for double cleasing ? And if I use masks that exfoliates my skin , will that help me clear my forehead faster !?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Jasmine,
      I’d be careful double cleansing with Cetaphil, it could dry out your skin. You can use it for the second cleanse, but the first cleanse should be with an oil or oil-based cleanser. I would avoid most masks until your skin clears up, this is a good time to let your skin be and heal.

  • Reply Korin October 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Ever since about February my skin has had this problem on mainly just my forehead. At first I thought it was heat rash, or eczema but this makes more sense to what it is. And recently I was thinking if it was clogged pores since I am very so into makeup and wear it mostly all the time. But this problem with my forehead has taken a toll on my face and my self confidence. It doesn’t help that I have rosey cheeks and dry skin. Acne cleansers have never ever worked on my skin so I don’t waste my time buying anything related to that.. but I do want to try this. Can I possibly be linked to some oils online to buy? I want to get the best products to try this. Thank you so much.

    • Reply Colette October 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Korin,

      The quality of the oil you use does matter. There are a few things to look for in an essential oil including the packagig and labelling.

      Ideally, top quality oil is stored be in a dark brown bottle. You can imagine why.

      The label should say 100% or have the scientific name.

      Another issue is the price. Should not be too cheap.

      Some persons are also allergic to some oils so test on a patch of skin before using new oils.

      Hope that helps.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Korin,
      Whenever possible, I recommend taking a break from makeup because it could very well be what’s causing the forehead breakouts. Even just removing it as soon as you get home instead of waiting before bed can give your skin a few extra hours every day to breath.
      Two cleansing oils that I really like for double cleansing are Living Libations Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever and also Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser. You can also just use a Jojoba Oil which is good for breakout-prone skin.

  • Reply Colette October 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    P.S. Storage is usually in a dark brown GLASS bottle.

    • Reply Lulette January 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Hi – Can you use two different oil based cleansers one after another for the double cleansing method? I’m thinking Coconut Oil and following up with Jojoba Oil.

      • Reply Colette January 23, 2017 at 4:10 am

        Natasha recommends “Jojoba Oil (or any other pure, cold pressed oil that is compatible with your skin – no mineral oil!)” so as long as coconut oil is compatible with your skin you can try that combo.

      • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Hi Lulette,
        You can certainly use two different oils for the double cleansing method. Do keep an eye out for the coconut oil and how your skin is responding to it (for some people, coconut oil can be great for their skin, others it can cause breakouts – you’ll only know by trying!).

  • Reply hira November 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    One of the best natural remedies to reduce pimples is applying lemon juice. Lemon juice contains natural enzymes that can firm up and tighten the facial skin. Its acidic characteristic also cleanses deep skin impurities, while vitamin C helps in lightening the skin and reducing the acne.

  • Reply Zeena November 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    Thanks for all the info! I’ve been struggling with a “bumpy forehead” for nearly a year now – maybe turning 30, maybe moving to NYC, whatever it is they’re proving hard to shift. I’ve always just washed my face with water and then moisturised in the morning and not done anything at night (since I don’t wear makeup), but a month ago I switched to the oil cleansing method in an attempt to try something different but still natural and simple. After some research I chose to use hemp oil – but I notice you don’t mention hemp oil at all – what’s your view on it? I managed to find organic, cold pressed oil in my local health food store, although it’s intended for eating rather than as a skin care product.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Zeena,
      Hemp oil is actually known to be very good for acne prone skin. I myself haven’t tried it because I live all the way in Bali, Indonesia and hemps products are not allowed here. The only thing with hemp oil is it must be refrigerated, and you must use it up quickly (after opening the bottle, it will only be good for 1-2 months, after that it goes rancid). For those reasons it’s not the most practical oil, but I’ve known many people to get great results using it. You should definitely try it out with the double cleansing (and let me know how it goes!).

    • Reply Colette November 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Zeena,

      While I have only heard of hemp oil, it is said that what you put on your skin should be good enough to eat. 🙂 How have you found this oil so far?

  • Reply Zeena November 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Hi both – thanks for such speedy replies! So far I’ve not really noticed an improvement – but I think I’ve been making lots of mistakes in how I use it. I’ve been washing my face with quite hot water in the shower, then massaging in the hemp oil and rinsing with cold water and then drying using my normal bath towel. The oil itself feels lovely – but it does smell a bit odd – I’ve got used to it already but my husband complains that it smells of cabbages!

  • Reply Zeena November 18, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Hi Natasha – thanks! I’ve started following your advice and am working my way through your 5 day email course – I will let you know the results. I’ve a couple of questions:
    1) Do you need to exfoliate in addition or is using the gentle wash cloths enough?
    2) My face never used to be greasy in the afternoon but since switching to oil cleansing my forehead seems greasy later in the day – any idea why this is? thanks!!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Hi Zeena,
      If you do the double cleansing with the soft wash cloth, no need for extra exfoliation (it’s already gently exfoliating your skin, and if you do the double cleansing regularly, this is a good way to keep your skin smooth, clear and bright).
      As for getting oily skin a few hours after washing your face with oil, this might be a reaction to the oil you are using. I had a similar experience when I was using olive oil as an oil cleanser. It was great at keeping my skin clear & smooth but my skin would get a heavy film of oil a few hours after cleansing. I see that as a reaction to the oil (and your body’s way of protecting your skin from something it’s being irritated by), I then switched to using Living Libations Best Skin Ever and I no longer got the afternoon oily skin. You might want to experiment with another oil to see if it makes a difference. You can try jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or safflower oil.

      • Reply Zeena December 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        Hi Natasha,

        Thanks for your help. I’ve been trying this method for a month now – and whilst my forehead has cleared up a bit my cheeks (particularly the lower half) & neck (behind jawbone/below ears) have more bumps/red bumps than they ever had before!

        It seems that my T-zone has improved but the areas outside of the T-zone are struggling. I think my regime (double cleansing with hemp oil in the evening and cleansing once with hemp oil in the morning) is too drying for my skin. Often my skin feels a bit tight after cleansing and I sometimes have to use a tiny bit more hemp oil as a moisturiser.

        Which oils would you recommend as a moisturiser rather than a cleanser? Are any light enough to be easily absorbed without having to wipe them off but also low-comodegenic? I was thinking about trying grape seed oil.

        Thanks!!

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael December 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

          Hi Zeena
          It sound like the hemp oil is too drying for your skin. You can try the grapeseed or jojoba oil. If still too drying, I recommend trying a richer oil like sweet almond oil. The only oil I don’t recommend is coconut oil, the rest of the oils are low-comedogenic, and everyone’s skin is different – so best to try out different oils and see how your skin responds.

          • Zeena December 15, 2016 at 7:18 am

            Thanks Natasha! I’ll try the grape seed oil – I’ve heard great things about it. I’m also switching to just cleansing every couple of days and not letting anything touch my face in the time in between (not even water as even a splash of cold water seems to dry my skin out!).

            Thanks so much for providing this website/blog/replying to my our comments!!

          • Natasha St. Michael December 15, 2016 at 9:01 am

            Sounds like a great plan Zeena! Let me know how it goes 🙂

  • Reply Josie November 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Hi! I’m Josie and I’ve suffered from these oil bumps ever since I used my cousin’s face sunscreen on accident. My friend recently recommended cerave as that is what cleared hers up in a day and was dermatologist recommended. I was thinking about buying the product, then so read your article. I have avocado oil and I’m pretty sure jojoba oil. My only question is, would my lotion-like cetaphil clearer work and would I rinse after the second cleanse?

