#BeautyBar: Here’s why micellar water should be part of your beauty and travel regimen

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If there’s one piece of advice that’s been repeated countless times while on the quest for healthy, glowing skin, it’s that cleansing is one step you can’t leave out. Whether you’re into foaming creams, cleansing balms or the simple water and soap combo, this is one step that lifts dirt off your face and allows your skin to rejuvenate.

What is Micellar Water

As fancy as it may sound, micellar water consists of tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules suspended in soft water that help remove any excess dirt or oil from your skin. What’s great about them is that not only do they get rid of the gunk, they’re also moisturizing and don’t dry out your skin like most alcohol-based toners do.

To use this cult beauty product, dab a little onto a cotton pad and gently wipe your face. You’ll find that whereas it looks like water, it’s got a slightly different texture to it.

If you happen to have dry or sensitive skin, this is a great product for you!

Luckily, both drugstore and high-end brands have started to produce micellar water cleansers so there’s a large spectrum of price points to suit everyone’s budgetary needs.

Benefits of Using This Cleanser

This product first gained momentum in Paris, which, if that hasn’t convinced you yet, here’s a couple more reasons why this cleanser is a must-have:

  1. Helps to remove makeup.
  2. Attracts dirt like a magnet.
  3. Perfect if you travel a lot and are conscious of using tap water to cleanse your face.
  4. It’s really gentle and doesn’t strip or dry out your skin which is perfect for people with dry or sensitive skin.
  5. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily.

Some locally available micellar waters include French-owned Yves Rocher, Garnier Skin Active as well as Simple Micellar Cleansing Water which is very popular.

If you haven’t already, it’s worth giving this cleansing product a shot!

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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