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In keeping with my recent fixation on improving my complexion, I have wanted for a while to get a facial cleansing brush. They're little handheld, battery-operated devices with a spinning head of soft bristles that's supposed to do a better job of cleaning out your pores than scrubbing your face with your fingers. I've been researching them for a while, but the good ones tend to be very expensive, such as the archetypical Clarisonic, which is basically the Cadillac. So I'd been holding off buying one until I did enough research. Cheap ones exist, but they can be too rough and encourage acne rather than help you get rid of it.

I found a mid-range one from Olay on deep discount at Target, however, so I decided to give it a try. I used it for the first time last night. It's waterproof, has two speeds, and comes with an exfoliating cleanser. The reviews on it tend to be pretty good. Basically you spread your cleanser over your face, wet the bristles, and move it over your face for about sixty seconds. I used my own apricot scrub instead of the stuff that came with it, in order to minimize any reaction to the new process. According to my reading, these automatic brushes have a tendency to break out your face at first before your skin gets used to it, so I thought that might help. I enjoyed the sensation of the brush on my face, but I had some slight sensitivity on my chin, where I've had the most lingering acne. Afterward I used my moisturizer as usual, and instead of spot-treating, I put my acne cream over my whole face, in case that might help forestall any breaking out.

I'm going to try to make a habit of using it, at least for a while, to see if it makes any difference. Supposedly it has a good track record for smoothing and brightening skin. But some people do say don't use it every day. I mostly hope it will eventually help me with my acne. I'm in the process of overhauling my lifestyle recently in order to feel healthier and steadier, and clearing up my face really helps with that.


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Jul. 22nd, 2015 02:30 am (UTC)
when I gave up milk and cheese...due to allergy....my skin cleaned itself up.
It was shocking.
Xo Aunt Ardie
Jul. 22nd, 2015 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: Skin
Really? interesting! Unfortunately, I already don't eat milk or cheese because I'm lactose intolerant. :-) XOXO!
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

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Vivat Regina
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Base Instruments
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Saturday, May 13th 2017
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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
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