Okay, so I am very late jumping on this bandwagon but better late than never if it comes to skincare IMO. I can’t afford a Clarisonic and to be honest, I didn’t want to save and splash out on it in case I wasn’t mad about these electric brushes, I’m a little old-school when it comes to cleansing; when I’ve found something I love, I tend to stick with it until my skin starts to get used to it then I am pissed because I will back at square one.
I have about 5 cleansers which I switch from which isn’t ideal but ever since I turned 22 (now 26) my skin is so annoyingly unpredictable. One day it’s dry and flaky – a clear sign of dehydration, then the next day I’m super shiny across the T-zone and breaking out those painful under-the-skin spots (nodular acne) and just want to cry. So I decided I wanted to tackle on thing at a time. I have a foaming cleanser which contains salicylic acid to help keep my acne-prone skin in balance and use a cream exfoliator to slough away those nasty flaky bits of skin which are so obvious in these colder months.
I bought myself the cheap sonic face brush from EBay for about £10 and knew this was going to go one way or the other. It will either work and be the best, cheapest investment I’ve made to date OR it’s going to seriously sensitize my skin and be the worst £10 I’d spent in my life. I received it in about 2 days after ordering it and after reading the instructions carefully I decided to give it a go. With my facial cleanser, I used the brush for about 20-30 seconds as my skin can get sensitive really easily sometimes so I took it easy. It didn’t feel harsh at all, more like a mild exfoliation which was perfect for me.
After I rinsed my face, toned and moisturised my skin seriously felt smoother than a baby’s bottom. It works – quite well actually! The sonic brush really helps to me get in the hard-to-reach areas like the nose crease (an area I am spot-prone) which is great. I have now been using the brush for about 5 days in a row and decided to stop as I wanted to use my cream exfoliator. I don’t want to over-scrub my skin. I am due to use my skin brush again tonight after a short break as I can feel that my skin doesn’t feel as smooth as before again.
All in all, I think sonic face brushes are brilliant, especially when they are cheap and cheerful. Just make sure you use them with care to avoid excessive exfoliation. If this cheap one can give me good results, imagine how magnificent the Clarisonic must be! Well… for a brush that retails for around £155 (Clarisonic Aria), you should expect some serious skin miracles!
I think I will stick to my £10 EBay brush for now…
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