We take facial cleansing seriously at Clarisonic because we believe that proper cleansing is the key to healthy, glowing skin. Discover our best cleansing tips, tricks and advice.
Skin care may generally be considered a woman’s game, but don’t be misled—men need skin care routines, too. While you may not be as inclined to layer serums and pamper yourself with face masks, there’s no excuse to skip out on skin care basics. There are certain steps, like cleansing and moisturizing that are necessities for everyone—male or female. Plus, there are steps that are more gender specific, like dealing with facial hair. Of course, if you’ve been washing your face with body wash as the full extent of your skin care routine, adopting a real regimen can seem overwhelming. That’s why you’ll want to read on, for the alpha men’s skin care routine. The best part is, even beginners can handle this simple men’s skin care routine! 1. Cleanse at Key Times Do you only wash your face in the shower? If that’s the case, you may not be cleansing at the right frequency. The truth is, cleansing isn’t only important when your face is already wet and in close proximity to a bar of soap. There are three main times when you should be washing your face: in the morning, at night, and after working up a sweat. That’s right, if you can often be found exercising, you likely need to kick your cleansing habits up a notch. As for how to get clean at all the aforementioned times, we recommend a travel-friendly facial cleansing brush. The Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Face Brush comes in a subtle shade of gray and is equally appropriate for keeping in your gym bag or displaying on your bathroom counter. 2. Moisturize—Regardless of Skin Type Everyone needs to moisturize, no exceptions. If you had yourself convinced your oily skin negated your need for moisture, think again. You may be afraid of looking greasy, since you probably won’t want to rely on face powder to reduce shine, but moisturizer won’t make skin oilier. In fact, failing to moisturize when you have an oily skin type can result in an overproduction of oil. To avoid experiencing that issue, go ahead and moisturize! Trust us, you’ll be better off. Stick with a moisturizer that’s fit for your skin type—if you’re oily, you can opt for a product with a matte finish. 3. Don’t Forget the Eyes Dark circles are an issue for both genders but you’re a lot more likely to see men with prominent darkness under their eyes. The reason being, there aren’t as many men embracing the camouflaging power of concealer. Thankfully, even if you’d prefer to keep your face makeup-free, there is a way to diminish dark circles—by introducing an eye cream to your routine. Choose a cooling option, with caffeine, for an early morning pick-me-up. 4. Take Care of Facial Hair If you’ve made it to adulthood, it’s probable that you’ve found a shaving routine that works for you, but there’s always room for improvement. The Clarisonic Men’s Daily Cleanse Brush Head could be just what you need, as it can help prep your face and neck for a closer shave. And for those of you who prefer to leave a bit of facial hair behind, don’t feel left out. The brush head can also help make beards feel softer and cleaner! 5. Be Stringent with SPF Much like moisturizer, everyone—and we mean everyone—needs sunscreen. Essentially, if your skin care routine doesn’t include an adequate amount of SPF, you’re doing your skin a disservice. Not only can slathering your skin with sunscreen ward off dreaded sunburns, but it can also prevent premature signs of aging and even certain forms of skin cancer. That’s why it’s so important to stay sun safe and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 30 or higher every day. Oh, and don’t forget to toss on a hat and sunglasses with UV protection before spending time outside.
