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I know cleansers aren’t sexy to talk about, but they are mandatory to use! Whether you go for the top shelf super duper expensive cleansers, a regular bar of soap or something in between (like most of us), we all seek out the best option for our own skin type.
I have oily skin and have always struggled finding the right cleanser. Many of them strip away the oils, causing breakouts and patches of dried skin. It’s beyond frustrating to find the perfect balance between leaving my face feeling clean and not causing additional skin issues.
As a result, I’ve tried dozens over the years. Some I outgrew as my aging skin changed and others I moved away from as formulations changed or I found something that worked better. I have been using Avon’s Anew Clean Purifying Gel Cleanser ever since it was released 2-3 years ago and haven’t looked elsewhere. For my skin right now, it ticks all my boxes:
- It smells clean. (This is very important, by the way – I can’t use highly fragranced or overly antiseptic smelling cleansers.)
- It leaves my face feeling clean, but not overly clean.
- It doesn’t dry out my face.
- It doesn’t cause breakouts.
I have two tubes open at all times: one near my master bathroom sink and one in the shower, so I actually wash my face twice per day, like a normal person! I’ve found the cleanser to also work well on my neck, decolletage and top of the back of my neck – where I tend to sweat and get breakouts.
I don’t hold any hopes that this will be my forever cleanser as my skin is continually changing as I age, but I’m beyond satisfied with it as my right now cleanser!
What’s one of your favorite products this week? Have you noticed your skin changing as you age? Do you have oily skin? What cleansers have worked well for you? Comment below and let us in on your skin care secrets!
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