Natural cosmetics continue to gain space, as millions of women recognize the importance of taking care of their skin with natural products and without chemical additives that can cause irritation or some long-term damage. In this sense, the popularity of micellar waters as the all-in-1 cosmetic favorite of women, has increased the concern of some users to prepare their own homemade micellar water. Keep reading so you learn how to do it without spending a lot of money.
If you are here it is because, surely, you have already used micellar water or have heard of its noble properties. But, if not, do not worry, here we will make a summary about this product so that you know it better.
Micellar water emerged in France for decades and its main use was in the hospital environment for cleaning burns. However, its properties were recognized in the world of cosmetics to be used as a make-up remover and cleanser for the face, as it is also able to hydrate and nourish the skin.
The secret of this product is micelles, molecules that have a water soluble and lipid soluble part. It is just this duality that gives the property to micellar water to encapsulate and dissolve dirt and impurities in the skin without causing irritation, as it is not abrasive at all.
For this reason, currently the main cosmetic brands in the world have their own micellar water, combined with other components to offer specialized formulas for each type of skin. Thus, there are products for normal, dry or oily skin, making this cosmetic indispensable for every woman and professional makeup artists.
Consequently, natural cosmetics also offers the possibility of creating your own micellar water with few ingredients that, in addition to natural, are very cheap and easy to acquire in any specialized store. So if you dare to prepare homemade micellar water, continue reading step by step.
DIY Micellar Water
On the Internet you can find specialized stores to acquire the ingredients and prepare your own micellar water, completely natural and with the same properties as the products of commercial brands.
Next, we show you the ingredients and quantities that you will need to make a micellar water suitable for mature skin.
– 10 ml of ginseng extract
– 20 ml of vegetable glycerin.
– 20 ml cucumber extract.
– 30 ml of aloe vera extract.
– 70 ml of rose hydrolate
– 20 drops of natural preservative (Sharomix)
– A 150 ml bottle with dispenser.
Now, as you can see the ingredient that will be used in greater quantity is the rose hydrolate, a natural solution that tones and regenerates the skin. This component is the most suitable for mature skin that needs deep hydration, it will also give the micellar water a soft fragrance of roses.
For its part, aloe vera will provide its soothing, healing and regenerative properties to improve skin health, while cucumber extract will stimulate and refresh the dermis. Additionally, the anti-aging, firming and antioxidant actions will be given by ginseng, and vegetable glycerin will be the oily part of the micellar preparation that will help encapsulate the dirt for easy removal.
As you can see, this solution is very complete and will fulfill its function of cleaning, moisturizing and toning the complexion.
As it happens in a chemical laboratory, you must start by sterilizing the utensils, since it will be essential to guarantee a correct process in the elaboration of your cosmetics.
For micellar water, you will need a test tube or measuring cup, a large container and a cosmetic mixer. Now, you must follow a few simple steps to get your cleaning product in a short time:
- Measure each of the ingredients, then mix the rose hydrolate with the aloe vera extract and the cucumber extract with the spatula inside the sterilized container.
- Then add the ginseng and mix again, add the vegetable glycerin and the 20 drops of preservative. Remove the solution until it is completely homogenized.
- Finally, the solution will be ready to pack in the can and start using in your facial routine.
A solution for each skin type
The specific effect of homemade micellar waters is given by the combination of hydrolates and extracts. In the case of oily or mixed skins, the most suitable hydrolate is thyme, which must be mixed with horsetail, aloe vera, cornflower or pomegranate extracts, as they have high sebum regulating properties.
For dry skin, lavender hydrolate is appropriate for being an antibacterial toner with a healing effect. For this micellar water to work even better, it should include rice extract, arnica or fucus that soothe and hydrate the skin.
If you want to prepare a generic micellar water that any woman can use, regardless of the type of skin you have, you can use 100 ml of rose hydrolate with 75 ml of aloe vera, mix with 20 ml of vegetable glycerin and add 4 ml of polysorbate 80. The latter is an emulsifier that stabilizes the mixture, while retaining water to contribute to the moisturizing properties of micellar water.
At the end of this mixture, 20 drops of preservative are added, the same used in the formula for mature skin.
Now, if you have atopic skin, which is easily irritated and reddened in certain areas, it is best to prepare a micellar water with chamomile hydrolate with cotton, oatmeal or rice extract. This combination will refresh the skin and help improve irritation, as it is not abrasive.
With this information, we have no doubt that at home and with completely natural ingredients, we can produce a product that can be the best micellar water of the moment ,as it will be a personalized formula, specially designed for your skin type and to which You can add different components to enhance its effectiveness.