There’s no doubt about: Working out is good for your body—and mind. But post-workout, your skin could definitely use a little extra attention. You’re likely sopped in sweat, your face might be red, and your feet could need some pampering after powering you through a challenging fitness routine. Not sure what to do after a workout when it comes to your skin? Here are five skin treatments you can use after a gym session to pamper your skin. 1. Give Your Body a Good Scrub in the Shower Your first action after working out is likely hopping in the shower—but this time around, really take the time to cleanse thoroughly from head to toe. Scrubbing your body can help get rid of all the oil and sweat that built up on the surface of your skin while exercising. If you tend to get body breakouts, reach for a body wash that’s formulated with an acne-fighting ingredient, such as salicylic acid. You can also pop a Smart Turbo Massage Body Brush Head onto a Mia Smart to help get baby-soft skin on elbows, knees, and other dry patches. The brush head is designed for the ideal body exfoliation and massage. Just make sure to keep the shower dial turned to lukewarm, as this will be more refreshing post-workout than a hot shower, and it won’t strip your skin of necessary replenishing oils. 2. Spritz on a Cooling Facial Mist After a cardio class, your face probably feels hot. One of the easiest ways to cool down is by using a facial mist. Facial mists are gym bag-friendly, so you can easily throw one in your tote to use as a post-workout skin treatment. Look for a facial mist that is formulated with cooling ingredients, such as aloe vera and cucumber. Spritz all over your face, then immediately apply an oil-free moisturizer to help lock in hydration. 3. Calm Down Redness with a Soothing Face Mask Skin looking a little red after your indoor cycling class? Treat yourself to a soothing face mask formulated with an ingredient like chamomile, evening primrose oil, or oatmeal. Quickly cleanse your skin first with a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush, dry your skin, then apply your chosen face mask. Leave it on for the amount of time directed, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water. After rinsing, apply a moisturizer and take a peek at your beautifully soothed skin! 4. Slather Your Feet in Lotion Your feet often bear the brunt of a workout, so you might find them looking a little worse for wear after you’re done at the gym. So, grab a thick, rich foot cream and massage it into your feet, paying attention to any areas that might be sore, like the balls of your feet or heels. 5. Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Soak Nothing says spa-like relaxation quite like a soothing bath. After the gym, draw a warm bath and infuse the water with a few drops of a relaxing essential oil, some Epsom salts, and some coconut oil. Hop in and let your skin—and those sore muscles—soak in all the goodness.
Good job! You wore sunscreen today, and hopefully avoided getting a sunburn. But don’t pat yourself on the back just yet, there’s still work to be done. You have to remove the sunscreen—the right way. That’s right, your standard cleansing methods might not be enough for getting your skin completely clean after applying sunscreen and reapplying it overtop of makeup all throughout the day. Find out how to remove sunscreen in three simple steps. Step 1: Start By Removing Makeup Before jumping straight into cleansing, you’ll want to remove your makeup. That way, when it comes time to actually cleanse, your face wash doesn’t have to cut through a layer of makeup to wash the sunscreen off your skin. If you aren’t used to having makeup removal and facial cleansing be two separate steps it may seem like overkill, but double cleansing is actually a standard part of many Korean beauty routines—and you know how popular (and effective) K-beauty techniques are! Start with an oil-based cleanser and massage it over the skin to remove that long-lasting foundation, blush, and bronzer. Use a soft, damp towel to gently remove the cleanser from the skin. To get every last bit of waterproof mascara off, saturate a cotton pad with eye makeup remover. Hold the soaked pad against your closed eye for a few seconds before wiping away the makeup. You may need two pads, depending on how much makeup you were wearing, but you’ll manage to remove it all without having to harshly rub at your skin—or worse—your eyes. Step 2: Pair a Cleansing Brush with a Gel Cleanser Moving right along, now it’s time to get completely clean. And that means no sunscreen residue left behind! A Clarisonic facial cleansing brush can help you achieve a more thorough cleansing than it’s possible to get with your hands alone (6X more effective, in fact!), so it’s a prime opportunity to break out your Clarisonic. Pop a Deep Pore Brush Head onto the facial cleansing brush of your choosing and reach for the Refreshing Gel Cleanser, which helps remove impurities and control excess shine. When you have your cleansing brush and cleanser ready, wet the brush head and add a dollop of cleanser. Then, begin gently gliding the brush over your skin. You only need to dedicate 60 seconds to cleansing—20 seconds for your forehead, 20 seconds for your nose and chin, and 10 seconds per cheek. Editor’s Tip: Wondering which Clarisonic to use? If you most often find yourself wearing—and removing—sunscreen while traveling, the Clarisonic Mia Fit will be the perfect fit (pun intended) for you. Thanks to its compact size, it will fit into your travel makeup bag with room to spare. Plus, when you return from your trip, it’s still plenty cute enough to display on your vanity! Step 3: Complete Your Skin Care Routine Congrats, you’re no longer coated in sunscreen. Now all that’s left to do is complete your skin care routine. After double cleansing, your skin is no doubt in need of moisture. And no, using a moisturizer with SPF in the morning doesn’t count for your daily hydration quotient. Don’t bother to dry off post-rinse, go ahead and apply your favorite moisturizer directly to damp skin for max moisturizing.
