In the last few years, micellar water has made its place in every woman’s skincare routine. The ease with which the tiny micelles in this water break down makeup, oil and other impurities from the skin’s surface without stripping it of its natural oils makes it a must-have. French women swear by micellar water, and their flawless skin is proof of it.

Did you know that micellar water was formulated because tap water is considered too harsh for the skin? That’s right. After cleansing your face with micellar water, you do not require to follow it up with water. It is so gentle that micellar water is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. But that’s not all. Here are a few other uses of micellar water that you probably didn’t know of.

 

01. Use it as a toner

01. Use it as a toner

Its texture may look like water, but micellar water such as the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water can work as an all-over toner too! It draws out oil, dirt and other impurities from the pores without being too harsh on the skin. Most toners contain alcohol that can strip the skin of its natural oils and make it dry, this micellar water is free from harsh ingredients like alcohol. After cleansing your skin with a face wash, apply some micellar water on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Follow up with the rest of your skincare regimen.

 

02. Refresh your skin on the go

02. Refresh your skin on the go

Since micellar water eliminates the need for rinsing, it is the perfect product to refresh or clean your skin on the go. If your skin looks dull or you have just stepped out of the gym and need to refresh your skin, micellar water can do the trick. The Ponds Vitamin Micellar Water Hydrating Aloe Vera is perfect for carrying in your gym bag. You can even take it in your handbag during a flight for a mid-flight pick me up.

 

03. Can be used to clean hands

03. Can be used to clean hands

Ran out of hand sanitiser? Micellar water to the rescue! Almost every hand sanitiser contains alcohol, which can dry your skin out and even cause irritation. Micellar water is a safer alternative that cleanses your hands in a jiffy without drying the skin. Just pour some in your palms and rub your hands together, easy-peasy!

 

04. Clean your makeup brushes

04. Clean your makeup brushes

Using makeup brushes is fun, but cleaning them is a task. That’s because you haven’t discovered the magic of micellar water yet. Other than removing dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin, micellar water can also remove buildup from your makeup brushes. All you have to do is pour some micellar water in a bowl and soak your brushes in it for some time. Remove and wash under tap water.