How to Care for Your Clarisonic
Mar 6, 2012
As you know, I love my Clarisonic. I step into the shower a pasty-faced zombie, I step out with glowing skin. Miracle.product. But now that I have convinced so many of you to buy a Clarisonic, I feel like I should teach you how to care for your device.
First off, if I have not yet been lured by the Clarisonic siren’s song, allow me to hum a few bars. This product is amazing. Once you’ve washed your “clean” face with a Clarisonic and seen the dinge left behind by conventional washing, you will never be able to go back.
Also, the Clarisonic Mia is usually priced at $119. But, if you buy it from Skinstore.com and use the code G2GSPR, you can take one home for $95 and standard shipping is free.
Lastly, when choosing a brush head, I have had multiple dermatologists and facialists tell me that the vast majority of people should be using the sensitive skin brush or the delicate skin brush. They work just as well as the normal skin brush, but are gentler to the skin. So unless you have really tough skin, it’s better to underestimate your needed cleansing power than overestimate.
Now, let’s talk about how to care for your device.
Even though the brush heads are made of an non-porous material that resists bacteria growth, I do find that they are prone to product buildup. So I follow Clarisonic’s instructions, and I clean the brush head with anti-bacterial soap once-a-week.
You should also wash and rinse the handset with warm soapy water. Additionally, I like to use a Q-tip to get some of the buildup out from under the primary gear. If you have hard water, you’ll notice a rust colored material under the brush head, and it’s good to remove that to keep the handset in good working order.
I also replace my brush heads every three months. Some people say that that’s not frequently enough, but I’ve never noticed a difference. Plus, it’s how often Clarisonic recommends, so why overspend?
I’ve had my Clarisonic for three years and it works as well as the day I bought it. It’s definitely a worthwhile investment. I recommend them to everyone, and I’ve never had anyone tell me that they were disappointed.
So if you have the means, pick one up. If you care for it properly, it’ll pay for itself in no time. This is one of the few products that really lives up to the hype.