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My Journey to Better Skin: Clarisonic Mia: Pre-Use

March 14, 2015

Hi Everyone!

So recently I just cannot get my skin under control. My skin just looks tired and rough. I do have a skincare routine that I follow regularly, but recently it just hasn’t been enough. So I decided to take action and purchase a Clarisonic. It might seem extreme to some but my mindset is that although my skin is not horrendous or anything, if this works for me it will benefit my skin in the long run. I’m trying to take good care of my skin now and I will hopefully reap the benefits later on. Since I do wear a fair amount of makeup when I wear makeup, I do want to make sure that I’m getting my face nice and clean. I decided to just purchase the regular MIa as I think that suits my needs and I didn’t need any of the additional features offered with the other models. The only difference between this and the Mia 2 is 1 speed setting and a timer to guide your cleansing. I would likely ignore the timer anyway, so I opted to get the original Mia.

Here is the original MIa plugged in charging for 24 hours before I use it. It charges magnetically since it’s fully waterproof so that’s pretty neat. I chose Lavender, there weren’t tons of colour options and this was better than white or grey. Plus lavender is springy which my mind is all about right now. I didn’t purchase a different brush head as it comes with the sensitive and I’m going to see how that works for me before I buy anything else.


My skin

I’m just going to give you a little background on my skin to explain why I got this. I have never suffered from acne, not as a teenager or anything so that’s not the issue I’m trying to target with this. Instead of acne I get texture, it can be little white bumps that have nothing in them or red bumps, also with nothing in them. It’s just like raised skin essentially. I did seem to get rid of this for a while just by switching from a night cream to a night oil, but it’s back again and I don’t know why. It always seems to show up on my cheeks, although I will occasionally get a pimple every so often it’s not all that common for me. The problem is that you can’t cover up texture. You can cover the redness of a pimple, but nothing can hide something raised on your skin. So when I have this, whatever it is, and I put makeup on it’s accentuated and it drives me insane.

Other than the mystery bumps, my skin is normal-dry. I usually don’t have dry patches provided I use my night oil religiously, but lately I’ve had a little bit of dryness anyway, but I think that may have been more of an allergic reaction to a hair-removal cream I tried that my skin hates. My skin can be sensitive at times as well, but provided I don’t do anything crazy that’s pretty much in check.

Anyway. I haven’t used the Clarisonic yet because it needs to charge for 24 hours before 1st use, so today’s post is just going to be my back story and my skin before picture. I will then check in every so often to see how this is working or not working.

Before Pictures

Not exactly flattering, but I just wanted to get close up so that later we can see if there actually is a difference. I pondered on and off for so long about purchasing this so I’m really hopeful that it will work for me.

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So there you have it. Finger’s crossed for me! Leave your thoughts on the Clarisonic down below!

Bye for now!


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  • Reply Bree March 14, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I used the Mia 2 in the past when my skin was bad and it did really help! I’m not religious with it anymore, but it’s a great product!

    • Reply Chelsey March 14, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Awesome! Hopefully it works for me.

  • Reply cosmeticsandcrumbs March 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this as I’ r been considering purchasing it!

    • Reply cosmeticsandcrumbs March 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm


    • Reply Chelsey March 21, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Oh good! I’m hoping it will be helpful. I’m going to be posting frequent(ish) updates for the first while and I’ll have a 1 week update up tomorrow or Monday. I hope that it’ll help people see the process your skin goes through as you use it.

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