First of all, if you haven’t yet tried micellar water to remove your makeup you NEED TO.
We all know that removing your make-up after a long day is something we wish we could miss but it’s simply a step you cannot forget to do. Sleeping in a full face of makeup is one of the worst mistakes a girl (or boy) could do.
I’ve been wearing make-up since I was around 13 years old, so that’s 6 years of removing my make-up a few times a week. For most of those six years any make-up wipe on offer in the supermarket usually did me fine, until I came across micellar water.
Well I didn’t really come across it. Let’s be real, if you watch YouTube or read any beauty blogs you WILL have heard of micellar cleansing water to remove makeup. Its been a big hit since Bioderma exploded within the beauty community. I’m yet to try Bioderma due to the off putting price of £10.20 for 250ml in Boots but I’m more than happy to stick to the one I’m currently using.
What is micellar cleansing water?
It’s “a super efficient way to cleanse, remove makeup, soothe the feel of skin and hydrate in just one step”
“Garnier micellar cleansing water contains micelles which act like magnets, gently lifting away makeup and impurities from the skin, without the need to rub or rinse.”
– Boots product description
The description on the Boots website describes this product and its uses perfectly. You can buy it for around £3.00 – £4.00 for 400ml (depending where you get it from) which is so much better than spending over £10 especially if you are on a budget.
At the end of the day I always reach for my micellar water and a few cotton pads. I squeeze a small amount of the water onto the pad and wipe away. I tend to use one pad for the whole of my face and then one pad for my makeup/eyebrows equalling to two pads per time I remove my makeup which is pretty impressive!
Once my makeup is removed I like to gently wash my face with some warm water and pat dry or if I’m feeling lazy then I go over once with a fragrance free makeup wipe and I’m ready for bed. You don’t have to do any of these steps but for me personally it’s what I prefer doing.
The next morning I never have any left over foundation patches or dirty feeling skin as the micellar water always does the job good enough the night before even reaching those stubborn under eye mascara marks!
If you are currently using makeup wipes to remove your makeup I would strongly recommend you popped them to one side and tried micellar water as a method to refresh yourself at the end of the day. You can even try a smaller bottle for around £1.00-£2.00 for 125ml and most supermarkets stock them.
You’ll never look back, I promise!
Let me know what you think to using micellar cleansing waters, do they work for you?