Here’s Why Men Should Exfoliate Their Skin
No matter your age, skin type, or gender, one key element that should be present in your skincare routine is an exfoliator. However, men often tend to neglect this step. If you nodded in a yes, it’s time you learn why exfoliation is important. Exfoliation helps remove the top layer of dead skin that allows the rest of your skincare products to penetrate properly and provide maximum benefits with ease, making your skin feel younger, brighter, and healthier. To help you understand better, we’ve put together a guide to skin exfoliation for men and trust us, you would want to spend those few extra minutes in the morning when you learn about the umpteen benefits of exfoliation for men. Read ahead.
What is skin exfoliation?
Renewal, rebirth and shedding or old skin are a part of the life cycle. The body keeps making new skin cells constantly and skin exfoliation is the process of getting rid of the dead ones to make way for the new ones. When dead skin is cleared away, the skin’s renewal process speeds up and it looks fresh, clear, bright, and healthy. Skipping on exfoliation can make your skin look dull, dry, clogged, cracked, and weathered as if you’re wearing a film of dead cells on the skin.
Benefits of exfoliation for men
- Minimises breakouts and blemishes
Exfoliation can help to unclog pores and minimise the formation of acne-causing bacteria, whiteheads and blackheads.
- Improves skin hydration
Suffering from dryness and dehydration? This is because the layers of dead skin cells are making it harder for your skin to maintain its natural moisture barrier and absorb the moisturisers you apply. Exfoliation can help to maintain and improve skin hydration by allowing your skincare products to penetrate better.
- Prevents ageing skin
Skin exfoliation benefits also include breaking down the pigmented skin cells that can lead to hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and other signs of ageing such as reduced elasticity and rough patches. This in turn helps to retain youthful skin and a healthy glow as you age.
- Stimulates blood flow
Exfoliating the skin increases blood circulation too. Yes, you read that right! Increased blood circulation helps to flush out toxins and makes your skin look fresh, improves skin elasticity, and enhances its radiance.
- Reduces in growth
One of the key benefits of exfoliation include releasing trapped ingrown hair. And with regular exfoliation, you will be able to shave better with your skin being less likely of developing ingrown hair.
How to exfoliate the skin?
Now that you know why exfoliation is important, let’s understand how to add exfoliation into your regular skincare routine below:
- Step 1: Cleanse
Use an effective yet gentle facewash to get rid of dirt, dust, and impurities from the skin. Choose the one that suits your skin type and needs. If you’re dealing with acne, go for an anti-pimple facewash and if dullness is your concern, opt for a brightening face wash.
- Step 2: Exfoliate
Eliminate dead skin cells from the surface and breathe new life into the skin by using a mild exfoliator. Harsh exfoliators are a big NO as they can cause irritation and inflammation.
- Step 3: Hydrate
Skipping on the moisturiser is a sin, regardless of your skin type. So, moisturise and nourish your skin with a hydrating moisturiser, depending on your skin type and needs. You can also use the lightweight vitamin C serum gel to achieve maximum benefits of vitamin C on the go.
How often should men exfoliate?
Yes, exfoliation comes with a variety of benefits, but see to it that you do not over-exfoliate as this can aggravate the skin woes and cause further dryness. For best results, we recommend exfoliating two to three times a week.
So, keep the above-mentioned things in mind and make exfoliation a part of your skincare regimen right away. And keep exploring our wide range of Garnier men’s products for healthier skin!