Does The Clarisonic Skin Care System Work On Rosacea Skin?

By | 20 May, 2014

ocular RosaceaMillions of people suffer from a skin condition called rosacea. This condition is characterized by redness on the face, specifically on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

Tiny blood vessels can be seen on the face because of the broken capillaries. There may be pimples and bumps on the face. A person with rosacea often also suffer from irritated or watery eyes.

There is no cure for rosacea. However, there are hundreds of skincare products and treatment options on the market that promise to reduce the appearance of the symptoms.

People try different approaches in the hope that they can find a skincare solution that will work for them. One such option is a skincare system from Clarisonic. A lot of people wonder if this system can be used by people with rosacea.

The Clarisonic is a skin brush made by the manufacturer of the Sonicare toothbrush. The technology is similar in that it applies sonic technology to a brush head in cleansing the skin.

There is no rotary action. The vibrating brush head works on the skin to loosen dirt deep in the pores, giving skin a deep cleansing. The manufacturer claims that it can clean your skin up to thirty times more effectively than just manual cleansing.

Regardless of what type of skin product is used by people with rosacea, one piece of advice has always been consistent. People with rosacea have to be extra gentle with their skin because harsh skin treatments can aggravate their rosacea even more. They turn to gentle cleansers formulated for sensitive skin.

Skin treatmentA typical routine during cleansing is to not cleanse their face with a towel because abrasion should be avoided, but rather cleanse their face with their hands. Skin treatment and moisturizers are applied afterwards to protect the skin.

So, with the sonic technology from Clarisonic, is it too harsh for rosacea skin? The reports from consumers are mixed.

While some people reported that after using the Clarisonic for a week, they noticed more broken capillaries and redness on their skin, other people reported opposite results. The latter group reported that they noticed a smoother texture and smaller pores on their skin and that their rosacea became less apparent.

People who reported success from using the Clarisonic used the most gentle and sensitive brush head provided in the system. They follow the timing cues that directed them to go from one area of the face to the other. They forgot using any other type of exfoliant because that would cause over-exfoliation.

So, there are people with rosacea who claim that the Clarisonic system works for them. Because everyone’s skin is different, you will not really know if this system works for you until you try it for a little while. If you are currently seeing a dermatologist about your rosacea, he should be consulted on whether or not the Clarisonic is right for you. If you decide to try it, just be diligent in monitoring your skin’s reaction, and stop right away if you notice excessive irritation on your skin.


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