Micellar water is a popular and quick makeup remover. It gets positive opinions and is said to be gentle for skin. What’s the truth actually? Can wrongly-used micellar water cause skin irritation? Let’s check it!
Micellar water – characteristics
Micellar water equals micelles, that is globular particles, in a water solution. This kind of washing emulsion binds water and fat impurities which are subsequently removed from the skin surface. Micellar waters are also said to moisturise, nourish and illuminate the skin. Actually they are detergents.
Top mistakes while using micellar water
Micellar waters contain detergents that must be washed away using running water. In order to let the impurities bind with micelles, you need to press a cotton pad to the skin for a few seconds. That’s why rubbing the skin is absolutely forbidden. What’s more, micellar water won’t replace your facial toner and you must always rinse the skin with water.
Micellar water doesn’t remove waterproof makeup because of containing mostly water ingredients which won’t do away with fats, sebum or sweat. What’s more, they won’t replace cleansers and deep skin cleansing routine. If you use micellar water for removing waterproof makeup, your skin won’t be perfectly clean and you might end up with acne break-out.
Micellar waters – summary
- Always rinse the skin with tap water after using micellar water.
- Soak a cotton pad in micellar water and gently press it to skin to get rid of impurities.
- Micellar water removes fatty dirt superficially.
- It won’t handle waterproof makeup, oil buildup or greasy creams.
- Micelles are usually detergents so they need additional type of skin care.
- Micellar waters can act as the first skin-cleansing stage.
- They work well for eye makeup removal if you can’t use other removers.