Micellar Water Hacks Will Completely Overhaul Your Cleansing Routine

Micellar Water Hacks Will Completely Overhaul Your Cleansing Routine

Looking to save time in your skin care routine? Micellar water isn’t just a cleanser – it’ll improve your daily skin care routine. On top of getting your skin super clean, it has a multitude of other functions that can make your day easier and even replace other products in your skincare arsenal. Micellar water and its unique formula can beautify and refresh your skin in a variety of ways. We’re outlining a few ways you might not have thought of before.


1. Cleanser

Let’s start with micellar water’s most obvious yet incredibly useful function. Micellar water can completely remove any traces of makeup, dirt, sweat or oil from your skin. It does this with particles called micelles which attract dirt and impurities like a magnet and lift them off your face. Soak two cotton balls with micellar water then lightly glide them over your face to cleanse. The formula will remove foundation, impurities, and even eye makeup from your face. Your skin will feel clean, hydrated and refreshed without drying it out. Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser is a gentle way to remove any products or dirt from your face without harsh rubbing. Plus, the added benefit of not having to rinse it off streamlines your cleansing process.


2. To Wash Your Hands When You’re On The Go

If it can cleanse your face it can also cleanse your hands! If you ever find yourself somewhere without a sink and you want to ensure your hands are clean, a few drops of micellar water will do the trick! Just carry micellar water in a spray bottle and rub your hands together to clean. A few drops to your hand and rub to cleanse your hands when you are on the road and the sink isn’t an option.


3. To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes should be cleaned regularly. This is because they come into frequent contact with our skin and can harbor dirt, oil and bacteria. Using dirty brushes can cause your skin to break out or be irritated so try to clean them a minimum of once a week. Pour micellar water into a bowl or saturate a cotton pad and press against the bristles of your brushes. Avoid the metal part as this can damage your makeup brushes. Doing this can easily remove some of the gunk that accumulates on your makeup brushes. Since makeup brushes should be cleansed regularly, you might even want to pick up a travel size bottle of micellar water to set aside for this purpose.


4. First Step In Double Cleansing

Double cleansing is a great way to deep clean your skin after a long day. Micellar water is great for cleansing your skin on its own but some people like to follow this step with an additional rinseable cleanser to completely remove all traces of makeup and oil and refresh the skin. If you have oily skin, we recommend Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleanser All-in-One Mattifying, specifically formulated to remove dirt and impurities from oily skin. We like to follow micellar water with a cleanser formulated with antioxidants that can help defend skin from free radicals.


5. After The Gym Cleanser

Micellar water is perfect to use after a workout as you don’t have to rinse your face and it travels well. It’s very important to cleanse your skin after sweating and ensure your skin is clean and fresh after a hot and sweaty workout. Micellar Water Makeup Removing Towelettes were formulated with this idea in mind — feel free to use them both before you sweat to remove makeup and after a workout to refresh your face.


6. Skin Mist

On those days that you are not wearing makeup and would like to freshen your skin, a micellar water mist is perfect. Apply while you are hiking or exercising outdoors to freshen skin and to lift off any dirt or pollution. It will help you feel fresh even if you are partaking in a heavy-duty nature activity.


7. Use Micellar Water To Perfect Your Make Up

Need a little spot clean after applying your makeup? Micellar water is perfect to fix things like a smudged eyeliner, overdrawn brows or lipstick mishaps. Apply micellar water to a q-tip then remove the makeup blunder easily.