What is The 4-2-4 Cleansing Method?

Yet another skincare trend has come and is ready to change the way we think about cleansing. The 4-2-4 cleansing method is an ideology based on massaging cleansing oil for 4 minutes, then a foam cleanser for 2 minutes, and rinsing for 4. Yes, you read that right. 

What is the 4-2-4 method? 

Before you let your assumptions run ramped, this method does have great reasoning. 

Similar to double cleansing, this method involves using two different types of cleansers to get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup, with the additional help of having timed intervals throughout the routine. By having a set number of minutes for each step, ensures that you are using the cleansers to the best of their abilities and thoroughly massaging your skin for better circulation. 

What are the steps? 

Ideally, you should do the 4-2-4 method before bedtime and before you apply your nighttime serum-toner-moisturizer steps. However, it can also be done whenever you feel like your skin needs some detoxing. 

First 4 Minutes: Oil Cleansing 

Take an oil cleanser and begin to massage your skin for four minutes. We know this sounds overly-time consuming, but just think about how good of a feeling you get coming out of a facial. The amount of time that is put to massage your skin, getting the circulation going, and letting the product do its thing will be worth it. 

Oh, and don’t forget, to not rinse after you’re done massaging! 

Second 2 Minutes: Foam/Cream Cleanser 

Apply this right on top of the oil cleanser, you can either use foam or cream cleanser. But the purpose is to help soothe and hydrate those who have dry skin types. 

Third 4 Minutes: Rinsing 

Spend two minutes rinsing your skin with lukewarm to warm water to help wash away both cleansers, dirt, and impurities. Then for the last two minutes, wash your face with cold water to encourage circulation and have an energized complexion. 

Of course, follow up with the rest of your routine! 

BAZZAAL Product Recommendations 

BEPLAIN Greenful Cleansing Oil 

BEPLAIN Greenful Cleansing Oil

Packed with plant-based oils, it effortlessly dissolves makeup and dirt, leaving your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. The Greenful Cleansing Oil has a light and watery texture that offers a refreshing cleanse without the heavy greasy feeling afterward.  


BEPLAIN  Greenful PH-Balanced Cleansing Foam 

BEPLAIN  Greenful Ph-Balanced Cleansing Foam

Formulated with a gentle pH-balanced formula, it effectively removes dirt, and excess oil without stripping away your skin’s natural moisture. The rich and creamy texture lathers up into foam, leaving the skin feeling refreshed. To use, simply dispense a small amount onto wet hands, lather up, and gently massage onto your face. Rinse thoroughly with water and enjoy the clean and balanced feeling of your skin. 


Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam 

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam

The gentle yet effective formula from Madagascar Centella Asiatica extract helps soothe irritation and promotes skin healing. Simply dispense a small amount, lather up, massage your face, and rinse thoroughly. 

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