    • Reply Josie November 22, 2016 at 11:45 am

      I meant *CeraVe sorry

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Josie,
      Don’t use the cetaphil for the double cleansing, it’s too drying to be used twice in a row. Out of the two oils you have, I recommend doing the double cleansing with the jojoba oil. Make sure to check out my blog post on my Oil Cleansing Method for Acne Prone Skin (it has a video demo as well). This will make sure you do the double cleansing with oil correctly, and get the best results!

      • Reply Josie November 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        Thank you!

  • Reply Josie November 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

    And my cetaphil cleanser, autocorrect is getting me today

  • Reply Joanna November 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I’m a swimmer and I wear a swim cap when I practice could that be giving me forehead bumps?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 28, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Joanna,

      It could be your swim cap causing it, but I have a feeling it’s the chlorinated water you are swimming in that’s really causing it.

      Unfortunately the chlorine and chemicals in swimming pools irritate and dry out the skin, which in turn can cause your body to overproduce oil/sebum to compensate, which then causes clogged pores and raised bumps on your skin. Since you’re a swimmer, that’s what you do, I recommend put a small amount of oil (jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or argan oil) on you face BEFORE you go swimming to seal in moisture and protect your skin a from the drying chemical. Make sure after swimming you’re not washing your face with any cleansers (because that will dry out your skin more, causing more issues), and instead if you need to, dab a little oil on your skin to bring back some moisture.

  • Reply Daniela November 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Would coconut oil be a good oil based cleanser?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael November 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Daniela,
      Unfortunately, pure coconut oil is the one oil that could cause those tiny raised bumps and breakouts. I recommend anything but coconut oil (unless you’ve been using coconut oil forever and never had any breakouts or issues with it). Instead, any other oil would be good. The best oils for acne prone skin are jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, argan oil, etc.

  • Reply Channa December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Is it okay to use Clinique cleansing milk? I have been using that for a 2-3 weeks and there is certainly a change, but im not sure if it is a good change, my small bumps have gotten smaller but there is still a lot. I have avacado oil at home so i was thinking about switching to that?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael December 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Channa,
      I would switch to the avocado oil. I find a lot of times the tiny bumps can be caused by a sensitivity to an ingredient in skincare products, and usually a lot of the mainstream skincare products (like Clinique) use ingredients and fragrances that can cause sensitivity. If you use a pure oil, the chances of getting a breakout from the actual product is a lot less.

      Also, I recommend checking out my latest article on what to change in your diet to get rid of those tiny bumps on forehead (those tiny bumps could very well be coming from both the products you’re using and the some foods in your diet. Here’s the link: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply Colette December 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Channa,

    Maybe it’s gentle enough. Here’s a website you can use to check out the individual ingredients.
    http://cosdna.com

    Colette

  • Reply Arshi December 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I’m not knowing where to purchase jojoba oil.will u give details about that.please help

  • Reply Arshi December 11, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I will not wear any makeup or sunscreen but I get acne on forehead.i think it’s due to oily skin and dandruff.should i follow this double cleansing method?.im not knowing where to purchase jojoba oil.will u give details about that.please help

  • Reply Maria December 12, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hi Natasha! i really want to start a natural (as much i can) skin care routine, and i’ll really appriciate if you will anser me for my questions:
    1) if i don’t wear makeup, only sunscreen, should i do double cleansing?
    2) what do you think about Dr. bronner’s soaps ? (and also about cetaphil and african black soap? as a regular cleansing)?
    3) if i want to do the double cleansing,can i do that like this:
    1. wash my face with jojoba oil (i need to pat dry?)
    2. wash again but with Dr. bronner’s soap with Vanity planet (face brush)
    3. Toner (ACV)
    4. Moisturize with jojoba oil (or add argan oil, rose hip oil,some essential oils – do a mixture)
    5. Dab tee tree oil on Blemishes
    6. use aloe vera as a extra moisturizer.
    4) what do you recommended to do in the morning routine? can i just wash my face with dr. bronner’s, then moisture with jojoba oil, and then but a sunscreen?
    5) Further to the third question, should i after the first time when wash my face with jojoba oil, wash my face again with jojoba oil, and only after that cleanse with face brush + Dr. bronner’s ?
    I’m really really sorry about the digging, but it’s really importent to me, and i’ll really really appriciate if you’ll answer to my questions 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael December 13, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Hi Maria,
      For breakouts and acne:
      – I don’t recommend any soaps or lathering cleansers (including dr. bronners, african black soap, etc).
      – For double cleansing, you must use an oil-based cleanser (this can be a pure oil, an oil blend, or a milk/cream cleanser). At night, only wash you face twice with the oil-based cleanser, don’t follow it with soaps or anything else.
      – Don’t use a brush on your face
      – When you have breakouts or acne, I don’t recommend using toners, and in general I recommend using the least amount of products on your face to let your skin heal (if you need a moisturizer, you can use a little oil like argan, jojoba, grape seeds, etc., and a fresh aloe vera mask is fine too).
      – Dabbing tea tree oil on a blemish is fine, only do that once a day, at night.
      – For your morning routine, you can just wash your face once with your non-soap cleanser or oil and then follow with your sunscreen (keep things simple!).

      Here’s an article/video you should check out, it goes over a lot of the things you were asking about: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/breakouts-wont-go-away/

  • Reply Suzana Khondakar December 27, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Hi Natasha! I am so excited to try this method out but I am on a budget so can you please recommend to me a cheap oil-based cleanser please? Maybe one from the drugstore please? And please correct me if I’m wrong, so basically I wash my face twice with an oil based cleanser, then moisturize my skin? Is there any other products I will need to use, and if so what cheap products do you recommend? Thank you so much!!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Suzana,
      You can use a plain oil like grapeseed oil or safflower oil from the grocery store, or buy a pure jojoba oil from the health food store. All these are good for cleansing acne prone skin, and not expensive. And yes, double cleansing is simply washing your face twice with the oil-based cleanser or oil, and if need be, you can moisturize afterwards (you might notice your skin gets plenty of moisture from cleansing with oil, so you might not need to moisturize afterwards). Here’s a link to a video demo on how to wash your face with oil: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/oil-cleansing-method/

  • Reply Bb December 28, 2016 at 6:51 am

    hi natasha!! I was wondering if i could use argan oil as a cleanser?

  • Reply Preet January 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Hi,
    So I have those tiny bumps present on my forehead as well as on some parts of my face. I was informed to steam my face once a week but I also apply cetaphil cleanser in the morning and use my clarisonic brush to exfoliate then at night when I shower I apply the cleanser again. It’s been about two weeks and I haven’t been applying any foundation/makeup but there hasn’t been any changes. Any recommendations!??? I would really appreciate it!!!

