Is your skin not looking or feeling its best due to any of the issues listed below?

  • Facial skin looks dull
  • Skin texture feels rough
  • Face lacks that healthy glow
  • Skin tone looks uneven
  • Pores on the nose looks enlarged and dotted with blackheads

The cells on your body constantly produces and turnover millions of new cells daily.  Those cells on the outer layers die and sloughs off naturally with time.  While these dead surface cells will shed on it’s it, it can build up, causing the skin to feel rough and looking dull and flakey. 

The build up can lead to clogged pores making pores look enlarged and leading to blackheads, bumps and acne. These are signs your skin is in need of a good exfoliating treatment to revitalize it back to a healthier and more radiant glow.

Your skin is needing is a face exfoliator for men to remove the dead surface impurities for smoother, softer skin and to minimize large and clogged pores.  A men's face scrub can improves the overall health and appearance of the skin for healthy glow and clear complexion. 

How to Choose a Face Scrub for Men

There’s a plethora of facial scrubs out there for men to choose from.  These scrubs can come with many physical scrubbing particles made from seeds, grains, bean powder, salt and sugars. The scrubbing particles can also come in a lot of different sizes providing the varying scrubbing / exfoliation intensities.  Our opinion is to always opt for a gentler facial scrub formulated for your skin type. 

three jars of men's face scrubs, urth

Best Face Scrub for Dry Skin

Men with dry skin typically have more sensitive skin that can have scaly and flakey patches with a slightly rough texture.  Men with dry skin will sometimes have skin redness and feel of tightness or discomfort especially in harsh cold climates or after facial cleansing. 

For dry skin men, it's important to choose a face scrub that exfoliates effectively without stripping away too much moisture from the skin. Look for gentle exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover without causing irritation.

Chose a scrub in a rich creamy consistency with gentle scrubbing particles such as jojoba beads, rice bran particles, oatmeal, rice powder or oatmeal powder.  These are not only gentle but it will also nourish the skin. Also look for nourishing ingredients infused in the formulation such as aloe vera, hyualronic acid, urea, green tea, ginseng, vitamin e, and natural plant oils.

Best Face Scrub for Oily Skin

Men’s skin is biologically 20-25% thicker than women’s. Oily skin in men is characterized by an excess production of sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin's sebaceous glands. This overactivity of the sebaceous glands results in:

  • Shiny Appearance: Oily skin often appears shiny, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), where sebaceous glands are most concentrated.
  • Enlarged Pores: Due to the excess oil production, pores can appear enlarged and more visible, particularly on the nose and cheeks.
  • Acne: Oily skin is more prone to acne breakouts due to the combination of excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria that can clog pores and lead to inflammation.
  • Blackheads and Whiteheads: The excess oil can mix with dead skin cells and become trapped in pores, forming blackheads or whiteheads.
  • Skin Texture: Oily skin may have a thicker, greasier texture compared to other skin types. It can feel slick to the touch and may be prone to developing a layer of oil throughout the day.

For men with oily skin, it's essential to choose a gentle face scrub to effectively purge impurities and dead skin cells but also one that can help to control excess oil production, unclogs pores, and prevents breakouts without overly drying out the skin.

Look for gentle scrubbing particles from rice power, bamboo powder, walnut shell powder infused in a clay base scrub to help draw out impurities and excess oil from the skin.  Other ingredients to look for within the formulation are: Salicylic acid, lactic acid, charcoal and witch hazel, aloe vera. 

Best Face Scrubs for Sensitive Skin

Men with sensitive skin often react strongly to things in their environment or skincare products. Sensitive skin can look red, become irritated easily and sometimes feel warm to the touch. People with sensitive skin can have reactions to skincare products even when products are labeled as gentle or hypoallergenic. 


urth's best face scrub for men


For men with sensitive skin, it's essential to choose gentle, non-irritating face scrubs that provide exfoliation without causing irritation to the skin.  Look for a cream based scrub with gentle exfoliating powders from rice, wheat germ, bean powders, and clays infused with skin soothing ingredients like aloe vera, cucumber extract, or green tea extract, which can help calm and hydrate sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin men should patch test products to ensure there is no reaction to the product.  Put a small dab of product on lower part of the face close to the ear.  Leave on for a few mins then rinse off ensuring compatibility with your skin. 

Best Facial Scrub for Normal Skin

Men with "normal" skin typically have a balanced complexion that's neither too oily nor too dry. Normal skin feels smooth, with pores that less noticeable. It's not easily irritated and the complexion is clear and healthy. 

Normal skin holds onto moisture well and rarely feels dry or tight. It is resilient, able to fend off environmental damage and stay healthy with a simple skincare routine, like cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and using sunscreen.

For men with normal skin, a variety of facial scrubs can work well to maintain a balanced and clear complexion. Gentle exfoliants like jojoba beads, rice bran powder, fine nut powders remove dead skin cells and impurities, promoting a smoother, more radiant and healthier complexion. Clay-based scrubs provide hydration while gently exfoliating, keeping the skin smooth, moisturized and clear. 

Additionally, plant powered ingredients like oatmeal, green tea extract, ginseng can soothe and nourish the skin.  Overall, men with normal skin can choose from a wider range of scrubs that offer effective exfoliation without stripping away moisture or causing irritation, helping to maintain a vibrant, healthy and clear complexion. 

How to Use a Face Scrub 

To use a face scrub for men, first, wet your face with warm water to open up your pores. Take a nickel size dab of the face scrub and gently massage it onto your skin using small circular motions. Pay extra attention to areas that tend to get dry or congested. 

Gently exfoliate the face and the neck avoid getting too close to the eyes. For men with shorter facial hair make sure you work the scrub into the bearded area as well. After scrubbing, rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Follow up by applying a face moisturizer for men to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and mositurized.

Start by using the face scrub 2-3 times a week and adjust how often you use it based on how your skin feels.

Urth’s Best Men's Face Scrub is a gentle clay based scrub infused with nourishing plant based ingredients.  It is gentle and effective for all skin types and has won many men’s grooming awards and lauded by customers for 10 plus years.