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Facial Cleansing The Right Way

Updated on August 11, 2016

Cleanser Choices Matter

I used Noxema when I was younger, and was given a makeover as a gift when I was a young teen which included a skin analysis. Since being told that I had a dry T-zone, I have tried every cleanser going and have doubted everyone saying that I was even close to a dry skin type. My skin can get to the point of no return shine during the summer, and worth blotting year round, so I knew the crazy little machines weren't reading my skin right. I expressed my concerns but they were shut down because heck, I'm not a dermatologist and this magic machine knows best.

Pfffft! Magic my patoot!

I have tried every decent priced cleanser that I can grab at the drug store and haven't had success with them. The cleansers for oily skin made me feel like my face was about to crack open. Dry skin? OIL OVERLOAD!!! Finally I decided that my skin was just combination, not oily combo or dry combo, but simply combination. I began to use only water to cleanse my face and found that it was doing a better job than the ridiculous amount of cleansers I have tried.

I started selling Avon and received the Anew Clean Purifying Gel Cleanser (Oily/Combination) as a preview product to try well before I could start selling it. I was skeptical about it actually working but tried it out so that I could give some feedback to customers.

WOW. I found a cleanser that works!

I used it for a few days and didn't say much about it even though I could feel my face glowing and being awesome. So without mentioning my new skin care product I attended a family event and received so many compliments on how my skin was glowing, looked refreshed etc. etc. I ate up every compliment and spewed the news about Anew Clean.

After seeing how others reacted to my skin I knew, after 35 years, that I found my new cleanser. It has been amazing to see the difference!

Skin Types

Anew Clean cleansers address three skin types:
Normal/Combination; Dry/Combination; and Oily/Combination

Now let's take a moment to make sure you are using a suitable cleanser for your skin type.

  • If you have large pores primarily in the T-zone areas (forehead, nose, and chin), and oil appears only in those areas throughout the day, you would be considered to have a normal/combination skin.
  • If your skin feels tight and looks rough with barely visible pores, you would be considered to have normal/dry skin.
  • If you have large pores all over your face and you tend to be oily everywhere on your face, you would be considered to have oily/combination skin.

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Normal/Combination


The Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam is perfect for Normal/Combination skin.

A key benefit is that this cleanser balances skin by eliminating oils without stripping moisture.


AM/PM - To use, simply later over wet face, massage, and rinse

Normal/Dry

Dry skin deserves comfort and care, which makes the Comforting Cream Cleanser & Mask perfect for this skin type.

A key benefit is that it makes dry skin feel nourished and overall texture appears smoother.


AM/PM - To use simply massage over wet face. Tissue off or rinse with water.

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Oily/Combination

The Purifying Gel Cleanser gently cleanses away excess oil and helps to keep it at bay!

A key benefit is that it eliminates all excess oil from your skin without drying and/or damaging your skin.


AM/PM - To use massage over wet face and tissue or rinse off

Additional Anew Clean Products

Benefit
Product
Skin Type
Exfoliation
Refining Daily Scrub
All Skin Types
Makeup Removal
Facial Cleansing Wipes
All Skin Types
Hydration
Micellar Cleansing Water
All Skin Types
Conditioning
Revitalizing Toner
All Skin Types

Micellar Water

Many have heard of this magical no rinse way to cleanse, and if you haven't, please feel free to keep reading here and continue your research after! You won't regret it.

Micellar water has been around for over 100 years and to most that have tried it, it is an absolute must have.

First, let's see what Micellar Water actually is.

Micellar Water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, which enables them to draw out the impurities without drying the skin. It can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover*, and moisturizer all in one!

Since this cleanser doesn't require rinsing, it makes it the perfect pack for camping, travel, or when in places that may not have easily accessible running water.

*Micellar water won't remove heavy foundations or stubborn eye makeup such as waterproof mascara.

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      C Vincent 15 months ago from Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Thanks Mary Anne Behling!

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      Mary Ann Behling 16 months ago from California

      Great stuff!