  • Reply Daphnee January 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This post is a game changer for me. I read it about two weeks ago and ordered a few samples of various oil cleansers to give double cleansing a shot. I wear light makeup almost everyday and have combination skin. My bumpy forehead has been driving me up the wall for YEARS. After just a few days of double cleansing with BSE, following your instructions, I was shocked to see the very noticeable difference. My skin is on its way to flawlessness, which is no easy feat in cold Montreal weather. Big thanks!!!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Love your results Daphnee!! I’m a fellow Montrealer, and I too suffered the bumpy forehead for years! I’m so happy you’ve seen a difference so quickly, awesome! And thank you for letting me know, you made my day 🙂

  • Reply Korey Walter January 5, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I am really grateful for this post! I have been struggling with a bumpy forehead for years and I just started cleansing with an older gentle cleanser that I had stored away, and am doing the double cleansing. I am going to order the living libations and am excited to add that to the process! I am curious however, should we be double cleansing using our hands or a washcloth? I have been using my hands, but on the living libations directions it advises using a washcloth. Let me know what you think! Thanks

  • Reply Korey Walter January 6, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Thank you! So on the video you said it should be done once in the morning and in the evening. If I am focused on getting rid of these tiny bumps on the forehead, should I stick to the double cleansing (with the living libations) and not wash in the mornings?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Korey,
      I recommend:
      Morning: washing your face once with your preferred cleanser (you can definitely use the Living Libations BSE).
      Evening: double cleanse (wash your face twice in a row) with an oil or oil-based cleanser (such as Living Libations BSE).

      Pretty much it’s only in the evening that you do a double cleanse. In the morning you just do a single cleanse. And no problem using the same oil or oil-based cleanser both morning & night.

  • Reply rika January 11, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    hello! I would really like to ask if double cleansing is still suitable for a person who has oily skin.. will it leave the skin even even oilier? also would you recommend the Neutrogena cleansing oil for double cleansing? thank you so much in advance! 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Hi Rika,
      Double cleansing with oil is great for oily skin! It won’t make your skin oilier or dry, and in fact it will help to balance it out. I don’t recommend Neutrogena cleansing oil because it’s made with a bunch of ingredients that can be comedogenic (clog your pores) and irritate your skin – most notably I wouldn’t recommend using anything made with mineral oil, or that contains synthetic fragrance (essential oils can be ok, but stay away from any product that lists “fragrance” as an ingredient). You’re much better off using a pure oil for double cleansing like jojoba oil, grape seed oil, safflower oil, argan oil, etc (all of these you can find at a health food store). Do check out my article and video on my oil cleansing method for acne prone skin –> http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/oil-cleansing-method/

  • Reply Elly January 17, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Hello 🙂
    I am curious regarding the cleanser used for this method. I am using goat milk soap which only contain pure goat milk and glycerin on it. Can i use this cleanser for double cleansing? Especially I found,this is the only product good for my sensitive skin. Im afraid to try new products based on worst experiences lol. Thank you in advance!

  • Reply Elly January 17, 2017 at 2:22 am

    On the side note, the goat milk cleanser is kinda foamy.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Hi Elly,
      I don’t recommend any soaps for double cleansing, it will dry out your skin which can make skin issues worse. For double cleansing always use a moisturizing cleanser – I recommend an oil-based cleanser cause soaps and gel cleansers are usually too stripping when used twice in a row. An oil-based cleanser used for double cleansing will thoroughly clean your skin and leave it moisturized.

  • Reply Nadia January 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I have sensitive/ and oilyish -combination skin. Is it ok if I use Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel gentle skim cleanser to double wash my face? Or will it dry my face out and cause more problems?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 18, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Hi Nadia,
      Unfortunately I think the cleanser with witch hazel will dry out your skin if you use it for double cleansing. Better to find a more nourishing/moisturizing cleanser when doing the double cleansing method.

  • Reply Nadia January 17, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Do I wash my face with soap in the morning?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Hi Nadia,
      I don’t recommend using soaps on the face, too drying. Do take my free Acne Solutions 5-Day Email Course, in lesson #4 I go over what types of facial cleansers to use and which ones to stay away from. It’s a great course and easy to follow. You can sign up at: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com

  • Reply Anonym January 18, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I did everything exactly as written in the article,for 3 weeks now and nothing has changed, it even got worser.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Hi Anonym,
      If it’s getting worse, it could be one of two things (or both) – either what you’re using to double cleanse your skin is causing those bumps (so the more you wash with it, the worse it’s going to get), or the bumps have nothing to do with what you’re putting on your skin, and are caused by internal issue and can be balanced out by making adjustments to your diet. Do check out this article/video on what to change in your diet to get rid of bumpy forehead: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply May January 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I love washing my face with baby wash. It’s gentle, moisterizing, smells good, and isn’t too heavy. And you can use it in the shower on your whole body.

  • Reply Mikka Palisoc January 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Hi, i’m 15 years old and i never wear any make up but yeah, i have this little bumps on my forehead, should i still double cleanse? because there’s a line there when you said that if you don’t wear make up for the entire day, no need to double cleanse your face. Thank you in advance!

  • Reply Mikka January 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Are oil-based cleansers safe for teenagers like me? 15 yrs. old to be exact

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael January 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Mikka,

      In general, I recommend honey cleansing over oil cleansing for teenagers and younger skin (unless you have really dry skin, then try the oil cleansing).

      My recommendation would be to try honey cleansing for a few weeks and see how that goes. Here’s an article/video demo showing how to honey cleanse: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/honey-cleansing-acne-prone-skin/

      As for the bumps on the forehead, because you’re in your teenage years and going through a lot of hormone changes, the breakouts and bumps on forehead could be coming from that. My recommendation is to work on eating healthier with a lot more vegetables in your diet, and stay away from any junk food, sugar, fast food and things like that. This can really help clear up your skin! Here’s an article on diet suggestion to get rid of bumpy forehead: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply Gemma February 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    What skin product should i use ofter doing this

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael February 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Hi Gemma,
      First see if you even need skin care products after double cleansing with oil or oil-based products. Many people find that oil cleansing is quite moisturizing and don’t need anything after. If you do find your skin feels dry or tight, my recommendation is to moisturize your skin with 2 or 3 drops of oil (like argan oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, or jojoba oil). When you have those tiny bumps on your skin, you don’t want to use much products or makeup because they can congest your skin or make it worse. Until your skin clears up and the bumps go away, the less products you use, the better!

  • Reply alexis February 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Hi Natasha,
    I feel lucky to have found your post. I have had a bumpy forehead for about a year now with no relief. I had purchased and started using organic, cold-pressed rosehip oil to moisturize in cold new england. Would this be an effective oil to use for double cleansing? My skin fluctuates hormonally but the main culprit that I can’t seem to control are all the teeny tiny forehead bumps! Gah!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael February 14, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Hi Alexis,
      Yes, if your skin is responding well to moisturizing with the rosehip oil, you can certainly use it for cleansing too (either single or double cleansing).
      Also, here’s a link to an article/video I put together on some diet changes to get rid of those bumps (I find people get the best results when they improve both their diet & skincare routine, so definitely worth trying this out too)–> http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply Alejandra February 16, 2017 at 2:57 am

    If I already have oily skin, wouldn’t adding a oil based face wash be bad? What would I be able to use that isn’t oil based?

  • Reply Bj February 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    Absolutely love your article!

