How working up a sweat keeps your skin healthy.
- Always remove your makeup prior to working out
- Clean your face as soon after working out as possible
- Rehydrating is an important step to keeping your skin fresh
There is no doubt that hitting the gym for a daily sweat sesh has some serious benefits for your bod, but have you ever thought about what it can do for your skin?
Getting a daily dose of exercise helps lower cortisol levels – a hormone released in response to stress that can lead to a breakdown in the collagen of the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles. In addition to bringing amazing stress relief, exercise leads to an increased production of collagen and ultimately, firmer, younger looking skin.
Sweating is a natural way for your body to clear the dirt and toxins that accumulate in your pores and activating this process daily can contribute to that healthy glow we are all striving for. Think of it as a trip to the spa. According to Dr. Mauro Romita, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Ajune Center for Beauty Synergy in New York City, exercise enhances circulation bringing blood flow and oxygen to the skin and increases the delivery of nutrients. This process helps repair damage from daily environmental insults like the sun.
A few things to remember so your fitness routine doesn’t have a negative impact on your complexion:
Always, always, remove your makeup. Working out with a face full of makeup is a recipe for clogged pores and a breakout reminiscent of pre-pubescence.
Ditch the dirty duds. Hanging out in your sweaty gym clothes allows oil and grime to get comfortable, often resulting in body breakouts. Even if you can’t shower post-workout, freshen up with a cleansing wipe and switch to a fresh change of clothes.
Moisturize. Intense exercise can be unforgiving on already sensitive skin (the skin on your face is more delicate than anywhere else on your body!). Rehydrating after your workout is an important step to in giving back what may have been lost through sweat.
No more excuses, get moving and enjoy the benefits a healthy, fit body!
Mark your calendars, #ClearlyClarisonic is back! We are thrilled to be partnering with Type-A Parent to connect with you and our Clarisonic community on Twitter.
We are delighted to come together with Angela and Stacie to chat about all things skin care. Be ready to talk about your skin care challenges, the best skin care products, skin care routines, skin care concerns, and much, much more! As an extra bonus… two lucky #ClearlyClarisonic Twitter chat participants will receive a SMART Profile Device at random! Our luxurious head-to-toe cleansing device could be yours!
You’re Six Questions Away From a Brighter Holiday
We know it is hard to believe, but the Holiday Season is right around the corner. Soon the trees will be lit, the wreaths will be hung and our shopping list…. well, it will still be pretty long! Let’s face it, each year we find ourselves stressing over finding the perfect gift for each special person on our shopping list.
Stress no more! We are here to make the Holiday Season a little easier this year. Our Holiday Gift Quiz makes it easy to find that special something for your special someone. In six simple questions, you will have the perfect gift for anyone on your list (Mom, Dad, Husband, Wife, Son, Daughter, Friend, Relative, or Colleague). In one minute or less, we will guide you through the shopping journey to the gift they have always dreamed of.
To add an even more special, personalized touch to the gift, choose to add his or her name or a special message right on the device with our complimentary engraving. Yes, it’s on us and only available at Clarisonic.com! This special gesture and one of a kind personalized gift is sure to keep them smiling long after they’ve opened it.
Give the gift of clean, healthier looking skin!
Have you heard the exciting news? We recently announced our very first artist collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation.
Keith Haring created a style of work that has become easily recognizable worldwide. His paintings, drawings, and prints were created in the same stylistic manner – simple, colorful, bold, and energetic. We are celebrating this holiday season by offering a special collection of sonic cleansing devices featuring his iconic art.
The art of Keith Haring–and the message of compassion that it communicates– is something that really resonates with all of us at Clarisonic.
This is our first-ever artist collaboration and we’re thrilled to partner with the Keith Haring Foundation to make it a reality. What better way to celebrate than by hosting a Keith Haring launch party in NYC!
And now you can have a peek inside all of the action. Enjoy!
Iconic art and great skin, what more could you ask for? Shop the complete Keith Haring Collection now.
Want an even closer look into the party? Check out the images of model, Coco Rocha, enjoying the event below!
Art is for everybody, so is great skin. Introducing the Clarisonic Keith Haring Artist Series. Give joy, love and great skin.
This Holiday season, Clarisonic is bringing meaning to every gift you give. Help us celebrate the Keith Haring Foundation and its message of compassion by giving the gift of iconic art and great skin all in one gift.
Keith Haring was a true visionary who drew from the energy of the streets of New York to create simple, yet powerful images. Once he was living in New York, graffiti became his art form of choice- subway stations being his favorite location for his work. Keith Haring’s art exploded in popularity throughout the art scene in the early 80s, but it remained important to the artist that his work of love, humanity and expression was accessible to all.
Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988. His diagnosis impacted his art, and in the last years of his life he dedicated much of his time speaking out about his experiences and supporting HIV and AIDS related organizations. In 1989 he established the Keith Haring Foundation – whose mission is to support non-profit organizations that provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children, as well as research and care related to AIDS and HIV.
Co-Founder of Clarisonic, Dr. Robb Akridge, shares the meaning behind this collaboration, “The art of Keith Haring—and the message of compassion that it communicates—is something that really resonates with all of us at Clarisonic. This is our first-ever artist collaboration and it will help support the meaningful work driven by the Keith Haring Foundation around the world. We’re excited and humbled to share Keith Haring’s art and message around the world.”
