While winter means warm sweaters, hot cocoa, sitting by the fire and of course Christmas, it also means a big change for our skin, diet and overall well being. I can’t do much for you all in the diet department (future blog post maybe? Probably not, I like ice cream to much haha!), but I can certainly help you in the skincare department. I know that the main skin concern for winter is dry skin, but with dryness comes visible fatigue, redness, skin imbalances and a whole slew of other issues. My skincare routine during the summer is nice and easy, but during the winter I definitely pay more attention to what products I’m using. I’m also much more partial to using skincare tools, such as the Mia I by Clarisonic, during the winter to get a better clean!
I’ve always wanted to try out Clarisonic products, so I jumped at the opportunity to partner with them. I’ve always been so intrigued by the sonic cleansing that they’re so well known for and I must say, there’s a reason their product is so popular! My skin feels so unbelievably clean, smooth and refreshed after using my Mia 1.
How Does the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System Work?
Contrary to popular belief, the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing brush doesn’t exfoliate, it simply deep cleans your skin. This deep cleanse gets out all that pesky dirt that’s built up in your pores throughout the day. The gentle bristles move back and forth across your skin which help get the cleanser into your pores. This ‘oscillating’ motion helps unlodge any dirt that’s built up in the pores (sorry gross imagery). But this leaves your skin looking clear and refreshed!
Why I Love Clarisonic Products.
I love how gentle the cleansing brush heads feel. I’ve tried out another sonic cleansing brush before, and the brushes were just way too rough on my skin. Clarisonic brush heads, though, use very fine, soft bristles that make the Clarisonic system gentle enough to use twice a day. Not only are the brushes super gentle, Clarisonic also offers a bunch of different ones that cater to all skin conditions. I like to use the Radiance Brush Head in the morning and the Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head at night. This way my skin gets a nice glow to take on the day and a real deep cleanse before I go to bed.
Clarisonic also has facial cleansers that you can use with your Sonic Cleanser system. I like to use the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser so that I can fight the small blemishes on my cheeks I get. They also have a Refreshing Gel Cleanser that’s perfect for every day use and especially during the summer months.
Overall I just love how clean my skin feels afterwards. I definitely feel the bristles working their magic after a night out or a shoot day when I wear a lot of makeup. It makes me feel extremely refreshed.
Five Easy Steps to Use the Clarisonic System
Prior to the first use, charge the Clarisonic Mia 1 or 2 handle for 18 hours
- Wet your skin and brush head with lukewarm water (very important to use lukewarm water, hot water will only irritate the skin).
- Liberally apply cleanser to skin or to brush head. I personally like applying it to the brush head.
- Push the on/off button to start the device.
- Gently move the brush head in small circular motions over the skin, starting at the forehead and moving to the nose and chin, then each cheek. Just gently sweep the device over the skin, there’s no need to press down! Trust me, the brush head will do its job.
- Once the device shuts off (it will do so automatically after one minute) rinse the skin and brush head with lukewarm water.
I like to run the brush over my forehead for 20 seconds, my nose and chin for 20 seconds and each cheek for 10 seconds.
While the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing brush may be out of your price range (don’t worry we’re all low on cash during the holiday season), there are monthly payment plans available upon credit approval! For less than a coffee a week, you can have clearer looking skin. Believe me, it’s so worth it! I really do feel like my skincare routine’s effectiveness has gotten so much better since introducing the Mia 1, and I know yours can too!
Thank you all so much for reading! Be sure to check out my other posts regarding skin care. Please comment below if there is other skincare content you would like to see on Beautifully Classic
Thank You to Clarisonic and Her Campus Media for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.