You’ve heard about my skin issues before but right now I’m having a “good skin” moment… it is actually more of a “good skin” few weeks! I attribute that to a few things. First, I’ve been applying Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Gel every other night before bed for the last few weeks but more on that later. And second, I’ve been using my Clarisonic more diligently and I think the new Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head ($25) is making a huge difference in my skin. Right now I’m reaping the rewards of this winning combination.
Besides the normal hormonal issues I have on my jawline, I have been developing this redness and dry skin patches along the sides of my nose and smack dab in the middle of my forehead that have been tough to eradicate. I can cover up the redness but the dryness is the most irritating. I found products that help with the dryness (like Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream) but I can’t use them on a daily basis because it is too much for my skin. This is where the Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head has really been helpful. This brush head is ideal for my skin type and for areas of the face like the sides of your nose.
Coming from a sensitive brush head to this new brush head, I expected it to be a little rough on my skin but that has not been the case at all. I do concentrate my brush on these areas I’ve mentioned and even then, no irritation or anything really. Most of the dry patches are gone and I’m seeing reductions in the redness as well, which really motivates me to keep up with daily use. If I slip up and skip a few days, I’ve noticed I go backwards and the progress I’ve made is gone. The good news is that it is attainable again because this will now be my default brush head.
p.s. I didn’t know this but when I was looking at the Clarisonic site to write this, they have a Sonic Savings program that lets you save 20% by signing up for automatic delivery of your Clarisonic products. It’s a good way to remember to toss out your brush heads once they are 3-4 months old!