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Monday, August 27, 2007
Over the summer you may find that your skin is breaking out a little more than usual. This could be due to the application of sunscreens, self tanners and other topical products that are clogging your pores. The only way to combat this challenge is to ensure that your skin is receiving a deep cleanse daily.
Dr. Ranella Hirsch, a leading Dermatologist states that “Dirt, oil and bacteria left on the skin can wreak havoc and without clean pores, treatment products like acne fighters and anti-aging moisturizers are less effective.”
I recently came across the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, from the inventor of Sonicare toothbrushes. Like a very large toothbrush, the head oscillates back and forth to gently loosen dirt and oil. It is so easy to use – just wet your face and apply your favourite cleanser, turn on the Clarisonic, wet and it does all the work. The Clarisonic is programmed for a 1 minute session that beeps and pauses momentarily to indicate that it is time to move to another part of your face. Two brush heads are provided in the kit – one for a more sensitive skin and one for normal and there is also a Clarisonic cleanser that you can use if you like.
Clarisonic is clinically show to be twice as effective at cleaning your skin than regular manual cleansing. I found that within days of using it, my pores were definitely visibly clearer, especially around my nose and my blemishes began to disappear. I really like that this hand-held device is completely waterproof and can venture into the shower with me. It makes life pretty easy.
Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Beauty.com and online