Skin Care

How to Exfoliate: Men’s Exfoliation Dos and Don’ts


While plenty of us have heard the term “exfoliation,” not many of us know how to exfoliate. To help you figure out how to exfoliate, we’ve put together this list of men’s exfoliation tips. These exfoliation do’s and don’ts will help you make the most of your men’s exfoliating products and avoid any exfoliation mistakes.

Men’s Exfoliating Tips

Do: Use men’s exfoliating products that contain glycolic acid. Glycolic acid helps dissolve bonds between cells, making it easier to buff away dead skin cells and other debris that may have accumulated on your skin.  Another benefit of using men’s exfoliating products with glycolic acid: the growth of new skin cells. The acid helps encourage new skin cell production, making your skin look younger and healthier. Check out “The Ultimate Anti-Aging Guide for Men” for more men’s anti aging tips.

Don’t: Just exfoliate your face. Debris isn’t limited to just the face – dead skin cells can accumulate everywhere. A  men’s face scrub can be used on the neck, elbows, and anywhere on the body where you can break out. That way, you have more protection against skin issues like men’s acne breakouts, ingrown hairs and more. Read “Common Men’s Skin Conditions” for more help with certain men’s skincare issues.

Do: Use men’s exfoliating tools. While your hands can get the job done when it comes to exfoliation, you should use men’s exfoliating tools for best results. A men’s face brush and a pair of men’s body gloves can give your skin a deep clean like no other. They’re even gentle enough for sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about irritation and redness after use. “Why Men Should Use Exfoliating Gloves” further explains the benefits of men’s exfoliation tools.

Don’t: Exfoliate more than 2-3 times a week. Because exfoliation is considered a deep cleaning, excessive exfoliation can actually make your skin look worse. Redness and irritation are common if you exfoliate too much. Don’t make exfoliation a daily part of your men’s skincare routine – less is better. “Men’s Face Wash vs. Men’s Face Scrub” helps break down when you should use a daily face wash for men and when you should use a face scrub for men.

Do: Use sun protection. Exfoliation can make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. A men’s SPF 30 sunblock with broad spectrum protection should be enough to keep your skin properly protected while also helping maintain your skin’s moisture levels. Also, don’t exfoliate immediately before extended sun exposure, as this can lead to irritation and redness.”Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage” offers more tips for sun-related skin damage.

Don’t: Use too much exfoliating product. There’s no need to apply a lot. Using too much of a men’s face scrub  can lead to irritation as well. Always follow the instructions on the men’s exfoliating product’s label and don’t exceed the recommended amount. “Common Men’s Skincare and Nutrition Mistakes” highlights other men’s skincare blunders