Spin Brush Cleansing and Do You REALLY Need One? (The Answer Is Yes...)
Let me tell you a scary story... ready?
Once upon a time, there was a young lady in her senior year of college, and she would go to sleep without taking off her makeup and cleansing her face. I know, I know. And guess what? You might know that girl. Yes, it was me.
OH, GOD. The horror. It's a terrifying thought.
In January of 2016, I was introduced to the wonderful world of spin-brush cleansing. After hours - and yes, I do mean hours - of research (#teamnolife) I decided to choose Clarisonic as my spin-brush cleanser. My friend had recommended it to me after she had gotten one for her birthday the previous year, and she swore by it. At first, I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive at the price, but convinced myself that it had to be worth the investment -- it was my skin, after all.
It's been two years since I started using my Clarisonic and I can honestly say it has made such a difference in my skin.
Let's talk about cleansing with a spin-brush for a second, before I tell you how much I love my Clarisonic.
It's no secret that cleansing with a facial brush is more beneficial than just using your hands. First of all, it exfoliates, removes more makeup, gets rid of dead skin, and leaves your skin super smooth. When I first started using my Clarisonic, I noticed how healthy and glowing my skin looked. I even got compliments in person from random people about how good my skin looked. That was a big deal for me, considering I've never really been known to have good skin. (You can read about all of that here.)
Cleansing with a facial brush isn't a necessity, I'll admit, but once you go there, it really does change the game. First of all, it exfoliates your skin like none other. That being said, I don't recommend using it more than once a day, or even every single day - depending on how sensitive your skin is.
I started off using mine twice a day, and my face actually broke out more. My skin was being over-exfoliated, and I think in turn, created more oil and more of a problem for me. When I started cutting back and only using my Clarisonic once a day is when I noticed the biggest difference in my skin.
Second of all, it gets rid of more makeup than your hands alone or a wash cloth will. I typically don't like to use my Clarisonic to take off my makeup, just because I don't know how sanitary it is to have my makeup swirling around on my face. But it's crazy, because I'll remove my makeup with micellar water, then use my Clarisonic, and there will still be makeup that comes off after I use the brush. It really does do such an amazing job of making sure your skin is completely clean.
For you girls with those pesky, under-the-skin bumps, or just annoying texture on your skin, a cleansing brush will make a world of difference. I used to have a ton of texture on my forehead, and it always looked so bad in photos. Within a week or two of using the Clarisonic, my skin was completely smooth. No joke, girl, no joke.
Moral of the story? If you want to take your skincare game to the next level, get a spin brush. I'm not saying you need to go out and buy a Clarisonic. There are so many other, less-expensive options out there. One of them being this one from Vanity Planet. It's listed as $130, but it is almost always 75% off which brings your total to less than $40. I have heard people rave about that spin-brush, so I definitely recommend checking it out.
Or if you want to invest, check out the Clarisonic. I have never once regretted purchasing it. It has changed my skin honestly. If you'd like to know more about my Clarisonic, how I use it, which brush head I use, how often I change the head, etc... let me know in the comments. I'd love to share that with all of you!