Adding another step to your grooming routine is the last thing you want to do, but hear us out. You need to exfoliate with a scrub in order to reap the benefits of the other products you’re already using. It makes sense when you think about: shedding the surface layer of dead skin cells will give shaving creams, beard oils and moisturizers a chance to really sink into your clear pores. Scrubbing can prevent acne-causing oil build-up and free ingrown hairs that lead to annoying razor bumps. It also prepares your face for a super close shave. You only need to polish your mug once or twice a week to unearth healthy skin. Here are The Manual’s five best face scrubs for men.
Billy Jealousy Sucker Punch Face Scrub
Knock out your blemishes, blackheads and ingrown hairs with the latest scrub from Billy Jealousy. Dead skin cells are no match for this powerful combination of Tahitian Volcanic Black Sand, crushed walnut shells, vitamins and essential oils. Conditioning Neem extract, White and Green Tea extracts will protect your face from environmental damage while nourishing your skin.
Urth Scrub Tea & Rice Deep Cleansing Treatment
This exfoliator is all good. Micro-fine rice granules lift impurities and blackheads while herbal extracts like Green Tea and Ginseng improve skin tone and texture. The rest of the formulation contains the most nourishing ingredients for your skin. If you need it, it’s in there. Peppermint Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Ginseng, Chamomile Extract, Vitamins C and E, check!
Clinique For Men Face Scrub
A good scrub can be the MVP of your pre-shave game. Clinique For Men’s Scrub is made from fine, non-abrasive grains that will lift up your beard hairs and expose the hair follicle allowing your razor blade to get in super close. You’re skin will feel as smooth as a baby’s, well you know.
Penhaligon’s No. 33 Beard & Face Scrub
A flaky beard is not a good look. Try exfoliating in the shower so you can really work the product into the skin that’s underneath your facial hair. This scrub will slough away dead skin cells using natural exfoliators like apricot kernels. And it works just as well if you’re the clean-shaven type. Slather it on in an upward, circular motion to deep clean pores and prevent in-grown hairs.
DTRT First Thing First
A scrub shouldn’t rip up your face. If you’re skin is sensitive or inflamed with shaving bumps skip the abrasive facial exfoliation. Instead, try this gentle, creamy scrub made from natural apricot seed kernel powder. It gently lifts the dead skin cells while Ghassoul clay absorbs skin impurities and excess oil. You’ll notice the improvement.