How to Clean Your Face for Men

by David Lipscomb

If you're like many men, you probably think that scrubbing your face with a washcloth in the shower is sufficient for clear skin. While your face may seem "clean" after performing a rudimentary ritual such as this, there are better ways. Keeping your face clean and clear is not solely the province of women. A solid skin care regimen keeps ingrown hairs and blackheads at bay, along with reducing wrinkles and signs of aging.

Apply an exfoliant to a clean cloth. Only a dime-sized amount is needed. Scrub your face in a circular pattern, focusing on the T-zine of your nose and forehead. Exfoliants clear the way for your facial cleanser to better penetrate pores, while removing dead skin and preventing pimples.

Lather up a foaming facial cleanser and apply it all over your face. Work the cleanser into places where bumps tend to form, such as your hairline and by your nostrils. Leave the product on your face for as long as directed by the manufacturer, then rinse it away with warm water.

Moisturize your face to replenish the moisture removed by exfoliating and scrubbing with your cleanser. Select a moisturizer with Vitamins A and E to spur collagen growth and prevent crow's feet around your eyes. Using a moisturizing agent is wise for your entire body, not just your face.

Items you will need

  • Clean washcloth
  • Exfoliant
  • Oil-free facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer


  • Use shampoo to clean facial hair rather than soap.

About the Author

David Lipscomb is a professional writer and public relations practitioner. Lipscomb brings more than a decade of experience in the consumer electronics and advertising industries. Lipscomb holds a degree in public relations from Webster University.

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