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Hand wash or scrub brushes: Benefits of both

Which method's right for you?

Not sure if hand washing your face or using a scrub brush is the way to go? Here are the benefits of both to help you decide.
Which method's right for you?

There's a lot of skin care information out there — too much at times! So when it comes down to actually knowing what regimen works best for your skin type, how do you choose?

To help you decide, here's a look at the benefits of both hand washing your face and using a scrub brush. After all, we just want clear, sparkling skin, right? Well, here's how to get it.

Hand wash

This seems like the foolproof method, right? Your mom did it and her mom did it, so why all the fancy technology today? For some skin types (especially sensitive skin), hand washing is still the preferred method. Less agitation causes less irritation to your skin, which makes hand washing a good choice for those prone to breakouts.


We got to try out the Clairisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 and here's what we thought of the results:

What difference did you notice in the texture of your skin?

After using Clarisonic I discovered my skin felt significantly smoother. It felt completely clean and wonderfully fresh without experiencing any discomfort or agitation.

Did you notice a more even appearance of your skin tone?

I felt my skin tone did become more even. It looks clearer and brighter than before I started.

If you noticed a more even skin tone, were you more comfortable wearing less makeup?

Yes, I noticed I ended up wearing significantly less makeup. My skin just looks brighter and fresher.

Was there a visible reduction in your pore size?

Yes. I never had a big issue with my pores, but I noticed a difference after using the brush.

Would you say your normally oily or dry skin was more controlled?

I would say in the first few days of using the brush my skin became more dry than usual, but after about a week my skin went back to normal.

If you have any skin conditions like rosceasa or adult acne, did you feel Clarisonic improved redness and breakouts?

Yes, I felt that redness was reduced, which is another reason I felt comfortable wearing less makeup.

The main advantage of hand washing is that you can use the right amount of pressure. From as light as washing by hand to adding a bit more force with a washcloth, it all depends on how much stress your skin can take.

If scrubbing your skin causes irritation, then why is a scrub brush suitable for facial use? Well, a scrub brush like Clarisonic Deep Pore Brush Head uses sonic technology, which is gentle yet effective in cleaning pores thoroughly without damaging skin; try the full solution Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution. That's what normal to oily skin types need.

Scrub brushes

If you think having sensitive skin rules out ever trying a scrub brush, think again! Those with skin prone to irritation can try using the brush just once or twice a week and still reap the same benefits as do those who use it daily.

Which method's right for you?

The Clarisonic Mia 2 cleansing device has a built-in timer, and once you press the button, the brush will operate for one minute. This allows you to spend the recommended 20 seconds cleansing your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose and chin and 10 seconds on each cheek.

What sets Clarisonic above the others is its effectiveness. Twenty-five percent of users saw reduced pore appearance after just one use, and 93 percent saw increased skin clarity within three days. Try the full Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution.

We got to try one out for a week, and the results were amazing. Check out the before-and-after pictures below!


Which method's right for you?


Which method's right for you?

Which types of cleansers are available from Clarisonic?

Which method's right for you?

Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

Which method's right for you?

Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser

Which method's right for you?

Gentle Hydro Cleanser
(good for sensitive skin)

Which method's right for you?

Refreshing Gel Cleanser
(good for normal and oily skin types)

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