You can't walk through a drug store skin care aisle without seeing the (allegedly) latest, greatest thing for skin - micellar water. If you haven't tried it, it might be something you want to add to your skin care regimen. Or not.
What is it? Water with teeny, tiny droplets of oil floating inside. The oil helps to breakup dirt, makeup, and debris that clings to the skin.
It sounds so easy, doesn't it? No cleanser, no splashing, just a few squirts on a cotton pad, wipe, and go! Not so fast...
While many women claim micellar water has changed their lives - making them more beautiful, happier, thinner, and richer, I suggest you proceed with caution. One thing micellar water can't do is deep clean. If you've got anything close to troubled skin, you likely shouldn't be relying on micellar water alone. If your skin is sensitive, however, it may be worth trying.
We recommend double cleansing every night (wash, rinse, repeat). The first cleanse is to remove makeup, dirt, and debris from the skin surface. The second cleanse is to clean deep into the pores (where trouble starts). The second cleanse helps nighttime serums and treatment products absorb better and faster so, as far as we're concerned, skipping it is not an option. Micellar water may be a reasonable substitute for the first cleanse, followed by a second with facial wash to do a thorough cleaning.
In the morning, a single cleanse is all that's needed or desired. If you're in a time crunch, micellar water could be substituted for a deeper cleanse, since you're not wearing makeup and, hopefully, not collecting too much debris overnight...we don't know what you do in your sleep.