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The Top Five Exfoliators for Men

By Edward Obeng -
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What do you see when you look at your collection of skincare products? If you can spot lotions, creams and oils, that means you’re an avid user of moisturisers. So your skincare game is pretty decent. However, this also suggests that there is room for an exfoliator – those handy scrubs and cleansers that remove dead cells and grime from your face.

We know what you’re thinking. You already wash your face with water every morning (after pulling that ‘I don’t want to go to work’ face), but it’s not the same. Even washing your face with soap will only cleanse the surface of your skin. When you exfoliate, however, you eradicate the deep-rooted gunk that is trapped in your pores.

What should we be looking for?

Since the aim is to unveil a healthy glow, you need to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and examine the ingredients used in the exfoliators. Look out for ingredients like oats, walnut shell, vitamins and plant-based extracts. They will ensure you get the most out of your facial cleanse.

Like all other skincare products, you need to consider your skin type if you don’t want any surprises. Exfoliators that are dermatologist approved are kind on sensitive skin, and those with mild formulas work well on dry skin. Then there’s the types with glycolic acid, which work like a charm on oily skin because it targets acne and blackheads.

If you have normal skin, you’re laughing. You have the benefit of choosing treatments that fit into any of the above.

So, without further ado, get ready to put your best face forward with these top five exfoliators…

Clinique for Men Face Scrub

Clinique for Men Face Scrub

Just before you give yourself a shave for that all-important meeting, prep your skin with this amazing face scrub. Not only does it remove excess oil and unblock pores, but it's packed full of non-abrasive grains – just what you need to soften the skin and lift facial hair for a precise shave. This is definitely a keeper in our books.

ELEMIS Men Energising Skin Scrub

ELEMIS Men Energising Skin Scrub

Tired of waking up to lacklustre skin? Then recharge your complexion with this impactful scrub. Designed to put the sparkle back into your skin, you only need a few applications of this wonder-worker before you get the complexion you deserve. Enriched with vitamin E, it banishes those uninvited blemishes that have made your face their home.

Anthony Facial Scrub

Anthony Facial Scrub

The contents inside this orange bottle are gold! Infused with the anti-inflammatory benefits of aloe vera, this scrub soothes the skin, preventing acne-prone skin from breakouts. What’s more, the inclusion of chamomile neutralises free radicals to ward off irritation. And like all good exfoliators, this paraben-free facial scrub will leave your complexion as radiant as the bottle. If there’s a name any guy can trust, it’s Anthony!

Thalgo Gentle Exfoliator

Thalgo Gentle Exfoliator

This product and luminous skin go together like peanut butter and jelly. Boasting mechanical and chemical exfoliation, this treatment smooths the skin’s texture whilst removing dead skin cells from the outer layer. Bursting with a number of active ingredients, the product hydrates and strengthens the skin, offering maximum comfort.

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub

Powered by vitamin C and liquorice extract, this bad boy minimises the signs of ageing, so you can keep everyone guessing until those grey hairs arrive. Thanks to its lightweight formula, you won't feel any residue on your face; but rest assured, this trusty face scrub will still be working hard to leave you with a smooth, flawless mug.

Now you know how important it is to exfoliate, strengthen your skincare game with one of these reliable products.

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