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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