Summer’s here, and with it comes all the joy of warm weather and the activities it inspires—but it isn’t all fun and games. Summer can also, unfortunately, mean looking like an oil slick. You spend a few minutes under the sun’s powerful rays (with sunscreen slathered on, of course) and suddenly your makeup is slipping away and your face looks greasy. And not in a cute, lit from within way. Of course, you’d rather have a healthy-looking glow, but when you’re sweating up a storm, that can seem nearly impossible. Thankfully, all hope isn’t lost. With the right skin care tips, you can keep summer shine at bay and opt for a glow-y—not greasy—look. Find out five summer skip tips below for glowing skin without the grease. Tip #1: Switch to a Shine-Controlling Cleanser You may have needed a moisturizing cream cleanser throughout the winter, but as the temperature rises, it’s a sign to change your facial cleanser. Choose the right one and you can start keeping shine at bay with the very first step in your skin care routine. To start summer days off on the right foot, wash with the Refreshing Gel Cleanser, which removes impurities and controls excess shine, leaving skin supple and refreshed. Tip #2: Try a Different Brush Head Did you slack on spring cleaning? If you used your Clarisonic facial cleansing brush all throughout spring and haven’t quite gotten around to replacing the brush head—it’s time. Remember, you’re supposed to start using a new one every three months. While you’re swapping out the brush head, it’s a perfect opportunity to try a different one—one that’s perfectly suited to the summer. The Deep Pore Brush Head is a prime pick for the season, as it’s ideal for oily skin types with clogged or enlarged pores. Tip #3: Cut Down on the Number of Products You Layer On When your skin looks greasy, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that you can skip moisturizing, but think again. In reality, moisturizing is an essential step for everyone—not only those with dry skin. To cut down on the number of products you layer on and avoid looking greasy, look for an oil-free moisturizer with SPF. This will allow you to take care of moisturizing and sun protection in one step. Tip #4: Get a Faux Glow with Self-Tanner You likely already know that spending time in the sun without protection can lead to sunburns and visible signs of aging like wrinkles. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a summer tan. Just use a self-tanner to get that bronzed look. There are lots of different formulas to choose from, ranging from gradual self-tanners that work over time or spray-on self-tanners that can help you apply color to hard-to-reach areas like your back. Make sure to exfoliate your body before using self-tanner so that it goes on smoothly, not streaky. Use the Mia Smart with a Smart Turbo Massage Body Brush Head. Tip #5: Minimize Your Face Makeup Summer isn’t the season to start experimenting with wearing more makeup. If you’re struggling to avoid looking greasy, you’ll be better off limiting how much makeup you wear. Load on too much and it’s unlikely to stay in place all day. Don’t fret, you can still cover imperfections and complement your best features with a few key products. Limit face makeup to a BB cream with SPF, concealer, and cream blush or bronzer. Bonus, you’ll seriously cut down on how long it takes to get ready in the morning! But if you can only keep one beauty item in your bag, make it blotting sheets. That way, whenever you notice your skin looking a little oilier than you’d like, you can press a sheet against your skin and voila, shine-be-gone.
