Wednesday, 26 August 2015

When to use Micellar Water

using micellar water


Micellar Water has been the beauty thing to be blogging about and hanging around in your beauty stash this year and for all its songs of praise, when do you reach for the micellar water? When I first picked it up I wasn't really sure how it fitted into my overall skincare routine at first but now I’ve found a few uses for it I couldn't be without it!

Here’s five times I find myself reaching for the micellar water!

Pre workout!

If I’m hitting the gym first thing in the morning, I prefer to give my face a quick wipe over with the micellar water instead of doing a full cleanse. It’s a great way to remove any dirt and build-up from sleep, products you’ve popped on before bed and helps wake your skin up too. I know I’m going to do a thorough cleanse after the gym to remove all that sweat (sexy!) so I don’t want to overwork my skin.

Post workout!

Post gym but pre-shower (I shower at home so I have a quick walk back from the gym to get through first) I give my skin a quick micellar wipe over to remove excess sweat - the thought of it drying in just urgh, no thanks!


Ditching the face wipes!

I cannot stand face wipes! I know they’re convenient and great if you're travelling, or at a festival etc but just no! They always leave my skin feeling dry and pulled and raw, I just can’t do it! A little micellar water on a nice cotton pad is so much softer and gentler on my skin. Popping some micellar water in a handy travel bottle with some cotton pads is just as convenient travel-wise as taking the face wipes anyway!

When you’ve already cleansed!

I know that after an afternoon by the pool, all that suncream and chlorine means I’ll need to give my face a thorough cleanse before heading out for the evening. That being said, I don’t want to over-cleanse my face in a couple of hours so, instead of another cleanse, I will just use the micellar water to freshen up my face before bed. Sorted!

Post mask!

Sometimes just rinsing a face mask off doesn’t always feel like enough but using a toner to remove any mask residue is just a bit much for my skin. The micellar water was a kinder option that effectively removes anything that’s been left behind without drying my skin or going against the benefits of the mask I’ve used. 

using micellar water
My micellar of choice: Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Water (£4.49)


How does micellar water fit into your skincare routine? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, 





10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips. I have never really been sure what to do with that stuff. haha
    Renee x
    http://reneehartsthis.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Haha I was the same at first, glad I finally found a few useful ways to incorporate it into my routine!

      Sarah :)

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  2. I don't remember my life without micellar water now! I use it on a morning, when I get in from work and before bed. It is SO refreshing! I love it! My favourite is No7, but also love the gariner. Not really a fan of the Simple one!
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I haven't tried the No7 one, but I love everything they put out it seems so I'll have to pick it up and give it a go! If in doubt I always reach for Simple, never fails me!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I tend to use it after I've just showered/washed my face. Sometimes I use it before, too, if I've got loads of makeup on.

    I just wing it really. LOL. I'm so happy you're coming to the awards <3

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Me too! Though I'm already crapping myself with nerves haha!

      Sarah :)

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  4. I only use Micellar Water to take off the majority of my makeup before going in with a cleanser but it's great to read that it has a few other good uses x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I find it to be a pretty versatile, gentle cleanser, so many different uses!

      Sarah :)

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  5. Interesting--the only time I use micellar water is when I'm taking off my eye makeup, since my foundation + concealer seems a bit too heavy for micellar water to act alone. I really like the idea of using it post workout though--might try that next time I'm at the gym then!

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    1. I never found it to be great at removing my eye-make up, I much prefer an actual eye-make up remover for that job. It is brilliant for the gym though, that's probably one of my favourite uses for it!

      Sarah :)

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