Sunday, July 7, 2013

Clarisonic Mia

As I am sure you know, skincare is of the utmost importance to me. Partially, I have been blessed with good skin genes, but that's only half of it. The other half is that I take really good care of my skin. This includes drinking a lot of water throughout the day, washing my face with a good cleanser twice a day (when I first wake up and right before I go to bed), and using a moisturizer that has an SPF of 15 or higher after each cleanse. I also use a scrub and do a facial masque at least once a week. I switch up my cleanser each time it runs out also, because after a while, my skin seems to become immune to it, or it doesn't work as well as when I first started using it. All of these things keep my skin looking healthy and young. Literally, that is my secret. I am always excited when I find a new skincare product that I really like and that works for me. When I first heard about the Clarisonic Mia, I was a little skeptical. I decided to give it a try anyways, to see what all the fuss was about.

Clarisonic Mia, I ordered it from Amazon!
I guess you could say this is a bit like having a Sonicare toothbrush...for your face! The Mia comes with 2 pieces (charger and body) and a facial cleanser.

As a note, you do need to charge the Mia for 24 hours before you use it. I didn't realize this until I was all excited to use it, and then had to wait an additional day. Dang! To charge it, the charger has a magnetic piece and it just slides onto the base of the body. Plug it in, and let it charge for a full day.

Getting its charge on!
Once fully charged, get the bristles damp with a bit of warm water. Apply a dime-sized amount of cleanser (any cleanser will do fine--I just decided to try the trial-sized one that came with the Mia). Press the button on the handle to turn the brush on. The bristles are actually very soft and don't stretch or scratch your skin at all.

The Mia and the trial-sized cleanser included
The Mia with the gel cleanser on the bristles
You want to avoid around your eye area because of the delicate skin that is there, but everywhere else is fine. Start on one side of your face and use gentle circular motions until you work the cleanser onto the entire surface of your skin.

Gently buffing my face all over
The Mia runs for a minute, so if you need longer than that, just press the button again. I needed to press it once again in order to finish. After your face is covered, gently rinse it in cold water and gently pat dry with a towel. Apply your favorite moisturizer and you are finished!

Ta-da! Instant beautiful skin
My skin felt amazing! I didn't see as many blackheads after using this, and my skin felt smooth and soft.  I am definitely hooked and will continue to use the Mia on a frequent basis!


  1. That is awesome! Always wondered about it. Might get one for each of the girls. May I ask the cost?

  2. They generally run about $100 on Amazon, which is the cheapest I have found it so far. They have them in different colors also now!