Post # 1
Hi girls! I’m thinking about getting a Clarisonic Mia 2 as I’ve heard lots of people rave about it. For those that have them, what were your reasons (if any) for buying it and what did you notice it made a difference in the most?
Post # 2
islandlily84: I love mine! I use Retin a, so it really helps remove the “flakies” gently. I honestly think that any facial brush would deliver similar results for less money though.
Post # 3
islandlily84: I’ve had a Mia for a couple years now. I got it when I wasn’t really have any skin issues and kind of slacked off and stopped using it and forgot about it. About a year ago I started breaking out a lot on my jawline and I even went to a dermatologist and got Retin-A and a prescription antibiotic cream. These made my face so much worse. After the initial adjustment period (Retin-A can really dry out your skin) of a few months, my face got so oily (a problem I never had) and I had tons of tiny bumps on my forehead all the time (again, a problem I never had before). So I gave up on the Retin-A and antibiotic cream and just started using the clarisonic again with a gentle cleanser (not even an acne wash) a couple months ago and my face has gotten so much better! The forehead bumps are almost completely gone and my skin is much less oily. I do suppliment with a benzoyl peroxide wash a couple times a week as well, but I was doing that before the clarisonic and it didn’t seem to help at all.
Post # 4
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I only have one beacuse I got it for free. I can’t really see spending that much on facial brush. Anyways what i notice (when I use it regulary) is that my skin is less oily, pores look smaller, and my skin is smoother. I use it in the morning with a tea tree oil cleanser.
Post # 5
absolutely_tati: I agree with you. Mine was a gift, but I feel other facial brushes will do the exact same thing. I have friends that are convinced the clarisonic has magic powers though lol
SithLady: I’m sorry you had a bad experience with Retin-a. It literally is the best thing that has ever happened to me lol. The adjustment period is AWFUL though, good lord.
Post # 6
TheLadyA : Right, I was prepared for a horrible adjustment period and I knew it would get worse before it got better, so I kept using it for like 6 months. It just made everything worse and I still haven’t gotten back to where I was, but it is much better. I swear I didn’t have acne when I was a teenager, now I’m plagued with it at 26!
Post # 7
It gave me a lot of white heads, so I don’t use it anymore.
Post # 8
I just got mine a few weeks ago. I have never had a breakout this bad in my life. I have only been using it a few times a week and I have not been over scrubbing at all. I had to go get rx topical treatment for the breakout it caused. It seems to be clearing up now, but I was pretty shocked at how badly my skin reacted at first. I would say def. go easy with it.
Post # 9
islandlily84: I have terrible acne. When I first started using the Mia it was great, but after a few weeks my skin became really sensitive. If you get it I recommend getting the most gentle brush head and only using it 2-3 times a week. Too much abrasion can cause tears in the skin and make you more prone to blemishes.
Post # 10
HappySky7: This happened to me too. It made my skin sooooo soft and smooth that I used it twice a day and after about a week my skin flipped out.
Now I use it just once a day before bed and my skin is smoother, clearer, and softer than it’s ever been. If I forget it when I go out of town I notice way more blackheads and little pimples after just a few days of not using it. I received it as a gift but if you have the money it’s definitely worth it. I’ve found generic replacement heads on groupon so maintenance hasn’t been expensive at all.
Post # 11
I bought mine with my VISA points but I love it! I don’t have sensitive skin so I use mine 2x/day. I “wash” with honey and use ACV as a toner and honestly my acne-prone/oily skin has never looked better! There is an initial adjustment period, but give it about 3 weeks and you should see your skin get brighter, smooter and more even (at least that’s what I noticed).
Post # 12
I love mine. I used to use my Aria religiously before bed each night and my skin was never better. Then I got lazy and now do it like once a week (if that), but my skin sure isn’t liking me for it. Need to get back to doing it nightly.
Post # 13
islandlily84: If you have sensitive skin at all, I would bypass the Clairsonic. I tried it for a week or two and I swear it stripped my face and worsened my rosacea. If you use a chemical exfoliator don’t use a mechanical one too.
Post # 14
I love mine. I have super dry and sensitive skin, and the Clarisonic keeps my face so smooth and soft. I’ve never experienced any breakouts or anything like that from using it. I use it once a day, 4-5 days per week.
Post # 15
I have the Clarisonic Pro. I never thought of buying one, but I happened to know a guy who worked for them, so he gave me a very good discount. When I first started using it my skin got a bit sensitive (it will get red spots at times). I’ve never had any serious acne problems, I get a pimple or two around my period, but that’s about it. I have noticed, though, that they do get “cured” faster if I use my Clarisonic. What I love the most about the brush is that it gets deep into your pores and it cleans any makeup residue left after removing my makeup. Overall, my skin definitely looks younger and feels softer.
With that being said, I haven’t used any other face brushes, so I can’t compare. They might be as good. I don’t know. But I would recommend Clarisonic to all my friends.
By the way, I’ve heard that your skin might “act out” after using Clarisonic in the beginning due to the fact that the brush pulls out all the dirt and toxins from your pores to the surface. As a result your skin gets irritated. That should pass after using the brush for a while as your skin’s condition improves. 🙂