Ah, one of our most commonly-asked questions, "Do men need to exfoliate too?". The short answer is yes- everyone, regardless of gender, experiences skin problems such as dry skin, breakouts, dark spots, dullness, acne scars, etc. So just like women, men should also take care of their skin (exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturising) to avoid having skin problems. The long answer? Keep reading to understand why every man should be exfoliating!
Why men need to take care of their skin too
Did you know that men tend to sweat more than women? This is because the testosterone hormone enhances men's sweat response. Excessive sweat, together with oil, dirt, and dead skin build-up may lead to face and body acne. So if you always workout, you may need to pay attention to these things to prevent breakouts.
Men may also experience shaving issues such as razor bumps and dryness. Razor bumps happen when dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of the skin and clog up the hair follicles. The hair curls back and grows into the skin. This results in redness of the skin and bumps. Razor bumps typically happen if the person does not exfoliate the skin before shaving to loosen the pores and hair follicles.
After shaving, the skin tends to get dry because the oil in the outer layer is stripped off. It is important to keep the skin hydrated to avoid dry, flaky skin.
Men produce more sebum or oil than women, so they are more prone to having oily skin. Too much oil in the skin is bad as it will clog the pores, which also aggravates existing acne.
Taking care of your skin is simple!
There are many simple ways that men can do at home to keep their skin healthy. First, build a simple yet effective skin care routine that is easy to maintain. The basics are cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising.
It is important to wash the face and body at twice a day-once in the morning and once before bed time. This prevents the day's dirt and oil from clogging the pores.
However, washing is not enough to completely clear the pores. Men also need to exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliation removes dead skin build-up, dirt, and oil--leaving the skin clear, smooth, and soft!
So, how do you exfoliate?
Exfoliating tools like the CheekyGlo Body Glove and Face Mitt are perfect for getting a deep body exfoliation and gentle exfoliation for the face. All you need to do is have a warm bath or shower for at least five minutes to soften the skin. Then, you can start exfoliating by making long upward and downward strokes with your palm.
Use your CheekyGlo products once a week in the shower, to loosen all the dead skin and dirt accumulated throughout the week. It's easy, painless, and so satisfying to use!
Once you're done exfoliating, remember to apply a hydrating body oil to keep the skin smooth and soft! This keeps the skin looking hydrated and healthy!
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