My skin is sensitive, combination, and generally just aggravated with me. I love to try different foundations all the time, spend time outside, rub my face when I am thinking really hard, and my diet is, well, very poor! Because of this abuse to my face, I do try to care for it by using gentle soap-free cleansers, this one is my favorite. I also have carefully selected a skincare regimen to keep my skin moisturized while also attacking some of the signs of aging that I brought on with years of tanning and smoking, both of which I no longer do! I love my AHA cream every few days, my Line Eraser, and my Ultimate. I also love to exfoliate using my gentle Refining Daily Scrub 2-3 times per week. It’s perfect for all skin types and the little beads are rounded so they don’t irritate the sensitive skin on the face. But I was saddened this morning to find I had run out of the RDS even though I thought I surely could squeeze a few more uses out! You only need a pea size for your face, so I assumed I could push some down but apparently I had used it all. I had that tube over a month, but still, sadness….
While I have come to love my RDS because of the gentleness, I was pleased to find I had a tube of the Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub in the shower! I had totally forgotten about this little gem when I started using the Anew Clean items. But the invigorating scrub is just that…INVIGORATING! It definitely feels more scrubby or almost sand-like than the clean line, but it also leaves this cool sensation on your skin when you rinse it off! So I put a pea size of this in my hand and gently rubbed it on my clean face. Amazing! Super soft feel and that burst of cool after the scrubbies is the perfect combination to refresh you, especially in the morning!
Now, exfoliating is serious business and you can actually harm your face by doing it too often. Also, you want to rub longer, not harder, if you feel you are in need of a good sloughing. Rubbing too hard will only irritate your skin and leave it blotchy and tender. While exfoliation is good to get dead skin off and leave your skin smooth, you need to follow it with a great moisturizer as it can be drying. Drying leads to lines. Lines make you sad!
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I like the Anew Combination face cleanser and use the Anew refining scrub just once weekly. Aging face skin poses several issues like dry chin, cheeks brow, but oily forehead, nose – that notorious T zone. Thinking I might invest in the Clearskin pore penetrating scrub as a choice once s month!
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Definitely have to be careful with drying but it is a great compliment when used occasionally and with a great moisturizer!