This has been the longest week! I think I say this every year once the holidays are over. Ooh, speaking of the holidays, I was a total slacker in the skincare department. And my skin felt it, let me tell you. As soon as I was able, I immediately resumed the ole regimen including the two tools in this post. Now you all know I'm all about the drugstore, but sometimes a splurge is a good thing. If you're interested in investing in some quality skin care tools that really work, read on:
You should own this! I've tried all the devices, the knock offs, and I've even tried making my own (which including taping a facial brush to an old electric toothbrush...let's not discuss it). None of them compared to the Clarisonic. If you want a really deep clean, I recommend the Clarisonic. Having clean skin allows skincare products and makeup to work/look better. It removes 6 times the makeup and twice as much of the dirt than regular hand cleansing. And it only takes a minute to use! You can use whatever skincare cleaner you like with it. It's waterproof, so I use mine in the shower. I kinda feel more productive, like I'm multitasking as opposed to doing this at the sink. There are several models (I have the red Mia), colors, and several brush heads to choose from (the one pictured is "normal" but I've used "sensitive" too). They have brush heads for deep cleaning, acne, delicate, and even the body. I use mine once a day, and for some you might need it just weekly, but I've had mine a year and I love it. Clarisonic starts at $119 for the Mia and up to $225 for the Plus. It can be purchased via the site, in ULTA, Sephora, and online.
Personal Microderm (PMD):
If you want to recreate the personal microderm experience at home, you'll want this! The PMD is a hand-held device (I was sent one and reviewed it here) that has aluminum oxide crystals to smooth away dead skin cells, diminish age spots and other signs of aging. PMD is ideal for those with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne, skin discolorations, and other imperfections who want smooth, even-toned skin. I use it weekly and my skin always feels amazing and soft afterwards. To use, I hold the skin taut in the area I'm pm-ing and slowly drag the PMD across it. It takes a few minutes but is totally worth it for smooth, soft skin. I am really looking forward to using it in the winter. It comes with different discs that vary in strength (think sensitive to one for the body). The PMD is $179 and can be purchased here.
Do you own either of these skincare tools?
What beauty products are worth the splurge for you?