The Power of Exfoliation
We hear this word time and time again. Whether at your girl’s house, stepping into Kiehl’s, or browsing the net. But facial scrub aka exfoliating isn’t just a buzz word to sell products. It actually works and is one of the most critical processes for a better skincare routine.
According to Shear & Shine, “exfoliating sheds hundreds of dead cells on a daily basis, this can clog up pores and lead to bumps/pimples. By exfoliating regularly you clear your skin of any debris, including product build up and allow the new layer of fresh skin to be exposed. If you shave often then you definitely need to exfoliate as this will help to reduce the risk of ingrown hair/razor bumps.”
As a barber, I got onto facial scrubs a couple years back and have been implementing that into my schedule. Think of exfoliating as setting up that Jordan / Curry jump shot. Your foot placement determines your level of elevation thus aiming for nothing but net. So whether you deal with super oily or flaky skin (like me), discoloration, wrinkles, or those horrid razor bumps, make sure to slip a facial scrub into shopping cart. As tempting it may be to simply slab a moisturizer on, the exfoliating scrub is the prerequisite that may be just what you need.
By scrubbing off dead skin, you not only unclog pores and brighten the complexion, you are also exposing hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave and eliminating ingrown hairs.” – Alex Grogan, Co-founder of ManCave
Power moves of exfoliators:
- Removes dirt / grime
- Ingrown hair / razor bump reducer (apply beforehand)
- Dry-flakey skin solution
- Regenerates skin coloration
Best times to use:
- After a workout
- Before you start your workday
- In the shower
- Early morning / before date night
Below I’ve listed some personal recommendations that cut right into what you’re looking for. A handful of available of this options are made available at Birchbox Man.
Groom Guy Tip: I usually use my facial scrub while I’m showering. The steam from the shower opens up my pores and perfect launchpad to using the scrub effectively.