Don’t you love that feeling of smooth, glowing, radiant skin?
Of course you do!
Not only is it fun to feel how silky smooth your skin feels after a good exfoliation, but it also makes us look fantastic!
When it comes to skincare, a lot of people shy away from going all out with skincare products. They may think it’s not worth money or it’s too much trouble. A lot of times it is but there are some tools out there that are just spectacular!
The Clarisonic Mia (Amazon) helps can do just that!
That’s why I wanted to write a Clarisonic Mia review to talk about how and why everyone should use this tool to help take their skin to the next level.
What Is the Clarisonic Mia?
The Clarisonic Mia is a device that cleanses and exfoliates the surface of the skin by using a gentle, rotating brush on the skins surface. Unlike traditional face washing, the Clarisonic Mia gets deep into pores and cleanses them of built up grime and toxins.
It’s pretty intense to have an electric device to use on your face, but when you think about it it’s not that crazy. In fact, it is incredibly gentle, and is not harsh whatsover.
Why You Should Own One
Do you have an electronic toothbrush?
If so, can you imagine going back and using a regular toothbrush night and day? It would be a lot different. Reason being is that the electronic toothbrush is much more effective at cleaning out our mouths than a manual one.
When using the Clarisonic Mia you’re going to notice a tremendous difference in how your skin feels and how it looks.
How it Works
The Clarisonic Mia brush works by having a rapidly rotating and vibrating head that contains soft bristles that work to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. With traditional face washing you’re not able to cleanse your skin of dirt and dead skin nearly as well as you would with the Clarisonic brush.
I personally own the Clarisonic Mia, and that’s what I recommend as it wouldn’t make sense to recommend something I don’t own. However, there are four different models of the Clarisonic brush, so do your research and find what’s best for you.
Honestly though, I think the Mia is your best bet. With other models, they have different “speeds”… like that’s going to do a lot more for your skin! (Sarcasm)
The Mia only has one speed, but that’s really all you should need. On top of that, the Mia is only $99 whereas other models can go for twice as much!
How to Use It
Here’s the step by step way to wash your face with the Clarisonic Mia:
- Start by running some warm water and splash a bit over your face.
- Next, take two pumps of a face wash (I recommend Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser) and gently spread it over your face.
- Third, run some warm water over your Clarisonic brush.
- Now you can bring the Mia to your face and start the device. It will run for a minute and in that time, you’ll want to slowly move it around your face to cover your whole face.
- Once the timer is complete, run the brush under some warm water while running it to clean it.
- Plug it back into the charger and allow it to dry.
Pro Tip: Make sure that you are gentle with this device. That means just letting it gently glide over your skin. There I no need to jam into your face, as that not only won’t be more effective, but will probably have detrimental effects.
The Clarisonic Mia is okay for daily use, but honestly I only use it once, maybe twice a week. Start with once a week and that add more frequency, but dial it back, if you notice your skin is not responding well.
Why Men Should Use It
Going all out with skincare is not something a lot of guys do, let alone admit to. Plus, the Clarisonic Mia is marketed mainly to women; that doesn’t mean you can’t use it though.
On the quest for better skin, you should stop at nothing to get there. Don’t be afraid of being judged for wanting your skin to look good.
Another great reason for guys to use this is that it is great for shaving. I don’t shave too often, but when I do I prefer to use the Clarisonic Mia. Seriously, I only shave a few times a week, if that, and when I do the Clarisonic brush is great for warming up the surface of my skin and my facial hair for a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave that no shaving cream can replicate.
Who Should Not Use the Mia
Although this site is geared towards helping people get rid of acne, I would NOT recommend this product to people with moderate to severe acne. There are two reasons for this:
- One is that I believe there is a possibility of irritating acne with using the Mia. While it is gentle, I don’t think it’s a good idea for people with a lot of acne to use this.
- Another reason to avoid it is that it does cost $99, and if you’re suffering from acne I think that money is better spent on supplements like cod liver oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar etc.
Once you’ve eliminated most of your acne, then you can decide if the Mia is right for you.
The Clarisonic Mia is a solid product that I am happy to have in my toolkit. As you may know, I’m not even a huge fan of traditional skin care regimens that include using over the counter products and devices like this, but I am gung-ho about the Mia.
The reality is our skin was not designed to be beautiful and glowing like you see in Hollywood. It wasn’t design to be covered in acne either, but when you see celebrities or models with great skin, not only are they using Photoshop, but they’re using the best products they can get their hands on (No, it’s not Proactiv).
Ready to take your skin to the next level?
If you have any comments or questions don’t hesitate to ask!