Hi everyone! Hope that you all had an amazing Christmas! (And Hanukkah of course) I hope that Santa brought you all some lovely gifts, and more importantly, that you got to spend quality time with the people you love. I thought I would make a post to show you guys what I got for Christmas.
On Christmas day I woke up to dry, flaky skin. Luckily I grabbed my June Jacobs Enzyme mask from one of my Birchboxes, and it saved the day. My skin was soft and smooth. Thankfully, now it’s getting a little extra help courtesy of Santa..
(*Sparkles also added because I’m still trying to distract you guys from the fact that I never remember to charge my camera batteries, so I generally take cellphone pictures. It must be working too, because so far I haven’t seen anyone complaining in the comments).
Anyway, I’ve been wanting a Clarisonic for a long time now, and have even tried to win one through their site on many occasions. I have
struggled with (that sounds entirely too dramatic) dealt with acne and dry skin issues since I was a teenager.. you know, just a couple years ago..*cough*.. and I’m always looking for something to make my skin look smooth, clear, and even. I used Proactiv for a long time, and had good results with it, but it’s a pretty harsh formula (we’re talking bleaching your pillow cases), and it gets expensive to constantly buy. So, the Clarisonic seemed like a more natural solution to work on some of my skin issues.
I got it on Christmas Eve, and it needed to charge for 24 hours before the first use. I’ve used it about five times so far, and I think I like it pretty well. My kit came with a sensitive brush head, a deep pore cleansing brush head, magnetic charger, the plastic travel case that you see it napping in, and a little bottle of Philosophy Real Purity. So far I am just using the sensitive brush head, and some cheap Purpose soap that I have been using for a while. The last time I tried Purity, I think it made me break out, but I can’t remember for sure. I don’t want to change too many things at once, so that if I do break out, I will know what it’s from.
The Mia is really nice to use, the handle is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about water leaking in, and one of the new features of the Mia 2 is a one minute timer. The instructions say to use it for 20 seconds on your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose and chin, and 10 seconds for each of your cheeks. I turn it on again and use it on my neck as well. It feels pretty gentle, although I might eventually order the delicate brush head, since you have to replace the brushes every few months anyway. I love the magnetic charger that just snaps on to the handle, and the Mia 2 has a light on the buttons that pulses while it charges, and stays lit when it is fully charged. Using the Clarisonic on your nose feels really, really strange/ticklish.. but I’ll get used to it I’m sure. I love the fact that it takes so little time, and it makes my skin feel really clean when I’m removing makeup. I’ll post an update in a few weeks and let you guys know if I’m seeing any improvement in my skin.