Tag: Cleansing
  • Could You Live Without Makeup?

    One of the first things many of us do every morning is cleanse, powder, and paint our faces.  The cleansing part makes perfect sense, but what about the makeup? Why wear it?

    It’s a question we don’t honestly ask ourselves very often, and the answer is a little different for everyone. Some wear it to cover blemishes and hide the parts of their appearance they don’t like, some use it to feel more confident and put-together, and others just love the creative twist it ads to their style. Many women also think makeup makes them look more competent, and survey data from the New York Times seems to support that idea. We shared the Times article with our fans on Facebook and responses ranged from the opinion that “less is more,” to the idea that it makes you “look more polished and more confident.”

    We’re all about natural beauty here at Clarisonic, so we tend to like wearing only enough makeup to enhance the features that are already there. Makeup can be fun and help you stand out, but it’s also important to know and be comfortable in your own skin, and realize that you are a beautiful individual with or without it.

    Last May, two middle school girls from Phoenix, Arizona named Gabby Klein and Michaela Good issued a challenge called “Only You,” encouraging girls to show off their natural appearance for a day and go without any make-up. They were frustrated by the unattainable beauty standards set by Hollywood, the media, and photoshop-loving women’s magazines, and decided to try and encourage girls everywhere to embrace their own skin. So far they’ve received national news coverage and support from women and girls all over the country. In North Carolina, a UNC-Charlotte educator named Rosie Molinary is also encouraging her students to try going a day without makeup. “Our skin is neither perfect nor bad,” she says, “and showing it in its natural form can be refreshing.”

    We couldn’t agree more, and we love the idea that more women are going without makeup or aiming for a simple, natural look. It’s all about letting your inner—and outer—glow shine through.  The more you take care of your skin and let it breathe, the better you’ll feel about showing it to the world.

    What are your thoughts? Could you live without makeup?

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    *Photos licensed through Creative Commons by Mustafa Sayed and uneduex

    June 18, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Are You Swimsuit-Ready?

    Vacation season is on the horizon and it’s time to think about getting swimsuit-ready.

    Donning a bikini in front of others takes courage and confidence, but if you take good care of your body beforehand you’ll be beach-ready and worry free by the time you hit the sand. Just be sure to eat your full 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day, drink lots of water, and choose your beauty regimen with care.

    Waxing: If you’re thinking of getting a bikini wax, do your research before deciding on a spa. Traditional waxing can be harmful to your skin and unsanitary if done incorrectly, so we tend to prefer sugaring (a natural, toxin-free process that only adheres to hair, so it won’t damage your skin).

    Tanning: If you want to come to the beach with a glow, skip the tanning beds and try a self-tanner. You can check out our tips for getting the perfect sunless tan if you’re looking for options. And don’t forget to use and reapply sunscreen regularly once you’re out in the sun.

    Cleansing: If you think you’re the only person out there with body acne, rest assured that you’re not. Everyone deals with it at some point, and getting rid of it is just a matter living a healthy lifestyle and cleansing regularly. The Clarisonic Body Brush Extension Handle makes it easy to deep-clean hard-to-reach spots like the middle of your back, your knees, and your feet.

    Exercise: Try exercises that tone your body, like yoga or jogging. Just don’t stress out about it too much. Extreme dieting and last-minute sets of 100 sit-up repetitions won’t do anything for you but make you tired (and they might even cause more acne!).

    Now, get out there and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

     

     

    *Photo by Kidoki licensed through Creative Commons

    May 31, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Dry brushing: What is it?

    Super models such as Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims have been onto this trend for a while. The secret is now out as to how they get their smooth fresh looking skin.   Dry brushing is a very simple and effective way to stimulate your skin and increase blood flow.  Soft bristled brushes are perfect for dry brushing (like the Body Brush on our PLUS system).

    To start your skin transformation, begin brushing gently in a circular motion while your skin is dry. Brushing on dry skin will allow for more skin to slough off. After working from your feet up; take a shower to remove any dead skin and finish with a good moisturizer for extremely smooth skin! Dry brushing has been known to help your skin look younger, giving you a fresh glow your serums and creams work better too.  Have you ever tried dry brushing? If so, what do you think? If you haven’t, give it a try and tell us what you think!

    February 22, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Clarisonic Cleanses Better than Your Hands

    Would you believe that with such effortless action you can actually remove six times more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone? As you can see in the images below, cleansing with your hands alone leaves dirt and oil on the skin whereas the Clarisonic cleanses your skin more efficiently.
    We recently introduced the Deep Pore Cleansing brush head to cleanse pores in those hard -to-reach areas of the nose. The Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is an innovation because of its dual action movement with three sets of dual inner rings that oscillate in counter-rotation.

    Additionally, the Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is able to efficiently cleanse uneven areas of the face due to the unique gradation of bristle firmness. Pliable outer rings become gradually firmer toward the center of the brush head. The firm inner bristles maintain effective micro-massage movement and do not collapse or become immobile against the contours of the face.

    The Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is an ideal compliment to your current brush to provide a deeper cleanse. However, the brush head is also safe to use daily up to two times per day.

    Enter today’s Evolution of Skin Care Mia Giveaway by telling us in the comments section, why the Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is so unique! Good luck!

    July 21, 2011 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Product Feature: Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head

    The Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is now available for the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System! Our newest brush head is designed with a unique gradation of bristle firmness and dual-action movement, making it optimal for cleaning oily skin, skin with large pores or those looking to target hard to reach and uneven areas of the face, like the crevasses around the nose.

    The Deep Pore Cleansing brush head works with all of the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Systems. The new brush head has three sets of dual inner rings that oscillate in counter-rotation, providing a deeper cleanse than our other brush heads. Also, the outer rings of the brush head bristles become gradually firmer toward the center of the brush head to thoroughly cleanse the hard to reach areas of your face.

    The Deep Pore Cleansing brush head is an ideal compliment to your current brush to provide a deeper cleanse. However, the brush head is also safe to use daily up to two times per day.

    The video below shows the dual-action movement of the new Deep Pore Cleansing brush head. Please let us know if you have any questions and we are always available on Facebook and Twitter.

    Shop our website today for the Deep Pore Cleansing brush head!

    March 22, 2011 by clarisonic Comments