    I have struggled with oily skin and i get a lot of really tiny bumps, especially on my chin and right cheek. Lately it has gotten worse, and nothing can stop it. Started using clarins a year ago and it completely transformed my skin up until about October last year. It doesnt seem to be working any longer. I read your article on diet and it could possible be because i only started drinking coffee the last couple of months, increased my protein and even started eating sweets and chocolates i usually hate (desperate to gain weight). However, i’m wondering if the bumps i get are the same as the ones you are talking about. Mine, when squeezed, produce slimy off white substance, which sometimes has a horrid smell. I get a lot of it on my nose as well and the last couple of weeks, my fore head. They are under the skin and when i wash my face, sometimes come out and look white in colour. Got Jojoba oil today to try out the double cleansing. Is there anything else you recommend? or would you suggest a different oil or honey. I’m 22 years old.

    Thank you so much!!!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael February 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Hi BJ,
      For the bumpy skin, I recommend working on your diet, especially getting off the coffee and dairy. Also look at this article/video that has a few more tips for bumpy skin: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

      You mentioned that you get the bumps only on your right cheek – I wonder if you have contact dermatitis, which is result of an allergy to something touching your skin. Best to use an eco detergent that is fragrance free, like a free & clear detergent for washing towels, pillow cases, and linens (and no bleach), plus be careful with skincare products or makeup you might be using that could case allergic reaction. And keep your phone clean too, cause that tends to rub on your cheek as well (and if you are right handed, it will be rubbing against your right cheek).

      Because you have oily younger skin, try cleansing your skin with honey – its great for decongesting the skin, healing breakouts and keeping skin clear. Here’s a link to video demo and article how to wash face with honey: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/honey-cleansing-acne-prone-skin/

      • Reply BJ February 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        Hi Natasha,

        Thanks for the quick response. It started with my right cheek after I reacted to some medication when I was 17. And the last few months, I started getting it on my fore head too… usually when I change skin care products. My left cheek (which I usually sleep on) is usually pretty clear.

        Also I started with the jojoba oil on Saturday, so far I like how it feels, because I don’t have to use a moisturiser and I have not broken out from it. My tiny little underskin bumps haven’t disappeared yet (only been 2 days). Is it safe it use it in the morning once as a cleanser and then double cleanse with it again in the evening. Like, cleanse my skin with my clarins wash, and then use the jojoba oil after, that way I don’t have to use a moisturiser, so it doesn’t clog my pores. Or would that be over cleansing.

        I know you suggested honey, but in the past honey has broken me out… but it might have just been bad honey. I don’t remember what type it was, just found it at home and used it. I developed a rash. Would you suggest I try it out again. Thank you!

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael February 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

          Hi BJ,
          Ya don’t use the honey if it gave you a rash, you probably having an allergy or sensitivity to it.
          If the jojoba feels good, definitely continue. It can take a few weeks to start seeing improvements, so keep going 🙂
          Doing a single cleanse with the jojoba in the morning, and then double cleanse at night is perfect. If you can eventually completely replace the Clarins with just using the jojoba oil, that would be the best (and could very well give you much better results). All you would do is in the evening instead of using the Clarins and then the oil, you just wash your face twice in a row with the oil. It will thoroughly cleanse and hydrate your skin, and it’s so gentle, allowing your skin to heal.

          • Bj March 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm

            Hi Natasha,

            Hope you’re well? I am a little confused. Hopefully you can help me out with my questions. I have been using the Jojoba oil for the double cleansing at night and once in the morning (no moisturiser) for exactly 2 weeks now. I didn’t notice a different at first, maybe 2 EXTREMELY tiny spots under my chin. However, the underskin tiny bumps that were previously on my forehead have cleared… i did see a few (very few and tiny) white stuff left. Kind of like, the slimy off white thing that comes out, when i squeeze the sebaceous filaments around my nose. However, thats not really a problem because its easy to wipe them off. The issue is my left cheek, which was the clearest part of my face, has a few underskin spots now, that i can barely see. They feel like whiteheads under the skin trying to come out, when I touch them, but they aren’t visible… some are a little darker than my usual complexion but i can feel them when i put my hand on my cheek. It does seem like my right side also cleared up a bit too, still have a few but they are much smaller in size than the new ones that appeared on the left side. But no difference around my nose and chin (still have a lot of Sebaceous filaments) and those areas feel a bit dry when touched. I also changed my diet as recommended. I cut out coffee and dairy products completely, cut out sugar to a great extent (no sweets or chocolates) as well. My questions are:
            (i) the Jojoba oil I use came in a clear bottle and it does have its scientific name on it and says 100% pure. I did read somewhere in the comment that it usually comes in a dark bottle, could it be that its not pure cold pressed then if its in a clear bottle?
            (ii) I also got tempted to use my regular cleanser in the morning with my clarisonic and then the Jojoba oil after as a moisturiser, but i did wipe it off with a warm towel (did that about 3 times out of 14 days). My skin felt rough/dry around my nose and chin, when i started oil cleansing and I couldnt help it. I haven’t done that in a few days, but could i have irritated my skin?
            (iii) Is it normal to get more of the underskin spots when oil cleansing, perhaps a purging stage and how long does it usually take?
            (iv) Do you reckon I change oils instead and if so, what oil would you recommend for a 22 year old, with oily skin, excessive sebaceous filament around the nose and chin, prone to tiny underskin spots and dryness when products are too harsh.
            (v) How long does it usually take to see results?

            Thank you so much Natasha.

  • Reply Talesha Lance February 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I am in my early twenties and have always had a problem with acne since a year after I started puberty. I have oily, acne prone skin with redness all over. I have tried many other methods to try to reduce my breakouts like clearing my pores, washing my face twice a day, using skin products to control my sebum and using tea tree oil directly on the breakout. Using tee tree oil did help for the first few month but then I noticed it didn’t have the same effect as it did in the beginning. I’ve heard many good reviews about this dermalmd blemish serum and decided to give it a try. Since I don’t have a specific spot where I break out and acne just tends to appear randomly on my face I would use this as a serum and message it into my skin. Overnight I could see swelling had gone down or the smaller pimples would only be a red spot. I don’t see any changes in my acne scars or dark spots but that didn’t bother me. I’m hoping this will continue to give me good results. It does have a slight medicated smell to it for those who are sensitive to scents.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael February 28, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Hi Talesha,
      Happy to hear what you are using is working for you! Keep going 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      HI BJ,
      Since you are getting breakouts on just one cheek, it could actually be coming from something touching your skin (like your phone, hand, pillowcase, hair, etc.)
      I also recommend checking out this article/video I put together about breakouts on cheeks and it’s connection to diet and digestion (many times clogged pores and pimples on cheeks have nothing to do with skin care products, it’s an internal issue having to do with foods you’re eating and your digestion).
      Here’s the link: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/pimples-cheeks-bad-digestion/

  • Reply Tilly March 1, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    This sounds like great advice. I was wondering if you’d recommend any of the Body Shop products? Like the vitamin E gentle cleanser or the camomile cleansing oil?

    Thanks

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Tilly,
      Thank you for your questions! Unfortunately I’m not a fan of the Body Shop products, especially for acne prone skin. Unfortunately the Body Shop still uses parabens, synthetic fragrances, and other known irritants in their products – all of which can be problematic for acne prone skin. Looking at the ingredient list for their Camomile Cleansing Oil you mentioned, the first ingredient is soy bean oil, which is the cheapest oil on the market (and usually a very unstable and rancid oil). You could be getting a far better product for a lot less money! So, I wouldn’t advice using the Body Shop and instead if you want to try the oil cleansing, best to go to your local health food store and buy a pure jojoba oil or grapeseed oil, which will be a lot safer, better for your skin, and maybe even cheaper!

