In a poll surveying 1,753 women[1. Source:, originally posted 10/7/2007; statistics taken from 12/3/2010.], 47% preferred to see a little scruff on their men. The next majority of women agreed that scruff was considered ‘sexy’. Prestige men’s skin care company, MenScience is a big proponent of that sexy scruff look for Valentine’s Day date night. But scruffy doesn’t mean shabby, Gentlemen.

There is a science behind the scruff, and with the right grooming routine even the roughest, toughest, and manliest of Gents can get it right in time for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few tips for achieving ‘magnetic’ facial hair:

  • Shear Up: A great scruff starts with a great shave. Shave the day before (or week, depending on your hair growth speed) with MenScience Advanced Shave Formula for an extra-close trim without nicks, razor burn or irritation.
  • Cleanse Well: Bar soap can leave facial skin and hair dry and brittle. Prep for the date with MenScience Daily Face Wash to keep whiskers soft and pliable.
  • Avoid Bumps: Nothing ruins the appeal of a sexy scruff than red, unsightly ingrown hairs. Use MenScience Microfine Face Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores.

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