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How to Clear Up Your Acne with Clarisonic

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This post is sponsored by Clarisonic

No matter what, acne sucks. We were all tricked into thinking that blemished skin would pass with our tween phase, but just kidding––depending on your skin it kind of lasts forever. Whether you’re breaking out because of your diet, your period, stress, or if acne is just something you deal with on a regular basis, it can feel like such a struggle to find a routine that ~actually~ improves your skin.

We’re here to tell you that clear skin doesn’t have to be a unicorn feature­­––it’s something that’s possible every day, as long as you have the right tools and the best routine for you. We recently gave some of your favorite beauty bloggers Clarisonic goodies to see if it was possible to clear up their acne. Let’s just say the experiment was nothing short of a Clarisonic miracle!

Read below for the four steps on how to banish your acne using the Mia 1 Cleansing Brush, Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser, Acne Cleansing Brush Head, Deep Pore Brush Head and Radiance Brush Head. Say hello to your new beauty routine!

  1. Invest in the proper tools

    It’s time to say goodbye to the days of simply washing your face with your hands. Not only is this a super unsanitary practice, but it also leaves a lot of room for trace spots of foundation and other makeup to hide on your skin and cause acne later. Ladies, it’s time to upgrade your skincare routine with the Mia 1 cleansing brush by Clarisonic. Consider this the new holy-grail item of your medicine cabinet.

    Kelly, a NYC-based blogger at Amourtera had previously never used a facial brush before. When she tried the Mia 1, she was so surprised by how well it worked, especially the sonic cleanse. “When I wear makeup, I always start removal by using a makeup wipe,” Kelly explains. “After removing what I thought was all of [my makeup], I used my Mia 1. At the end of the minute, I looked down at the brush and saw it was SKIN COLORED because it took off foundation I didn’t even know was still there! Now THAT’S a deep clean!”


  2. Find your perfect cleanser
    There are a few essential things your cleanser will want to address when you’re tackling acne-prone skin––specifically oil, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. On top of that, you also want to find a cleanser that works for your skin type, and as Melissa, a blogger at Trials n Tresses, notes, getting a cleanser that meets all you skin’s needs isn’t easy.  “For my cleanser of choice, I knew I had to use a product that incorporated some form of acne fighting ingredient that didn’t have other harsh ingredients that would dry out my skin,” she explains. “I also didn’t want a gentle cleanser that was so gentle that it didn’t do the right amount of cleansing.”

    The only cleanser that could satisfy Melissa’s tall order? Clarisonic’s Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser, of course! “This cleanser left my skin feeling amazingly soft after rinsing it off. The Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser not only removed the makeup that my wipes left behind, but it also didn’t leave me feeling dry or irritated.” So basically, brb while we literally cover our faces in this amazing product. Once you’ve got this cleanser stocked in your beauty arsenal, it’s time to move on to the next step in curing your acne.
  3. Maintain a routine
    The key to fighting acne is to maintain a consistent skincare routine. Alyssa, a blogger at Living in Full Bloom explains, “No matter how great my products are, I still break out when I forget to use them!” Aka, even though the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser and Mia 1 may be flawless, your results will be that much better when you establish a daily routine and don’t get off track.​

    Since the Mia 1 is easy on skin, you can use it up to twice a day without any negative effects. “One great thing about the Mia Cleanser is that it doesn’t exfoliate – it sonic cleanses,” Alyssa notes. “Meaning it still deep cleans, but is way gentler on skin! You can use it up to twice a day without drying out your skin at all.” Take some time to plan out a maintainable morning and nighttime ritual and your acne will be clear before you know it!
  4. Adjust your routine based on your skin’s needs
    Even after you’ve found your perfect skincare regimen, there are days when you might need to use a different cleanser or brush head to fight acne. 

    Jessica, a blogger at Jessica Rayome, breaks down the three Clarisonic brush heads that work best for her. Regarding the Radiance Brush Head, she says, “This is the brush head attachment that comes with your Mia 1. It has extra fine bristles and really gives you a good, gentle clean. This is the one I plan on using for daily use and maintenance.” 

    On days when your acne is fighting hard, she recommends switching to the Acne Cleansing Brush Head. “This one was designed for sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. This was my favorite attachment. I felt like it cleaned just a little deeper and stronger than the standard brush head and helped to target some of my flare up spots.” And on days when your pores need a little extra love? The Deep Pore Brush Head makes Jessica’s skin “tight and bright!”

    With so many different brush options from Clarisonic, tweaking your routine to fit your skin’s daily needs is that much simpler. Whether you’re simply removing makeup or are struggling through a breakout like never before, with just these few steps, clear skin is always possible.

    Want results just like our influencers? Visit http://www.clarisonic.com/hercampus to get 15 percent off select products, and kiss all those bad acne days goodbye. 

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.
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Lexi Sheldon

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Lexi is Associate, Integrated Marketing at Her Campus Media. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2016 where she studied Journalism and Communication. Prior to joining the national team, Lexi was a contributor and social media editor for the Her Campus chapter at UMass Amherst. Her Digital Marketing internship at Elle Magazine inspired her to pursue a career in marketing. In her free time Lexi enjoys catching up on her favorite fashion blogs, running, reading and planning her next adventure.