In the past, washing my face consisted of applying cleanser to my face in a circular motion and removing it with a splash of water, followed by an application of moisturizer.Recently, I visited the Anushka Salon and Spa where my appointed esthetician, an expert on skin care for 18 years, advised me that I needed to change my skin care routine. She used a Clarisonic facial tool on me and stated that this tool could clean the skin six times more than manual cleansing.
I decided to do some research and discovered the Clarisonic system is very reasonably priced and definitely worth the small investment. In just two weeks of using it for two minutes per day, I have noticed dramatic results. My pores are tighter, my skin has a buffed, polished appearance without any dry patches and I have not had any blemishes since I started using it.
The tool is very easy to use. Simply wet your skin and the brush head with warm water. Then apply a cleanser to your skin or to the brush head directly. You can use any skin care cleansing product or a variety of sample cleansers are included in your kit, which are considered optimized for use with the system:
Refreshing Gel Cleanser (for oily skin)
Gentle Hydro Cleanser (for normal to sensitive skin) Nourishing Care Cleanser (for dry and mature skin)
Just push the on/off button and gently move the brush using a small circular motion on your forehead for 20 seconds, then move on to each cheek for 10 seconds a piece, then focus on your nose and chin for another 20 seconds. The nice thing about this tool is it is on a timer so it will beep to notify you when to move onto the next part of your face for total of 60 seconds. The tool is gentle enough to use twice daily. Not only does it do a great job of cleansing, but it gives you a relaxing massage every time you use it too! It feels like a light vibration on your face while thoroughly cleaning your skin.
About the Clarisonic:
According to Clarisonic’s website, “The Clarisonic is a professional caliber brush that uses gentle sonic micro massage action to cleanse deeply. The Clarisonic gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. Clinical results include reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone.” The Clarisonic Cleansing system retails for $195 or the Plus Clarisonic, which includes the body brush head along with Refining Skin Polish retails for $225.