The truth about micellar water

As Kerr explained to Elle, “Micellar waters can be bad news for people with congested skin that’s prone to breakouts. This is because the ingredients used in micellar waters leave a surface residue on the skin which can act like a film, blocking pores and oil disrupting oil production.” However, dermatologist Hadley King says that micellar water is good for those with dry or sensitive skin. “A typical foamy wash can strip the skin and leave behind harsh chemicals, further drying out dry and sensitive skin,” she explains. “And unlike many toners, micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stings.” As always with new products, you should do your research and try out a few different until you find one that works for you.

To use micellar water, simply soak a cotton ball or cotton pad and gently swipe it across your face, focusing on areas that collect makeup, advises skincare brand La Roche-Posay. The best part? You don’t even have to rinse it off.

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