This post is sponsored by Clarisonic.
Your skin is one of your most important accessories—which is why taking care of it is so important. With this in mind, we armed some of your favorite beauty and fashion bloggers with a free Clarisonic Mia 2 cleansing device and daily cleanser. We already knew the Clarisonic cleanses skin six times better than hands alone, but we just had to know: How else can it help transform our skin? So we asked these influencers below to record their experiences and note any changes in skin appearance or routine. Let’s just say that they were impressed (and, ok, ecstatic) by the results.
Now, we’ve rounded up the six ways their skin care routine changed for the better—and how yours can, too. You can even get 20% off purchases from Clarisonic.com using code HERCAMPUS through December 31, 2016 (not combinable with other offers). Read on:
1. Aim to Reduce Breakouts
Your skin can be red for a number of reasons—whether it’s an irritation, dryness, the result of a rigorous workout, or acne. That’s why your routine should incorporate products and tools that work to eliminate redness and show off an even complexion. That’s what San Francisco-based Blogger Kelsey of Blondes and Bagels did after years of struggling with acne. “I had horrible skin while I was growing up,” she reveals. She recounts enduring laser treatments, rounds of Accutane, and years of insecurity and bullying until she realized she needed to do a full skincare routine overhaul.
“I needed to find a way to thoroughly cleanse my skin… so my moisturizes and various creams could actually start to work,” she says. After using the Clarisonic and its Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Kelsey noticed a huge difference. “My face is totally digging it,” she says. “I don’t have as many of those pesky one-off zits hanging around, either.” See for yourself:
2. Make Makeup Removal a Breeze
You already know how important it is to remove your makeup at the end of the day. After all, it’s an essential task to complete if you crave clean, clear, and healthy-looking skin. But if you’re tired of investing in oils and wipes, the Clarisonic can streamline the process for you. Just take it from Lubbock, Texas-based Blogger Audrey Madison Stowe: "It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to remove all makeup and cleanse my skin while being gentle,” she says.
3. Form a Routine that Reduces Pore Size
Want more radiant-looking skin? The cleaner your pores are the smaller they appear, which is why sonic cleansing is so important. Clarisonic’s brush head moves back and forth over 300 times a second to gently flex the skin, which loosens the stuff in your pores. This brush head motion forces water off the bristles into your pores to flush them clean.
Boston-based Life & Style Blogger Mindy of A Mix of Min experienced this action first-hand. “The pores around my nose are dramatically reduced,” she says. “This was my number one hope from using the device and I'm super happy that this cleared up."
4. Clean and Replace Brush Heads for the Best Cleanse
For Coming Up Roses Blogger Erica, cleaning her devices and tools has become an essential part of her routine. “I typically go over my face multiple times just to ensure a good cleanse and because it feels so dang good on the skin,” she reveals. “While using, I pause to rinse the brush head about 2-3 times since a day’s worth of foundation and face makeup is always on it.” Clarisonic Co-Founder Dr. Robb suggests that you remove your brush head from the device, cleanse it with your face cleanser, shampoo or hand soap and let it air dry at least once a week. Run some water over the device, especially where the brush head attaches and let that air dry, too. Even if your brush head looks fine (it’s not going to degrade like your tooth brush), the bristles start clumping together over time, so you do need to change it every three months in order to have the most effective cleansing.
5. Ensure Your Routine is Seasonally Appropriate
Your skin changes with the weather, which is why your routine should be adjusted accordingly. When Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger Tomi of GoodTomiCha noticed dramatically drier skin in the fall and winter months, she took action. “[After using the Clarisonic Mia 2], I immediately saw the difference in my T-Zone, pore size, and congestion within the first week,” she says. She even packed the device with her to recent blogging events and trips to ensure her skin was camera-ready. Luckily, Clarisonic offers different types of brush heads that allow you to customize your cleanse for your skin type and for the season.
6. Save Time by Multi-Tasking
As a student, we know you’re constantly in a time crunch. Luckily, you can check off multiple boxes while tending to your skin. That’s what Emma of Petite Maison of Fashion aimed to do while adding the Clarisonic to her routine. “I brought the waterproof brush with me in the shower to save time,” she says. “After a gentle cleanse, I feel radiant… my skin is soft and refreshed.” Who doesn’t want that?
Whether it’s taking advantage of its waterproof capabilities, using it as a makeup removal tool, or targeting a specific skin concern like redness or dryness, one thing is clear: There are multiple ways to simplify your routine with a Clarisonic at your disposal.
Ready to update your skin care routine like the influencers above?
through December 31, 2016 (not combinable with other offers).