For this month’s article, I was asked to write about Valentine’s Day-inspired beauty products—things you could use that the man (or woman) in your life would love, things you could use together. One product immediately sprung to mind, and it’s something that’s perfect for men as well as women: Clarisonic.
I’m the first to admit that I arrived late to this party. Beauty bloggers have been lauding the merits of the Clarisonic across the Internet for some time now. In the past, I avoided it because of the hefty price tag. I thought there was no way it could make that much of a difference. I was wrong.
The big thing about the Clarisonic is that it’s supposed to make all your skincare products work better. I’ve been using it daily for a little over a month, and my skin feels better than it has ever felt. It’s clear. It’s smooth. It’s soft. It’s made itchy, winter skin a thing of the past. Talk about romance, everyday I feel like I fall in love with myself all over again.
No matter what your romantic status, the love that’s most important on Valentine’s Day is the love you give yourself. If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be depressing. We all know that. The cure for this particular malaise is more elusive. In my experience, if you can make yourself feel better physically, you will feel better emotionally. Try pouting after spending twenty minutes exfoliating every inch of your body. I dare you. It’s impossible.
If you’re in a relationship, Clarisonic makes getting close to the one you love that much more enjoyable. Use it on yourself and your partner will be beside himself at the results. Get your partner to use it and you’ll discover a whole new level of love. Even better, the Clarisonic is waterproof, so you can take it in the shower if you want to save time or if you’re in the mood for a Valentine’s Day tryst.
Lucky for you, the people at Clarisonic know how much your relationship needs the gentle touch of their sonic cleansing and they’ve launched Skin Care Pairs, where you can buy two Clarisonic products at a discount. You can get them in different colors (ex: black for him, pink for her) and best of all, you can get them personalized with sayings like, “His,” “Hers” and “One for you,” “One for me.” You can mix and match the models, so there are plenty of options.
If you’re going to get the pair, I recommend getting at least one Pro. It’s more expensive, but there’s a huge difference between the Pro and the other two models. The Pro has three speeds and most importantly, it’s the only model with a brush head for use all over the body. Trust me: after using it on your face, you’re going to want it everywhere… and I mean everywhere.
For men, Clarisonic gives a gentle exfoliation that will help you get a barber shop-close shave in the convenience of your own bathroom. It will help fight razor burn, and it will put an end to the complaints your lady gives you about your stubble scratching her face.
A final note for the single ladies: The Clarisonic vibrates. Do with that what you will.
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