Micellar water has been taking the beauty world by storm. Consisting of micelles or tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water, this French pharmacy beauty staple is a gentle alternative to chemical-based cleansers that was made to cleanse and draw out impurities from your face without stripping it of natural oils, thus leaving your skin supple and hydrated. But apart from keeping your face free from makeup residue and the day’s grime accumulation, here are other uses of micellar water:
1. For cleaning makeup brushes
In case you don’t know yet, you need to keep your makeup brushes clean at least once a week as accumulated product, oil, and dirt can cause skin breakouts. To use your micellar water as a makeup brush cleaner, pour it in a cup and swirl your brush around (careful not to get water into the brush handles!). Leave your brushes to dry after.
2. For removing makeup stains
When you’re on the go and have no access to products that can effectively remove makeup stains on your clothes, micellar water can do the trick! Soak some tissue or cotton ball with micellar water and gently dab it on the stained area. Just be careful when it comes to more delicate fabrics like lace and silk.
3. For fixing makeup mistakes
The good old trick for fixing an extra long cat eye is to cover it up with concealer. While that is effective, we don’t recommend piling up a lot of products on your face. So here’s micellar water to the rescue! Use a Q-tip to spot clean any makeup blunder.
4. As skin mist
When you’re outside under the prickling heat of the sun, you can easily spritz on some micellar water to keep your skin fresh and hydrated while lifting dirt and pollution from your face. It also works as a refreshing cleansing wipe after a good sweat in the gym!
5. For washing your hands
If you’ve got sensitive skin and you’re afraid chemicals in rubbing alcohol will dry it up, you can opt to wash your hands with micellar water. Just a few drops of it can clean your hands just like it can clean your face.
6. For removing falsies
Girls know how much it stings to rip off falsies. But it doesn't have to anymore! Since micellar water is technically a makeup remover, you can soak up a cotton pad and gently rub onto your lids to remove your lash adhesive.
7. As toner
Toners are used to balance out your skin pH after washing with a cleanser. So if you’ve got oily skin, the micellar water may not exactly work on its own as a cleanser as it is also oil-based. Use it as a toner instead after you’ve washed your face with a foamy facial cleanser.