Updated Face Routine with Clarisonic Mia 2
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.
I've heard so much about the Clarisonic devices from my sister and my best friend, who rave about the difference it made to their faces. I rarely apply much on mine due to sensitive skin and being prone to pimples from makeup buildup. I was stoked to be chosen to take part in Her Campus Media x Clarisonic campaign to finally try out this luxurious cleansing experience. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is face gentle cleansing device that penetrates deep into your pores, cleansing your skin 6x better than hands alone ! The box includes my waterproof Mia 2 device and a brush head already attached, a charger, a protective case, 1 deep pore cleansing gel and 1 detoxifying clay mask.
What's my routine? After a photoshoot or a long week on-the-go + gymtime, I remove my makeup with some wipes before heading into the shower with my Mia 2 (waterproof for convenience!). After dampening my face and the device with warm water, I apply the cleansing gel directly on the plush bristles and begin the process. Although the Mia 2 has an automatic timer of 1 minute per session, the pamphlet informs you on how long you should focus on each section of your face (forehead, cheeks and chin).
If I feel the need for another session, I go back in for another minute and top it off with my african black soap. African black soap is made from the ashes of plantain skin, cocoa pod and palm leaves, and palm oil from leaves or kernels. In addition to antibacterial properties, it improves your skin tone and complexion while reducing inflammation and acts as an exfoliant. To finish my routine, I apply my favorite nighttime moisturizer, the Cocoa Butter Therapy Face Oil by Palmer's: this oil is non-greasy and lightweight but packed with 10 powerful blends of restorative oils, leaving my face with a natural glow. The Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil (yellow bottle) is tad bit heavier but has an amazing overtime for moisture and blemish-removal.
After using my device for 7 days with the above-mentioned products, I noticed impressive results that got me hooked: radiant skin replaced the pimples, blackheads and open+clogged pores ! I don't worry about packing my face with makeup for a shoot now that I can deep cleanse with the Mia 2. I suggest you cop one of these badboys for your sisters, mother or your gal-friends before the holiday season = bronzers, glitters, highlights, and shimmers Did I mention the device is also available for men?