Exfoliation is a great step toward achieving beautiful and radiant skin. It speeds up the cell turnover process, giving you a fresh and radiant glow, and a smoother and younger appearance. But should you use an exfoliation product with your Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System?
Clarisonic systems provide a deep level of cleansing that is more effective than manual face washing and gentle enough to use twice a day. While a side effect of deep cleansing is mild exfoliation, Clarisonic is gentle and can be used in conjunction with exfoliation treatments.
Dr. Robb provides more details in the video below, part of our Ask Dr. Robb video series:
For gentle exfoliation, Dr. Robb recommends using facial scrubs with round spheres with your Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System. Scrubs with odd-shaped particles, like pointed pieces of shells, sand or grit, can be too rough on your skin. Dr. Robb uses an exfoliating scrub with his Clarisonic once a week, then cleanses all other days using a regular face wash.
Your skin should feel soft and smooth after cleansing, not tight, dry, or itchy. Please test new products carefully to avoid over-stressing your skin.
We all want smooth radiant skin and using the Clarisonic is one way to achieve it. Dr. Robb answers whether using a facial scrub with our system is too much.
Dr. Robb says we don’t recommend you use facial scrubs that have odd shaped particles like pointed pieces of sand or grit. Round spheres are no problem. What Dr. Robb does is use the Refining Skin Polish that comes with the Clarisonic PLUS once a week on his face and every other day, uses regular face wash.
Clarisonic users often wonder if they should use an exfoliator with their Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Systems. The Clarisonic provides a new level of cleansing that is more effective than manual cleansing and therefore people are unsure if an exfoliator in addition to the Clarisonic would be too harsh for their skin.
Exfoliation can come in the form of a facial scrub or more chemical-based like a toner containing salicylic acid. Both aim to brighten your skin by sloughing away dead skin cells and increasing the rate of cell turnover.
The Clarisonic can remove up to six times more makeup than manual cleansing and is gentle enough to use twice daily (unlike some exfoliants). With this in mind, you may or may not want to have an exfoliant in your skincare routine. We always strive to keep in mind that personal preference and skin types vary. Therefore, we recommend that if you are going to use an exfoliant, don’t use one with jagged exfoliating particles such as shells with your Clarisonic. Using soft, round and fine exfoliating particles will be gentler in combination with the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System.
Let us know if you have a question about a particular exfoliator to use with your Clarisonic. We are also available on Twitter and Facebook. We would love to know what exfoliators our Clarisonic users have found to work well with their system. Please share with us and other Clarisonic users in the comments!