Are you in the know about facial exfoliation? Sure, you might know enough to use a face scrub from time to time, but how deep does your knowledge really go? If you aren’t sure how often exfoliating should fit into your skin care routine, or haven’t considered that there a multitude of ways to slough away dead skin cells from skin’s surface, it sounds like you’re in need of a crash course on facial exfoliation. Because as it turns out, exfoliation isn’t always as simple as using a scrub when the mood strikes. Find out how often facial exfoliation is necessary, how to exfoliate using different popular methods, and the answer to a much-discussed question—does a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush exfoliate? How Often Should You Exfoliate? Try to adopt your best friend’s sloughing schedule and you just might find that what works wonders for their skin doesn’t do you any favors. The reason being, not everyone needs the same amount of exfoliation. While your friend may be able to exfoliate their face multiple times every week, once a week—or every other week—could be all your skin can handle. That’s why, even if you think your skin is tough, you won’t want to jump straight to exfoliating every day. It’s best to start with exfoliating just once a week and observing how your skin responds. When and if everything goes smoothly, you can consider (gradually) upping the frequency with which you exfoliate. How to Exfoliate with a Face Scrub Face scrubs are undeniably one of the most popular facial exfoliation methods. Next to facial cleansers and moisturizers, they’re one of the basics that hold a spot in most skin care collections. Formulated with exfoliating beads or grains, the scrubs help lift away dead skin cells along with dirt and oil, leaving behind smoother skin. Scrubs formulated with jojoba beads are a nice gentle option that are suitable for even those with sensitive skin. How to Exfoliate with a Chemical Exfoliator The concept of a chemical exfoliator may raise the hairs on the back of your neck, conjuring images of intense chemical peels, but they can actually be a gentler way to practice facial exfoliation. Hence, why products formulated with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid and beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid have been rapidly rising in popularity. The gentle acids, delivered in cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and more, exfoliate the surface of your skin without relying on manual exfoliation. Does the Clarisonic Facial Brush Exfoliate? After learning about exfoliating tools, you might assume you know just the thing to use—the Clarisonic. However, the idea that the Clarisonic facial brush exfoliates is actually a myth! While the Clarisonic is designed to provide your skin with a deep clean that helps to cleanse pores and remove dirt, oil, and other impurities that can dull the skin, it doesn’t exactly exfoliate. Rather, cleansing with a Clarisonic is the perfect first step prior to your chosen method of exfoliation to help accelerate surface skin cell renewal. However, while the Clarisonic facial brushes don’t exfoliate the skin, Clarisonic’s Smart Profile Uplift with the Smart Turbo Massage Body brush head is the perfect choice for body exfoliation. If you’re in search of a way to slough away dead skin cells below your neck, pair the two for the ultimate body exfoliation.
While the saying goes that “beauty is only skin deep,” the way your skin looks can definitely affect how you feel about yourself. Glowing skin can be a major confidence boost, and it’s a sign that your skin is healthy and taken care of well. When your complexion looks less than perfect, this can have the opposite effect on your self-esteem. Keep reading to learn how skin affects self-confidence, how to build a strong foundation for beautiful skin, and how to embrace your natural beauty and skin tone. How Skin Affects Self-Confidence Regardless of your age, skin issues like acne can mess with your self-esteem, making you feel less confident in yourself, and frustrated with how your skin appears. This can be particularly challenging in your teen years, when acne is very common. When you have acne, your first thought might be to harshly scrub your skin in an effort to get rid of your pimples, but that can actually do more harm than good. Instead, focus on building a strong foundation for beautiful skin by following a consistent skin care routine. Blemish-free skin can help increase your self-esteem, so follow the below skin care tips to start working on your complexion. Glowing skin is closer than you think! Use a Facial Cleansing Brush Head for Acne-Prone Skin Putting together a skin care routine for beautiful skin starts with being consistent—specifically, cleansing and moisturizing twice a day. If you have acne, use a Clarisonic cleansing facial brush, like the Mia Smart, which cleanses skin 6x better than hands alone. Pop an Acne Cleansing Brush Head onto your device to gently remove debris from your pores and leave your skin feeling softer, smoother, and comfortably clean. This brush head is gentle enough to use on sensitive acne-prone skin and preps the skin for better acne treatment. Pair it with our Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser for a deep clean. Treat Acne with Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide Once you’re done cleansing, it’s time to think about treatments. If you have blemishes, reach for a spot treatment formulated with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, two popular and effective ingredients that can help improve the look of acne-prone skin. Keep in mind that both of these ingredients can increase skin’s sun sensitivity—that