Day one I didn't really see any changes. My skin is a bit softer but thats it. I kinda felt like the brush head irritated my skin a bit but after 5 min my skin felt fine. I'm still getting new zits but not as many as I used too. By day three i noticed that my zits go away slightly faster and they are smaller and less inflamed. My skin feels healthier. I noticed a change in skin texture and color. I have less desire to pop my zits because they aren't irritated and swollen. I also feel like i don't have to wear as much makeup and it last longer. I used to feel like my skin was rough and dirty no matter how i washed it. when i wore makeup i felt like i had a thick layer of gunk over my face even if it was good Foundation. Now, My skin feels plump and soft. My acne isn't all the way gone but i have hope for the future. I read in a few reviews that after about a week most people decide to cut down use to once a day. I decided to start using my regular face wash (chetaphil) in the morning and using the Clarisonic at night. I was using 10% BP while I wait for my 2.5% but it is defiantly way to strong. I recently found a Retin-a alternative online that was developed for people who don't have medical care. Its called Help Me from Philosophy.
If you can't afford buying a Clarisonic here are some alternatives
Pertika sonic dermabrasion brush
Soft head disposable electric tooth brush
Sephora skin brush
Shiseido skin care cleansing brush
Spot treatment BP
DDF Matte moisturizer
Hope this helps!
SO a little bit about me....I am 21 and have had acne for as long as i can remember. I have moderate acne with lots and lots of red spots. I also have ridiculously oily skin. When I was around 17 i finally convinced my mom to take me to a dermatologist. It had gotten to the point where i refused to go outside and had such low self-esteem that I didn't understand how anyone could ever be around me. I was prescribed Retin-a, Minocycline and a BP cream. It was amazing how well it worked. Unfortunately this was short lived. About a year later my acne came back worse than ever. I was in the military and this severely limited the medications that were available to me. Acne wasn't really considered a big deal and it was something i just had to live with. I tried everything. Nothing worked. I recently got out of the military and i thought that because my stress level would drastically go down my skin would get better. No such luck. Now that am looking for a new job I felt that my acne would make it harder for me to get a bartenting job. I started to get depressed again and getting really frustrated because of my skin. I felt like i had tried everything possible and started thinking i would have acne forever... But then i found The Clarisonic. I want to do everything that i can to help people in the same position as me so i decided to start this blog.