Micellar water, it’s everywhere. I’m a fan and Im going to tell you why. It’s a lazy girl’s dream! No, seriously. I’ve written about something similar previously but that was about 2 years ago. Let me explain to you how micellar water works so you can finally hop on the bandwagon (or gently climb onto the wagon if you so desire). Micelles work in such a way that they remove dirt and oil without removing moisture from the skin. This is because one end of the micelle has a water loving end (hydrophilic) and the other end is the oppposite (hydrophobic).
I love the various uses for micellar water since it works for both makeup and skincare. If your skincare routine often has a few steps and you’re rushing one morning, put some micellar water on a cotton pad and swipe it over the face. No rinsing needed and you’ve essentially just cleaned your face. Still use a moisturiser though, because everyone should moisturise. This would work especially well for dry skin since many cleansers can be a little drying, but I wouldn’t necessarily use it as a morning cleansing cheat if you’re oily.
If you’ve made a mistake with eyeliner or eyeshadow, use a little micellar water on a cotton swab to clean up the mistake since this is formualted to remove makeup as well. In terms of removing face makeup, micellar water works well for that too, depending on how much you’re wearing. A few times I had to go over my face twice with micellar water for makeup removal before cleansing. If you’re wondering how long it lasts this bottle took me a little over 2 months to finish completely.
Lastly, and I know this may seem somewhat random, but, if you’ve had some sort of eye surgery and are not allowed to have water touch your eyes right now, this is probably the solution to your problem.
Micellar water + cotton pads = your new makeup removal or skin preparation. Honestly, it’s one of those miracle products that’s truly worth the hype since it’s a real multitasker. Then again, aren’t we all? Let me know in the comments what your favourite multitasking product is!