What The Heck Is Micellar Water And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

It acts as a makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturiser all in one.

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Not to sound dramatic, but micellar water has changed my life.

I've tried countless of facial cleansers – from makeup wipes to makeup oils and removers, and none of them have left my skin pimple-free.

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Although it has been around for decades, micellar water became increasingly popular in recent years.

But what is it and why are people constantly talking about it?

Micellar water is made up of micelles or tiny cleansing oil molecules mixed in soft water.

According to Healthyway, dermatologist Rhonda Q. Klein says that it "is great to remove basic makeup, cleanse, and freshen the face without drying, stinging, or leaving behind residue."

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Here are three reasons why micellar water is good for your skin:

1. It removes dirt and grime without stripping your skin

Unlike normal facial foams which tend to strip your skin of its natural oils, micellar water is great at dissolving dirt and oil that build up on your face throughout the day.

However, it doesn't leave your skin feeling too dry from harsh chemicals and alcohol found in many facial products.

With that said, take note that micellar water does not have miraculous healing powers and will not always fix every woman's blemish issues.

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2. It's good for sensitive skin

Most micellar water do not contain perfume, alcohol, or parabens and works great on many skin types.

Its texture is exactly like water so it doesn't leave your face feeling greasy either. 

There are plenty of brands out there, so do pick according to your skin type. My personal favourite is Bioderma.

However, brands like Garnier, Nivea, and Son & Park, among others also sell their versions of the cleansing water.

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3. It acts as a makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturiser all in one

A small downside is that micellar water does not always break down waterproof products like waterproof mascara.

So, if you're wearing heavy, waterproof makeup, you might still need to use an oil before going in with the water.

The plus side is that investing in a brand that works for your skin will save you money in the long run!

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Have you tried micellar water? Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

Also, look out for more #SAYSbeauty tips and trends!

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