Lately, the entire blogosphere has been a buzz with reviews of the Clarisonic. Some claimed it was a miracle product that saved their skin while others felt the complete opposite. Regardless of the impact, there are certainly a few things you should know before investing in one.
The main reason that most people like using the Clarisonic is because it is known to make skin smoother which results in your make up going on smoother and looking better and lasting longer than normal. It also helps your skin because it makes products like creams and serums penetrate deeper into your skin which makes them more effective. It is also really efficient in doing what it claims to do: removing debris, oil, dirt, and makeup from your skin. The way it cleans off the top layer of your skin can’t be replicated with any cleanser or exfoliator. While this all sounds too good to be true, that’s because to a certain extent, it is. The Clarisonic works differently on different skin types and for some people it’s been known to cause very bad acne. If you have very sensitive or acne prone skin, it’s better to ease yourself into using this tool so that you can get a sense of how your skin reacts to it. There’s no way to predict whether or not the Clarisonic will cause you to break out but it’s certainly a possibility.
If you’ve decided to make the splurge and buy the Clarisonic there are a few tips you can keep in mind to achieve optimal results. The first would be to only use it a few times a week when you’ve first bought it. It’s a very strong tool and if you use it too frequently without giving your skin time to adjust it could cause irritation, especially if you have acne prone skin. Secondly, don’t use any other exfoliators on your skin if you’re already using the Clarisonic. It will dry your skin out and leave it flaky. Thirdly, it’s important to keep your Clarisonic very, very clean. If you don’t keep it clean you’ll just be running all of the dirt and grime on the bristles over your face and you can imagine the reaction that will cause on your skin. Use an alcohol based cleaner to thoroughly clean your brush after every 2- 3 times you use it. With these tips you’ll ensure that you’re getting the most out of your Clarisonic.
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