Friday, March 16, 2012

Let Me Clari-fy Something ...


At your service.
Marsi is back today once again giving "value-added" advice and information. She has an amazing repertoire of practical and clever ideas.

Like so many of you, I love my Clarisonic Mia and how it's magically transformed my complexion in the three years I've owned it. Its sonic waves gently loosen grime, oil, and makeup from my pores, leaving my skin clean, smooth, soft, and utterly receptive to whatever treatment I apply afterward. I wonder how I ever cared for my skin before owning this remarkable little tool, and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.

But here's a question. Are you taking care of your Clarisonic's brush head as well as it takes care of you? Improperly cleansed bristles harbor bacteria and germs, which then get scooted around your face the next time you use it and can clogs and breakouts.


It'll take more than "grease out of your way" -- bacteria, too.

The solution is simple. Decant a little antibacterial (which is key!) dish detergent or hand soap into a small travel bottle, and keep it sink-side to sanitize your brush head after each use. Lather, rinse, and air-dry and voilà! Your brush is perfectly clean, disinfected, and at the ready, whenever you are.

13 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Considering getting a clarisonic......good to know this little tidbit about maintenance!

Villette said...

Yesterday Marsi left me longing for the Etro scarf, the Bottega Veneta bracelet and the Miu Miu shoes in the first navy-on-navy set. Now she has me wanting a Clarisonic. Which means Marsi's suggestions are just as dangerous as Tish's...I'm not sure whether to say Thank You, or Stop!

Joni said...

Great advice, Marsi! I've been using mine for 3+ years and can't live without it. I will definitely use your cleaning method instead of mine which is to run the brush under scalding hot water.

Kristi said...

I just got my Clarisonic in December and had looked up different ways to clean it but none seemed easy or even effective. This method is the best by far. Thanks Marsi.
xoxo
Kristi

Liz said...

I have always just left mine on and run it under hot water and then let the water shake off. Will definitely try the anti-bac soap, as the thought of germs on my face is pretty gross! I also change mine every three months, when I change my toothbrush head.

déjà pseu said...

Great advice! I also find it helps to remove the brush head weekly and let the machine itself dry out in the well where the brush head sits. Early in my usage, I once went to change brushes at the recommended 90 days and discovered a little bit of slime in there (whether soap slime or something else, still something I'd rather avoid near my skin.)

Karena said...

I am ready to get the Clarisonic. I use a cleansing mask regularly; however at this age I just need more for my skin. Great trip!

xoxo
Karena
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Rubiatonta said...

I couldn't live without my Clarisonic! If I don't use it every day, my rosacea acts up right away.

My cleaning method is to give the brush a good squirt of rubbing alcohol, then rinse with hot water. And I change the brush head often.

Worthington said...

I think I need to bite the bullet and get one of those Clairsonics. Probably would make my skin perfect for the wedding!

kathy peck said...

I love my Clarisonic, but never really thought about the bacteria part of it. I wonder if removing the top and putting it in the microwave for a minute, would do the trick? That's what I do with kitchen sponges.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I had one as a gift but sold it as really wasn't looking for one right now. Ebay is a great resource for gifts you get but don't really need. Seems like a nice item and I would think cleaning the brushes is important, so great article. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Maryl said...

I've been thinking of buying the Olay Pro-X cleansing brush, which seems to be similar to the Clarisonic. But I was concerned that it might be too rough on face. I like that Rubi says it curtails her rosacea. I'm going to give it more thought. Thanks.

Catherine said...

Thanks for this! I got a Mia for Christmas and love it but have not done anything but thoroughly rinse the bristles. Off to get anti-bacterial cleanser!

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