5-Minute Beauty Tip: New makeup remover alternative for lazy girls
Micellar water could be your next BFF
(SPOT.ph) We’ve all been there: you’re too tired (or lazy/inebriated/forgetful) to remove your makeup after a long day at work, or a long night of partying. So you commit the number-one skincare sin-sleeping with makeup on. Well, how about using just water to take it all off?
Micellar water is known for removing all traces of makeup, dirt, and oil from skin completely without stripping it of its natural moisture. All it takes is a few drops, a cotton pad, and gentle hands to wipe off all traces of grime from your skin. No need to rinse afterward!
Here are three micellar-based products that you can try:
Bioderma Sebium H2O Micellar Solution (P650/100 ml; P1,170/250 ml) available at leading derm clinics and SM Stores
Happy Skin Make A Clean Sweep Micellar Makeup Cleanser (P599) available at Beauty Bar and select Plains and Prints branches
L’Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution (P899/200 ml) available at Watsons
What’s the secret? It’s all in the tiny molecules that micellar water is made of, called "micelles." Dermatologist Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas explains that the micelles’ job is to absorb fats such as sebum and oils within the skin, so while skin is being cleansed, oil from the surface is lifted, leaving skin squeaky clean.