Micellar cleansing water has emerged as an alternative way to remove make up from your face, which is chemical free and available almost anywhere to purchase. French pharmacies have been keeping their lips sealed about it for years, and only makeup artists have recently made it turn mainstream. Although, what is micellar water exactly, and should you adapt the idea of ‘double cleansing’ into your skincare routine?
What is Micellar Water?
Often dubbed as an alternative to makeup removers, cleansers and even toners, micellar water is a quick and easy way to remove any amount of makeup from your face. Micelles are small oil molecules suspended in water, which latch onto makeup and dissolve without causing harm to the face. As a result, micellar water works wonders with any skin type. They don’t contain any chemicals or soaps that could interfere with your skincare routine, and don’t irritate or sting the skin when used.
How do I use Micellar Water?
Micellar Water is most effective when used in conjunction with a flat cotton pad. Simply apply a few drops onto the cotton pad, and gently swipe over the skin, in an upwards motion. Feel free to repeat this step until your makeup has been completely removed. For the eyes, just apply 1-2 drops onto a cotton pad and gently hold over the eye to remove makeup. Do not rub your eyes, as this will cause irritation on the delicate eye area.
Should I ‘double cleanse’?
Double cleansing has been made popular by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge through her informative and in-depth YouTube videos, where she gives tutorials, tips and guidance upon anything beauty and skincare related. In this case, ‘double cleansing’ refers to removing makeup off your face in two steps, to ensure that your skin is free of anything that could clog your pores.
First, gently remove your eye makeup by placing a few drops of micellar water on a cotton pad, and pat on top of the eyes. Repeat the same step for the rest of your face. Next, use a hydrating cleanser that will remove any remaining makeup from your eyes and face. The best way to determine whether double cleansing is right for you, is to take into account your skin type, because you don’t want to be over-treating your skin and stripping out the oil. As with any new product, you will find out what works best with your skin.
Have you ever use micellar water before? Would you ever try it to see how it effectively removes your makeup?
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By Felicia Sapountzis