Talking about micellar water means talking about the newest product in facial cleansing. And, in case you are one of those who just discovered it, I will tell you that it has been on the market for many years and was originally designed for the most sensitive skin types but only recently became so famous. In this article, let’s learn more about this product and how you should use it. Enjoy the reading!
What is Micellar Water?
Does the name sound strange? That’s normal if you’ve never heard of micelles. Micellar water is an aqueous solution, which contains a cleansing element, the surfactants (as in shampoos or shower gels). These are generally grouped together to form a small globule or ‘micelle’, which has the special ability to join fatty elements at one end, and aqueous elements at the other.
In this way, we obtain a very light product that, when it comes into contact with the skin, the micelles open up and are able to retain residues and impurities (sebum residues, dead cells, cream residues, air particles or pollutants, etc.) inside the skin. In turn, the aqueous part of the solution acts as a cleansing tonic, removing impurities. It is therefore a very effective, very light cleansing product that does not leave any greasy residue and does not require rinsing.
But how exactly do we use this miraculous water, you might ask. Well, here’s how:
Use It on Its Own
In general, the use of another product is not necessary. Micellar water is used to remove makeup from the face, eyes and lips, and does not require rinsing, as its formula cleans and tones at the same time. Thanks to its strong power of carrying without the need to rub, it can be used in the eye area because it respects it to the maximum, and as it has a lot of attraction to the greasy residues, it is able to easily remove the residues of lipstick, an area difficult to remove with other cleaning products.
If we have sensitive skin or if we want to increase the calming and softening effect, we can spray Thermal Water afterwards, but this would be part of the treatment ritual to reinforce the actions, since by itself, as long as it is well formulated, it is sufficient.
Use the One That Best Suits Your Skin
As a cleansing product, micellar water are accessible for all skin types. So, of course, there are different formulas, because depending on the type of cleansing elements, and active ingredients whose effects also provide skin care properties (soothing, softening, moisturizing or sebum regulator … etc) they may have a certain tendency. towards one skin type or another.
As a general rule, most of them are aimed at all skin types and are even designed and adapted to sensitive skin, as less drags are needed to achieve the cleansing effect, and they can be complemented with moisturizing, soothing, softening or decongesting actives.
Say Goodbye to Rubbing
When we remove our makeup, we tend to rub the cotton pad on our skin with excessive friction, as if we were scrubbing the dishes. It is very important to know that because of the way micelles work, there is no need to drag the cotton pad across your face. The micelles themselves are able to capture excess dirt, makeup, sebum… just by touching the skin. As if it was a magnet. Isn’t that fascinating?
It is important to be generous with the product, so that it can exert its action well. Therefore, the cotton must be impregnated in the right quantity, so that you don’t have to rub excessively or that the water runs over the skin.
You now know everything you need on micellar water and can go ahead and start using it! Don’t forget to come back to tell us how it’s going with this miraculous liquid. Until then, what trendy product have you be using? You can share it with us in the comments below.