means it’s super-important to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day. Look for an oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen that won’t clog pores and apply it in the morning after putting on your acne treatment. Moisturize Wisely Before Bed At night, you can skip the sunscreen and just apply a moisturizer post-acne treatment instead. Yep, you still need to apply moisturizer even if you have acne! You might think that you can skip this step if your skin is on the oily side or prone to blemishes, but acne treatments can be drying, so it’s essential to keep your skin hydrated—otherwise it could get irritated or red. Just as you would with sunscreen, look for an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer formula. Water- or gel-based moisturizer are both great options for acne-prone skin because they’re very lightweight and won’t clog pores. Use Makeup That Enhances Your Natural Beauty You might be tempted to pile on the foundation and concealer to cover up imperfections, but heavy makeup looks unnatural—plus, wearing too much makeup can clog your pores and lead to more breakouts. Instead, reach for makeup that enhances your natural beauty—think lightweight tinted moisturizers, BB creams, and highlighter lotions. You can apply face makeup with a Sonic Foundation Brush for seamless blending. Finish up your makeup with a quick swipe of mascara and tinted lip balm for a look that’s polished and appropriate for school or work. Give Your Skin a Break from Makeup on the Weekends The weekends are time to relax and unwind after a busy week. Just as you give your body and mind a break, let your skin rest, too. Go makeup-free on the weekends to allow your skin to recover. Weekends are the perfect time for pampering your skin with a face mask—or a few face masks. Try multi-masking on Saturday or Sunday. Multi-masking involves applying different face masks to different areas of your face at the same time. This allows you to address more than one skin issue. If you have breakouts on your forehead, try using a clay mask to draw out pore-clogging impurities. If you have dry skin on your cheeks, try using a refreshing hydrating mask with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera on this area of your face. When you’re ready to take your masks off, use a Clarisonic cleansing facial brush to get the job done. Think About What You Love About Your Skin Building self-esteem is also about embracing the skin you have. Take the time to think about what you love about yourself instead of always stressing over your not-so-perfect areas of skin. Sometimes building self-esteem is as simple as reminding yourself that you’re beautiful, regardless of whether or not you have a pimple on your chin.
Exercise is great for your body—but when you’re done working out, you’re left with sweat and oil on the surface of your skin that just might wreak havoc on your complexion later on. Here’s why: If you don’t get rid of it, all that buildup can clog your pores, eventually causing breakouts. That’s why we’re sharing how to get rid of oily skin post-workout. Follow along with our guide for clearer skin as you leave the gym! Get Started Before You Workout Getting rid of oily skin post-workout should actually begin beforehand. You’re going to want to start your workout with a clean slate. That means removing all your makeup. Exercising in your foundation can clog your pores, as it’ll mix with the sweat and oil on your skin. So, pick up a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush, like the Mia Fit , before you head to your indoor cycling class and cleanse your skin with to get a deep clean, in fact 6 times better than hands alone. Follow up with a lightweight, non-comodegonic moisturizer that won’t clog pores. Exercising outdoors? Choose a moisturizer with SPF to help protect your skin from UV rays. Hit the Shower Immediately Post-Sweat Sesh Once you’re done exercising, head to the shower, stat. You’ll be able to stop oily skin with a good rinse down from head to toe. It’s not just your face you should pay attention to—your body deserves a cleanse, too, since all that sweat you’ve accumulated during your workout can clog pores and lead to body breakouts if you don’t wash it off. Pop a Smart Turbo Massage Body Brush Head onto a Smart Profile Uplift to scrub and massage your skin. (Bonus: It gives an amazing neck and shoulder massage!) Tone to Remove Excess Oil Once you’re done showering, reach for a toner. Using a toner can help rid the surface of your skin of any remaining dirt and oil that wasn’t removed while showering. Depending on which toner you choose, it can help cleanse, exfoliate, and even refresh skin. Just make sure to choose one that is alcohol-free, as alcohol can be drying to the skin. Hydrate Your Skin Smartly Anytime you cleanse, it’s important to replace moisture that’s been lost during the cleansing process. That’s because when you remove oil but don’t replace hydration, your skin can compensate by creating even more oil, which can leave you looking shinier. Choose a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic and oil-free with a matte finish so that you can nourish your complexion without leaving the gym with an oily face. Take the same approach with your body by slathering on an oil-free body lotion. Go Light on the Makeup Once you’re done cleaning up after exercising, take a simple approach to makeup. If you went to the gym in the morning before work, apply a sheer, lightweight BB cream, a little mascara, and a tinted lip balm for a natural look that’s office-appropriate. Absorb any excess oil leftover from your workout by gently dabbing a blotting paper onto your face. Now you’re good to go!
