What’s a cleanser? What is the difference between a cleanser and a scrub? Where do they both fit into my shaving regime? These are just some of the many questions we get asked, and we’ve invited Anthony Logistics, below, to briefly shed some light on them.
As men, we are focused on shaving. For many of us, shaving cream is the only thing we put on our face every day. And some men think that’s good enough. But they’re wrong.
If you want to look sharp, you have to start with the basics. And the first step of any skincare regimen is cleansing your face with the right product.
A cleanser isn’t just about suds and bubbles. It’s about removing oil and dirt that can pack into your pores and cause breakouts. It’s about getting rid of the dry skin and flaky bits that can make you look tired and older. And for those of us who shave, cleansing helps soften and release beard hairs – so you can get a much closer shave.
Anthony Logistics is known for our best-selling Glycolic Facial Cleanser. This best-seller looks like a lotion because it doesn’t have harsh foaming ingredients that can dry out the skin. It also has glycolic acid, to soften your beard and prevent ingrown hairs. You may not realize that razor burn can be tackled by better pre-shave skincare, but it makes a big difference.
Want to take it up a notch? A face scrub is the next step in making your face look spic and span. A scrub – or as we also call them, an exfoliator – physically scours the face. It is the extra “elbow grease” you need to get rid of the dead skin cells that can submerge beard hairs. Release the hairs and get a closer shave. Scrubs also get rid of the packed-in gunk that can causeblackheads or make your pores look bigger.
You don’t want to over-use scrubs though. We recommend 1 to 2 times per week after you cleanse and right before you shave. Your cleanser will keep your face tidy the rest of the week. Cleansers are formulated to be used daily. So before you upgrade to a scrub, make sure you are using your cleanser regularly to get rid of dirt and grime.
Bottom line? A freshly scrubbed mug doesn’t just look good – it makes for a great shave that is easier on your skin. You wouldn’t shower without washing. Well, don’t shave without cleansing. A little tip from us to you.
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Darren | Mankind