Smart Man’s Guide to Exfoliating Your Face (3-Healthy Skin & Shaving Benefits)

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Smart Man’s Guide to Exfoliating Your Face (3-Healthy Skin & Shaving Benefits) 2017-04-10T07:03:56-04:00
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New ultrasonic skin care technologies for men make facial exfoliation easy & inexpensive; men can get 3 healthy skin & shaving benefits in the shower every day – with almost zero effort

While many men have heard the benefits of facial exfoliation (perhaps realizing they should be doing more to look after their mug) fewer have taken active steps to make it happen. That’s changing; new and easy-to-use technologies are here. What’s more, prices of sophisticated exfoliating skin care devices for men have come down. Men can now get the benefits of better facial care, women have enjoyed for years. And push back against some of the signs of aging without breaking the bank. Here below we show three easy options for you to consider, ranging from sophisticated ultrasonic devices, to low-tech scrubs;

Why Should Men Exfoliate?  Men have thicker skin than women. This means men have to work harder to get rid of dead skin cells, dirt and oils. Without exfoliation, this layer of grime builds up, causing; blackheads, pimples, puffiness and uneven skin tone. Exfoliation helps by softening and toning your skin, while unplugging pores. This helps give you a younger, fresher appearance.

What’s more, gentle exfoliation can help expose hair follicles, which means you get a closer shave and ingrown hairs can be vastly reduced. According to MensXP Magazine; “exfoliating prior to shaving has a lot of benefits. It unclogs pores so your razor can glide smoothly on your face. It also lifts up beard hairs by exposing the hair follicles and it also helps you in getting rid of ingrown hairs.”

Some of the more sophisticated silicone brush devices have multi-mode massage features, which helps to increase blood flow, help lymphatic drainage (thereby reducing facial puffiness).

Three Easy Ways for Men to Exfoliate  Here there are three main ways to start getting the benefits of facial exfoliation, without breaking the bank;

1. Ultrasonic Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush for Men  These new devices are popular because they offer a gentle exfoliation, but without the damage that can come from using harsher physical scrubs containing sharp, grinding particles. Instead, these devices (made from medical-grade organic silicone – sourced from silica –sand) have thousands of tiny silicone massage points contacting your skin at every angle while vibrating at thousands of beats per minute.

One of our favorite devices designed for men is the Perfect Curve ultrasonic facial brush for men, designed to automatically fit the shape of a man’s facial nooks and crannies, no matter how you hold it.

Priced around $24.87, this palm-sized USB-rechargeable device was designed in Europe using special 3D computer technologies which scanned men’s faces to produce hundreds of complex, interlinked curves. Then natural skincare research company Swiss-Ultimate Labs then produced an advanced mold based on men’s facial shapes to generate special 3D curved surfaces on both sides of the device. No matter how you hold it, the Perfect Curve’s thousands of tiny organic silicone touch points make perfect contact with a man’s skin and face shape. You get maximum, gentle cleansing in minimum time. USB-rechargeable and no batteries to replace.

This black, waterproof device is designed for use in shower and has 14 selectable operating modes – so you can choose from a range of massage treatments, from ultra-gentle massage to ultra-fast deep cleaning. Swiss-Ultimate is also giving away 2 free gifts for my readers in April, with each ultrasonic brush. CHECK OUT the Perfect Curve for Men HERE

2. Scrubs & Grit  Here we’re talking about liquid or gel treatments containing particles that mechanically abrade your skin. While these treatments are often inexpensive, there are some concerns about damage to the skin due to the sharp edges of the scrub particles, which are typically apricot or walnut shell-based or plastic beads (which are not good for the environment).

If you choose this option for exfoliation, be careful to use only 2-3 times a week and don’t push too hard. Options here range from cheap to pricey. At the low end, St. Ives Invigorating Apricot scrub is a popular option.

At the higher-end, TheraTree Exfoliating Scrub with pumice and tea-tree oil & mint is a popular choice for men.

3. Ultrasonic Bristle Facial Cleansing Brush for Men  These ultrasonic bristle devices for men are typically a little pricier than the silicone brush options. You’ll also have to be prepared to put in a little maintenance work to the brush itself, as soap and skin residue can accumulate within the brush bristles and between the device and brush. These bristle brush heads also require require regular replacement every few months.

One option to consider is the Clarisonic Alpha Fit men’s face brush. Priced around $219 it’s on the pricey-side. Plus there’s maintenance as you’ll have to buy regular brush head replacements every few months, at around $20 each, so factor those costs into your calculations.

Summary  There’s no longer any reason for a man to live with a layer of perma-grime on your face. With one of the recommended options above, any man can have a fresher, more healthy appearance and push back against some signs of aging. You can choose from; the high-tech, low-cost ultrasonic silicone brush for men option, which offers the gentlest combination of performance and price; a more basic scrub – without the tech; or a higher-priced ultrasonic “bristle” brush. Whichever method you choose, the sooner you get started on the road to male exfoliation, the better your skin will look & feel. Our experience shows others will notice a big difference, with just a very small amount of effort on your part while you let your chosen machine work on autopilot – or other method.

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