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50 Things You Need to Know to Look Polished from Head to Toe: Face Wash

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38. The Three-Step Skin-Care Regimen
Part 1: Face Wash
Keeping your complexion looking fresh doesn't have to be complicated. Here's the easy way.


Although many guys opt to use the same soap above the neck as they use to wash their bodies, a cleanser made specifically for your face is crucial to eliminating dryness and irritation. "Using a soap like Dial on your face strips it of natural oils and makes you look tired and wrinkly," says Dr. David Colbert, a dermatologist and the founder of the New York Dermatology Group. Look for a mild wash with ingredients like vitamin E and aloe, which will leave your skin moisturized, not depleted. The newest versions come in bar form, like the Anthony Logistics for Men Glycerin Cleansing Bar or the new two-in-one Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bars. Don't worry if your face doesn't feel tight—what you may think of as squeaky-clean—after you scrub it. "Squeaky-clean means you're hurting your skin," Dr. Colbert says.

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