  • Reply Abhigyan Bisaria March 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I am suffering with these kind of bumps for about 3 years. I tried a lot of products (including medicines) but nothing seems to work. I am still not sure if Double Cleansing will be helpful or not. There are hundreds of bumps on my forehead and many acnes on cheeks. Will double cleansing be a good option for acnes too? If not, then what suggestions for the acnes.
    Thanks!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      The double cleansing can certainly help acne! It’s definitely worth trying 🙂 I also recommend improving your diet, because acne is connected to certain foods you may be eating. Here’s two articles/videos for you to check out:
      Diet improvements for getting rid of bumpy forehead:
      http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/
      Diet improvements for getting rid of breakouts on cheeks:
      http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/pimples-cheeks-bad-digestion/

      • Reply Abhigyan Bisaria March 8, 2017 at 2:07 am

        Well, all I can say is it seems to work. I do double cleansing (with deep cleansing milk) every night before going to sleep and it seems that the bumps on forehead have reduced. I wanted to ask if cleansing milk is good or should I move to oil based cleansers. I also seem to have a milk-based diet. So should I remove milk products completely from my diet? Another thing is that I am a vegetarian and most of my protiens comes form milk, so will it be a good option?
        Anyway, thanks for the tips, they seem to work effectively

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

          Hi Abhigyan,
          That’s great that you are seeing the bumps clear up! Keep going 🙂
          I would recommend taking a break from eating milk products for a month to see if it helps improve your skin as well. After a month if you see even more improvements, then continue avoiding dairy. If no changes in your skin, after a month, you can bring small amount of dairy back in your diet. For some people, all dairy product can cause skin issues, and for others, it could only be certain types of milk products that causes skin breakouts. I find if you take a long break from dairy to allow your skin to clear up, later on you can add small amounts back in your diet to see which ones cause you the most issues.
          As for using cleansing milk, you can continue with that, or you can experiment with an oil or oil-based cleanser to see if you get even better results. But so far if you’re seeing results, you’re on the right track 🙂

  • Reply Bhoomika March 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Hey Natasha,
    I have many (not too many)bumps on my forehead. Before two months it was completely fine bit after last December I don’t know what had happened but I’m getting a lot of whiteheads on my forehead. I have a few whiteheads on my cheeks as well. Do you think this double cleaning method would help me get rid of the whiteheads on my cheeks too?

  • Reply Caroline March 10, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I noticed these tiny tiny bumps around my whole forehead a few months ago. They don’t look super obvious, but they are there and they are especially visible when my face is more oily or freshly moisturized. I don’t wear makeup every day, but when I do I cleanse with either the neutrogena facial oil or oil-free makeup remover and then I cleanse with cetaphil. I recently got a Clarisonic and it hasn’t helped so far (I still remove my makeup before cleansing if I am wearing it). I follow up with the chemical exfoliant by Clinique and then moisturize. Can I use the Clarisonic to double cleanse? Why should I avoid it, especially if not using it didn’t help before?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Hi Caroline,
      Great question. I don’t recommend using the Clarisonic for double cleansing. Already double cleansing if thoroughly washing your face, and using a Clarisonic could irritate and over-cleanse your skin which will strip it too much of moisture and its natural oils. Over-cleansing the skin or using products or tools that are too abrasive or harsh can do more harm them good, and many times force your sebaceous glands to go into over-drive causing your skin to produce too much oil which can clog and irritate your skin more. The gentler you are with your skin, nourishing and soothing it, the better.

  • Reply Shayla P March 11, 2017 at 3:33 am

    What if my everyday moisturizer has spf 30 in it. Does that count as a sunscreen?
    Also, would it be fine to cleanse the first time with my clarisonic and the second time with just the cleanser?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Hi Shayla,
      You’re everyday moisturizer containing SPF30 for the most the most part should be fine to use as an everyday sunscreen, unless you live in a very hot and strong sun region and spend a lot of time outdoors where you’ll need a stronger or more protective sunblock.
      I wouldn’t use Clarisonic when you are double cleansing, it’s too harsh and over time will dry out your skin.

  • Reply Najila March 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Hi what are some oil based cleanser other than the ones that are listed above.
    That I could find at the chemist, and that are cheaper enough

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Hi Najila,
      My recommendation is to go to a health food store and get an oil there (like jojoba oil, safflower oil, grape seed oil, hemp seed oil, etc.) They’ll have plenty of pure oils to choose from there.

  • Reply Fatima March 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Hi my name is Fatima I’m 17 years of age, I have tiny pumps on my forehead and it’s getting worse day by day, I’ve used the neutrogena soap bar At first it went okay for a couple of days but later it started to irrate my skin so I stopped using it, and now i have bumps on my forehead and the jaw and starting to get acnes on my cheeks. What should I do what cleanser should I use other than the ones listed above, a cleanser that can be found easily.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Hi Fatima,
      I would avoid using soap to wash you face, it’s too harsh and drying. I recommend using smooth honey as a facial wash. You can buy smooth honey at any store (just make sure it pure). Here’s a link how to wash you face with honey: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/honey-cleansing-acne-prone-skin/

      • Reply BJ March 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

        Hi Natasha,

        Hope you are well? So I tried the oil cleansing method (jojoba oil) and it gave me a lot of underskin spots, extremely tiny like little white dots), and then I tried honey for a while too and it gave me even more spots on my forehead. Tiny spots, so I went back to my old cleanser which has always worked pretty well (just didn’t get rid of the tiny underskin spots on my right cheek), and i woke up with 10 HUGE, painful spots on my forehead. It’s been a week and the swelling has reduced but the tiny bumps and clogged pores on my forehead still remain. This is most I have ever had and I never used to have big spots and this is the first time. The underskin spots only used to appear on my right cheek and occasionally once in a while two or three on the left cheek. But now the side of both chins have lots of underskin spots including my neck as I used the oil on there too. My forehead is completely covered in bumps and my right cheek has these white dots everywhere on there. Is there anything you can suggest to help. I cut out dairy completely for almost a month but had dairy twice or thrice after, cut out coffee and sweets as well. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

          Hi BJ,

          Sorry to hear you’re having such problems with your skin. Has anything else changed in your diet or lifestyle over these past few weeks? For the most part, the larger spots/pimples are always connected to hormones and digestion, smaller spots connected more to blood sugar, adrenals, allergies, and sometimes digestion as well.

          Would you say your digestion is overall good, so-so, or weak? I wonder if it’s food sensitivity causing the issue? My recommendation is to increase green vegetables in your diet to reduce the inflammation in your skin, and decrease allergenic foods including flour, soy, eggs, dairy and see if this helps.

          Have you taken antibiotics or strong medication in recent years? If so, perhaps add some fermented foods like sauerkraut or non-dairy kefir in your daily diet to replenish your gut flora.

          Just to let you know, I do offer telephone coaching if you’d like me to have a deeper look at your daily diet and skincare routine to pin point where these issues are coming from (I have you keep a food & skincare journal for a few days before we speak so I can give you more personalized guidelines to follow). For more information on the coaching I offer, you can go to: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/coaching/

          And in the meantime, do try some of these guidelines I’ve listed above.

