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My Daily Skin Care Routine - Acne Awareness Month

This daily skin care routine post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media.

My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
Hey all of my lovelies! I have frequent questions about my daily skin care routine for day and for night. I thought since June is Acne Awareness Month, what better way to share my day and night routine with you all then now!

MY DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE:

My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
I have been using my Clarisonic since 2001 when they first came out with this amazing device. I used my Clarisonic every day as part of my daily skin care routine, in the shower to clean my face, till my device would no longer charge and would no longer turn on. Had I known then, what I know now, I would have contacted Clarisonic and they would have replaced my device.  I just went out and purchased a new device, the Mia 2. I purchased the one for males, so I could share the device with three other men. My boyfriend, and the two kids. We all have our own brush heads and were sharing the same device. When I was given the opportunity to work with Clarisonic it was a no brainer... I have used Clarisonic for over a decade and of course love the device! 
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

 One of the reasons I wanted to work with  Clarisonic is because my skin has only benefited from using this product. I have used the Clarisonic for 17 years, almost two decades! I started with the basic model and used it till it no longer turned on and then purchased the men's Mia 2, and then was sent the Mia 1 from Clarisonic
I  was perpetually breaking out. I have combination skin, dry in parts and oily in other parts. I can deal with dryness, but I was sick of dealing with breakouts! Especially now, I am 30 years old and shouldn't be having cystic acne and break outs. 

In the past, I tried Proactiv, generic brands for acnes treatments and kits over the counter... none of which ever helped my skin. I have had prescription topical's and I even took an oral medication to help with the cystic acne. ( no it was not Acutane- I have thought about this though.) I took an oral medication by the name of Spironolactone I thought that it did help with my skin, however it gave me more anxiety then I already have as well as heart palpitations and chest pains so I constantly didn't know if I needed to go in to be seen for the chest pains and the feeling that my heart was racing or not. I just stopped taking the medication. I have also used  evening primrose and I have to say this may be something that is calming for my skin as well. I still get the cystic acne and I want to say a lot of that is controlled by my diet. 

When I am eating clean I am less prone to the cystic acne. Especially around the week that I will start my lady cycle. If I am eating a poor diet the week prior, my cystic acne gets bad. Needless to say, I’ve tried a lot of remedies and I sill have skin that is a work in progress.
While everyone's skin responds differently to products, mine is complicated and continues to need work. I work closely with an esthetician as well to help me with my skin. I try to get a complex facial once a month. Our skin is the biggest organ so it is super important to take care of it.  Right now I am using a makeup wipe to remove the majority of my makeup then I will use my Clarisonic in the shower with my Checks and Balances from Origins, I also use Willing Beauty as well as I am currently using the Drunk Elephant skin care line. I have been doing this for years and this seems to keep me consistent. I am now starting to implement serums and lotions and more steps to my regimen as long as my face will allow. 

 (I have a collection of heads. One for body, one for make up, one for feet, 3 different face heads)
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
Overview: 
1- Diet- less dairy
2- Clarisonic Mia 1- I own 1 & Alpha I love them both
3- Origins, Willing Beauty &
Drunk Elephant skin line (I want skin care products that aren't tested on animals!)
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
^my holy grail face wash!
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna DenayeMy Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
I use a variety of serums- these are two that aren't part of a set
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
I love to use this on my breakouts and sleep with it on overnight.

How To use your Clarisonic
1-Wet your skin and the brush head with warm water
2-Liberally apply cleanser to your skin or to the brush head- I prefer the brush head
3-Push the on/off button to turn on your device
4-Gently move the brush head in small circular motions, beginning on the forehead, then moving to the nose/chin area and the cheeks. Let the device gently glide over skin - no need to press down
5-The device will automatically shut off after one minute

The first time I used my Clarisonic, I was impressed. It wasn’t a harsh brushing motion, but I felt like it was firm enough to really clean my skin. I followed the “beep alerts” that tell you when to move on to a new part of your face. I love the reminders to clean other areas of your face for a period of time. My Mia 1 doesn't beep, I typically just hold my device to my face with the cleanser directly on my brush and slide around my face till it turns off. 
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

