It can be tiring to wash your face after a hectic day at the office or a long night of partying. All you want is some sleep. Thank goodness for the amazing makeup-removing and cleansing properties of micellar water, there’s no need to wash your face to get rid of all that makeup, oil, and dirt accumulated on your face throughout the day. In case you don’t know what micellar water is, it’s a cleanser made of tiny oil particles or micelles that act as a magnet to lift makeup and sebum away from the skin without drying it out.
Here are a few more ways to use micellar water other than a makeup remover!
1. Erase Makeup Mistakes
While micellar water can be used to remove full makeup from the face; it can also be used to fix makeup mistakes when applying lipstick, eyeliner or mascara. Quickly dip a cotton bud or angled brush in some micellar water and erase any makeup hiccups. It’s also great for sharpening and smoothing out the jagged lines of your winged eyeliner.
2. Use as a Double Cleanse
You can use micellar water for a two-step cleansing process. In the first step, use micellar water for a quick pre-cleansing. Dip a cotton pad in micellar water and wipe across your face to remove any makeup and impurities and ensure that the next product works to its full potential. Now, continue with your skincare regime and use your regular cleanser.
3. Fragrance Remover
It’s common to spritz on too much perfume and be that person who makes everyone encounter a headache or feel nauseated. But don’t worry! Micellar water is here to the rescue. Soak a cotton pad in some micellar water and rub in gentle motions. It will subdue or remove the scent with just a few swipes.
4. Clean Makeup Brushes
The cleansing properties of micellar water are not only great for the skin, it can just as well clean the makeup and debris accumulated in your makeup brushes due to regular use. It’s important to clean your makeup brushes weekly to avoid many skin care problems. You can wipe them clean using a tissue or cotton pad soaked in micellar water or add some micellar water in a cup, swirl them around in it and rinse before drying. You won’t even need to use soap.
5. Remove False Lashes
If you’re struggling to remove your falsies without any hassle and ensure you don’t rip off your original lashes with them, try micellar water next time. Soak two cotton pads in micellar water and gently rub the eyelids or place them over your false eyelashes for a few seconds. The micellar water will dissolve the glue, and any makeup on your false lashes and they will easily come off.
6. Remove clothing stain
Got some mascara, foundation or lipstick on your outfit? Quickly use a bit of micellar water and dab the spot. Use a cotton pad or tissue soaked in micellar water to lift the stain. Don’t rub it too hard to avoid any damage to the fabric. It should come right out without any fuss.
7. Post workout refresher
You can’t keep your facial mists and cleansers with you all the time, but you can pour some micellar water in a small spray bottle and spritz away for quickly refreshing and cleansing your skin after a sweaty workout session at the gym. You can also use it to wipe and freshen up your stinky and sweaty underarms.