          • BJ April 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm

            Hi Natasha,

            I changed my diet specifically for the purpose of oil cleansing. I cut out dairy, coffee and 70% sugar. However, I do agree that it might have something to do with my digestion. After doing some research I found zinc is helpful with acne if you lack it. I failed the zinc test, so just began taking it a day ago. Also L-Lysine and Probiotics, I heard help with acne. Trying not to start all at once. Hopefully if it helps, I’ll be able to try the oil cleansing method again.

            I would definitely try your suggestions and keep a journal as well and let you know how that works. Thank you so much for your help.

        • Reply Natasha St. Michael April 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm

          Sounds like a great plan BJ. One thing I recommend with the probiotics is actually eating probiotic-rich foods instead of pill supplements (the pills aren’t as bio-absorbable as what is found in food) – so if you can start eating things like sauerkraut, non-dairy kefir, fermented vegetables, kimchi, etc., this can be a good addition to your diet.

  • Reply Alexandra March 14, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Hello,

    Thank you for this video ! I have noticed a few small bumps on my forehead and not sure on what products that would work for me. I was told to use a different formula number and it is not working. I have very sensitive skin, and combination. Sometimes it is too oily, dry or normal. I do use Mary Kay products which I love but not sure if it is best for my skin.

    I also did some changes in my diet by limiting dairy. Can sugar be a factor in this ? Thank you, Alexandra

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Hi Alexandra,
      For combination skin I would recommend finding a super gentle cleanser (even an oil cleanser is fine). The cleanser you use should feel nourishing, so after you wash your face your skin shouldn’t feel tight, dry or squeaky clean, it should actually feel balanced and even moisturized.
      As for diet and tiny bumps on your forehead, yes there’s definitely a connection. And sugar can be causing it or making it worse. Here’s an article/video on what diet changes to make to get rid of those tiny bumps: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

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  • Reply Celeste Tate March 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    You said not to use a clarisonic. is this something i can still use in the mornings? if i’m double cleansing at night?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Hi Celeste,
      I would avoid the clarisonic completely, it’s too harsh and can over-cleanse your skin making your skin over produce oil and sebum. Best to just use your cleanser without the clarisonic.

  • Reply Lucy Ndinda March 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Hi.. My name is Lucy. I am having un ending outbreak of small pimples on my forehead. I am using tumeric and neem soap from Himalaya and the Johnson aqeous cream on my face. Please help I need to clear these pimples.. I live in the city.

  • Reply Natasha St. Michael March 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Hi Lucy,

    The soap is probably too harsh and drying (which can make your skin over produce oil that’s clogging your pores and causing those bumps). Best to use a non-soap cleanser (nothing that foams or lathers). The cleanser you use should be very gentle cleanser. If you have oily skin, you can try using honey as a cleanser, or if you have normal, combination or dry skin, try oil cleansing.

    Here are two articles/video to check out:

    Honey Cleansing:
    http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/honey-cleansing-acne-prone-skin/

    Oil Cleansing:
    http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/oil-cleansing-method/

  • Reply Jocelyn April 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Natasha!

    Thank you so much for taking your time to write this and and the video to help us. I’m so grateful for you. 🙂

    I used to have a really clean face, and I have never used any cleanser to wash my face, only water. I’m 26 this year, and in the beginning of this year, I started to have these tiny bumps on my forehead. But my diet remains the same so I’m not sure what happened.

    After I read your post, I really want to try the double cleanse but I don’t dare to take the first step as mentioned I’ve never washed my face.

    I do use moisturizer cream from body shop, the vitamin E one. Other than that, I don’t use make up at all.

    So what kind of cleanser should I use? I’m scared the oil based cleanser will make my face oily, will it? How about the foaming one?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you so much again!

    • Reply Zeena April 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Jocelyn and others,

      I’ve noticed BJ mention that this oil cleansing really hasn’t worked for her and I thought I should mention that it hasn’t worked for me either. I’ve been a “water only and then moisturise” girl most of my life (now 31) and started having issues with forehead bumps about a year ago (after switching moisturisers). Switching back to my old moisturiser didn’t help and hence why I tried oil cleansing. I followed Natasha’s instructions to the letter (and thanks Natasha for all your help and comments!) with first hemp oil and then grape seed oil for about 2 months and my whilst my forehead did improve a bit, the rest of my face got dramatically worse with small white bumps and even deep red painful spots particularly on my cheeks, jawline and neck. I now have the worst skin I’ve ever had, except possibly as a teenager.

      Natasha’s recommendations seem to work for many many people and it’s super nice of her to reply to all of us and give us her advice, but I don’t think this works for everyone, certainly not for me. In my case I think changing to the oil cleansing method was too big and radical change for my skin, I ended up with a greasy forehead and dry cheeks and just generally totally upset the balance of my skin.

      Good luck to everyone finding a cure for their skin and a bit thanks to Natasha for trying so hard to help us with this!!!

      • Reply Natasha St. Michael April 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        Hi Zeena,
        Thank you for sharing your experience! And yes, oils aren’t for everyone. Just like there isn’t one “cure-all” product (wish there was!). Everyone’s skin is different and that’s why you always have to be open to what’s working for you and not. The most important thing is not to give up, keep trying and experimenting with different things. As you go along this journey you’ll learn more and more what’s compatible with your skin, and what’s not – all of which will help get your skin back in balance. Keep us posted 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael April 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Jocelyn,

      I would skip the Body Shop Vitamin E Cream because there’s ingredients in it that could be clogging your pores or irritating your skin, which could be the cause of those tiny bumps. You can first try not using the cream for a few weeks to see if that helps. Later if it doesn’t, you can try double cleansing with an oil, it won’t leave your skin oily! (you apply the oil to your face, but you’re removing it with a damp wash cloth – any type of oil residue with quickly absorb into your skin and moisturize it). You can try using a jojoba oil or grape seed oil, both an non-comedogenic (and will take care of washing and moisturizing your face all at the same time!).

  • Reply Zeena April 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Sorry I meant a big thanks to Natasha!!! Grrr typos.

  • Reply Elaine rafols April 14, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Can I use Cetaphil?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael April 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Elaine,
      Unfortunately Cetaphil is too drying for double cleansing. It’s fine to use as a single cleanse, but too much to use twice in a row for double cleansing.

  • Reply Sadia Aktar May 19, 2017 at 6:06 am

    i’ve been double cleansing for about a month now and im still getting tiny bump on my forehead, although their shrinking their still there do you have any diy remedies? pls help

  • Reply Derin May 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Hello!

    This is interesting. I just thought I had to live with my bumpy forehead! I’ll try this with my bitter almond face cream (http://www.turkgifts.com/skin-care/732-bebak-bitter-almond-cream-30-ml.html)
    Do you think this will work with this product?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael May 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Hi Derin,
      I checked the product you listed but there is no ingredient list, so I can’t really tell you if the cream will be ok. Many times it’s actually creams, makeup and skin care products that are causing the bumpy forehead! If you’re doing the double cleansing for a while and still using the cream and you don’t see any improvements, I recommend taking a break from the cream, and if you really need a moisturizer after cleansing, use a few drops of plain facial oil (like grape seed oil or jojoba oil). This could help!

