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I’ve never quite understood what the whole fuss was/is with the Evian water spray.  I have bought it a few times and never knew really what to do with it besides giving  yourself a little cooling down spritz on hot a day.  It’s just water in a spritzer.. or is it?

Well honestly that’s what I thought until I was recommended to try it again and was told of it’s benefits.  We can all agree that it isn’t just any o’l water.. it’s Evian compressed in a can and when sprayed produces a really fine mist.  I actually love this product and am using it everyday and figured there are many of you out there just like me who never knew what to really do with it.

Here are some of the benefits:

* the obvious- the spray hydrates and cools your skin on hot days/temps. Pop it in the fridge for a lovely cooling effect on a hot day.  Spray on neck, hair, face.

* use after you have cleansed, toned, applied serums and moisteriser; then spray your face a few times to seal in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated (this is what I do)

*after applying makeup a couple of spritzes of Evian will help make your makeup look more natural and give it a dewy appearance.

*if you find after applying makeup, your makeup looks too thick or needs toning down, a couple of spritzes does the job

*”If your skin has a tendency to dry up during the latter part of the day (this can happen a lot if you’re in a cold office), you can spritz a bit of Evian to literally water your skin. The humectants in your moisturizer and/or makeup will seal in the moisture from the water.”

* the Evian spray is a great substitute for the MAC Fix + and sets make up.

* spritzing your face prior to applying moisturizers help improve the effectiveness of the cream and seal in moisture.  Spray your face and wait for it to dry before applying the creams.

* the canister is sealed and sterilized so no worry of spills or leaks.  Tap water often contains chlorine, fluoride and other harsh substances which can cause senstivity and dryness.  Evian water is soft and contains minerals that the skin will benefit from and be easily absorbed.

* if you use a lot of powder based makeup and find that you look a little powdery and chalky; spritz a bit of Evian and it will create a more natural look.

*Evian’s mist rehydrates skin suffering from overheated, dry office air and skin exposed to heaters. Evian Spray also revives your makeup throughout the day, and keeps you looking fresh by replenishing much needed moisture.

*It’s a great cleansing mist of that removes perspiration, harmful salt or chlorine, and instantly soothes and rehydrates sun-burned or wind chapped skin.

I first heard of the Clarisonic Cleansing System when Oprah gifted it out to everyone at her show and then I forgot about it.  The next time it struck a cord was when I read that Gwenyth Paltrow swears by it and uses a serum by Clarisonic as well.  I got intrigued and started to read up on it and what I read makes perfect sense.  We all know how important it is to remove makeup and cleanse well in order to have healthy breathable acne free skin.  Washing your face with soap and water the regular way (your hands/in the shower) doesn’t quite get the job done.  Your skin is still left with grime and make up and you haven’t even scratched the surface of “proper cleansing”.  “Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone.” WOW! Now to me that made a lot of sense, if it can clean your skin THAT well then whatever products/serums I use my skin will reap the benefit of these products because it can get deep into the skin (dirty skin-causes blockage;therefore all your expensive creams are useless).  

I have been using the Clarisonic Mia for almost 7 months now and I can honestly say I LOVE it! The nights that I don’t have it with me or haven’t charged it my skin truly feels the difference and the best part is you can use it in the shower!!  My skin has been through it all; acne, t-zone, sensitive, dry patches etc and this has been one thing that has helped.  Having said that it is quite expensive.  There are cheaper versions by other brands. Sigma has a cleansing system which I was considering trying out before diving into the Clarisonic but I must say I am glad I did get my Mia.  I have attached videos below comparing the two (clarisonic & sigma) amongst other videos (a clever one by a guy) and below is a picture I got from the Clarisonic page showing the before and after images.

FYI-I bought my Mia Clarisonic from Amazon and because it was from the US I also had to purchase an adaptor converter.  I am not endorsed whatsoever by this product.  I just wanted to share something that Ive found to benefit from.

forehead before cleansing 

forehead after cleansing

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    Sonic Cleansing Benefits:

    • Removes 6X more makeup than manual cleansing
    • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
    • Removes impurities that keep creams and serums from working their best
    • Gentle enough to use twice a day
    • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
    • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

       

Here is a simple suggestion from a Guy! Yes .. Guys do tutorials too.. and his is pretty simple and makes a lot of sense

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