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Here’s why you should try micellar water for your skin

Removing makeup is a tiresome and boring process. First you have to apply oil to dislodge the makeup, wipe it clean, soap it down and dry your face. And if you don’t do a thorough job, you’ll have to repeat the process all over again! Don’t you wish there was something that helped you clean your face with a single swipe? Looks like someone heard our prayers and gave the world the gift of micellar water. The popularity of this little-known beauty product has been soaring. It looks like a toner and is a lot gentler than cleansing milk. The best part is that it doesn’t need the mandatory cleaning up afterwards. Since it has no alcohol like most toners, it doesn’t dry up the skin afterwards.

What is micellar water?

Micellar water looks like and has the consistency of clear water. It’s made of tiny balls of micelles or cleansing oil molecules suspended in soft water. These micelles are attracted to grime and dirt. Just a few drops of micellar water on a cotton wad is all you need to pull those impurities out of your skin. The result is squeaky clean, radiant skin in no time! Read how you can use micellar water for your hair.

How does it work?

All you have to do is put a few drops of the micellar solution on a cotton ball and wipe your skin with it. You can finish off with a little bit of face wash and water later on. If you are a frequent traveller or a woman on the go, carry a small solution of this bottle with you. You can always wipe your skin clean even when you don’t have clean water available. It’s also skin friendlier than alcohol-laden wet facial wipes. Should you use makeup removing wet wipes?

As effective as it is, micellar water is not strong enough to remove eye makeup like kajal and mascara. For that, you’ll have to stick to your tried-and-tested petroleum jelly or cleansing milk.

Will it work on acne prone skin?

Micellar water is gentler than harsh cleansers like soaps and face washes. If you looking for a soap-free alternative to clean your acne-prone skin, look no further. Dr Rinky Kapoor, cosmetic dermatologist and dermatosurgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, A Fortis Associate says micellar water so gentle, it can also suit acne-prone skin. “In fact, all types of skins, including sensitive skins can benefit from micellar water,” she adds.

Should you buy micellar water?

These days, micellar water is being sold by many reputed brands like Garnier, Bioderma, Loreal and Maybelline. It’s clear water-like appearance makes you doubt whether it will be any good. But don’t let that fool you.  Dr Kapoor says, “It cleanses, tones and moisturises at the same time. That is a big advantage. It is an excellent makeup remover as well, so it is a multitasker. It is also a very handy to carry.”

What care should you take while buying micellar water?

Since the product has gained popularity only in the last couple of years, the long-term effects of micellar water are not really known. But so far, it has been proven to be safe for use. But since its appearance is deceptively close to water, it’s easy to be duped by a fake product. Dr Kapoor advises that you use a good proven brand to avoid fake formulations. Some cheap brands can sell you toners or plain water as a micellar solution. For a quick check, shake the bottle. It is genuine micellar water if it has soapy foam-like formation on the top and a slightly richer texture than water.

Here are some micellar water hacks you should know about.

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