Clarisonic for Seborrheic DermatitisPosted: March 24, 2013
I started hearing rumblings of the amazing Clarisonic a few years ago. Devotees of the skin gizmo said it changed their skin for the better, dramatically so. The company that makes the Clarisonic claims that it cleans skin six times better than washing your face with soap and water in the usual manner. It’s soft bristles massage the face high speed.
So when I had a recent bout of my seborrheic dermatitis, I wondered if this expensive (about $100) tool would help. I did a lot of research trying to determine if the Clarisonic would help seborrheic dermatitis or not. There wasn’t much info, so ultimately, I decided to take the gamble.
And I’m so glad I did! I seriously love it! Even just using it with plain ‘ol Cetaphil, the Clarisonic cleared up my seborrheic dermatitis. I use it once or twice a day with whatever my cleanser dujour is, then follow it up with moisturizer – a day cream geared to sensitive skin in the morning and a generous slather of coconut oil at night.
I was most afraid the Clarisonic would be too intense for my sensitive skin, but it is very gentle. I try NOT to rub it on my face or drag it around. I hold it gently place and I don’t push into my skin whatsoever. Then I pick it up, move it over an inch and hold it in place for a few seconds there.
How is it that the Clarisonic helps the seborrheic dermatitis go away? My theory is that it cleans out your pores so thoroughly that it gets rid of the sebum, bacteria and yeast that contribute to SD. Also, the gentle exfoliation helps improve the tone of skin and get rid of the flakes. It is reported that your skin absorbs products better/deeper after using the Clarisonic, so it will also help your topical creams or moisturizers be much more effective.
The Clarisonic might not work for everyone, but it really helped me with my seborrheic dermatitis and even Rosacea. It’s an expensive thing to try, so talk to your dermatologist before jumping in.
I have no relationship with the folks at Clarisonic