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Skin Care Arsenal: Exfoliants and Masks

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Wet shavers are familiar with toner and astringent because they are similar to a good aftershave. They are an excellent follow-up to a good face wash, and they simultaneously try to soothe, close pores, disinfect, nourish, control oil, and mildly exfoliate dead skin cells. While you use a toner or aftershave every time you cleanse your skin, you can use an exfoliant or mask from time to time when you need the heavy-duty tools in your skin care arsenal. These are the products that are used less frequently, but yield fantastic results when used consistently.

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The Details on Cleansing

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Cleansing is the most overlooked aspect of a man’s skin care routine. Cleansers are the bread and butter of the cleansing routine.  Its cornerstone. Its foundation. Its bedrock.  Coupled with a moisturizer, they are the one-two punch of the whole skin care routine.  If cleansing in general is the most overlooked aspect of a man’s skin care routine, than a cleanser is the most overlooked product. This article goes into detail about the different products make up the cleansing phase. 

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A Primer on Men's Skin Care

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Let’s face it (no pun intended): men take horrible care of their complexion.  Our mug is the first thing that people see.  It is their first impression of us.  It is an outward reflection of who we are and what we want to be. So why is it our female counterparts spend so much time on their face?  Why do the women in our lives spend hundreds of dollars a year in cosmetics?  What’s with all of the soaps and creams and sticks and tubes and bottles and…stuff? It’s because they get it. 

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