Even if you follow the rest of your skincare routine diligently, there’s a good chance you are neglecting to care for your lips. Thankfully, our lips require three simple steps to stay soft and supple. Find out how to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your lips the right way to get rid of dry skin and make way for a soft, kissable pout. Step 1: Cleanse Your Lips Properly Before layering on your favorite lip colors, reach for the Clarisonic Lip Cleansing Kit. This complete lip kit has everything you need to prepare your lips for liquid lipstick—and remove it after. Switch out the brush head on your Clarisonic facial cleansing brush for the Cleansing Kit’s Radiance brush head. Wet your lips and use a small amount of the included Refreshing Gel Cleanser to gently wash over and around your mouth to get rid of any extra impurities as to prevent buildup before applying your makeup. The Radiance brush head is made up of extra-fine bristles to gently yet efficiently removes surface-level dullness and leaves for a soft, supple pout. It’s no secret that thoroughly removing your makeup at the end of the day is key to maintaining clear skin - this goes for your lips, as well. When you’re ready to remove your lipstick, the Cleansing Kit has you covered. To efficiently remove your lipstick, simply wet the Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head, add a small amount of the Refreshing Gel Cleanser and gently swipe the device over your lips in a circular motion until the lipstick is completely removed. Step 2: Exfoliate Your Lips Weekly When caring for your lips, exfoliation is a necessary step to remove any buildup of dead skin cells that can result in dry, chapped-looking lips. Caused by dehydration, cold weather, and harsh rubbing when removing lipsticks, chapped lips can look and feel uncomfortable. Lip exfoliators help to buff away the dry, dead skin cells that make up chapped lips and help you get softer lips. Look for scrubs formulated with a mix of hydrating and exfoliating ingredients, like a sugar scrub with coconut oil, and gently massage the mixture onto your pout in circular motions before wiping away with a damp cloth. Note: It’s important to only exfoliate your lips 1 – 2 times a week as the skin on your lips is fragile and over-exfoliating can dry the lips out and lead to what you’re trying to avoid: chapped lips. Step 3: Always Keep a Lip Balm on Hand One of the best ways to ensure your lips stay soft, smooth, and supple is to use a lip balm. Just as you reach for a lotion or cream to hydrate the skin on the rest of your face and body, you should reach for a lip balm to moisturize your lips. After exfoliation and cleansing—or any time your pout feels parched—layer on a hydrating lip balm to help prevent dryness. Now that you’ve successfully exfoliated and gotten soft lips, you can opt to go au natural or layer on that gorgeous shade of NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye that’s included in the Cleansing Kit.
1. Only use the best facial cleansing brush If you’re feeling like your electric facial cleansing brush isn’t cleaning very effectively or too harsh on your skin, it may be because you’re not using the right one. Try Clarisonic facial cleansing brush, the number one sonic cleansing device recommended by US dermatologists. The Clarisonic facial cleansing brush is so much more than a ‘face scrubber’ In fact, it’s not a scrubbing or exfoliating face brush at all. Instead, it’s a specialized deep cleansing brush that cleanses 6x better than your hands alone. Clarisonic brush heads oscillate using a patented sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. This unique oscillation activates the power of water to loosen dirt and oil, removing impurities deep down in pores and prepping skin for better skincare absorption. Other facial cleansing brushes just can’t compare.
