Why use it? You wouldn't use a washcloth or your fingers to brush your teeth would you? No because you would just be pushing all the crud and muck deeper into the cracks and crevices in your teeth. Well look at your face closely and what do you see? Yep! Cracks, crevices, pores... what do you think is happening if you use them to wash your face?
Here is a video using fluorescent make up to prove the point.....
You see my point... Pretty cool right....
So there are a lot of other brushes out there...
Why choose Clarisonic?
1.Tried and true- Clarisonic invented sonic skin cleansing in 2004 and today has sold over 15 million of its patented – and much loved – devices that help to reveal healthy, younger-looking skin. They are the pioneers of skin care brush devices and have been around and stuck around for longer than any others.... there is a reason for that!
Available in over 50 countries around the world, Clarisonic’s mission is to beautifully transform skin and it does that by cleansing skin 6X better than hands alone. Gentle enough for twice-a-day use, Clarisonic devices are the #1 most recommended by US dermatologists.
2. Customizeable- This isn't a one size fits all kind of thing. Our faces are unique and they need skin care that is made for them. Take the quiz located HERE to find out which Clarisonic combination is right for you!
3. They work. My clients love their Clarisonics and even if they have tried other brushes in the past they rave about the transformation of their skin when using the Clarisonic!
Ok so I know they cost more than those $30 drug store brushes but I am just going to say that you get what you pay for. I have tried them and ended up with abraded raw skin that I have never ever gotten from my Clarisonic.
What about my acne is it going to irritate it and make it worse?
It may cause purging (bringing what is lurking under the surface to the top)- Here are some tips from Clarisonic for use with acne prone skin though.
Better Skin DAY AFTER DAY.
Although breakouts are uncommon, it can still occur for some. Here are a few helpful tips if you experience those annoying pimples.
HANG IN THERE. STICK WITH YOUR SKIN CLEANSING ROUTINE Transient acne is a potential side effect for the first time sonic facial cleanser brush user. The stimulation of the skin can bring bacteria to the surface forming a zit. You can scale back your routine, but stick with it. Your skin should clear up after about 2 weeks of continual use.
USE MORE FACIAL CLEANSER & WATER WITH YOUR SONIC FACE BRUSH Other times the culprit of breakouts is that people don’t use enough water and cleanser on their cleansing brush head, which can lead to irritation.To avoid this, introduce more water into your skin cleansing routine (Clarisonic is 100% waterproof, so try it in the shower) and use lots of cleanser.
GO EASY ON THE PRESSURE With proper use, a Clarisonic face brush is gentle enough to be used twice daily. If you push too hard, it limits the bristles’ movements. This prevents your skin from being optimally cleansed. Instead, let the brush float on your skin.
So what is the price? There are many models to choose from and you can take the quiz listed above to choose the right one for you but honestly even the base model is going to make a huge difference in your skin if you stick with it and use it properly. The mia starts at around $129 and is a basic clarisonic the Smart profile which can use a standard face brush, the body brush, pedicure brush and attchments, make up brush and the amazing new uplift (keep an eye on the blog for reviews on the last two!!) can run around $349. Brush heads which are replaced every three months or so run in the $30ish dollar range.
You can customize your unit using different brush heads and attachments to make it work for you.
Where can I get a Clarisonic?
If you are local you can go to Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center or call them and order to have it mailed to you (come in for any treatment in September and get $50 off a mia fit or alpha fit!)