Shop the complete Keith Haring Collection now!
Today, guys are rocking all sorts of facial hairstyles – from the baby face to the full-on lumberjack. Have you ever wondered where your man falls on this very important spectrum? Wonder no more… take our Lumberjack Quiz (or have him take it) to reveal his true lumberjack persona.
Our fun and interactive quiz will take you through five quick questions about his style, choice of music, level of “manly” skills, and of course his facial hair preference. In less than a minute, you will now know if he is a true Lumberjack!
So…. how lumberjack is your man? Is he a true beardsman or a beard newbie?
No matter his look, keep his face looking fresh with the Alpha Fit Men’s Cleansing Device – the cleansing device engineered for men’s skin.
We are asking American men – and the people who love them – to up their game with skin care. As many of us have witnessed, men typically don’t take care of their face. We set out to determine exactly how men are, or aren’t, taking care of their skin. We commisioned an online survey conducted by Harris Poll where over 2,000 U.S. adults confirmed that men aren’t taking care of their faces as well as they could be. Sure, some men shave, but when it comes to cleansing their face, a majority (56%) use their hands – with one third (33%*) doing so with body wash or a bar of soap, 14%* using facial cleanser, and 9%* using their hands with just plain water.
Clarisonic Alpha Fit is specifically engineered to sweep away dirt, oil, sweat and pollution from a man’s tougher, thicker skin from the first use. The waterproof, compact design fits easily in a suitcase, gym bag, shower or bathroom cabinet and features a unique men’s brush head jam-packed with 26,000 bristles. The technology is easy to use with two simple settings – one for clean-shaven skin and one for bearded skin. After a month of use, 100% of men felt their skin was cleaner, more comfortable, and smoother2, and more than 90% felt their skin was energized, revived, and hydrated3.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Alpha Fit is available across the nation for all men to use and experience just how great it feels to have clean and healthy-looking skin,” said Dr. Robb Akridge, co-founder and global president of Clarisonic. “For over a decade, Clarisonic has been loved by women and men alike. But let’s face it, men’s skin is different and they deserve a Clarisonic device built just for them – providing a great cleanse, a better shaving experience and a way to clean the hard-to-reach skin underneath facial hair.”
Alpha Fit isn’t an extra step for men in their cleansing regimen, just a better one. To explain why cleansing with hands alone isn’t good enough, we created an infographic sharing the results of the Harris Poll and what those results mean when it comes to cleansing skin. Hands are the most exposed part of the body to germs, and on average, a man’s hand carries 3,200 bacteria from 150 species (about the same amount as found on a circulated dollar bill).1 Plus, men (17%) are more likely than women (12%) to admit they do not always wash their hands after using the bathroom* and men (76%) are significantly less likely than women (82%) to say they always use soap when washing their hands.* Not only are they using those dirty hands to wash their face, if they’re using a bar of soap to wash their face instead, which can actually dry out your skin, it can be assumed that they are also using the same bar of soap or cleanser to clean their feet, their derriere, and…some other body parts that shall remain nameless.
We aim to remind each man that investing in his face is the most important, most authentic, most long-term investment he can make.
So why cleanse your skin properly? Our response… ‘Because it’s your F-ing face!’
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Clarisonic from August 4-6, 2015 among 2,016 adults ages 18 and older, among which 1,089 are women, 927 are men, 667 are men who have facial hair, and 260 are men who do not have facial hair. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Erin Banks at Alison Broad Public Relations at 212.230.1800 or email@example.com.
Beards have quickly become one of the most popular trends for men. More men than ever are rocking every type of stylish, creative beard imaginable; needless to say the beard trend is in full-force. With this recent trend, beard grooming and beard cleansing have become increasingly important.
Beard or no beard, Clarisonic developed a cleansing solution specifically engineered for men’s skin. The Alpha Fit Cleansing Device has two settings to suit your facial hair preference. The first setting cleans and preps the skin for a closer, smoother shave for men who prefer to be clean shaven. The second setting is targeted for bearded men to provide a deep clean without tugging for a more comfortable beard. The invigorating brush head cleanses away sweat, dirt and oil for smooth skin and a clean shave. For the best results, pair these products with our men’s cleanser to help clean, energize and exfoliate your skin.
With our recent launch of the Alpha Fit, we thought who better to give us their feedback on this product than the beard experts themselves. Beardbrand, the original bearded lifestyle channel, provides beard grooming tips, bearded lifestyle content and honest opinions on beard care products in an attempt to “provide the tools necessary for men to feel confident about growing their beard, and … to end the negative stereotypes about beardsmen being lazy or unkempt.”
Beardbrand founder, Eric Bandholz, knows first-hand how difficult it can be to keep your face clean when you have a large beard. Getting to the skin beneath your beard in not an easy task and the lack of cleansing can cause increased production of oil, acne, in-grown hairs, dry skin, etc. Eric explains and demonstrates how using the Alpha Fit Device helps to keep his face clean and blemish free, beard and all.
In the words of Beardbrand themselves – “beard on!”