Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Clarisonic - My diary

So yes i know I'm a little late to hit this beauty cult wagon, in my defence i had this on my wish list but its a lot to spend in one whack for me, but by the love thats QVC and there amazing easy pays i was able to afford the one thing I've been lusting after for years.

Now i will say i have researched and done my homework on this product extensively as when you purchasing a large item you need to know whats coming your way and if its something that may be right for you and what accessories you will need on top. Will you need any products to use along side it and what would be the perfect one or if the one your using is already a viable option ?

So i did this via you-tube videos also the help of other beauty gurus and women who blog about daily life in general, to see which model is the best or if there is any difference between the classic and mia version.

Clarisonic Mia - Aqua Blue

So after gathering my vast knowledge on the Clarisonic as a brand and finding out about the routines of use to the brush heads, benefits and cons. I decided yes i will use it and invest in my skin more as what is the point in buying so many creams and lotions for it to sit on my skin and i can feel this happening with my skin, i wake up and the cream is still there and i feel like I'm suffocating.
So i picked the Aqua blue as it was more me and goes with my bathroom, as i will keep mine in there on the holders i have for my items as i don't like residues so i know i will be a stickler for taking the head off after use so it will dry proper and not build up with any nasties. I received a mesh holder with it so it can breath but be protected on my shelf, also 4 brushes - delicate, sensitive, deep pore cleansing and normal plus the clarisonic cleanser. Also the magnetic charger enclosed to and the instructions with information on the benefits.

So the main reason i bought the clarisonic was that i exfoliate a lot and i do this to take of dead skin i get in the winter and then struggle with till summer when it just goes back to normal. The cycle goes that over and over again, if i could get the moisture in then i know my base for makeup would be better plus my overall mental wellbeing will improve as when you have skin imperfections it can affect your confidence greatly. So I'm hoping that it will help to smooth my skin and make application of makeup more flawless and no dry flakey patches showing also to help improve absorption of moisturisers.

So this ... don't be scared is my skin with not a spec of makeup on and clear , product free. Believe me i hate these pictures and I'm over-coming some major issues but i thought document this journey for others who maybe in similar situations and thinking will the clarisonic help me. So as you can see i have a lot of red areas and dry spots around my cheek area, i used to as a kid always get rosy cheeks in winter and then i would burn up in that area when summer hit so its an area that over working in both situations of the seasons. Lucky i don't get spots in this area, i get hormonal spotting around my corners of the lip area in that crease of my dimples up the the corner of my nose, so areas that cleansing can be tough. As you can see i have a blemish healing on my chin again hormonal by nature and thats the worst i will get. So I'm not majorly challenged and lucky in many ways that i can cover most of my imperfections quite easily. Now I've noticed I'm getting a darker area happening around the tops of my lips and i cant tell if this is age and maybe some starting of facial hair, yes i know I'm throwing it out there, i have no qualms as i pluck from my eyebrows and other unsightly places, if I'm growing a tash then so be it, i have some facial hair remover that will have it off in a jiffy. But i don't want to use it if say its a pigmentation issue with the skin so i will look into this and see.

Day 1 
So i used my mia in the evening and i have chosen to use the elemis freskskin cleanser to start my cleansing routine to then go up to the elemis cleanser after a few weeks. I used this in the evening with my routine and read the instructions fully plus charged it for the full 24hours. I used a warm water sink full to gently apply the cleanser to my face with my hands and apply a little on the mia after i had wet the bristles. Ive chose to stay with the delicate brush to get my skin used to this type of cleansing. I did the 20 seconds on my forehead with circular motions and same going down to my chin then followed by the 10 seconds on either cheek. I can honestly say I'm so shocked at the makeup its removed i thought i had taken off with my remover prior to cleansing. Its made me realise just how much i was missing and where these imperfections maybe coming from stale makeup making my skin irritated from lack of proper removal.

Overall impression : Fantastic
Signs of purging : Not yet
Times used today : Once
Brush used : Delicate 
Cleanser used : Elemis fresh skin


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