My Everyday Fall Skincare Routine

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. While I did receive a product for free, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Five Foot and Fabulous!

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my skin over the last several years. Besides a mole (which I prefer to call a beauty mark, thank you very much) on my chin, I had a relatively clear face growing up. When everyone else was starting to get acne, there wasn’t really much to be found on my face. I totally took advantage of that until late middle school, which is when the blemishes started showing up. I was mortified – this wasn’t supposed to happen to ME! I had clear skin! Other people get acne! Well, 14-year-old Anna, you’re not that special. Every teenager gets it.

I had no idea what product to use to make the acne vacate my face. I tried wishing it away, using various brands of face wash, and even Proactive for a time. Despite my best efforts, I just couldn’t make it go away. Fast forward to 21-year-old Anna, and I still have acne-related redness on my cheeks with the occasional zit showing up on my forehead or chin. It doesn’t bother me quite as much anymore, especially since my makeup skills have greatly improved since 9th grade. What I care more about now is the health of my skin rather than just the appearance.

Since the weather is getting a bit chillier out, I knew it was time to change my skincare routine to keep my face fresh and glowy!

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

Step 1: I start out my routine by simply washing my face with warm water. This helps to wake it up and prepare it for the rest of my routine! This also lets me assure that I’m not putting any unnecessary harsh ingredients on my face.

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

Step 2: After washing my face, I use my handy dandy Clarisonic Mia 1. This device sonic cleanses my face and leaves it feeling fresh! If you’ve never used it before, it can be a bit intimidating, but I promise it’s super easy to use!

First things first, you dampen your face (check!), wet the bristles on the brush head, and apply the gel cleanser!

Fun fact: The Mia 1 comes with a Radiance brush head, but for $27 each you can also get the Acne brush head for oily skin or the Deep Pore brush head for cleaning out your pores. I get the best cleanse with the Deep Pore brush head!

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

After applying the gel cleanser comes the fun part! Turn on your Mia 1 and let it run over your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. You don’t need to press super hard, it does the work for you! Also, the Mia 1 will stop automatically after a minute, so no need to worry about how long you should let it go.

I’ll spare you the picture of me with the cleanser covering my whole face and instead will give you this nice, casual, smiling into the mirror pose!

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

The Mia 1 retails at $129, but you can get 15% off all these devices by using the code “HERCAMPUS.” If that still doesn’t work for you, Clarisonic will accept monthly payments on approved credit cards!

After the minute of sonic cleansing, all you need to do is rinse out the device, put the cap on, and leave it to dry! Also, you’re going to want to wash the suds off your face. No one likes to have a soapy face for the whole day.


Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

Step 3: After using my Clarisonic, I use Neutrogena’s brightening daily moisturizer with SPF 25 sunscreen to make sure that my skin stays hydrated and protected from the sun throughout the day! The moisturizer also helps to even out my skin tone, so it’s a great base for the rest of my makeup.

REAL TALK: I’ve been using the device for a few weeks now, and to be completely transparent, I haven’t seen total results from my Clarisonic device yet. I have had a few pimples disappear which is nice, but my redness has actually gone up. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the Clarisonic, another product I might be using, or any other factor, but I think it’s worth noting. Here’s a little before and after for your reference:

Everyday Fall Skincare Routine | #GiftFromClarisonic | Clarisonic x HerCampus Media | Five Foot and Fabulous

Don’t get discouraged by my (lack of?) results, though! After 4 weeks of using the gel, 98% of women said they saw a reduced amount of imperfections on their skin. Science!

So I guess the biggest question is if I’m going to continue to use this device, and the answer is yes! I really want to see a positive outcome from this device, so I’ll keep on keeping on! If you end up using a Clarisonic and you love love love it, be aware that they suggest you change the brush head every 3 months so you can get the best clean!

What’s your fall skincare routine? Let me know in the comments!

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40 Replies to “My Everyday Fall Skincare Routine”

  1. I have the Clarisonic Mia 2, and I got it in May last year. I used to use it twice a day (morning and night) everyday, but I ran out of brush replacements a couple of months ago, so I’ve somehow stopped using it. It was also around that time when I discovered konjac sponges, and I’ve been using those for three months now. I find that those are less harsh than using the Mia 2 on a regular basis, but that’s just me!

    1. That’s great to know! Thanks for reading, Jae!

  2. Wow! It looks like your got some great results! I’ve used brushes like that before and found that they worked pretty well.

  3. Your skin looks great!! I’ve heard such good things about the clarisonic! I was lucky- I never had very bad facial acne, but I had horrible back acne in high school/college, which I think is harder to treat!! It’s finally cleared up this year but it was bad for so long!

    xoxo A

    1. So glad to hear it cleared up! Thanks for reading!

  4. I’ve seen these cleanser brushes pretty much everywhere lately and I really want one for myself.

    1. Then you should get one!

  5. I love my Clarisonic – it definitely helps get that extra clean feel. I notice such a difference with it!

    1. That’s great!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been wanting a Clarisonic brush for the LONGEST time! I’ll definitely need to get one ASAP, hopefully for this upcoming holiday!

    xo, Chloe //

    1. Hope you like it!

  7. I appreciate your honesty! I have thought about a Clarisonic but haven’t made the leap…I hope you’ll do an update post about progress a few months after 🙂

    1. Thanks Tilley! I might have to do that!

  8. I used to use a brush similar to Clarisonic (not clarisonic though) and never really saw results too! Keep us posted on if things change!

    1. Gah, that’s so irritating! I definitely will!

  9. Your skin looks great! I love my clarisonic! Highly recommend to everyone.

  10. I’ve heard such great things about Clarisonic but I’ve never tried it!

    1. It didn’t work the best for me, but other people really love it!

  11. First of all- you are beautiful! Secondly, I enjoyed reading this. adult acne is so annoying! Like, I figured we already paid our dues in the teen years. And yet, it keeps haunting us. My mom gave me her clarisonic a few years ago that I still use to this day. This is a quality product that lasts! Thank you for sharing!


    1. Awww, well thank you Mary! It’s great that the Clarisonic lasts that long!

  12. I don’t necessarily see a huge result from using my Clarisonic but my skin feels better. I appreciate your honesty and imagine results take time (:

    1. I try to be as honest as possible! And yeah, I suppose so!

  13. I have a clarasonic and have to be careful at how much I use it with my sensitive skin. However, I love how my skin feels after using it! 🙂

    PS – Go Viks!

    xoxo, Paige

    1. Skol Vikings!! And yeah I feel the same way!

  14. I hate adult acne!!! I love my clarisonic.

    1. Gah it totally is!

  15. I wish the Clarisonic worked for me but I was one of those few people it didn’t 🙁
    You have naturally beautiful skin!!!

    1. Well thanks girl! And yeah – what’s the deal about it not working for us? a bit rude, i think!

  16. I have always wanted to use a clarisonic! I’ve heard such great things about them!

    1. A lot of people have great results!

  17. That Clarisonic Mia 2 looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. It was okay at best to be honest. And I had the Mia 1

  18. I have a love hate relationship with my Clarisonic, sometimes I think it works really well for me but sometimes it doesn’t!

    1. I feel the same way!!

  19. Love skincare posts! I’ve actually wanted to try the Clarisonic – I’ve heard really great things about it!

    1. I’m honestly not too impressed!

    1. It’s honestly not my fave!

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