Remove Eye Makeup First – 2 Minutes This step will probably take you the longest, depending on how heavy your makeup is. But hang in there—you can do it in 2 minutes, probably less! For mascara and light eyeshadow and liner, you can use water and mild cleanser. No makeup remover required. First, splash your eye area with lukewarm water. Then, using pea-sized amount of cleanser, very gently massage your entire orbital eye area (eyes closed, of course) with your fingertips in a circular motion. In particular, focus on your lashes and lashline to help dissolve the mascara. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. You may have to repeat is your mascara is waterproof. For heavy eye makeup removal, we recommend using a face makeup remover. Makeup removers come in several different forms, including liquids, gels, oils and wipes. You can even use coconut oil in a pinch if you’re looking for an easy makeup remover substitute. Just be sure to use a gentle makeup remover so avoid harsh ingredients like alcohol or fragrance. Gently massage a generous amount of over the eye area giving it few moments to start to dissolve your makeup. Then, very carefully wipe it away with a soft cotton pad. Remember: no tugging, pulling or scrubbing at your very delicate eye area. You should be using enough product to allow the cotton pad to easily slide over your skin. Use a Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush: The Best Makeup Remover – 1 Minute Time to fire up your Clarisonic facial cleansing brush. There are two great reasons why we feel a Clarisonic is the best makeup remover: First, it will remove makeup, oil and impurities 6 times better than your hands alone. Second, it only takes one minute! Run warm water over your device and add a dollop of cleanser to outer edge of the brush. Turn it on and spend 20 seconds on forehead, 20 seconds on nose and chin, and then 10 on each cheek. Don’t press too hard, let the brush glide over your skin for maximum effectiveness. If you have a Mia 2, Mia FIT or SMART Profile device, there’s a built-in timer that pauses briefly during the one-minute cycle when it is time to move your cleansing brush to another area of your face. When the cycle is finished, the brush automatically stops. Rinse Your Face and Pat Dry – 30 seconds Using lukewarm water, rinse away the excess cleanser and makeup residue. Pat dry with a soft towel. Give your cleansing brush a quick rinse and set it out to dry. Apply Skincare Treatments (optional) – 1 minute, 30 seconds OK, you could go right to bed now, but if you can possibly stay awake 90 seconds longer, we recommend completing at least a step or two more of your regular skincare routine. When your face is freshly cleansed and makeup-free, it’s prepped to get the most benefit from your skincare products. Nighttime is also a great time to apply special treatments because you won’t be applying makeup over the top. So throw on an AHA or BHA exfoliant product and an anti-aging moisturizer or treatment serum. It takes just a few seconds. You will be glad you did when you wake in the morning with smooth, healthy skin. That’s it. You’re done. Now, go to bed!
With an unlimited amount of products on the market these days it can seem overwhelming to try to pinpoint the best skincare routine for your skin type. From acne-prone to dry, we’re sharing the best daily skincare regimen to target your specific needs. ACNE-PRONE SKIN: What it means: If you have acne-prone skin, your skin produces an excess amount of sebum, pores clog easily, and you experience breakouts more often than most people. You’ll want to start with a twice-daily cleansing routine that gives you a clean complexion that will help you to banish existing breakouts. Best Skincare Routine For Acne-Prone Skin - Morning and night, apply a cleanser like Clarisonic Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser featuring 2% salicylic acid. Using this gel cleanser with Clarisonic face brush will efficiently remove excess oil and blemishes without over-drying the skin. Apply cleanser to Clarisonic Acne Cleansing Brush Head to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and remove impurities from the pores. Remember to never leave your makeup on at night, as this can result in breakouts. - After cleansing, apply a toner to help remove any excess oils without stripping the skin of moisture. Toners can also help to calm the appearance of the skin which is key when your complexion is prone to breakouts. - Daily, apply an oil-free moisturizer formulated with SPF. It’s a common misconception that acne-prone skin will react negatively from wearing SPF and layering on moisturizer. In fact, skipping these skincare essentials can make breakouts appear worse overtime. Look for formulas that are non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog pores and contribute to new breakouts. - At night, apply a spot treatment formulated with acne-fighting ingredients to any problem areas and