I have battled with acne ever since puberty, and I feel like one misunderstanding is that when you go to college or become an adult, your acne goes away. So now that I am 25 and still struggle with acne, it causes a lot of insecurity and shakes my confidence.
I struggle with cystic acne usually around “that time” of the month on my chin. It’s obviously linked to hormones, but I’m sure my cleansing routine also plays a part in it. I have a terrible problem with picking at my skin, so normally when I feel, what I like to call, an “underground pimple” coming on I do everything I can to pop it. Which clearly makes it worse. From there I typically have a scab and the cake on the concealer to cover it. Then naturally pick at the scab until the new skin it’s coverable with foundation and flash forward two to three weeks and the whole process starts over.
Along with one to two bad underground breakouts a month, I also have constant blackheads on my nose and random smaller blemishes that pop up occasionally on my cheeks.
For years, I had heard people rave about the Clarisonic, but I was skeptical. In high school, I had pretty bad skin so although my routine wasn’t perfect I had accepted that it was as good as it was going to get.
I am always hesitant to try something new because you often hear “it has to get worse before it can get better.” Which is great but I never seem to hold out long enough to make to the better part.
Clarisonic Mia Review
When Clarisonic reached out to send me the Mia to try, I thought I would give it ago because I was getting really tired of largely noticeable breakouts. I have tried similar devices and no luck, but what the heck!
After ten days of using the Clarisonic Mia, I can say that I haven’t had a single breakout and this was during the time I typically see them pop up.
I was amazed that after taking my makeup off and using my regular cleanser that the Clarisonic Mia still showed leftover make up remnants. This was probably the underlying problem all along!
The Clarisonic Mia is different from any other cleansing device because of instead of “exfloiating” like most brushes the Mia actually sonic cleanses meaning the patented sonic frequency works with the skin’s natural elasticity to gently cleanse skin 6x better than hands alone, removing age-accelerating pollutants, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and revealing healthy, radiant-looking skin.
Unlike other sonic, pulsing or rotating cleansing devices, only Clarisonic uses the patented range of sonic motion, oscillating back-and-forth over 300 times a second, to flex pores, without stretching or damaging the skin gently. Fluid forces thoroughly flush makeup, sunscreen, impurities and pollutants to more effectively cleanse the skin.
But how does it work? The bristles of a Clarisonic cleansing brush head move back and forth, or “oscillate,” gently flexing the skin and flushing water and cleanser into pores. This sonic cleansing process removed the dirt, oil, and debris that ages your skin and causes breakouts. Because Clarisonic facial cleansing devices don’t exfoliate – a common myth! – Clarisonic is gentle enough for twice-daily use, even on the most sensitive skin.
How I use the Clarisonic Mia
After I remove my make up in the shower with my cleansing cloth, I apply my regular face cleanser, after I wash that off I apply the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser directly to the wet Acne Brush Head and gently glider over my face for 1 minute.
The Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser formula contains 2% Salicylic Acid to fight acne breakouts, as well as micro-exfoliating Lipo Hydroxy Acid to provide precise cell-by-cell removal of debris and dirt gently.
Because acne is something, I struggle with I focus in with the Acne Brush Head which is designed for sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. If you have normal skin, I recommended Radiance Brush Head, which comes with the Mia. This brush head is engineered with extra fine bristles to deliver a luxurious and highly effective sonic cleansing experience
If you are looking to try a Clarisonic, I highly recommend it, and they make great gifts if you don’t want to take the plunge yourself. The best of Clarisonic is they offer a 90 day 100% money back guarantee. In just, ten days I saw a huge difference so if you don’t like it. They’ll refind you with no questions asked!
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