Since being a teenager I’ve always had a problem with my skin. Not to the extent of acne but I don’t think there was ever a time when my skin was clear. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until my late teens that I started to wear foundation as I thought the more make up I wore, the more the pores on my face would clog up and cause hideous spots. Having left my teens a few years ago, I thought troubled skin would be a thing of the past however I still get the frequent, blatant spot that makes me reckless.
Having heard beauty bloggers rave about the Clarisonic for a couple of years now. I decided it could be the answer to my problems. After undergoing a significant amount of research into the brand and what it could offer me, I asked for the Clarisonic Mia 2 from Current Body for my Birthday back in November. Current Body were extremely helpful when it came to deciding whether it was worth my money and which one to buy – their customer service is bloody brilliant, I would definitely recommend buying from them! They also shared this video with me which really swayed me to make the investment instead of opting for the cheaper imitations on the high street.
Since using the device, I have only suffered with two prominent spots which is a great improvement from before. I can really feel the difference in my skin from before when I would just use face wipes to clean my face (slaps wrist) – it feels cleaner, less oily and brighter. I opted for the Mia 2 as it was the cheapest option and seemed to offer me what I wanted – an effective cleansing system that I can use daily. Colour wise, I went for the pink summer edition.
My Mia 2 came complete with a trusty travel case, a charger, a brush protector and a 30ml tube of refreshing gel cleanser. Whilst the application of the cleanser has a luxurious feel and a little goes a long way, I found the cleanser a bit too foamy (especially around the nose and mouth area). I’ve now used up the cleanser and turned to my trusty 99p face scrub which I feel works brilliantly with my new cleansing system. I sometimes rub the brush head into my bar of Cidal soap to clean the brush as it is a natural antibacterial soap that won’t irritate my skin. It is recommended to change your brush head every 3-4 months. The Mia 2 has a long battery life and lasts up to 3 weeks (I tend to use mine every other day).
I tend to use my cleansing system every other day whilst in the shower. I started off using it on the lower setting and have worked my way up to the faster setting (depending on your skin type, you may find the second setting a little rough so stick with the first one to begin with). I wet my face and then smother it in cleansing gel (or a light face scrub) and then turn my Clarisonic on. The device has a built in timer which lets you know when you should move on the next part of your face – it begins with two 20 second blasts which I steadily move the Clarisonic around my chin, jawline, mouth, nose and forehead. As your cheeks are more delicate, you get two 10 second blasts to use on each cheek. After this the device turns itself off and wash off my cleanser with some warm water.
What do I think?
I love my Clarisonic and I’m so glad I made the decision to buy one. Although they’re a little pricey, I would say they are worth the money considering how much it has cleared up my skin.
Would you invest in a Clarisonic? If you already have, what do you think of it?