The Clarisonic Skincare device is one of my favorite facial cleaning products! I have been using this beauty tool for the past year and my skin is much softer because of it. After cleansing my face with this sonic gadget, I notice that my skin has more color so it’s clear that the product increases circulation which is beneficial for healthy skin.
Yet, there is a trick to using this device which increases the effectiveness of my results. Everyone is different and your results might not be the same, but after experimenting, I figured out how improve the results for my particular skin type. I have sensitive skin that is oily in the t-zone area. (Forehead, nose and chin). I prefer the sensitive skin brush head because the bristles are much softer compared to the brush that the standard model came with.
You can always try the traditional brush and replace your brush head with the sensitive skin brush when the time comes. Brush replacements are recommended every three months because when bristles become worn, the product is not as effective. You can find various brush heads on Amazon.com at a discounted rate. The device itself should last a few years though.
I did try the cleansers that came with the product, but I didn’t really like those so I use a neem based cleanser or one of the black soap cleansers from the Shea Terra Organics line.
This product is gentle and effective when used correctly.
My Method for Cleansing with the Clarisonic:
Remove all traces of your makeup with facial cleansing wipes. Run the wipes under water to create lather and wash your face. (I usually wear mineral or clay-based makeup so sometimes I don’t have much to take off, but the wipes are especially helpful when it comes to taking off mascara and eye shadow). Splash your face with water a few times.
Squeeze out a quarter sized amount of cleanser in the palm of your hand, and create lather with water. Apply the cleanser directly on your skin and begin using the Clarisonic. Lightly touch the brush on your skin and allow the sonic bristles to do the work for you. Avoid applying too much pressure because this only causes irritation. The bristles move at a rate of more than 300 times per second. Try not to rush the facial cleansing process and be kind to your skin. Clean each section of your face for 3 minutes. The device beeps every three minutes to remind you to move to the next section of your face.
Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all traces of the cleanser. Pat your skin dry with a clean soft towel.
STEP FOUR: Apply moisturizer or a night time facial serum.