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5 Micellar Water Hacks That Will Simplify Your Beauty Routine

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Micellar water hacks

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Micellar water hacks

We’ve got five more reasons to love the miracle that is micellar water. Since it became one of the biggest French beauty imports to hit stateside, everyone from beauty bloggers to it-girls can’t get enough of the magical makeup remover.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering what a micelle is, it’s an oil molecule that acts like a magnet to lift dirt, oil, makeup and impurities away from the skin. And since it’s a no-rinse cleanser, that makes it even easier to use. (Hello, lazy bedtime routine!)

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there are actually more underrated ways to use it.

Cleaning your vanity

Does your bathroom sink look like Sephora in the middle of a busy day? That’s OK — sometimes ours does too. Next time you accidentally shatter an eye shadow quad or get carried away with dusting bronzer, soak a cotton pad or ball in micellar water to tidy up the mess.

Fixing makeup mistakes

We’re all for experimenting, but sometimes that winged eyeliner or bold lip isn’t quite on point. Dip a Q-tip in micellar water and apply it wherever you want to erase your handy work. It’s also great for smoothing out jagged lines.

More: How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine Between Seasons

Refreshing your skin

Yes, facial mists are great and all, but if you’ve run out, micellar water is a good replacement in a pinch. For all-over rehydration, pour some into a small spray bottle and spritz away. Stash it in your gym bag for a post-workout refresher when there isn’t time to wash your face.

Erasing self-tanner

Orange hands are a dead giveaway you got carried away with the faux glow. Rub some micellar water into your mitts and streaky spots to lift up the pigment.

More: 6 Intimate Skin Care Products to Keep You Feeling Great Down There

Removing makeup stains

When you notice foundation creeping onto your collar before a big meeting, whip out a bottle of micellar water and gently spot-clean the area. Without rubbing too hard — which could damage the fabric — it should come right out. But if it’s a delicate material (think silk), you’re better off skipping this trick entirely. Unsure if it’s safe? Do a spot test first on the inside of the garment. This can work on plenty of other fabrics and stains, so it might be time to tackle that spot on your couch.

Need some micellar water to put these tricks to the test? These are a few of our favorites.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster

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Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water

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Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water

Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water (Burt's Bees, $12)

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Yves Saint Laurent Instant Makeup Remover Micellar Water

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Yves Saint Laurent Instant Makeup Remover Micellar Water

Yves Saint Laurent Instant Makeup Remover Micellar Water (YSL Beauty U.S., $40)

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier SkinActive All-in-One Micellar Cleansing Water (Garnier USA, $8.99)

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Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water

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Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water

Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water (Target, $8.99)

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La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water

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La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water

La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water (La-Roche Posay, $20)

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Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water

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Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water

Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water (Ulta, $8.99)

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By Terry Micellar Water Cleanser

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By Terry Micellar Water Cleanser

By Terry Micellar Water Cleanser (Barneys, $55)

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Erborian Cleansing Water

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Erborian Cleansing Water

Erborian Cleansing Water (Sephora, $26)

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Le Couvent Des Minimes 3 in 1 Micellar Water

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Le Couvent Des Minimes 3 in 1 Micellar Water

Le Couvent des Minimes 3 in 1 Micellar Water (Amazon, $19)

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Gülsha Soothing Rose Micellar Water

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Gülsha Soothing Rose Micellar Water

Gülsha Soothing Rose Micellar Water (Bigelow Chemists, $22)

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