then layer on an oil-free moisturizer since acne-fighting ingredients can dehydrate your skin. - Once a week, reach for a face mask formulated with charcoal to help to rid your pores of any impurities. DRY SKIN What it means: If you have dry skin your skin feels rough and dehydrated, appears dull, and is in need of more moisture. There are a number of things that can cause dry skin including environmental factors, bad skincare habits, and age. To best treat dry skin, the key is to incorporate products into your skincare routine that have hydrating properties. Best Skincare Routine For Dry Skin - Morning and night, cleanse your face using the Radiance Foaming Milk Cleanser paired with Clarisonic Radiance Cleansing Brush Head. This combination can help to gently cleanse away and dullness caused by dry skin, leaving you with a more radiant, soft, healthier-looking complexion. - After cleansing, layer on a serum formulated with hyaluronic acid—a humectant that holds up to 1000x its weight in water—and vitamin C—an antioxidant that can help to neutralize free radicals. - Daily, apply a moisturizing cream formulated with SPF to help lock in that hydration and protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun. - At night, use a rich cream or overnight mask that’s packed with hydration and can help to leave your skin looking and feeling moisturized and supple in the morning. One to three times a week, exfoliate your skin’s surface to remove any buildup of dead skin cells and follow up with a hydrating sheet mask to infuse your complexion with moisture. OILY SKIN: What it means: Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum that can cause a greasy-looking complexion and unwanted shine. The solution? Opting for light yet hydrating gel type formulas that can help to remove excess oils without stripping the skin of moisture. Best Skincare Routine For Oily Skin: - Morning and night, use a gel cleanser formulated for oily skin and cleanse with Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head. Even though it may seem like oily skin needs to be cleansed more than twice a day, don’t. Over-washing your face can strip your skin of its necessary oils and can cause your sebaceous glands to compensate by producing even more oil in the long run. - Apply a toner formulated for oily skin. This can help to balance oil production while restoring any lost hydration from cleansing. - Morning and night, you’ll want to use a lightweight water-based moisturizer. Just like other skin types, oily skin requires moisture to remain balanced. Lightweight options give your skin the hydration it needs without a heavy, weighed-down feeling. - Daily, after using a lightweight moisturizer, reach for a mineral SPF with a matte finish to protect your skin from the sun without causing it to feel greasy. - One to three times a week, reach for a clay face mask to help to purify your pores of excess oils and leave your skin mattified and smooth. SENSITIVE SKIN: What it means: If you have skin that reacts with redness to new products or techniques—like exfoliation—and often feels irritated, you likely have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin requires a gentle touch to look and feel its best. Best Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin: - Morning and night, use a gentle cleanser such as Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser on top of Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head to give a deep yet gentle cleanse. (Clarisonic facial cleansing brushes have been tested safe and gentle for all skin types—including sensitive.) Using a gentle cleanser helps to rid your skin of the impurities without dehydrating and irritating your skin. - After cleansing, use a calming face mist formulated for sensitive skin. Thermal water sprays are a great option. - Daily, apply a lightweight, hyaluronic acid-formulated moisturizer and follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your sensitive skin from the sun. - At night, use a lightweight facial oil which can help to balance any excess oil production while also helping to hydrate any dry areas of your skin. - As needed, apply skin soothing face mask to your face to help add moisture and leave you with a calm, glowing complexion. Simply put, the best skincare routine for you is one that meets your needs and is customized for your skin type and skin care concerns. If you aren’t feeling satisfied with your current daily skincare regimen, speak to your dermatologist who can give you more personalized advice.
We're proud to feature beauty influencer Brittany Bolz's secret for how she achieves such smooth, flawless skin using L'Oréal Paris Clay Masks and Clarisonic. Use the link below to learn tips for prepping with a Clarisonic face brush, mask application, and mask removal.Be sure to follow Brittany on Instagram at @Coccoandblush for more fashion and beauty inspiration. How to Deep Cleanse Skin: Learn to Multi-Mask with Clarisonic