Dear Urban Gyal, I have to tell you about Micellar water!

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly chasing the new skincare trends trying to get close to perfect skin. I suffer from oily-to-combination skin with occasional breakouts.

While you won’t find me purchasing gold for an outrageous amount of money in attempts to reduce the puffiness under my eyes, I will instead pick up an affordable natural cleanser to eliminate dirt and oil from my pores.

And that is why I picked up Micellar water. I love keeping up with beauty trends and have seen a few of my favorite beauty gurus using it so I decided to give it a try.

Micellar water is nothing new. It’s actually been around for centuries and was first discovered in research at the University of Bristol in 1913. It is essentially made up of micelles which are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water.

These micelles are attracted to dirt, grime and oil and draw out impurities from your skin without drying or stripping your complexion. Much better than that foamy solution hiding under your sink.

I’ve learned that one of the keys for keeping your skin free of blemishes is ensuring that you are properly cleansing it daily and getting all of the dirt and makeup out. Clogged pores lead to breakouts. Here’s some of my favorite homemade skin cleanser recipes.

Another must for your skin care routine is weekly face masks, here’s some of my favorites:

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When I was washing my face and then following up with a toner (also try apple cider toner) and noticing that the cotton pads still had a bit of dirt on them and that’s when I knew there was an issue and something needed to be changed.

Since adding micellar water into my routine as a “double cleanser” right after washing, I’ve noticed that it gets EVERYTHING!

For use, it’s an easy no rinse process where you just add a little to a cotton pad and wipe your skin clear. The water also breaks down and dissolves makeup leaving behind a glowy hydrated finish. In addition, it is suitable for all skin types.

I use the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($6.99) because it’s affordable and gets the job done.

So if you’re looking for a facial wash, make up remover and moisturizer all in one try micellar water. It’s perfect for a lazy or intensive skincare routine that actually works!

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