What is micellar water and how is it used?

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Every woman wants to cleanse and remove makeup from her face with a product that respects the dermal barrier while being gentle and respectful of the skin

In this respect, micellar water stands out for its ability to cleanse and remove make-up from the face, allowing a complete cleansing in a practical and convenient way

Since it was created, micellar water has become one of the favorite products for make-up removal, perhaps because it is appreciated for the ease with which it cleanses and moisturizes any type of skin.

Here is how to use micellar water whether it is used for facial cleansing or make-up removal.

What is micellar water?

Micellar water is a water-based cosmetic product used for facial cleansing. Its effectiveness lies in the role of micelles, small chemical structures that have the ability to attract dirt from the skin, as if it were a magnet, and remove it through the water

In addition to micelles, it contains extracts that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothing and moisturizing properties to the skin.

It could be said that micellar water works as an emulsifier, since it dissolves insoluble compounds, thus allowing the skin to be cleansed, toned and moisturized.

Micellar solution began to be used at the beginning of the 20th century. However, it was not until the early 1990s that it became more popular

what is micellar water used for?

Micellar water is used to cleanse and remove make-up from the face without the need to apply any additional products

Thanks to its powerful and effective function, it can act on the entire face, including eyes and lips. It offers the advantage that it can be used at any time of the day, even after exercise to remove sweat, or after sunbathing to refresh the face

A remarkable thing about micellar water is that it is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, because it does not dry out the skin and does not generate a sticky effect. This is because it does not contain alcohols or parabens, making it a product with excellent skin tolerance.

Apart from cleansing and removing any impurities, it leaves a pleasantly soft sensation on the face, as well as moisturizing it. And since most micellar waters are free of oleic bases, they are ideal for keeping acne-prone skin free of residues.

So, it can be used in the first hour of the day to remove traces of sebum, as well as to tone the face and prepare it for make-up; and in the case of make-up removal, to remove residues and moisturize at the end of the day.

how is micellar water applied correctly?

It is recommended to do the cleansing routine with micellar water in the mornings, because the face at night generates excess sebum, while at night it must be cleaned of the accumulation of impurities of the day, in addition it needs to hydrate and tone the face, due to the impact that pollution and solar radiation have on the skin.

In order to facilitate its application, it is accompanied by a make-up remover disc, it can be made of cotton, microfiber towels or vegetable sponges, which have the capacity to absorb micellar water and at the same time can be easily applied on the skin

The steps to follow to correctly apply micellar water are as follows:

  1. Soak a cotton pad with micellar water and place it on the face. Use enough product
  2. Make circular movements and repeat the operation as many times as necessary
  3. Do not drag the cotton along the skin, as this does not remove impurities.
  4. With small circular movements and light touches it facilitates the action of the micelles, so that they are activated and capture the dirt.

Are all micellar waters equally efficient?

It should be taken into account that the base of micellar water is the micelles of purified water. Some products then add different active ingredients such as glycerin, soothing essences or oils

But do they all clean the same? The answer is a resounding yes, basically all micellar waters do the same job of cleansing and removing makeup.

What are the advantages of using micellar water?

Micellar water has proven its effectiveness as a product to remove makeup and cleanse the skin. Among the advantages it offers are these:

  • It is very economical
  • It is very friendly to any type of skin, even irritated skin, as it is free of parabens, alcohol, silicones, perfumes and mineral oils.
  • It is ideal for toning the skin.
  • Leaves a refreshing sensation
  • Can be used for make-up removal
  • It is very easy to use, it only requires absorbent cotton to apply it.
  • It helps to delay the appearance of wrinkles, since it has an anti-aging formula that delays the signs of aging.
  • The world of hair beauty has transferred the powerful action of micelles to shampoos, to achieve deeply cleansed, revitalized, silky and shiny hair.
  • No rinsing is necessary after applying micellar water.

What are the disadvantages of micellar water?

As effective as micellar water is, it is not a perfect product; although it helps a great deal in facial cleansing, the cleansing it provides is very light

These are its disadvantages:

  • Its use is for light cleansing, which can only be used for cosmetic products that are not so heavy; but not for removing heavy makeup.
  • Its daily application does not guarantee that the skin will look radiantly clean, it is ideal as a complement to other cosmetic products
  • The constant use of micellar water, as many advise, will allow the accumulation of products, which can be counterproductive in the end.

In summary, although micellar water is a beauty ally that has many advantages for makeup removal and facial cleansing, it also has its limitations

German Fuertes Otero
German Fuertes Oterohttps://www.google.com/search?kgmid=/g/11p5t5jsss
CEO at PharmaSalud.net. M.D. from Stanford Medicine: Stanford, California, US, M.Sc. from University of Cambridge: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK and University of Oxford: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. PhD at Harvard University Harvard Catalyst: Cambridge, MA, US.

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