Do Real Men Exfoliate?
Hint: The answer is yes, the smart ones do!
While exfoliation may not be on the top of the locker room banter list, your man card won’t be revoked if you bring it up. In fact, if you ask most women, it’s highly likely that they prefer a man who takes care of his skin; and exfoliation is a key step in your skincare regimen. In fact, it’s smack in the middle of the three practices that you should implement into your skincare routine.
What are the other steps? The first is to use a good facial cleanser on a daily basis to do just that—keep your skin clean. The second step is exfoliation, which we’ll talk about throughout this article; and the third step is to use a quality moisturizer that matches your skin’s needs.
But let’s get back to exfoliation and why it’s important.
What does exfoliation do and why do men need it?
Simply put, exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin cells and clears up clogged pores for fresher, smoother skin. Dead skin cells that get trapped and clogged pores that are not tended to increase chances of acne, ingrown hairs, dull skin, and wrinkles. An exfoliating face wash frees the particles that are built up in these potentially hazardous cells. What man wouldn’t want that?
How often should a man exfoliate?
It’s important to keep in mind that, while exfoliation helps rid your skin of dead cells and impurities, it is a more intense cleaning than day-to-day washing. Therefore, it is recommended that you exfoliate only every two to three days, while using a quality cleanser and moisturizer on a daily basis.
Rub-a-dub-dub, the benefits of a good scrub:
- Reduced signs of aging: as your dead skins cells are removed by gentle exfoliation, a healthy vibrancy is returned to your skin. Rough spots are reduced and dark spots can be lightened.
- Deep pore cleansing: by stripping away the outer layer of dead skin, exfoliating can cleanse dirt from your pores and unclog them, thus improving the appearance of your skin.
- Fewer breakouts: clean, unclogged pores mean less of a chance for whiteheads and blackheads to develop; resulting in clearer, more attractive skin.
- Improved results from other products: as mentioned, your skincare regimen should include both a facial cleanser and moisturizer matched to your skin type. Thanks to the refreshing and renewing attributes of exfoliation, these products can perform even more effectively.
It’s all about using the right tool
And have we got the tool for you! The Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Cleaning system allows you to clear away dirt, sweat, and oil from your skin six times better than using your hands alone as you prep your face and neck for a closer, smoother shave. Take a moment to consider the benefits of exfoliation and add it to your manly skincare regimen today.
So maybe it is time to bring up the topic of exfoliation in the locker room. Trust me, the women in your life—and the lives of your buddies—will thank you!
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