October 14, 2016
What’s a refreshing, water-like French pharmacy beauty staple that models swear by and makeup artists always have in their kits? That’s right. It’s the multi-tasking, hardworking micellar water. Micellar water is often lauded for its incredible makeup-removing abilities, and it’s no wonder – this triple threat cleanses, tones, and moisturises the skin in a jiffy, swiftly making its way to a permanent area in your beauty arsenal and in our hearts. We know that micellar water’s efficacy lies in the oil molecules that can attach to dirt and dissolve it, but did you know that your favourite makeup remover can do much more than just remove your makeup? Have a look at a few alternative ways to use it and you’ll be stocking up again soon enough.
Clean makeup brushes
If you use makeup brushes on a regular basis, make sure you clean them once or twice a week. Brushes can accumulate product, oil, and sweat – stuff you don’t wanna be putting on your freshly cleansed skin as it might cause breakouts and even lead to infections. To use your beloved makeup remover, fill a cup with 2 inches of micellar water and swirl your brushes in its pool. Then, leave your brushes to dry on a clean towel. Trust us, your skin will thank you for this.
Remove makeup stains and clean up mess
Have you ever found yourself caught in a makeup mess? We know we have. Broken powdered formulas and careless spillage sound all too familiar. But before you freak out in these situations, remember that you can easily remove these stains with micellar water, so you might wanna keep a small bottle in your bag if you’re accident-prone. Just a few dabs of micellar-soaked tissue or cotton pad should help to lift the stains off. However, do note that this method isn’t recommended for more delicate fabrics like lace and silk!
Remove false eyelashes
Removing falsies at the end of the day can be a real pain, so don’t run the risk of peeling the skin off your lids and try using micellar water to aid in this process. It’s perfect for softening the adhesive – simply hold cotton pads soaked with micellar water over your eyes for a 10 seconds. That should make it a whole lot easier to remove them!
Wash your hands
If you’re not a fan of hand sanitisers because of their tendency to dry out your skin, then consider using micellar water as a gentler alternative. Pour a little amount onto the palms of your hands and rub ’em together. It should leave your hands feeling refreshed without that dry, tacky feeling. It’s also a solid option for cleaning your hands in a pinch if you’re far from a sink.