Thought makeup removers were only useful for, well, removing makeup? Think again! Two popular makeup remover options—micellar water and towelettes—are convenient and easy to use for more than just taking off your face, making them perfect picks for lazy girls. Here, six makeup remover hacks to make your routine a little bit easier.
Makeup Remover Hack #1: Do It All with Micellar Water
Micellar water has been a French-favorite cleanser for years—and for good reason. It’s powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. There’s no rinsing required, and you can use micellar water as a multitasker to remove makeup and cleanse your skin, cutting down on the number of steps in your skin care regimen.
Ready to find your micellar water match? The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. To use, all you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with your micellar water of choice and wipe the pad across your face, closed eyes, and lips.
Makeup Remover Hack #2: Fix Makeup Goofs
Messed up your cat eye? You don’t have to take it all off and start again. Instead, dip a cotton swab into a bottle of micellar water to wipe off any mistakes and continue on with your makeup routine. You can also try the L’Oréal Paris Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long-Wearing Eye Makeup Remover, which has a double-action formula that gently and easily removes waterproof and long-wearing makeup with no greasy residue.
Makeup Remover Hack #3: Leave Towelettes by Your Bed
If you know you’re going to be out late and not have the energy to wash your face, stash a pack of makeup removing towelettes by your bedside. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oils on your skin’s surface, leading to clogged pores—which can lead to breakouts. The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Makeup Removing Towelettes gently yet effectively remove all traces of makeup—even waterproof mascara or long-wear formulas. They’re alcohol-free, so they won’t dry out the skin.
Makeup Remover Hack #4: Refresh Your Skin Post-Flight
Spending time in the dry cabin air can leave your skin looking lackluster. So, when you’ve landed, quickly cleanse your skin with micellar water or a towelette, then follow up with a moisturizer formulated for your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water to help provide long-lasting hydration. Since micellar water and towelettes don’t require any rinsing, you can even cleanse and moisturize in a cab on the way home or to your hotel.
Makeup Remover Hack #5: Easily Cleanse After a Workout
Even if you don’t have time for a shower after a sweat sesh, take a minute to cleanse your complexion. Both micellar water and makeup removing towelettes can fit in your gym bag. Plus, since neither one requires rinsing after use, you don’t even have to fight your way to finding sink space in the crowded locker room when you’re done working out. Just wipe and go!
Makeup Remover Hack #6: Double Cleanse
Sometimes, one cleanse may not be enough—and that’s where double cleansing comes in. This skin care trend involves first cleansing with a towelette, then following up with a water-based cleanser to remove any remaining impurities from skin’s surface. After wiping your face with your makeup removing towelette, try the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Foaming Gel Cleanser All Skin Types, which lifts dirt and impurities without drying out skin.