Is using a Clarisonic good for my skin?

I often have questions about using a Clarisonic and thought I would let you know my thoughts on this device.

It is important to know that using a Clarisonic or similar device does not exfoliate but deep cleans the skin. I often use this device in my facials because I love how it not only deep cleans but also stimulates the tissue under the skin as it oscillates. The brush does not spin, but rather uses a sonic frequency. It is important to properly clean your brush after each using warm soapy water and I take mine off the handle and let it air dry.

How often should you use this kind of device? Good question, although the website says its safe to use it daily I would recommend using it 1-2 times a week so you do not over stimulate your skin. Sometimes less is more, too much can cause skin irritation and redness.

As far as the brushes, I like the gentle one that it comes with the best because its not too soft and not too coarse. I also love the luxe cashmere brush around my eyes and mouth.

I would say that using a device like this is well worth the money! I would get the Mia 1 that only has one spend because I don’t find a huge difference in speeds when using my Mia 2. And I wouldn’t go crazy ordering all the different brushes.

The only negative comment I have about Clarisonic is it was bought out by another company and ever since they have made it really difficult for skin care professionals to get them at wholesale and sell them at spas. There is now a requirement to order a large amount to purchase them and its disappointing because now only big box stores like Ulta, Sephora, department stores, etc can afford to sell them. And now its more difficult to use them in our treatments because brushes are not easily sanitized properly after each client so brushes need to be replaced often. This extra expense can increase the price of your facial because we can’t get them at a wholesale cost affordably. Or we simply can’t use them in our treatments and to me that is very sad!

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I attended Esthetic school at The Skin Care Center in Northern Virginia and knew this is what I was ment to do with my life. I began working in spas and loved every second of it but soon realized I wanted to help people with their skin with more of a medical approach. In 20 years of experience, I have owned my own spa, worked for several spas and doctor's offices and now work for a skin care company. In 2014 I was named on of the top 10 Aesthetic Executives with the largest network in the industry, Aesthetic Everything.

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