Micellar Water Hacks

Have you used micellar water yet?  I was introduced to it about a year ago, and now I don't know I lived without it!  I didn't get all of the hype until I started using it, but I sure do now.  Then I learned these micellar water hacks.  Who knew this inexpensive beauty product was so versatile?  I have very limited space to store my beauty products, so I especially love products that serve double duty.  Micellar water has secured a permanent spot in my beauty cabinet because it does so much for my skin.  

Micellar Water Hacks

Micellar Water Hacks



What Is Micellar Water?


Even if you haven't used micellar water, you've probably heard of it.  French in origin, it's a gentle cleanser for your skin that requires no rinsing.  It has tiny oil molecules in it to cleanse your skin.  I know what you're thinking.  Why would I wash with oil?  Remember that oil dissolves oil, so the oil in the micellar water will dissolve the oil on your skin, making your skin clearer.  

Cleanser


Miceller water is made to be a cleanser, so it makes sense that it works to deep clean your face with a double cleanse.  If your face is really dirty from sweating or working outside, use micellar water first and then wash your face as usual.  It won't dry out your skin, but it will get it really clean.

Makeup Remover


I use micellar water as a makeup remover.  I use it all over, including for my eyes.  I used to use two different products to remove my makeup, but now I can just use one.  I wet a cotton ball and get my eye makeup off first.  Then I wet the back of the cotton ball or use a new one for the rest of my face.  I have found that it doesn't work with a double coat of waterproof mascara, but I don't wear that too often anyway.  

Makeup Stains


If you've ever gotten makeup on your clothes, try removing it with micellar water.  Be sure to test the fabric first, but it should be safe for most fabrics.  

Makeup Correction


If you make a mistake on your lipstick or eye makeup, just dab some micellar water on a cotton swab and fix the mistake.  Easy peasy!

After Workout


After I do tai chi, I have two hours before my kids are done with their martial arts.  I take some micellar water with me to wipe off my face after I work out.  

Refresh


Refresh your face mid day by spraying some micellar water on it.  This is great for hot, sticky days.  You'll smear your makeup, so don't do this with makeup on.

Wash Your Hands


Just like it cleans your face, it also cleans your hands.  If you've ever been out where you can't get to a sink or there isn't any soap, use your stash of micellar water from your purse.

Clean Makeup Brushes


Micellar water works great to clean makeup brushes.  Just pour some in a bowl and dip your brushes in it.  Gently work the micellar water in the brush and rinse well.  

Have you used any of these micellar water hacks?


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