If you keep up with the latest trends in cosmeceuticals, you have probably heard a lot of buzz lately about micellar water. This product is fairy new in The United States, but it has actually been a staple in French skin care routines for years. Micellar water can be used for any skin type and can help to seriously streamline your skin care routine.
Understanding Your Cosmeceuticals: What Is Micellar Water?
As the name suggests, micellar water is water that is infused with micelles. When they are used in cosmeceuticals, micelles function like microscopic sponges, absorbing dirt and oil from the surface of your skin. Not only do they cleanse your skin but they moisturize at the same time. As the dirt and oil is absorbed, the micelles dissolve it away, leaving your skin fresh, clean, and moisturized in one simple step.
What Are the Benefits?
Micellar water is one of the few cosmeceuticals that can be used by nearly any skin type. It is very gentle, making it a great option for people with sensitive skin who happen to have hard water at their homes. It provides excellent hydration without disrupting the gentle pH balance of your skin, leaving it neither too dry or too oily. For people who often travel, it is a quick, simple way to get clean skin when they do not have access to a sink or the rest of their skin care products.
How Do You Use It?
Micellar water is applied to the face similarly to the way you would use a toner. Simply use a clean cotton ball to spread it onto the face. There is no need to rinse afterwards. Once you have applied the micellar water, you can simply continue on with your normal skin care routine. You may want to follow up with your favorite moisturizer but, in most cases, micellar water can replace your other cleansers. You may, however, want to follow up with an additional cleanser if you are wearing a lot of makeup. The micellar water will remove your makeup but may not also cleanse the skin underneath.
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