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Why Exfoliate & How Do You Do It? October 3, 2019

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Why Exfoliate & How Do You Do It?, Manhattan, New York

Men don’t always make skin care a top priority, which is why many guys don’t know what exfoliating is or why they should do it regularly. However, with more people learning about the benefits for both health and appearance, it’s becoming increasingly popular. If you want to improve your men’s skin care routine, here’s what you need to know about exfoliation. 

A Guide to Exfoliation in Men’s Skin Care

What Is Exfoliation & Why Do It?

As part of the skin’s system for eliminating contaminants, dead cells shed and accumulate on its surface. As these cells collect, they can block pores and cause oil buildups that give skin a dull look. More crucially, the oil can trigger acne outbreaks and lead to other unsightly blemishes. 

men's skin careExfoliation is a process for removing dead cells, allowing your skin to regenerate and breathe. To do so, physically scrub away dead cells using a lightly abrasive sponge or brush. You can also utilize a topical cream that contains gentle chemicals to get the job done. The process will allow new cells to grow and thrive while increasing collagen production, leading to youthful vibrancy. 

What Are Some Tips for Exfoliating? 

Depending on your skin’s complexion and sensitivity, you can choose the exfoliation technique that’s right for you. If you have more sensitive skin, use a manual exfoliating scrub once a week. Do this after cleaning the skin with soap while you’re still in the shower. Select a cleansing scrub, body brush, or loofah with a smooth granular texture. Move it in small, gentle circles across the skin for a few minutes. You’ll be amazed at how your face will look after doing this for just a few weeks.

If your skin is less sensitive, use a chemical exfoliation. Masks and peels containing alpha and beta hydroxy acids are popular. Select a product made specifically for the face or body. It should be applied and worn for a short duration to deliver deep exfoliation that cleanses your skin. If acid-based products are rough on your skin, utilize natural peels derived from fruit enzymes.


When you’re ready to experience indulgent men’s skin care, spa treatments, and massages, visit New Paradise Men’s Spa in Hell’s Kitchen. Their highly trained and courteous staff members are experts at making you look and feel your best. To schedule an appointment at this New York City-based spa, call (646) 559-1621. Visit their website to learn more about their men’s skin care services.