Over the past few weeks I’d been debating on purchasing a Clarisonic Cleansing System. My skin is oily, sensitive, acne prone not to mention…I have HUGE pores. So as you can imagine it’s been a challenge to keep my face clear of blemishes. I’ve always felt that due to my very oily skin that I was just not getting my face clean enough, especially on the days where I wear a full face of makeup. Well this is where the Clarisonic comes in. Like I said I’ve had my eye on this little gem for a while now and for very good reason. According to Clarisonic here are the benefits that you can reap from using one of their skin care systems:
- 6X more makeup removal
- Soft, smooth skin
- Cleanses so well that products absorb better
- Reduces appearance of oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
- Reduces the appearance of visible pores
The Mia model (featured here) has a single speed, is compact for easy travel and includes a sensitive brush head. Clarisonic offers other options for your skin cleansing needs, other models offer various speeds (low, normal, high, body mode) and body brushes. If you’re the type that likes options the “Mia” comes in 4 colors: white, pink (breast cancer research) and blue and can even be engraved if purchased from the Clarisonic website. Fancy. The brush makes 300 movements per second using a patented sonic frequency to gently loosen dirt and oil from your pores. So basically what you do is use this unit twice a day for 60 seconds (it automatically shuts off) and voila off to apply toner. So as you can see I decided to purchase the Mia, let’s take a look inside:
Using the Mia is pretty simple just apply the cleanser to the brush (wet with water), wet your face and massage in a circular motion for 60 seconds. Easy Breezy. So I’ve had my Mia for a week and I’ve been using it for 60 seconds/twice a day religiously and my initial thoughts are WOW my skin is so soft. My face is the kind of soft that you get when you go for a 90 minute facial kind of soft. Swoon. If that’s not the best news ever…I have not spotted a new pimple yet which is a pleasant surprise for me especially during these hot summer months. The Mia keeps my skin much cleaner than just using my facial cleanser with my hands or a washcloth, I used it after washing my face and there was more makeup on the brush. Which is kind of alarming. Anyhow I’m loving it so far and I look forward to it’s continued benefits especially smaller pores, that would be ideal. Do you own a Clarisonic, is so how has it improved your skin?