Blogger's amazing micellar water hack goes viral: 'So cool!'

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Micellar water is hailed as an ideal makeup and facial dirt remover - tiny cleansing oil balls suspended in soft water attract dirt, cleansing your skin without drying it out.

However, sometimes the frothiness and rich lather of a foam cleanser makes us feel a little more like our skin has had a deeper clean.

Did you know the two are not mutually exclusive? It turns out you can transform your micellar water into a rich foam with one simple trick.

Instagram mummy blogger Steph Pase micellar water foam
Steph shows how you can make micellar water foam to cleanse your skin. Photo: Instagram/@justanothermummyblog

Mummy blogger Steph Pase recently shared the tip on her Instagram reels and TikTok account and many followers were stunned to learn the hack.

"Life hack I learnt yesterday that will blow your mind🤯😂 Foam up your micellar water to remove your makeup! Pour into a cotton pad and blow into it!," Steph wrote on Instagram.

The video shows Steph putting the micellar water onto a cotton pad and then blowing into the pad to create the foam and then smoothing it across her face.


"So cool! Thanks for the tip," one follower wrote, while another added: "I need to try it!"

Steph said she got the tip from a TikTok video and it has indeed been shared a few times on the platform.

Word of cosmetic caution

It's understandable people may want to give up their usual foaming cleanser.

"A typical foamy wash can strip the skin and leave behind harsh chemicals, further drying out dry and sensitive skin," dermatologist Hadley King told Huffpost.

"Unlike many toners, micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stings."

However consultant dermatologist Dr Justine Kluk warned against changing the form of the cosmetic product this way.

"I wouldn’t do it myself," she told My Imperfect Life.

"Whilst a lot of (the foam) may just be hot air, we do have a whole host of microbes living inside our oral cavity that are different in composition to those that live on the surface of our skin.

"I’m not sure I would want to be blowing them out and spreading them all over my face."

Unhygienic or not, this is definitely one we have to try for ourselves, just for the novelty value!

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