As much as I am ashamed to say, the most dreaded part of my day is removing my makeup before bed. Maybe it’s because of the hard work I put into my face, maybe it’s because I’m lazy. Who knows? If we’re being honest here – it’s a little bit of both.
When I have a skin consult, or speak with my ladies that wear makeup about cleansing their skin in the evening, I always encourage a double cleanse. This means: remove your makeup – give your face a good cleanse to break through the residing makeup, surface oils and particles that have settled on it throughout the day and then cleanse again. The second deep clean will actually “clean” your skin and pores – letting the products you apply fully penetrate without having any residue in the way. I guarantee you’ll see results within a few weeks after adding the extra cleaning to your nightly routine. But wait, rewind.
Whats the easiest, quickest and most continent way to remove that makeup? Well, I’m here to tell you that makeup wipes are a thing of the past. Micellar water is going to be your new best friend. For my lovelies who wear waterproof makeup, you’ll want to give this stuff a standing ovation.
These are two bottles of Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. A completely used bottle of the pink regular makeup remover and a newer bottle of the waterproof – water. LOL. They also have one with a green label that claims to mattify your skin.
While I have tried several different brands of micellar water in the past, I’ll say, I can tell no difference in each formula. No need to waste funds on an expensive name brand. For the price, you can’t beat this one! It can be found at any drugstore, Walmart or even Dollar General! It runs for about $8.00-$9.00 and I only need a new bottle every other month. I am extatic over the longevity and price point for this amazing product.
So what is so special about this $8 bottle of water? Micelles are naturally attracted to dirt and oils, and attack impurities on the skin, without any harsh scrubbing or those evil peel off masks (do not get me started). No rinsing is required!
I can literally rub a palm full of the micellar water on my face each night and my makeup melts off. I LOVE using it on my eyes because I do not feel like I am being harsh on my lashes or the sensitive (super thin) skin around my eyes. The elastin in your skin will thank you for years to come. No crows feet here honey!
To my sensitive people: it contains no alcohol or fragrance and it’s soap free, so no irritating side effects to maintain a clean face!
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One thing I would like to touch on, however, is that micellar water is a good makeup remover and surface debris killer. As a professional, I still recommend an appropriate facial cleanser to not only clean your pores, but to deliver your skin the nutrients and treatment it needs. So while this magically will swipe away makeup, don’t forget to cleanse, treat and moisturize your faces and neck as well! 😊
This product cuts my nightly routine time in HALF and I am so excuted over the results I have seen on my skin. Softer, smoother, more hydrated and that nice “squeaky clean” feeling is an added bonus! Adding micellar water to my routine has been a game changer for me and I hope that you can benefit, as well!