February 7, 2012

One Minute (Wo)Man

There are times,
when one minute is all you need.

Minds out of the gutter people.
I'm referring to your daily hygiene regimen.

I think I've mentioned it before,
but I'm cursed with extremely sensitive skin.
Breakouts are sweet little surprises,
that seem to always spring up when I least expect them.
Um, ya, hey body, you're not 13 anymore, remember?
These flare-ups can be so annoying!

I'm constantly on the look-out for new "revolutionary" products,
that can supposedly make my skin smooth and clear.. forever.
Editor's note: I think one of my problems is that I don't use new products long enough... I read somewhere that you should give new products a three-month grace period before deciding whether they're right for your skin type, but honestly, who can wait that long when their skin is flaring up like a pissed of blowfish?!
I recently stumbled upon a system that seems to be working on my skin,
but I'll write more about it later,
once I'm sure it works long-term,
and is not just another fluke.

What I do want to tell you about today,
is a little,
magic machine.

I'm sure you've heard about the Clarisonic cleansing systems before.
I mean, these things are everywhere lately,
so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I bought myself the Clarisonic Mia,
and have not put it down since.
The concept is simple -
based on the same technology as Sonicare toothbrushes,
the Mia works with your skin's natural elasticity
to gently remove the impurities that traditional methods leave behind.
Once you hit that power button,
the machine vibrates for exactly one minute,
and by the time you're done,
your skin is softer and smoother than before you started.

I personally love the way it makes my skin tingle,
and can use it over and over again.
Have you ever tried timing yourself when washing your face with your hands,
to ensure you're massaging long enough?
Those seconds draaaaaaag.
Not the case with my little Mia here.
One minute flies by faster than you can say,
one mi-ssi-ssi-ppi, two...
You get the point.

So I bet you're wondering about the results.
Does the damn thing work or not?
The answer is..... yes.
Since using my beloved Clarisonic, my skin does feel smoother and softer.
Of course I'm not gonna pull your leg and tell you my skin is perfect.
Yes, I still get flareups,
{stupid hormones},
but I have seen improvements.
I promise.
{And I'm not even paid to say that. Darn!}

My final verdict for this product?
Love it, buy it. 
Even if you don't suffer from breakouts,
a daily facial massage is always a pro. 



Maria said...

The Clarisonic works wonders. I love it.

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Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

I really love my clarisonic too! :) Now if only I used it more.. I was SO good in the beginning and used it daily. Now... well it's been a couple weeks hehe. You've inspired me to use it again today :)

Marie Martell said...

Thanks for the review and post! I've just started to really really take care of my skin and I have been looking for something like this!


Cocovana Beauty said...

I feel like I've been the last one to dive in and jump on the bandwagon! I plan on getting one soon here. LOVE your blog, very cute :)


Kasey Lynne said...

SO many people around the blogosphere have RAVED about this product.

Definitely putting this at the top of my list.