Winter is approaching, and with that brings the ongoing strive for healthy looking skin into the foreground. That cold winter air is definitely your skin’s worst enemy; drying it out and making it more sensitive than usual. If you haven’t already invested in a facial scrub, now’s the time to consider one. As well as preventing dryness, facial scrubs help to prevent spots and pimples, remove dirt (therefore creating an improved shave) and help your skin regenerate faster, creating an anti-ageing effect.

Here’s the top three facial scrubs we have determined should be part of every man’s grooming routine all year long, especially in winter.

Baxter of California Facial Scrub

This natural ingredient facial scrub is suitable for normal, dry, sensitive and oily skin. As a facial scrub, it is exfoliating and revitalising and helps to remove impurities as well as aid in removing ingrown hairs. It also encourages skin cell renewal. Natural skin cell renewal usually takes place around every 30 days however when we hit 30, it tends to slow down. Therefore, this is great for men in their 30s+. At £17 for 120ml, it’s affordable too. Recommended use is 1-2 times per week. The scrub incorporates chamomile, lavender extract, witch hazel extract and aloe vera and as a result is calming to skin.

£17/ 120ml >

Malin+Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub

A soothing blend of cilantro, amino acid, jojoba meal and polyethylene beads make this scrub great at pH balancing your skin. It’s suitable for all skin types and has a distinct calming element; making it great for sensitive and fragile skin too. When rinsing, the scrub leaves no residue behind, meaning it creates even looking skin. Essential for that healthy, fresh faced look. Recommended usage for this scrub is 2-3 times per week. It’s important not to over use facial scrubs as they can dry out the skin if used too frequently. This scrub comes in at £28 for 118ml.

£28/ 15g >

Shiseido Men Deep Cleansing Scrub

Shiseido’s deep cleansing scrub aims at eliminating blackheads from your skin, creating a clear, healthier complexion. It helps to remove dead skin cells and prevent roughness with the corporation of two types of botanical scrubbing beads. Its main focus is to brighten the skin and create a fresher faced look as it removes the dull skin cells that clog up the pores in top layer of your skin. This scrub is available in a 125ml bottle priced at £23.

£22/ 125ml >

Ultimately, a facial scrub is used to promote cell regeneration, remove debris and grime and help create that fresh-faced look whilst calming your skin at the same time. They also help with removing ingrown hairs and promoting a smoother shave. Undoubtedly something worth adding to your grooming routine.