Why I stopped washing my face
If my skincare routine had an ally, micellar water would be my shield bearer
and tap water would be the enemy with
the malicious smile
Oh, I know what you might be thinking: “This girl just got crazy and started to pile up her makeup, gross”. Yes and no. Yes, I’m crazy because this probably has been around for decades and while I know no one who has stopped washing her face, I’m not crazy because changing your tap water for micellar water does wonders to your sensitive skin. It really works.
I have always had sensitive skin, you guys are probably tired of reading the same story. I grew up with acne and it’s now controlled, but a few months back I started to get small pimples and rashes, more like an allergy than acne, really. So I changed everything: moisturisers, toners, my bed sheets, shampoos, foundations, sponges and just everything that had some sort of contact with my face. Nothing worked, I was desperate to find a solution.
On my trip to France a few weeks ago, I stopped at one of their fancy but super affordable pharmacies, grabbed the so acclaimed Bioderma Micellar water hoping some french potion would help my skin. I used it to remove my make up, then washed my face but I was still getting some pretty bad rashes, and the feeling of scratching my face was getting worse by the day.
So one night, I decided to simply use the Bioderma micellar water with cotton pads to clean my face and nothing else. Because it removes everything, from the waterproof mascara to the driest lipstick (Ruby Woo, I love you but I hate you) I didn’t need to use a face soap. The results? No more pimples, no more rashes. My skin went back to its soft and natural texture.
So what if you can’t visit France in order to get it? Bioderma is still available in Spain but waaay overpriced. Nope, not for me. I looked up online and found a cheaper and equally amazing alternative: the Garnier Micellar water.
The years have taught me how bad is tap water for your sensitive skin, not only I have stopped using it on my face but I also diminished the times I wash my hair to twice per week. If you have changed your whole skincare routine, your bed sheets, stopped eating gluten (yeah, I also thought maybe gluten had something to do with my skin condition) and pretty much all your life in order to recover your beautiful skin, try to stop washing your face with tap water, and maybe just use it to wash the dishes and water your flowers.
This post is NOT sponsored by any brand.
This is only my personal experience and honest recommendation.