The Clarisonic has been one of the biggest breakthroughs is home skincare. With it, many women have been able to achieve their best skin. It may be a little pricey but you can definitely consider it as a long term investment for good skin. Once you have the tool, all you’ll need to buy in the future are replacement brushes which are definitely cheaper and more affordable. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your Clarisonic for those of you out there who are planning to get one and even for those who already have their own.
- Do not overdo it – “why did I get this JUST now? My skin’s has missed out so much, I should probably double the recommended time” – this is one of the most common misconceptions that users have about the Clarisonic. The tool has a built in timer that lets you know when it’s time to move from one area to another and the whole routine lasts a full minute. That’s 60 seconds of overall exfoliation for your face and that’s pretty much all that your skin can take so don’t go overboard and do it twice because you’ll just irritate your skin.
- Don’t stop using it – many users also get discouraged about the fact that they break out within the first few weeks (some even for the first few months) of using the tool but that’s actually pretty normal. This is because the sonic cleansing system pulls all the impurities out on the surface so it can leave your skin. Keep going and don’t stop. After the breakout subsides, your skin is sure to get better. This is, of course, given the fact that you’re not overdoing it.
- Stay away from microbeads – again, it’s important not to over-exfoliate your skin because it will get irritated so microbeads are a definite no-go when using the Clarisonic. Opt for a lighter foaming cleanser instead.
- Double cleanse when using after makeup – if you’re cleansing your made-up face, double cleanse. This doesn’t mean going over your skin twice (again, that’s overexfoliating. Not good). Instead, it means taking off the majority of your makeup first by manually cleansing with soap and water or makeup remover wipes then following up with the Clarisonic. This will get rid of 99% of the product that you wont be able to take off manually.
- Customize your tool – the Clarisonic can be used with three types of brushes: normal, sensitive and cashmere. The normal brush head is for majority of its users who have normal ski. The sensitive brush head is for women who have sensitive skin so it’s softer and the cashmere brush head is the softest of the three. It has a very luxurious feel as well and is great for women who have very sensitive skin. The tool itself has two settings which you can change with just the touch of a button. Customize your tool so it doesn’t irritate your skin.
- Keep it in good shape – cleaning the tool clean is important. Change your brushes at least every three months and never leave it in the shower where molds and bacteria can develop. Rinse it well and dry it out after every use and keep it in its travel case.
- Charge to the fullest – to get the most out of your Clarisonic’s “life”, make sure its fully charged all the time. Fully charging it lets you use it 20 to 25 times without recharging.
- Use it for your body – the Clarisonic tool is marketed as a skincare system to be used on the face but you can definitely use it on your body as well. No need to worry about taking it with you in the shower because it’s waterproof, too.