Guys, you need to exfoliate your head. I know it doesn’t sound like the most manly thing in the world, but trust me, you’ll notice such a big difference in your shave and the overall look of your head. Shaving your head is tough enough so you should definitely capitalize on any and all methods that could make that process easier.
Exfoliation is simply the process of removing dead skin cells from your face and skin. Skin cells are always forming and moving up through the layers of the skin until they eventually reach the surface layer, die, and fall off. This allows for the emergence of newer skin cells and is the natural life cycle of skin. As result, the skin is constantly making new skin cells and expelling the old ones. However, as you get older, this process becomes less efficient and leads to the buildup of dead skin cells. If you don’t cleanse and exfoliate, this dead skin buildup will have an adverse effect on your physical appearance and the quality of your shave.
Having a layer of these dead skin cells leaves the skin looking more dull and it also leads to clogged pores and eventually unsightly breakouts. With shaving, the layer of dead skin inhibits the razor from getting as close to the base of the hair as possible, thus increasing the likelihood of ingrown hairs and other razor-related irritations. Your head is already more prone to these unfortunate consequences and as result it is extremely important that you shed these dead skin cells.
Scrubs are the name of the game when it comes to exfoliation. When trying to find the right scrub, we recommend getting one with: Vitamins A and E, beads that are strong enough to remove the dead skin cells without irritating your skin, and one that’s relatively scentless, so it doesn’t linger and clash with your other products / cologne. The vitamins help balance the skin’s pH levels while also improving the elasticity and revitalizing your skin. Depending on the scrub you choose, you can either use it every day or just a few times a week. These products will help you fight clogged pores and unsightly break outs on your head, while also keeping your skin super smooth. It will help you get the closest shave possible, as the razor is unencumbered by dead skin and is able to get closer to the base of the hair. This not only gives you a smoother shave, but also helps prevent ingrown hairs and many other shaving issues.
Hopefully this helped explain the importance of exfoliation, and now you should definitely make it an integral part of your skincare and shaving regimen!