You guys might not know this about me as it's really the 'done thing' to post about your flaws on the Internet (sad, but true), but I have pretty bad skin. I'm not talking about the occasional spot; I have blemish prone, oily skin, and have had for years. I'm very lucky to not be at the extreme end of the scale with acne, but it still grinds at me every day, and something I'm pretty self-concious about. I'm lucky to have a Mother who is diligent in looking after your skin, and have had a proper routine since I was about 13, she has definitely taught me a lot about skincare. You only get one face, so look after it!
Unfortunately I'm not here to preach about a new cure to spots, as much as I wish that I'd found one already, but I hope to help others deal with problem skin, as I know the toll it can take on your confidence. I was very lucky to get sent a Magnitone to try out back in December (yes, this post is way overdue!) and was excited to try it, especially as they promise improved skin in 7 days, at this point I'm willing to try anything to help out my skin!
The first time I used the Magnitone it felt a little weird, in that you actually brush your face! It has a timer for one minute, and you cleanse different zones of your face, according to when it beeps. It also has a sensitive mode, for a gentler cleanse. I noticed my skin felt softer after just one use, and I have used it twice a day ever since. You can use any cleanser you want, but I use the NSPA Deep Cleansing Face Wash, as my Clinique Cleansing Foam ran out and I didn't feel like splurging on a new one! I really get on with products from the NSPA range, they have a huge variety of products, and it's super affordable from ASDA!
Magnitone do warn about a skin 'purge' when you first use the Magnitone, and I did experience it, but it's nothing to worry about, as it does clear up. The brush is designed with electromagnetic technology with 10,000 pulsed oscillations per minute, which brings any impurities to the surface, hence the purge. As I'm used to blemishes, it wasn't too much a problem for me, and it does still happen, but I know it's better to bring out any dirt straight away, rather than let it build up to eventually become a big angry spot. The brush also exfoliates, so I have cut out any harsh products, as apparently they can cause micro-lacerations and an in-balance in your skin, which can cause it to become more oily. When I feel I need an exfoliation boost I use the NSPA Skin Renewal Gel, which uses fruit acids to dissolve dry skin, so less harsh than grains. It also removes any make-up you might have missed (and it's a lot more than you'd think!)
I really am so happy with my Magnitone, I still use it every day and honestly don't feel properly cleansed when I skip it. It's perfect to travel with, and you can buy different heads, according to your skin type. Aside from the unavoidable hormonal spots, I have really noticed a reduction in blemishes since using the Magnitone, and I definitely recommend it, especially as it's a lot more affordable than many cleansing brushes on the market!
If you have any questions on my skincare routine or my Magnitone experience feel free to tweet me or leave a comment below, and do let me know if this has been helpful to you, and if you'd like me to cover any other products/topics! Also while you're here, why not check out the video of my day with Magnitone, where I got to do the TMI tag with Pixie Lott!