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What Is Micellar Water and Should You Trade In Your Old Face Wash?

Micellar water

 
Make no mistake about it, micellar water is not your standard H2O. The difference? Here, derms break it down.

What is micellar water?

The namesake micelles—tiny balls of oil that act like little magnets and attract dirt, grime, and oil—and cleanse your skin. Long popular in Europe, micellar water is finally making a big splash (pun intended) stateside, and there’s a long list of reasons why you may want to swap out your standard face wash for one of these products (or more, specifically, one of these picks for the best micellar water).

What are some benefits of using micellar water?

“Micellar water offers several benefits,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. “The oil droplets in the water are actually quite hydrating and don’t disrupt the natural pH of skin like classic foaming, soap-based cleansers,” explains Dr. Nazarian. This makes micellar water ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin.

 
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Source : Shape – What Is Micellar Water and Should You Trade In Your Old Face Wash? By, Melanie Rud

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