The Secret to Getting Your Man Buff

Posted on Sep. 16, 2009

Since TheBeautyGirl's inception, I've tended to the ladies way more than the men. Shouldn't life always be that way? (Note: if any guys are reading, that was a rhetorical question). To be fair, dudes have their share of grooming issues, too. I'll be covering those as time goes on. For now, I'm tossing them a carrot, which comes in the form of a new Word of the Week, to make up for any feelings of neglect.Bugs-Bunny-Carrot-256x256Word of the Week: Exfoliate [x-fo-le-ate] verbRemoving dead cells from the skin's surface. Exfoliation can occur with a scrub that is gently applied in a circular motion. Scrubs contain physical agents such as spherical beads or granules to slough the dead cells. Or, exfoliation can be done with a chemical-based formula, which often contains alpha-hydroxy or glycolic acid, that you apply to the skin as you would a moisturizer.Exfoliation is the first piece of advice I give to guys interested in improving their skin. It helps to prevent clogged pores, which means fewer breakouts, exposes the hair follicles to allow for a better shave and brightens the appearance of skin. Exfoliators can be easily incorporated into the most basic of skincare routines. Use at night, no more than three times a week, after cleansing. They're a dime a dozen, but here are two worth highlighting:31+SIzLp0EL._SL500_AA200_For Face: L'Oreal Mens Expert Power Buff Anti-Roughness Exfoliator, $9.-1For Body: Anthony Logistics Sea Salt Body Scrub. I love a good deal and this is a steal! The retail value is $35 but the company is selling a limited-edition jumbo size version (32 oz.) of the popular skin softener for $15 in honor of prostate cancer month in September. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the prostate cancer research program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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