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Men's Skin Cleansing Tips

If you're looking for men's skin cleansing tips, check out this section on HowStuffWorks. It discusses everything from choosing men's skin cleansers, maintaining skin cleansing regimens and more!

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How can I cleanse my skin without drying it out?

We all want clean skin, but choosing a product that won't leave it dry and flaky is easier said than done. Get ready to change not only the products you use to cleanse yourself, but also your cleansing routine.


How can I cleanse my skin without drying it out?

We all want clean skin, but choosing a product that won't leave it dry and flaky is easier said than done. Get ready to change not only the products you use to cleanse yourself, but also your cleansing routine. See more »

Are there men's cleansers that contain moisturizers that don't feel heavy?

Men might not be as conscious of the need for moisturizing products as women, but they can certainly benefit from them. But do all moisturizing cleansers and products leave your face feeling greasy? See more »

How are men's body cleansers different from women's body cleansers?

Unlike bar soap from days gone by, today's body cleansers promise to moisturize, deodorize and prevent skin problems. But do the ingredients of body cleansers made for men versus those made for women make a difference, or are these cleansers unisex? See more »

How are men's facial cleansers different from women's facial cleansers?

Think the only difference between men's and women's facial cleansers is the packaging? Think again. Men have tougher, oilier skin and need a special formulation to help them take care of the body's largest organ. So just what makes one product different from the other? See more »

How often should men exfoliate their bodies?

Men are becoming more conscious about their skin. One method of making their skin look younger and fresh is exfoliation. But too much -- or too little -- of a good thing can backfire. See more »

How often should men exfoliate their faces?

Skin care for men is all the rage lately. But you hardly know what exfoliation is -- and you certainly don't know when you should do it. Never fear. We'll guide you across the skin care landscape. See more »

How often should men wash their faces?

Sad, but true: Men don't take care of their faces as well as they should. They may wash too often, too little or at the wrong time. Luckily, we have some tips designed to help them out. See more »

Is there a men's cleanser that provides refreshment without drying skin?

Men may have thicker skins than women, but their skins also suffer more damage. Is there a men's cleanser out there that can give men's skin the TLC it requires? See more »

Should men wash their face before they shave?

Shaving can be a hazardous activity if you don't do it right. Acne and assorted razor burns and bumps are among the unwanted results. Washing your face can have an influence -- but how? See more »

Should men wash their faces with soap?

The first step to a healthy complexion is proper cleansing. But that bar of soap on the sink may not be the best thing for a man wanting a healthy, handsome glow. See more »