Since the first lockdown last year, I’ve only put on makeup twice—during my first-ever Zoom event and during my son’s Christening. So, I haven’t used my stash of micellar water a.k.a. my makeup remover. Little did I know that it’s a multipurpose skin-care product!
Use it as a cleanser
Everybody knows this already. The thing is, no-rinse cleansing wasn’t enough for my PCOS face most of the time. Fortunately, I’m still breastfeeding so I still haven’t gotten my monthly period back, and my flare-ups are in hibernation.
When my face already feels sticky after working the whole day, yet I can’t take a bath because of Juan, I just pour some micellar water on a cotton ball/pad and work it around my face. No rinse indeed! I could have used it on my whole body, but yeah, it’s not economical.
Actually, this is where this article started. I didn’t want to waste and let my micellar cleanser expire, so I searched if I could use it as a toner instead. And we could! Thanks, Google! I’ll buy washable cotton pads soon, promise.
Micellar is no disinfectant but it’s an instant way to wash up and rid germs. Again, you don’t need to rinse. Micellar water really reminds me of college (basic) chemistry, or was it physics? The instructor explained how micelles in soapy water works and removes dirt, with matching images of particles with tails.
Makeup brush cleanser
If micellar water can remove dirt and oil on your face, why not use it to clean your makeup brushes, right? Wash your brushes once a week to avoid pimple-causing germs.
Micellar water is really perfect for women (and men; my brothers use it, too) who want an all-in-one product, especially these days when it’s scary to roam a department store’s beauty section.
My favorite now are Celeteque Micellar Water (Hydration) and Micellar Milk (Brightening). But I think they’re too expensive to use as sanitizer so I’m saving every drop. Haha.