In this week's second special edition for men, "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill helps guys take care of their largest organ... their skin.
"Exfoliating removes the outer layer of skin, shedding dead cells and stimulating new growth," Nurse Jamie explains. "This helps unclog pores, keeps skin clean, and reduces acne breakouts." She recommends exfoliating after cleansing and before shaving "because you don't want to drive impurities into skin."
Find out Nurse Jamie's picks for the best products, including Jack Black's Face Buff and Billy Jealousy's Liquid Sand!
As an added bonus, here are some home recipes for some great natural exfoliators:
Nurse Jamie's Favorite Exfoliator Recipe (For Men)
¼ cup water
¾ cup baking soda
Mix all the ingredients. Apply to face in gentle circular motions, leave on face for 2-3 minutes and then rinse.
Apply in small circular motions avoiding the eye area. Be careful not to over-exfoliate, which dries and irritates the skin. The face is the part of the body most sensitive to exfoliation. Hence, provided that exfoliation causes the skin to dry out, it is very important to moisturize newly exposed skin with a moisturizer containing SPF.
Nurse Jamie's Favorite Exfoliator Recipe (For Women)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp ground oatmeal (not instant)
Mix all the ingredients. Apply to face in gentle, circular motions. Leave on face for 2-3 minutes and rinse.