Micellar water: how to make it at home

Micellar water: how to make it at home

Recipe and steps to prepare micellar water at home, a multifunctional resource for removing make-up, toning and cleansing face, eyes and lips.

L’micellar water is a valid ally for the beauty of the skin, a multifunctional product that allows not only to remove make-up but also to hydrate and tone in an optimal way. It is a detergent solution that owes its action to the so-called micelles, aggregates of molecules that come together to incorporate impurities, residues of make-up also waterproof, excess sebum and any other trace of pollution on the skin.

Delicate and fragrance-free, micellar water can be used for cleanse deeply the face, neck, lips and even the eye area: in addition to this virtue, which represents one of the main advantages of this solution, the precious liquid respects the characteristics of the epidermis and does not alter the surface hydrolipidic film, avoiding depriving the skin of its natural barriers.

Homemade micellar water recipe

There is a wide range of ready-made micellar water on the market, produced by most of the brands that deal with skincare. The recipe to prepare it at home, in total autonomy, is however very simple and allows you to carefully select the components of the solution, being sure to use only natural substances, avoiding any chemical component.

As for the ingredients of micellar water, you need to get:

  • 100 ml of rose water (alternatively you can use distilled water);
  • 2 teaspoons Aloe vera gel;
  • 2 teaspoons of mild cleanser.

The first step to take is the preparation of therose water, which is obtained by pouring about half a liter of boiling distilled water into a bowl containing a cup of carefully washed rose petals. After hermetically closing the container, wait about half an hour before filtering the liquid using a very fine gauze.

Once you have the rose water, proceed by following these steps:

  • the rose water is poured into a clean glass bottle;
  • the mild detergent is added and everything is mixed;
  • the solution is enriched withAloe vera in gel.

This entirely homemade product can be stored for about ten days, possibly placing the bottle in the refrigerator during the warmer months or if you want to obtain an even more refreshing and invigorating effect.

How to use micellar water

Micellar water is not an aggressive product and can be used both in the morning and in the evening, as a daily cleansing and to remove make-up and impurities at the end of the day. A single product, therefore, performs both the function of makeup remover both of tonic. Its use is very simple: take a classic cotton pad and soak it in micellar water, then proceed to pass it on the face making circular movements. Furthermore, for an optimal result, it is preferable to use two discs to be left on each eyelid, making sure that the micelles completely absorb any make-up residue. At the end of the operation, you can rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry gently with a clean towel, without rubbing vigorously.

Source: GreenStyle by www.greenstyle.it.

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