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.
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 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!
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.
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 ultimate 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 Mia Men Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush. The Clarisonic Mia Men is a cleansing device engineered for men’s tough, resilient skin. With its patented sonic oscillation technology, Mia Men is paired with the Charcoal Brush Head detoxifies the skin and draws out impurities from the pores, washing away sebum and pollution particles for cleaner skin.