I wanted to make a video about the Clarisonic, because as much as I love mine, there are three things I’ve found out about the hard way. Things that I really wish someone had told me when I first bought it.
Here’s the recap in case you don’t want to take notes 😉
Battery life – the battery life gets worse over time. After a year and a half, I get about half the charge that I did when it was brand new.
Tap water – my skin reacted poorly to the Clarisonic for a while, and I realized it was because the tap water at one place I was using it had harsher water than what my skin was used to. Make sure you have clean, drinkable tap water (this sounds so obvious, but it took me months to figure out what was irritating my skin!).
Pink mold – see the photos below. Don’t leave your Clarisonic in the shower, and take the brush head off after each use to allow the unit to fully dry. Also be sure to clean both pieces with soap and water once per week. I obviously didn’t know how important it was to follow those steps.
It’s recommended to use 3% hydrogen peroxide and soak the base overnight to kill the mold, but to hold off until I can go get some, I soaked mine overnight in some antibacterial dish soap and water. In the morning, the mold looked like it was almost completely gone, save for a few spots in the hardest-to-reach spots. What it looks like under the center ring is another story. So if you’re in a pinch, anitbacterial dish soap should work fine, but count on something tougher if your mold problem is more severe.
Whether you have a Clarisonic or you’re looking to buy one, I hope these tips help you make the most of that not-insignificant investment.
What are your tips for caring for your Clarisonic? Have you run into any of these three problems, too?