  • Reply lucy June 10, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Hi,
    I have small bumps on my forehead and my cheeks.they are not that visible unless i am in the light or my face is oily.I don’t use any facial wash products on my face, just use water, as I tried them in the past and my skin got really irritated.I have sensitive skin. I get a few big pimples on occasions mostly on my cheek or my chin.I have noticed that after having a dairy product same with carbonated drink product, I tend to get a little bloated and gassy.so I reduced my intake which made my breakouts less but I have still got the small bumps on my face.I am 16 yrs old, I can’t change my diet completely as my mom thinks I am skinny, have you got any advice?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Lucy,
      I would try to completely avoid all milk/dairy products because even just a little bit could cause the bumps on your forehead. Also, since it makes you gassy, you probably have an allergy or sensitivity to it, and that’s why you’re getting the breakouts on your skin. If you take dairy products out of your diet, it’s important to increase green vegetables in your daily diet to ensure your still getting good amount of minerals and calcium (also the vegetables will help your skin).
      Also, avoiding sugar and processed food is very important too. So best to concentrate on eating as much healthy food as possible, and stay away from any junk food and sweet snacks.

  • Reply Anne June 11, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Hi Natasha, is this suitable for sensitive combination skin? I use a moisturising bar soap at night for cleansing followed by a toner. I have lots of forehead bumps. What do you recommend?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Anne,
      I definitely recommend doing the double cleansing with an oil or oil-based cleanser, even for sensitive skin it’s good. Just make sure you don’t use a soap cleanser for the double cleansing (I wouldn’t even use soap as a regular cleanser, it’s just too drying). Also skip the toner until your skin clears up. The less products you are using, the better!

  • Reply Heather June 14, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Hi Natasha,
    I’ve been battling with acne since I’ve been 11. I am now 23 years old and I decided to try a more natural approach to have better skin. My skin is extremely oily and I have a Bumpy forehead, large pores, my skin has a rough texture, especially on my cheeks. Which oil do you recommend? And should I use toner after the double cleanse? As of now I’m using witch hazel. Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Heather June 16, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Thanks for replying! I think I’ll try the grapeseed oil. Where should I store it afterwards?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      The best place to store oils is in a cool dark place (optimally your bedroom). But if you do store it in your bathroom, just make sure it’s not near any direct sunlight.

  • Reply Kim June 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Hello! My little bumps show up on my chin area up to the sides of my face (kind of like where a mans beard would grow) I was wondering if the cleanser i’m using is ok! it’s called “Perfect Cleansing Oil” by Shiseido. I have a vigorous skin care routine that consists of cleansing, toning, (sometimes expholiating), serums, oils and moisturizer, and have had really dry skin (due to eczema) prior to doing these steps. currently, my skin has remained hydrated, but the bumps remain! I will try double cleansing but i’m also interested in using honey. What type of honey is the best for this purpose? Also would you be able to recommend anything for lip hydration? Thank you so much for your time and helpful advice!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Kim,

      Great questions!

      The Shiseido cleanser could be problematic, maybe when you finish it, you can try something else. For dry skin, I recommend Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser.

      Also, where you’re getting the breakouts, I wonder if it’s something touching your face that’s causing it like your phone or resting your head on your hands. Switching your laundry detergent to a free & clear eco detergent can make a difference (cause sometimes even the detergent used on your pillow cases can cause breakouts on the cheeks and chin).

      You can try honey cleansing as well. Any raw honey that is smooth is fine to use, Manuka honey is a good one! Here’s a link to a article/video demo showing how to wash your face with honey: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/honey-cleansing-acne-prone-skin/

      If you use honey for double cleansing, only use it for the second cleanse (use an oil or oil-based cleanser for the first cleanse).

      Hope this helps!

  • Reply Niki June 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Hi!
    I have tiny bumps on my forehead. But mostly on my left side and sometimes IT gets painful but you can’t see IT. It’s like a small pimple underneath the skin. And i can’t do anything whit it.If i try to squeeze it just became red and inflamed and it lefts a mark.Moreover, nothing even comes out. I don’t know why, and only ice work Because IT calms Down the area. Moreover,no acne treatment works..
    I have try double cleans and it doesn’t work. I don’t Like jojoba oil and i don’t know which cleanser shoud I use. And oil method dryed out my skin. So I bought Cetaphil and i remove my make with glove for makeup and water and than with cleanser(la roche posay effaclar gel). After that I use toner and than oil( hazelnut) and moisturizer la roche posay. Maybe that cloges my pores
    But it is weird Because it is only on my left side. And in the evening before I remove makeup my skin looks oily but also dry and patchy! Thank you 🙂

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Niki,
      Sometimes when breakouts are only on one side of the face it could be coming from something touching your skin like your phone, pillow case, hands, etc. Try switching your detergent to a fragrance-free eco detergent for your pillow cases and linens, and clean your phone regularly or speak on it with hands-free.
      I also recommend looking into your diet for what could be causing the bumps. Check out this article/video that outlines the things in your diet that could be causing it: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply Bob Backlund June 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hi. Great, informative website. Just discovered it and really appreciate the insight.

    I’m considering double cleansing at night to help to clear up tiny bumps along my forehead. But I’m wondering: Should I also wash my face in the morning or just double cleanse at night? FYI: I’m a male, so I do not wear any make-up, nor do I wear sunscreen.

    I also liked your article about honey washing. I do not have any acne, just the tiny bumps on the forehead. So should I, perhaps, just honey wash twice a day (morning and night) and forego the double cleansing at night?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael June 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Bob,
      You can go ahead and try either the honey or double oil cleansing, both will gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin which can help with the tiny bumps on your forehead.
      You can try honey cleansing first, and if you like it and your skin is responding well, continue. If your skin feels dry doing the honey cleansing, switch to oil cleansing. Just make sure if you do double cleansing, do it with the oil and not honey. Also if your skin isn’t oily in the morning, you can skip morning cleanse.
      Here’s also an article/video on what in your diet could also be causing the bumps on forehead, so do check that out too: http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/

  • Reply navneet June 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    hlo mam,
    i have lot of tiny bumps on my face from last 2 months,am not use anything on my skin like makeup etc. since 3-4 years.kindly suggest me can i use double cleanse? my skin is oily.

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael July 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Navneet,
      You can definitely double cleanse, even with oily skin. I recommend trying grapeseed oil to double cleanse.

  • Reply Heather June 29, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Hi Natasha,
    Sorry for all the questions. I just moved a week ago and my skin is absolutely freaking out. I think it’s because of the hard water here. I bought filters for the sink and the shower but it’s not helping 🙁 do you recommend me buying distilled water from the store and using it for my face? And if so how should I heat it up for my face? I know it’s definitely the water because every time I wash my face it burns. Thank you!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael July 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Heather,
      Sorry to hear about your water situation. Water filters you attach to the sink or shower won’t make the water soft (it will take the chlorine, chemicals, and bacteria out, but only a home water filtration system will make hard water soft). You can certainly try the distilled water and warm it up a bit or just leave it out so it’s at room temperature. That can definitely help. Also, moving is very stressful, which can affect your skin too, so hopefully once you’re more settled in, your skin will balance out.

  • Reply Eli July 6, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Hi,
    About a week ago I began to get small bumps on my forehead so I’m glad I found this post as other sites were mentioning fungal infections? (WTH)
    Anyhow, I wanted to cross this by you to see if this would suffice? Since I don’t have any milk cleansers I was thinking of using my Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar first, which has thermal mud, bamboo and super fruit. Then for the double cleanse I was thinking of using EVOO?
    I’m not quite sure how I have these if I wash twice a day, apply acne medication and do a bentonite mask at least 1x a week.

