Let’s talk about skin care for a moment, shall we? I’ve shared about the difficulties I’ve experienced finding a cleanser that wouldn’t irritate or dry out my extremely sensitive skin, but I’ve not shared about some of the things I do to replace chemical astringents and toners. I’m creeping towards being a ‘woman of a certain age’, so skin care is more important than ever for me (genetics can only take you so far). Now that I’m in my late thirties, I pay more attention to my skincare regimen, which can be frustrating at times, and am always looking for simple (read: uncomplicated) ways for me to care for my aging skin.
As with most things in my home, I try to find the most natural products to use in my toilette. I only drink water, and lots of it, so I’m ahead of the game with my skin health where that is concerned, but aging definitely presents more issues; I find that I have more of a proclivity towards dryness now, than I did in my teens and twenties, and my sensitivity issues increased after the birth of my son.
As I mentioned, my skin is very sensitive, so finding natural and effective cleansers and moisturizers has been a journey. Finding a natural, plant-based facial cleanser (that’s effective) is only half the battle with my skin type, as I also have large pores, making it incredibly difficult for my skin to look clean, clear, and healthy. A natural exfoliant/toner mixture I’ve had success with is apple cider vinegar and baking soda. I mix just enough cider vinegar into the baking soda to make a paste, and use dime-sized portions to exfoliate my T-zone. My skin feels clean and refreshed, and my pores look noticeably smaller; this natural mixture does not irritate my skin like commercially available products laden with chemicals and fragrances (just be sure to rinse the mixture off right after using to exfoliate).
Another tool I’ve added to my skincare regimen is the Soniclear Sonic Skin Cleansing System by Michael Todd. I’ve spent many an hour, getting lost in the array of bold eyeshadow colors at Sephora, so I was familiar with skin cleansing brushes, but I had written off the brushes because of the cost and the assumption that a brush would be too harsh on my overly sensitive facial skin. Michael Todd sent me the Soniclear Sonic Skin Cleansing System to prove me wrong, and I’m happy to share my success.
Soniclear is incredibly easy to use, which makes it a wonderful fit for my no-fuss skincare regimen; in fact, the device has a built in timer that beeps every twenty seconds, indicating that it is time to move to another area. With three speeds to choose from, I had no problem tailoring the Soniclear to work with my sensitive facial skin (I was mindful not to put the brush on “full buffing” mode, lest I come out looking like I’d just had a laser peel!). Paired with my facial cleanser, the Soniclear left my face looking and feeling smooth and healthy; my pores were noticeably cleaner. The perfect partner for the soniclear would be a toner to close your pores after such a deep cleaning.
Probably the best part about the Soniclear skin cleanser is that the brush(es) offers Life antimicrobial product protection, no need to worry that the antimicrobial formula will wash or wear off. No musty, dirty brushes, requiring additional cleaning either! If you’re looking to take your skin care regimen to the next level, the Soniclear Sonic Skin Cleansing Device needs to be on your shopping list.