I purchased the Clarisonic Mia 2 sonic skincare brush after reading Maria Menounos’ book, The Everygirl’s Guide to Life. In her book she raves about the Clarisonic brush’s face cleaning ability, and credits it with helping to keep her skin clear and acne-free. For most of my post-puberty life I’ve had very clear skin and almost no problems with acne, but recently I’ve started to struggle with it again. I’m not sure what changed! But all of a sudden I’ve started to break out constantly. So OBVIOUSLY I had to give the Clarisonic brush a try!
How & Why to Use the Clarisonic
The Clarisonic brush is used with facial cleanser at night to clean your face. The website says it removes 6x more makeup and 2x more dirt and oil than just washing your face with your hands. It’s kinda like an electric toothbrush for your face. By cleaning your skin better it helps the beauty products you use work more effectively. Over time it should minimize the appearance of pores and prevent blemishes.
I’ve been using it every night for the recommended 60 seconds (20 seconds on your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose/chin and then each cheek for 10 seconds). When you push the button the brush automatically turns on for 60 seconds with timed pulses when you are supposed to switch areas. I’ve also been using it before I apply my weekly facial mask. I definitely feel like my face is cleaner after using it and it is helping to get my acne under control. I haven’t had a breakout since I’ve started using it. My pores feel smaller and my face feels tighter after using the Clarisonic.
I would definitely recommend the Clarisonic to anyone that is in the market to buy one. I can’t say it works miracles, but I haven’t had a breakout since I started using it. I think my skin looks much clearer and healthier. For those reasons, I don’t want to stop using it—I’m officially an addict. Now if I go to sleep after just washing my face with my fingers, my skin feels dirty all night.
Another reason to invest in a Clarisonic cleaning brush would be if you get facials at a spa frequently (I’m guilty!). By using the Clarisonic brush I feel like I can go longer between facials–so in this way it’s a money-saver. Also if I didn’t have this brush helping to clear up my acne, I would probably be spending a fortune on acne treating face products.
If it really is getting your skin cleaner like it says it does (and I believe it does), it probably has lots of long term benefits as well. I would imagine that over time keeping your skin cleaner, pores smaller and having products work better would help your skin age less. For this reason I’ve also been using my Clarisonic on my neck and chest.
Where to Buy?
I bought my Clarisonic Mia 2 on Amazon for $121. There are a couple different brush options but that’s the one I chose. It comes with a trial facial cleanser, however I use mine with Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel (another product Maria Menounos recommends). It also comes with a charger and a sensitive skin brush head. The Clarisonic Mia 2 has two speeds, while the regular Clarisonic Mia has one. I don’t think the two speeds have much extra value, so if you’re looking to save a couple dollars the regular Mia is probably just fine. If I was buying it again I would just buy the regular Mia. The brushes are both portable and small enough to bring with you when you travel. The Clarisonic brush needs to be charged about twice a month, but once it’s charged it’s cordless. The brush head needs to be replaced every 3 months; you can buy a two pack of replacement heads on Amazon for $27.
If you have a Clarisonic, what do you think of it ? We’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!