Here's how you should be exfoliating.
The bad news: your face is dirty. The good news: you can fix it.
During the day, your face collects a lot of the dirt, oil, and debris you encounter, trapping things into your pores and resulting in what can be volcano-sized blackheads or annoying adult acne. It's honestly kind of gross to think about, but it's a fact of life.
Instead of attempting to pop your pimples or simply wash your face, you can go a step further by exfoliating. Using an exfoliant allows you to penetrate deeply into your facial pores and remove all of the crap that's clogging your skin. It smoothes, refines, and cleans below the surface so that you don't break out later.
According to Birch Box, exfoliating can also ease the shaving process along, reduce wrinkles, and get rid of rough, dry patches.
As grooming expert Lauren Rachel told MensHealth.com, guys should exfoliate twice a week, preferably before shaving. First, apply the scrub of your choice onto your wet face. Next, get to scrubbing. Keep in mind that you shouldn't scrub too hard or too roughly and you should use lukewarm water. Following up an exfoliant with moisturizer or a mask will help restore any moisture you may have depleted in the process.
Here's the best news: these 10 facial scrubs will easily do the trick when it comes to change your skin for good.