I use my Clarisonic in my shower with my Origins & Drunk Elephant line cleansers. I typically don't wash my face in the sink.  I noticed right away a difference in my skin appearance as well as texture. I have loved the way the Clarisonic has made my skin feel over the years. I am so glad there are so many different brushes for all skin types and problems. I love how the Clarisonic has a sonic cleaning technology so my skin isn't being harshly stripped. I love how clean my face feels after wards. Not to mention the amount of makeup that my makeup wipes leave behind is always impressive how well the Clarisonic cleans. 
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

The first noticeable result was the smoothness of my face. I mean, it’s incredible. I couldn’t stop touching it!
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

The second noticeable result was the way my makeup applied. My liquid foundation went on smoother, and my makeup seemed fresher. ( not to mention I have the amazing new makeup brush for Clarisonic
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

The third result, which wasn’t noticeable to the eye, was that my facial products were penetrating deeper. I could tell my skin was cleaner. I could feel that the cream I would apply to my face would sink in a little deeper. 

My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
While these three great things were happening, one thing wasn’t: my cystic acne was  not going away entirely. I noticed they became less frequent, but I would still experience a blemish at least once a month. Honestly, I didn't expect the Clarisonic to rid my face from acne- this comes from within my body. I unfortunately have to watch what I eat and be very mindful of what I put on my face as well as not touching my face.  
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye
So while the Clarisonic was, and is, completely helpful with cleaning my skin, it did not completely clear my skin of breakouts. I didn’t expect it to, either. I’ve found that using my Clarisonic in combination with the  right products for my skin needs as well as watching my diet , are all a great combination for excellent skincare. I love the way that my skin looks and feels as well as the way that my makeup looks. 
My Daily Skin Care Routine featured by popular Denver style blogger, Delayna Denaye

I’m going to continue to use my Clarisonic in my daily skin care routine because I love it. It’s become a routine, and I really feel like I’m treating my skin well by cleansing in completely. And now that I am slowly using more products to help with the quality and slowing the aging process of my skin I’m really happy with the direction of my skin health. 

Let me give you all a little information about Clarisonic!

Clarisonic is the #1 cleansing device recommended by US dermatologists. Its patented sonic frequency works with the skin’s natural elasticity to gently cleanse skin 6x better than hands alone, removing age-accelerating pollutants, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and revealing healthy, radiant-looking skin. Using Clarisonic also allows for better absorption of skin care products and easy removal of make-up.

#1 US DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED CLEANSING BRAND
It all started with cleansing, when 5 scientists/engineers invented a whole new solution for the universal problem of clogged pores. 
OVER 50 PATENTS AND COUNTING
Unlike other sonic, pulsing or rotating cleansing devices, only Clarisonic uses the patented range of sonic motion, oscillating back-and-forth over 300 times a second, to gently flex pores, without stretching or damaging the skin. Fluid forces thoroughly flush makeup, sunscreen, impurities and pollutants to more effectively cleanse the skin.
GENTLE AS HANDS, CLEANSES MAKEUP 6X BETTER
CUSTOMERS WHO USE CLARISONIC SEE RESULTS

1 WEEK - Skin feels smoother, softer and more refreshed. See more radiant, glowing skin
2 WEEKS - Skin appears more even and youthful
4 WEEKS- Pores look smaller and skin feels firmer
Clarisonic cleansing was shown to be safe and gentle for twice daily use without disruption of the skin barrier. Clinically proven to be gentle enough to use on skin with rosacea, Acne, sensitive skin and seborrheic dermatitis. 

How does it work?
The bristles of a Clarisonic cleansing brush head move back and forth, or “oscillate”, gently flexing the skin and flushing water and cleanser into pores. This sonic cleansing process removed the dirt, oil and debris that ages your skin and causes breakouts. Because Clarisonic facial cleansing devices don’t exfoliate a common myth! Clarisonic is gentle enough for twice-daily use, even on the most sensitive skin. 

Brush Head Care
It is recommend to replace the brush head every 3 months as the bristles become fatigued and less effective over time. 

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This daily skin care routine post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Delayna Denaye possible!