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| BY: Stephanie | filed under:
BY: Stephanie | filed under:
If you know me in real life, you know that I take my nighttime routine very seriously. I’ve *never* gone to bed with my makeup on! Even if it is 5 am in the morning, I will always floss, brush my teeth and take off my makeup. For those days when I want something quick, simple and easy, I turn to the genius invention that is micellar water. Basically, micellar water is an all-in-one cleanser and makeup remover that you don’t need to rinse off. Seriously so convenient.
The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in pink was the first micellar water I ever tried and it’s still my go-to. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty winner for a reason! It lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing and leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
The method I’ve found that works the most effectively for me is to soak a cotton pad in micellar water and then press and hold the pad over my eyes to remove my eye makeup. Then, I flip the cotton pad over and go in gentle sweeping motions across the rest of my face to remove the remaining makeup. Just to make sure I’ve removed all traces of makeup and dirt, I will soak a clean cotton pad with micellar water again and go over my face one more time.
For those days when I’m wearing heavier makeup than usual, I turn to the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-in-1 Waterproof version. It’s perfect for gently removing waterproof mascara and matte lipstick. My sister wears waterproof mascara daily so this is the one that she always uses.
When my skin is feeling a bit on the oily side (especially during the summer), I switch over to the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-in-1 Mattifying version. I just went on a cruise to Bermuda and I brought this with me because I discovered that it is amazing at removing sunscreen!
Last but not least, finish off with a spritz of rosewater mist. Rosewater face mists were one of the first skincare products I purchased after I went down the rabbit hole of beauty blogs years ago, before Instagram was even a thing! To this day, face mists are still one of my favorite things to reach for and I love this soothing rosewater one from Garnier.
As an extra bonus, the code GRNSAVE2 gets you $2 off any Garnier micellar at Ulta Beauty! The perfect time to stock up and save.
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