Whether you have normal, dry or oily skin you may have found that some cleansers may not only clean your skin, but may also dry out your skin too. If you have oily skin, you may not think this is so much of a problem, but what you might not know is that this could be tricking your skin into thinking that it is not making enough oil. Then in turn, your skin may respond by producing even more oil, and that can be a problem. If you have dry skin or normal skin, cleansing with a formula that can be potentially drying can make your skin dry and tight-feeling over time too. You may think that you don’t have options when it comes to washing your face, but believe it or not there is a skin care product that can help remove surface dirt, oil and even makeup, while also providing your skin necessary hydration at the same time – without drying it out.
Enter: Micellar water. The skin care formula is comprised of tiny oil molecules called micelles that are suspended in soft water – soft water is treated water, that typically won’t contain calcium, magnesium and other metal cations. Hard water—an unfiltered water with a high mineral content—affects many homes nationwide shares Skincare.com, the alkaline pH of hard water can disrupt the optimal pH balance of your skin. Your skin has a prime pH balance that leans on the slightly acidic side of the pH (or potential of hydrogen) scale, sitting at approximately 5.5. Hard water can cause your skin’s pH balance to fall on the alkaline side, leading to skin care concerns like breakouts, dryness, and sensitivity. Micelles, the super-small, fatty oil bubbles in micellar water formulas act like magnets to attract makeup, oil and dirt off and away from the skin.
These no-rinse cleansers are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, because its formula is free of oil, soap, and alcohol. It can help to remove all types of makeup, cleans off dirt and impurities, and purifies your skin. And, the best part is you don’t have to harshly rub your skin to work in the formula or dry it because it air dries.
So, are you ready to try a hydrating micellar water, but not sure where to start? Consider your skin type, its needs and how they change depending upon the weather, stress, or factors and then take a look at these options to find your perfect match:
If you experience oily skin: Try a micellar water formulated for normal to oily skin. L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies your skin while it removes makeup and cleans surface dirt and oils. This micellar water can help remove excess oil, for clean and fresh skin, without being harsh and stripping your skin of all of its natural moisture.
If you experience dry skin: Try a micellar water formulated for normal to dry skin. L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Normal to Dry Skin can hydrate and soothe areas of excess dryness and remove makeup while cleaning away surface dirt and impurities. Basic cleansers, especially foaming or gel-based cleansers, can strip dry skin. However, this formula cleans skin leaving it hydrated.
If you experience dry, oily and normal skin: Try a micellar water formulated for all skin types. L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water All Skin Types can help intensely purify your skin, cleaning its surface of dirt and impurities and removes makeup – even waterproof mascara. It has strong cleansing powers yet it is gentle on your skin.
You can use micellar water to cleanse your face, eyes and lips. Always shake well and then saturate a cotton pad with the formula. To remove eye makeup, hold the pad over your closed eyes for a few seconds then gently wipe to remove residue. To clean your skin all over, gently wipe the pad over your skin until it is completely clean and no more makeup or dirt transfers to the pad. Micellar waters are hydrating, but you can still follow up cleansing with your regular day or night cream to truly replenish your freshly cleansed skin.
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