Review: Clarisonic

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Today I am going to share my experience on using the Clarisonic brush. I debated a really long time if I wanted to write this not because I had dislike it, but because after a year a few month of use it has become so much part of my routine I thought it would be silly to review something that EVERYONE talks about! I hope this helps anyone that may have similar skin type as my own.

First off let me tell you a bit about my skin type: I am acne prone and I have oily skin. On top of that two years ago I was diagnosed with Eczema on my face. Combine all of these three issues and you get a very sensitive, fragile skin type that reacts to any little thing that it is subjected to.

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I used my Clarisonic twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. I worked my way up to twice a day. I started with once a day for about a month to ensure that my face would get use to the brush. Since I have sensitive skin I try to stick with products that won’t irritate my skin. I use the Biore cleanser and it took me a while to get use to it but now my skin loves it. I don’t have any eczema break outs or irritations from it.

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At night I use something a bit less harsh. I try to avoid any product that focuses on acne because I have out that with the motion of the brush my skin can sometimes get irritated especially when I stress out. I am currently trying to use up this Up & Up Daily Scrub Brightening cleanser from target. Believe it or not this is a very soft scrub that doesn’t irritate my face.

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One of my favorite things that I love about the clarisonic is that it lather up and leaves my skin super soft and clean. I love that I can actually tell the difference from when I use it and the few but unavoidable lazy days when I don’t.

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Overall this is a great but expensive tool that help clean your face. It will diminish you acne quite a bit but it is not going to get rid of all of it. If you have stubborn acne like I do it will allow you to have fewer break outs. I will caution you that the first weeks your skin will be super sensitive and will not like you very much. One last thing that is very important and that was a strong factor in getting this product is that you can use any cleanser that you want on the brush head. No need to go out and buy a high-end cleanser, just use whatever works for you!

This is a pricey investment but I have found it worth it at the end of the day! I should also mention that you are told to replace you brush head every 3 months. You can buy replacement brush heads for $25. So before you actually take the plunge keep that in mind as well :).

Do you own a clarisonic? What is your experience like with it?
Anyone else suffer from eczema on their face?

Have a great weekend!

-M

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