05-09-2012, 07:29 PM
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I don't like the idea of "exfoliating" and moisturizing - it's way to metrosexual(queer eye for the straight guy?), but it's become it's to a point where I might have to. My skin is flaking and everytime I put on my aftershaves, I notice dirt and small particles on my hands.

My mouth and chin and upper cheeks especially. Usually I just use hair shampoo to clean my face in the shower, and I do have hard water and lots of it. I guess this is what's causing my skin to dry out so much.

I need recommendations on facial scrubs or washes 4 cheap.

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 05-09-2012, 07:37 PM
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I use the Clinique Face Scrub for men. It has a nice menthol feel to it, and doesn't cost too much. Plus, its fragrance free, so it doesn't get in the way of any creams/soaps/asb/edt that I may be using. If you don't want an exfoliating scrub, you could always get a soap that has cracked pepper or pumice in it...

Of course, you could just go with Lava soap. Can't think of a more manly soap than Lava, and it is just an exfoliating scrub with pumice stone in it...

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 05-10-2012, 12:53 AM
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I don't use an exfoliating product per se, but I do use Cetaphil or Noxema daily for a face wash. Using the tips of your fingers (not finger nails) when you wash your face, will exfoliate your skin too.

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 05-10-2012, 02:57 AM
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Neutrogena Razor Defense. Great product, great price, available everywhere. It's got the exfoliation beads in it.

Meant as a pre-shave,(Mantic recommends it on Sharpologist)but works great as a twice a day face wash.

Stop washing with hair shampoo, it's got extra detergents/surfactants/flash foamers. Add in your hard water and you're gonna flake. The flaking/dryness will also make for worse shaves.

Alternatively, if you have a dedicated face wash that you want to use, add a little baking soda in your hands when washing for exfoliating purposes.

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 05-10-2012, 07:55 AM
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I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the shower each morning. I usually pair it with the rough side of one of those axe/nivea double sided scrubber loofah things to really exfoliate my skin and raise up those hairs which are just starting to peak through my skin.

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 05-10-2012, 10:40 AM
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(05-10-2012, 12:53 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote: Using the tips of your fingers (not finger nails) when you wash your face, will exfoliate your skin too.

Damn, that's why I have all those cuts and scratches on my face.Biggrin

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 05-11-2012, 09:06 AM
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(05-10-2012, 10:40 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 12:53 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote: Using the tips of your fingers (not finger nails) when you wash your face, will exfoliate your skin too.

Damn, that's why I have all those cuts and scratches on my face.Biggrin

That could be ONE reason...Blush

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 05-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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I use this (at the direction of SWMBO)...

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