My husband is one of the lucky ones. He has clear skin and doesn’t have to put much, if any, effort into keeping it that way. I’d gladly trade complexions with him any day of the week (although he does need to step up his sunscreen game.) All that being said, he does need to start taking care of his skin a little more. We’re not getting any younger, you know?
One of the big reasons I wash my face at night (and why I think everyone should, dudes included) is simply because your face is funky by bedtime. You may not see it, but there’s a layer of your day sitting on your skin. Everything from sweat to things floating around in your environment to germs from your children’s sticky hands. To put that on your pillow night after night? Ick. (side note: I’d shower a second time every night before bed if it didn’t completely dry my skin out and/or use a ton of water because I love washing “the day off” of my skin at night.)
Clarisonic sent me their Alpha Fit device and asked me to have my husband try it out for two weeks. We’ve had a lot of things going on around here lately (tons of unexpected travel and living out of suitcases and on air mattresses to start), so he took a while to get into a routine with the device. Eventually, he started looking forward to washing his face at night. He even remembers to put the device in the shower (it’s completely waterproof) after he uses it at night so it’s ready to go the next morning. If it needs a charge, he simply sets it in the charger on the vanity. He went a week without putting it on the charger and it was still powered up and ready to go!
The Alpha Fit is compact, but delivers a powerful cleaning experience. It has two settings: one for bearded dudes like mine and one for those who are fresh-faced. It really has made a difference in the softness of my husband’s beard. He may not notice it, but I sure do. And isn’t that what really matters anyway? Yes, yes it does. Oh, and he said it definitely made shaping/trimming his hair easier. He’s not taking the beard off any time soon, but if he did, he thinks he’d get a much closer shave now, thanks to the Alpha Fit.
Just like my Clarisonic Smart Profile, the Alpha Fit vibrates to let you know when to move to the next area of your face. My husband said he didn’t realize how many parts of his face he would normally rush over. The Alpha Fit makes you take your time (even if it is only 80 seconds) and get the areas you’d otherwise neglect. He thought it would be something he wouldn’t have time for, but now he makes sure to wash his face each morning and night.
Ladies, the Clarisonic Alpha Fit would make the perfect Christmas gift for the man in your life. Mother of a tween or teen? This is the perfect device to give to your boys to help them learn good hygiene practices and help keep their skin clear. You can save 20% on Clarisonic device by clicking this link using my code FIDDLE20. The code is only good for the first 100 uses, so hurry before it runs out! (code expires November 15th or after 100 redemptions, whichever comes first)
Check out this quick video to see the Alpha Fit in action:
And keep an eye out for my upcoming Periscope all about how I use my Clarisonic Smart Profile. I’ll tweet out the details as soon as I set the date. Yes, we’re going to party at my bathroom sink!