The Clarisonic brush is one of the most popular and effective cleansing brushes available. Cleansing brushes are used with a gentle cleanser to clean the skin, preventing the buildup of oil and debris in the pores. In fact, the company that makes the Clarisonic brush has published a study stating that the Clarisonic brush removes up to 6 times more makeup than traditional face washing!
Dr. Schweiger recommends, “Leaving your Clarisonic brush in the shower, so that you can use it to cleanse your face, chest and back. The device is waterproof and does not require frequent charging, so by leaving it in the shower, you are making certain that you don’t forget to use it! A small amount of gentle cleanser, such as Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, is sufficient to apply to the Clarisonic when washing your face and body. Many of our acne patients find that adding the Clarisonic brush to their skincare routine provides a boost to their acne regimen and helps to clear their skin faster, and keep their skin clear for the long term.”
When excess sebum (the skin’s oil produced by sebaceous glands) and debris build up in the pores, it can form a microcomedone, which is essentially the precursor to acne. This attracts the acne-causing p. acnes bacteria to the pore, which can result in the formation of acne. By cleansing the skin thoroughly, the Clarisonic brush helps to prevent formation of the microcomedone, and prevent the formation of acne lesions on the skin. Additionally, the gentle exfoliation of the Clarisonic brush makes the skin appear healthier, smoother, and brighter by getting rid of dead skin cells that can otherwise cause a dull appearance of the skin.