    Thank again for your help!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael July 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Eli,
      Be careful with the JuJu Bar, because it can be quite drying. I wouldn’t use it for double cleansing. You can use it in your morning cleanse on it’s own if you like. For double cleansing, how about using grape seed oil instead of EVOO. Many times EVOO isn’t compatible with acne prone skin, and grapeseed oil is a much better alternative. You can get grape seed oil at a health food store or grocery store, just make sure it 100% pure, cold pressed, preferably organic.

  • Reply Alex August 5, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Hi, how does using an oil based cleanser help if part of the problem is too much oil? I’m a bit confused!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 22, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Hi Alex,
      Oily skin can actually come from having dehydrated skin (your body over produces oil to compensate for the lack of moisture in the skin). For many people, using products with oil helps to balance out oily skin, especially if the oil is high in lineolic acid (studies have shown people with acne prone skin are lacking lineolic acid, so if you use oils like grapeseed oil, it could help prevent breakouts).

  • Reply Alex August 5, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Hello, also are there any English products you know that you could recommend?

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 22, 2017 at 8:09 am

      I really like the skincare brand Oskia from London. If you’re looking for a simple oil for double cleansing you can always use grapeseed oil or jojoba oil (you can buy that at any health food store).

  • Reply Taylor August 10, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Would you recommend Desert Essence Tea tree oil for double cleansing?

    • Reply Colette August 10, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Hi Taylor,

      I would say no to that. Double cleansing is usually good with carrier oils like jojoba rather than concentrated essential oils.

      Cheers,
      Colette

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I wouldn’t use a cleanser containing tea tree oil, it’ll dry out your skin. Better to use plain grapeseed oil or jojoba oil.

  • Reply Rayan August 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Hi there,

    Can Neutrogena Ultra‑Light Cleansing Oil be used for double face cleansing ??

    Thanks

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      I don’t recommend using the Neutrogena oil, it’s made with mineral oil, alcohol, and has fragrance – all of which isn’t good for your skin and could make breakouts worse. Better to use a plain grapeseed oil or jojoba oil. You can get that at a health food store.

  • Reply Reshonda Parker August 16, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I am in the exact same boat as many. Unfortunately I’m suffering from the tiny bumps and they cover my forehead, lower jawline and chin. I don’t wear makeup as far as on my face, but I do wear eyeshadows. I use sunscreen sometimes , I’m black and every sunscreen I’ve tried sucks! I’ve eat organic with very little ” natural” anything for 13 years. Best my skin looked was when I went vegan , but that only lasted six months both times. I’ve eliminated dairy 14 years ago, I have a sweet tooth that has been horrible. I switched to natural sweeteners such as the stuff you mentioned :(. I then tried just sweetened fruits and think that did harm too. So now I rarely eat sweet anything and it’s miserable. But I care about my skin more. I’m also 39 and don’t look it at all, so I’m trying to save my youthful appearance. I’ve had these bumps now for maybe two weeks and I’m so tired of them. It’s very frustrating not knowing what I’m doing wrong. Is stevia bad it’s plant based but a sweetener? I also eat a green apple once a day maybe. I need to look up low glycemic fruit. I just need help. I did oil cleaning and it didn’t help so double cleaning with oil based cleaners don’t sound too appealing for my skin. I was using a lot of products with glycolics so I stopped them. Also I had started vitamin c serums but didn’t think that was considered bad. Any advice you can give is appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Reshonda,
      Sorry to hear about your frustration with those tiny bumps, I know how annoying they are. Have you seen my other blog post on diet suggestion for the tiny bumps? If not, here’s the link –> http://www.theclearskinessentials.com/tiny-bumps-forehead-diet-remedy/
      If you’re drinking coffee at all, that could be one thing causing it.
      And yes, sugar is a bad one. Green apples and low glycemic fruit like pears, apples, and berries are fine to eat.
      As for the double cleansing, you could try using an oil for the first cleanse (I recommend grape seed for acne prone skin), and then use your regular cleanser for the second cleanse (as long as it’s not soap, it should be fine if you only use it once). This way the oil can breakup the build up on your skin, and the second cleanse can thoroughly clean your skin and remove any residue left behind from the oil if you don’t like it. This could be a solution. Just make sure the second cleanser isn’t foaming, soapy, or medicated – it really should be a gentle cleanser.

  • Reply Rebecca August 21, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Hiya I really want to try this but I’m from the uk and I was just wondering if you knew of any good and affordable cleansers that would be good that are available in the U.K. (Below £20 or $20) thanks!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael August 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Rebecca,
      You can use grapeseed oil or jojoba oil for the double cleansing. Just buy it at a health food store in your area, should be under $10.

      • Reply Rebecca August 21, 2017 at 5:25 pm

        Thanks do you know if simple kind to skin oil cleanser or Clinique take the day off cleanser would be good.

  • Reply Rebecca August 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Do you know if Clinique take the day off oil cleanser or simple kind to skin oil cleanser would be good. If not are there any you know that aren’t natural oils. Thanks

  • Reply Becca Louise August 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Hiya I’ve had forehead bumps for a while now and I use loreal face wash in the evening after taking off my makeup with Liz earl hot cloth cleanser. I was wondering if you knew an oil cleanser I could get in the U.K from a store. I don’t react well to some essential oils due to sensitive skin so I’m not sure what I could try. I used to use a la Roche posay face wash so do you think the la Roche posay cleansing oil would be ok or the burts bees one. Thanks

  • Reply Zoe Holley August 24, 2017 at 4:13 am

    I am an 12 year old girl and the bumps on my fore head are ridiculous and on my neck. Most people say its just me going through puberty but I honestly don’t think that’s the case for me. these bumps literally drive me crazy and I cant stand them. I started using organic black soap about a month ago and I’d leave it on for 20 minutes and moisturize with my vitamin c skin oil and to be honest it works but then I get break outs some more.

  • Reply Krystyna August 26, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I am a 73 year old lady and was getting tiny pimples on my nose every couple of days. I bought dermalmd blemish serum and put a little on my nose every time I wash my face and I haven’t had a problem since I started using it in May!

  • Reply Beth September 10, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Do you use a moisturiser after double cleansing?

  • Reply Samia September 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    My daughter is 14 years old. She got those tiny colorless bumps on her forehead. Her forehead is really oily. She got that oily T-zone. I was wondering, will using oil based cleaner to clean the oily skin help? Because the skin itself is oily. Is it not going to make the skin more oily? Cleansing can help keeping the skin clean but is it going to take out the stuff inside those bumps? Other than the T-zone her face is fine. And as you said, cutting down dairy products will also help. But as she is only 14, she needs milk for her growth. I read somewhere online that those clogged pores need to be extracted by an esthetician to remove the things inside those clogged pores. Please advise.

    Thank you so much.

    • Reply ReShonda Parker September 19, 2017 at 3:02 am

      Omg milk is not needed for anything! I don’t mean to sound like I’m being rude because that’s def not my intentions at all. I am just tired of the whole ” Milk does a body good” misconception. If anything, milk is an acne trigger and was produced by the cow for HER young, not ours. I pray that you find the solution. I’m 39 years young and it’s become a struggle for me and I just went Vegan again. I didn’t consume dairy, red meat or pork for years. It’s more hormonal for me. I’m glad it’s not severe, but it’s still a self esteem killer. Prayers to you both.

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