For those of you who are just tuning in, yes, micellar water is still in our heart of hearts. And no, we won’t be giving it up any time soon. How could we, when it keeps giving us more than we bargained for?
While it clearly sweeps in the makeup remover category, micellar water does more than dissolve dirt. To be fair, it cleanses really, really well… but we digress! This week, we popped open our beloved bottle of Simple to show you just how hard this soft water works.
1. CLEANSE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Double-cleansing is the best thing ever, but not everyone’s schedules will have the space for it. For all you busy bees, we posit a solution. Micellar water became a fast-fave because it’s essentially a makeup remover and cleanser in one. It won’t dry up your skin or leave behind any residue. You don’t even have to rinse your face after. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or in flight, it works.
WHAT TO DO: Swipe an ample amount all over your face to get rid of makeup, sebum, and grime. Fact: you can even use micellar to clean up skid marks on leather goods!
2. TONE AND MOISTURIZE (7-SKIN METHOD)
Micelle particles draw out impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. In fact, this technique can even boost skin hydration by 90%. Simple’s formula is hypoallergenic and compatible with even the most sensitive skin types, so you don’t have to worry about layering up.
WHAT TO DO: Try the 7 Skin Method with your micellar water. The micelles in the formula cleanse your pores and also nourish your skin, so it works as both a toner and lightweight moisturizer. If you can’t make it all the way to 7 “skins,” aim for 3 at the very least.
3. MIST YOUR TIRED FACE
Feeling extra grimy from your morning commute? Super sticky from your daily workout? Ultra oily after your deep-fried lunch? Do your pores a favor and spritz on some micellar water. Its gentle hydrating properties make it a refreshing facial mist (not to mention, an uplifting treat).
WHAT TO DO: Transfer some micellar water into a handy spray bottle with a good diffuser. Spritz as needed.
4. WASH YOUR MAKEUP TOOLS
Sure, brush cleaners are a dime a dozen—but are any of them as effective and affordable as this miracle water? Not quite. We use micellar water all the time to thoroughly sanitize our tools before and after BeautyMNL shoots.
WHAT TO DO: Soak a few cotton pads in micellar water. Run your brushes across these pads until they’re clean. If you have a lot of micellar water on hand, you can also make a micellar bath for your sponges.
Did we miss any micellar water hacks? Share them in the comments below!
The Simple Micellar Water (200ml) is available on BeautyMNL for P499. Shop it right here!
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