Considering my average week consists of me overworking myself, not sleeping enough, testing out several different cosmetics and the usual overindulgences in food/drink/sheesha, I’m surprised my complexion isn’t a complete disaster. Apart from ensuring I drink a lot of water, I think my saving grace is properly cleance my face each morning and evening. And I don’t just cleanse, but brush too with the Clarisonic!
A cult favorite of beauty bloggers across the United States is the Clarisonic Face Brush. Similar to an electric toothbrush, this facial brush gently exfoliates your skin at a fixed setting. While walnut scrubs give you the clean feeling, dermatologists agree that granules can cause more harm than help if used on a daily basis. The Clarisonic’s sonic vibrations ensure that no excessive force is being used.
If you are a regular foundation user, the Clarisonic is a MUST buy. No matter what combination of makeup removers I use, there is always a trace of makeup left behind. With the Clarisonic, every ounce of makeup is gone – this is especially a godsend during wedding season.
The advantage of perfectly clean skin is that any serums/moisturizers applied are easily absorbed in. I also find I need a lot less cleanser since it foams up easily due to the vibrating brush.
The Clarisonic works on a built-in battery that you can charge using the provided cradle. Each charge gives you about 2 weeks of use and thus travel-friendly. To use, all you need to do is dampen the brush, apply a drop of your favorite facial wash (avoid anything with exfoliating beads) and simply brush your face. There are even beeps every 15/30 second intervals signaling you to move to a different section of your face. The brush is fully waterproof which means you can use it in the shower. And don’t worry, you can buy replacement brush heads at USD 25 each.
I’ve been using my Clarisonic for almost 2 years now and I definitely can’t remember life before it. While the recommended use is twice a day, I find that once a day works best for me. My only complaint with this product is its lack of availability in the Middle East; however you can order the US version that is compatibile with Middle East outlets via Amazon. And in case you want a cheaper alternative, try out the Clarisonic Mia - the perfect gift for my girlies!