Has anyone experienced more bumps since using this?
Is that what "purging" means? I noticed my skin breaking out, not sure it's from my oil free products ( face wash, moisturizer, etc) or the weather? I drink enough water all day. I'm just frustrated because I want smooth, glowing radiant skin and have a bumpy forehead.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
Ok ladies, I'm going to give you some basic lessons in Clarisonic...
Like any other product or tool you start using, your skin needs 30 days to show the full effect of a new product. When you bought your Clarisonic, I'm sure it came with a face wash which you probably started using WITH your new tool. Fabulous! Your skin is alive and everything you put on it, or use on it will penetrate the surface and start to make changes under your epidermic layer of skin. When you start to use a new product or tool, your skin DOES go through what is referred to as "purging". IT IS NOT A MYTH!! You're skin will rebel! And revolt! And be angry that you're using new products on it. If your skin didn't like what you were using before, but it got used to it (i.e, you're using proactive and yeah, it gets rid of your acne, but makes you really dry- well when you switch to something else, your skin could start to over compensate with oil to try to bring that moisture back, because the proactive is no longer being used and no longer suppressing that oil production) your skin needs TIME to adjust to the new product. Like I mentioned, your skin is alive!! An average cell turnover for adults ages 16-35 is 30 days. from 35-60 is 40-45 days and from 60 on is 45 days+. This is a good time line to follow when considering the time it takes a product you're using to transfer through ALL layers of your skin and start effecting your NEW skin cells!
You can't use a clarisonic for 2 days, claim it makes you breakout and then never use it again. ANY new product you use on your facial skin will probably cause SOME kind of reaction. In fact the only product that won't is going to be very light moisturizers, and even so, the effects are there, just minimized because it would be soothing and basic.
SPARKNOTES VERSION:: you need to use it as recommended for at least 45 days before you decide you don't like it.
I've also got great news about that, if you DO use it for 45 days and you still hate it and don't think it's working, you can return it to Sephora. They won't mind. Promise.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
It will be one year this summer that I have been using Mia with the bristles made for sensitive skin. I'm in my upper 40's with normal skin. I have noticed more bumps and whiteheads while using this product. I think that 300 times per second is just too much irritation for my skin. I've tried using different cleaning agents--foaming, non-foaming, cleansers, etc., and I'm still noticing more bumps and pimples, especially on my chin and around my nose. Mia does help to remove more makeup than with regular methods, but I'm disappointed with how my skin looks now. I feel I have to keep using it at least once a week to justify its cost.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
I experienced the same thing at first, but then I start using moisturizer after I wash my face and it cleared out all the 'bumps'. So I think you should find the right moisturizer to go along with it
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
I honestly do no believe in "purging" of the skin. If something make my face break out initially, it always makes my face break out. I broke out VERY BADLY after using this product. I discontinued using this a returned after a week of use. It took my face a couple of weeks to return to its normal state. My face was also irritated and red while using this product. I used peels and scrubs in the past so I was very surprised that this occurred. I had the sensitive brush head and did not press down at all while have this product clean my face. Rather I gently placed it on my face. I have since began just washing my face more "thoroughly" with my finger tips. I actually took some pointers from the clarisonic and circularly scrubbed for longer periods of time and when rinsing my face I used circular motions as well. I feel that this is just as effective in cleaning and has not caused the embarrassment of have reddened face with 30+ pimples on top. Hope this helped! I am very glad to not have this product in my bathroom any longer and my money back in my bank account btw.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
I broke out pretty bad maybe a little after a week of using it for the first time, but it was definitely that "purging" period that people have mentioned. It sucks, but stick it out, because it's bringing out all of the gunk that is deep in your skin. After that, it won't make you break out anymore, and it will make your skin so much cleaner and smoother, so just be patient. It really does work.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
I didn't experience any out of ordinary breakouts (seeing that I always had acne issues prior to using Clarisonic) but I did go through the "purging" stage from using my Clarisonic Mia. And yes, there is one when you use Clarisonic products.
When I started using the Clarisonic Mia, my face became VERY dry. And that was very rare for me seeing that I have extremely oily skin. My face became so dry that it began to peel. It was extremely uncomfortable.
I ended up reaching a Clarisonic customer service representative who told me that it was normal to experience dryness and breakouts after using Clarisonic for the first time. Clarisonic deep cleanses your face bringing out the impurities and oils deep in your skin, therefore causes breakouts and dryness. The customer representative later on told me to wait 2 more weeks to see improvements on my skin. And I did just that. I dreaded every bit of that 2 weeks and more. But sure enough, my skin started looking great. It's been almost a year now since I started using my Clarisonic Mia and I no longer experience breakouts like I did before using Clarisonic and best of all my skin glows!
It might not be the same for you, but for me the "purging" stage it took a little over a month. Hope this helps!
I had a few extra pimples come up on my face when I first started using it. I think that's because it's really cleaning out your pores and pushing anything to the surface that it possibly can. I would think that this should subside after the first few weeks of initial use.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
I read a ton of blogs before using this. I did read that a portiono f people did experience it getting worse before it got better.
I used the deep cleanining brush head and my favorite DDF cleanser with Saciliyic acid and my skin got better right away.
I'd keep on using it!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
You need water based product with non drying ingredients and use Mia once a week. You may be over brushing it too much. You need a serum or a product to allow your skin to recover/heal first until the bumps will fade over the time. It'll take between 3 to 6 months.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
Just be patient. Usually when you add a new routine to your skincare you are going to breakout a bit. Use the MIA in combination with a good acne medication. I use retin-a and glycolic acid. I'd say if the bumps don't go away within 6 weeks, I'd either switch to a more delicate MIA head (if you don't already have the most delicate one), or just stop all together. Your skin might be too sensitive for that much exfoliation.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
The sales-girl at sephora warned me about "purging", she broke out at about the 3rd day and started clearing up on day 5. I did too, the first few days you feel like you're breaking out and after that your skin gets smoother and breaks out much less. It's just the icky dirt and oil and gunk being brought up to the surface and washed away and then it's gone.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
I experience a little breaking out when i first used the product..but it went away shortly. I think your skin is not use to the vibrations and the products drawing all the trapped dirt to the surface (a good thing)..Give it a week or so. It should help if you build yourself up to a 2x/day use. For instance..I started just 1ce a day..every other day for a week..then built up to daily use until now where I use the product every morning and evening. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
I noticed that - since I am fully exfoliated - it is easier for bacteria to get into your pores and I find that is when I get breakouts - like my pillowcases may have some makeup on them (and get on my clean face at night), and I use a clean washrag every time I rinse off my face after my mia (let's be honest - sometimes I'm lazy and want to just use my hand towel every now and then). I no longer break out unless I am going back to a bad habit.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
I have not experienced any bumps or breakouts. My skin is smoother.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago