I’m slightly fickle when it comes to skincare. I follow a pretty regular routine – more on that soon – but when it comes to the products I use, I quite like to chop and change, try new things and shake stuff up. So while I went through a long ole phase of being somewhat obsessed with my Clarisonic Mia 2 (c/0 £120), in recent months, it’s gone rather unused, languishing at the back of my cupboard and feeling a bit unloved. Cue the violins.
But in recent weeks, my skin has been feeling a bit meh. I’m really enjoying my current skincare routine and feel like I’ve finally found a collection of products that work really well on my skin – but there was a bit of a gap in the line-up which the Clarisonic has managed to fill quite nicely. Used just once or twice a week – along with my First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser – it’s really helped to clear any congestion, blitz lingering blackheads and tackle those horrendous under-the-skin blemishes that I really struggle with.
Now a word of caution – I do think that there are a fair few people out there who go a bit OTT on the Clarisonic usage (I was certainly one of ’em until recently) and I’m pretty sure that all that abrasive cleansing can do your skin more harm that good. In fact there are a lot of people out there who steer clear of the Clarisonic altogether for that very reason. But I personally prefer to go for a bit of moderation… So while I’m more than happy to have the Clarisonic back in my skincare routine – and my life – it’s not going to get quite the same amount of overuse as it did previously!
Price-wise, I admit that the Clarisonic is quite the hefty investment but if you find yourself struggling with constantly congested, dull skin, it may just be worth parting with all those pennies. I certainly don’t regret it yet.