Hello Beauty Babes! Now that we are officially in the fall/winter season, the Minnesota weather has dropped significantly and my skin has started to notice. For some reason whenever there is a big change in the temperature and weather my skin starts stressing out and acne just decides to move right in on my face.
Thankfully, it’s only mild, but still, no one wants any kind of acne just hanging out on their face. I’m sure I can’t be the only one struggling with this, so today I’ve partnered with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media to show you my step by step acne fighting routine.
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been using the Clarisonic Mia 1, the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser, the Acne Brush Head and the Deep Pore Brush Head and holy cow have I noticed a difference in my skin!
For those of you that don’t know, the Clarisonic Mia 1 is a sonic cleansing facial brush that features one speed and is suitable for all skin types. Its waterproof and the bristles move back and forth, or “oscillate”, which helps ease the process of removing dirt, oil and debris that ages your skin and causes breakouts.
The device itself comes with a facial brush, which I really enjoy using when my skin is clear of acne, but out of the three I tested, the Acne Brush Head is my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I still use the Deep Pore Brush Head once or twice a weeks because it’s great to unclog pores but it’s just a tad bit rougher than the Acne Brush Head to use on my face every day. The Acne Brush Head is amazing though! It is gentle enough to use daily without it turning my face red or making it feel irritated and I didn’t notice it aggravated any of my acne or cause any new breakouts. It felt so soft on my skin in fact, that it was almost calming or relaxing LOL and once I was done, it made my face feel super clean and smooth.
What has been really helping combat the acne though is the combination of the Mia 1, the Acne Brush Head and the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser. The Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser contains 2% Salicylic Acid to fight acne breakouts and a micro-exfoliating Lipo Hydroxy Acid that’s meant to gently provide cell-by-cell removal of debris and dirt. It took me only a week of using this combination daily for me to start to notice the acne minimizing and smoother skin. I also love the way this cleanser feels on my skin. While the brush head is “oscillating” the cleanser feels so cool and “minty” on my skin. There is no minty smell or anything to it but it feels so cool and makes my skin feel so fresh.
So now, here is my super easy step by step acne fighting routine:
Step 1: Remove the regular brush head and pop on the Acne Brush Head. It’s super easy to take off and put on the brush heads too. Just twist and lift or twist and push down.
TIP: Use the brush head cap to easily remove and attach the brush head.
Step 2: Make sure both your skin and the Acne Brush Head are wet.
Step 3: Apply the Pore and Blemish cleanser to your skin or to the brush head. I like to do the brush head because is easier and less messy. But if I need more I can just dab it onto certain areas on my face.
Step 4: Push the on button to turn on your device and to start the oscillation.
Step 5: Gently move the brush head in small circular motions, beginning on the forehead, then moving to the nose/chin area and finishing off on the cheeks. It’s a little funny feeling the oscillation on your face at first but like I said, it then become like super relaxing.
And that’s it! After one minute the device will turn off on it’s own and your skin will feel better than ever.
Sounds amazing right? Well you’re in luck! My friends at Her Campus have a special going on for you all where you can save 15% on all the devices featured at http://www.clarisonic.com/hercampusinfluencer. Just use code HERCAMPUS to save 15%. And if you’re on budget, not to worry, Clarisonic offers monthly payment plans upon credit approval too. See terms for details.
Have you guys tried any of the Clarisonic Mia devices? What’s your favorite brush head? Any acne fighting tips?
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