Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Skincare 101: The Ultimate Facial Cleansing Brush

If you've read my "Skincare 101" series before then you know it's where I explore different aspects of caring for your skin.  In the series so far I've discussed everything from identifying your skin type to moisturizers to creating a skincare routine.  Today's post though is on one of my favorite skincare topics to date - the ultimate face cleansing brush, a Clarisonic.


I think that cleansing your skin is the best and most important thing you do for your skin.  However, did you know that just washing your face with your hands doesn't completely cleanse your skin?  Unfortunately when we wash our faces with our hands dirt and oil is still left trapped deep in our pores, which is where a Clarisonic brush comes in.  Clarisonic brushes, like the Mia 2, are sonic cleansing devices that work to cleanse six times better than hands alone.


A Clarisonic will give allow you to give your skin the best cleansing of your life (and I'm not being dramatic about that!).  The sonic technology works to gently clean out pore clogging dirt, oil, and debris that might otherwise be left behind and leaves you with the cleanest skin possible.  As you can imagine incredibly clean skin leads to a clear and glowing complexion.  Additionally, because your skin has been cleaned so deeply it is able to better absorb the products you use afterwards.  I can honestly say that using my Clarisonic has completely changed my skin for the better.  Since I began using it my skin is clearer, smoother, and has an all around glow; moreover, my pores also look smaller, I hardly ever breakout, and I have considerably less blackheads.


Every skin type can benefit from using a Clarisonic.  To customize your device for your specific skin type Clarisonic offers a variety of brush heads.  The brush heads include a deep pore one (which is pictured here and is my favorite brush), one specifically for men, a sensitive one, one for acne, and more.  The one thing I do recommend is if you have super sensitive skin to only use the brush three to four times a week so not to flare up your sensitivity.  I also recommend all skin types to use the Clarisonic to wash you face before bed (after removing your makeup of course) so that you remove all the things left on your skin from the day.


Using a Clarisonic could not be more simple!  First, wet your face and the brush head, next apply your favorite cleanser onto your face (you can use any cleanser, but the Clarisonic Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is my favorite right now) and work it into a lather.  Then turn on your Clarisonic and cleanse your skin using the brush in a small circular motion.  Once you are done rinse your skin and pat dry, then apply your serums and creams as usual.

One of my favorite features of the Mia 2 is that it features a T-Timer® that pulses momentarily to indicate it is time to move to another part of your face, which allows you to properly cleanse all areas of your face.  Moreover with the Mia 2 you have the option of two different cleansing speeds: Speed 1 was designed for compromised or fragile skin, and is delicate enough for even very sensitive skin conditions, and Speed 2 is universal for all skin types, was developed for normal daily use, and enhances cleansing by 26% compared to Speed 1.  I recommend starting out with Speed 1 for the first few nights of using the brush and then, if your skin is not super sensitive, move up to Speed 2.


Clarisonic's website has two different features to help you choose which brush is right for you.  First, their quiz will asks you a few questions about your skin issues and goals, and then tells you which brush would be best for you.  Their website also has a chart that allows you to easily compare all of their brushes and find which one you think would best suit your needs.  The brush pictured here is the Mia 2, which I am a big fan of and highly recommend checking out.

In my opinion a Clarisonic device is key to any good skincare routine.  I cannot stop raving about how it has changed my skin and how amazing it is.  Like I mentioned above it has cleared all of my skin issues and has made my skin visibly softer and and given it a glow!

I even recently gifted a Clarisonic to my Mom one because I loved mine so much and she is completely obsessed with the brush and results she has seen with her skin.  With the holidays coming up a Clarisonic is a great gift idea for anyone who wants glowing skin and they're sure to be as excited to get one as my Mom was when I gave her hers!  If you're looking to purchase a Clarisonic as a gift or even as a present to yourself, from now until October 31st  use the code HERCAMPUS to get 15% off your order on the Clarisonic website!

Have you tried a Clarisonic and/or any of their other skincare products before?

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. As always all words and opinions are my own.

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  1. I don't have a Clarisonic and I've wanted one for so long! I have another brand and it works well I just have to get better about using it more often.

  2. You know, I have never tried a cleansing brush...this is intriguing me though!

  3. I've heard so many great things about this product! Definitely going to have to check it out!

    Greta |

  4. I've heard a lot of great things about this! I'm using a solomio right now and really like it, but if that changes, I'll have to look into this!

    Xo, Chelsie @ Hey There, Chelsie

  5. Love my Clarisonic! Such a lifesaver for bright and clear skin.

  6. I got a clarisonic for christmas a few years ago. I don't really use it that often but I have enjoyed it.

  7. I have been using the clarisonic for a little bit now and I love it! Have def seen a big difference in my skin!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  8. I haven't tried one of these before, but have heard amazing things! i love technology!

  9. I got one from my mom and I love it too! I've noticed a very big difference in my complexion and glad I was gifted it :)

  10. I've had one of these on my list for ages and keep putting off buying it.. your post is making me wanna pick it up soon!


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