Why micellar water is so good for sensitive skin types and how to use it
If you have sensitive skin, you’ve probably had your share of irritation from using the wrong cleansers and methods. Micellar water is different: gentle on your skin, but super-powerful at getting it clean. Here’s how to use it on sensitive skin – even to remove stubborn, waterproof makeup.
Why is micellar water great for sensitive skin? The benefits and how to use it
If you have sensitive skin, then you know that your daily cleansing routine can be tricky. Rubbing away at your face to get rid of the last traces of make-up is the last thing you should be doing, but leaving all that residue on there could irritate delicate skin, too. What if you could get your face all the way clean without needing to scrub or even rinse? Enter *micellar water*.
What is micellar water and how does it work?
Micellar water is a super-gentle cleanser that's revolutionising face care at home and across the beauty industry. *Micellar water benefits* sensitive skin in particular. Imagine a bottle of water in which billions of special molecules with water-loving heads and oil-loving tails are suspended. When these molecules encounter dirt or impurities, they surround it with their tails facing inwards and their heads facing outwards, forming a cluster known as a micelle. The micelle cleanses by attracting dirt and trapping it. Micelles gently draw impurities out like magnets to lock oil buildup, makeup residue and even smoke into clusters which are easily removed from your skin.
Why is micellar water good for sensitive skin?
Micellar water is a super-gentle cleanser that’s revolutionising face care at home and across the beauty industry. It cleanses your skin with no elbow grease on your part – and, crucially, without disrupting the delicate balance your sensitive skin needs to thrive. This smooth operation respects your skin's barrier so you can clean your face completely without fear of irritation, making it ideal for sensitive skin. And, if your skin is easily dried out by hard water, you can use micellar water to cleanse without rinsing! The gentle surfactants in micellar water take away impurities and oil whilst glycerine has a smoothing, hydrating effect.
How to use micellar water
Micellar water is easy to use. Just pour some onto a cotton pad and gently wipe your face in a circular motion to remove debris. To cleanse the fragile eye area, try Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water for Delicate Skin and Eyes by Garnier. This dermatologist-approved formula contains soothing cornflower, a natural extract used for centuries to cleanse and care for skin around the eyes. To dissolve stubborn make-up residue on other parts of your face, Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Biphase Water is a great option. This gentle but hardworking cleanser doubles as a toner and even works on waterproof makeup. Or, for an all-round cleanser that can also be used as traditional rinse-off face wash, try Garnier’s classic Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin, a gentle but thorough cleanser that respects your skin's delicate ecosystem.