In these times of water shortage, guess what’s that one thing that beauty-conscious women are swearing by? Micellar water. It’s the trending must-have these days – and users swear it can do wonders for your skin, can be the best travel companion for women, helping you look fresh even when water is not handy, and you need to radiate freshness. But, what is this micellar water?
Well, it’s water (of course!) made up of micelles – which are tiny balls of oil molecules floating in the water. It is believed that micelles attract dirt and oil and so, they can draw these out of the skin while keeping the skin soft and hydrated. And since it’s a mix of oil and water, micellar water can be used as a face wash, makeup remover and moisturiser – it’s an all-in-one wonder water that, in other words, means ‘total skincare’ for the woman on the go!
It’s become so popular that all leading brands now sell micellar water, which can be used whether you’re vacationing, camping, travelling on work or even wanting to go from office straight to a party for the night! And it doesn’t matter what your skin type is, this gentle water will do it!
So, how to use it?
Take a soft cotton pad or ball, pour a few drops on micellar water on it, and gently, in a circular motion, apply it all over the face. This method works whether you want to remove makeup, apply it as a moisturiser, or just spritz up your face.
Note: Micellar water might not remove waterproof mascara and heavy base and foundation. So, you might need to use a traditional face wash to remove these, and then, dab on micellar water as a moisturiser. And for those prone with severe acne – alternating washing of face with regular/prescribed face wash or soap, with a round of micellar water cleansing.