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How to Stop Your Man From Washing His Face With Bar Soap

Stop Your Boyfriend from Washing His Face with Bar Soap

Ladies, it's time for an intervention Men can be funny sometimes - surely, they want to look good (whether they admit they care or not), but many men still avoid going “too far” in the pursuit of beauty for fear of bringing their macho-ness into question. Cue the eye rolls. Luckily the mainstream turn of the metrosexual movement has made the male beauty routine more socially acceptable, and many men, in turn, have happily taken to taking care of themselves: treating themselves to the occasional facial moisturizer, deep hair conditioning and even a “man”icure. Then there are the men (and to be fair, plenty of women as well) who are still way too lazy to acknowledge the importance of skincare. Before someone approaches you from across the room, before you open your mouth to speak - your face is the cover you present to the world. And though we all know you should never judge a book by its cover, we also know that some impressive cover artwork never hurts to attract potential readers.

Aesthetics aside, there’s also the very real problem of skin health. Don’t shove aside “skincare” as vain - your skin is an organ, too (in fact it’s your body’s largest organ, ahem).

It needs taking care of. Keep it clean, keep it hydrated and keep it protected from the sun. And no, the bar of hand soap you bought for seventy cents at the supermarket ain’t gonna cut it. Your partner might be a bit lazy. Your partner might be a bit cheap. Your partner might simply be sneaking samples of your own products. But that’s why it’s up to you to do something about it. Enter FOREO’s CLEANSER for MEN - a purifying foaming gel formulated specifically for men’s skin needs. He may occasionally stray from the simple bar soap to steal some of your face wash - but that still doesn’t meet his unique skincare needs.

Thickness and Texture

Androgen (testosterone) hormone levels are much higher in men than in women. Testosterone does a lot of things: fuels aggression, deepens voices and, notably, thickens skin. The testosterone in a man’s system causes his skin to be a full 25 percent thicker than a woman’s, with a much tougher texture to boot. Men’s skin also contains a higher density of collagen, so their skin is more resistant to wrinkles and aging. All that means a men’s skin cleanser has to be harder-hitting to deliver the same results. The FOREO CLEANSER for MEN contain “hydrothermal minerals” - these calcium, magnesium, copper, and iron extracts originate in the deep waters of volcanic hydrologic basins.

Men’s skin needs the strong stuff - these minerals have marinated inside a volcano at temperatures of 180 degrees Fahrenheit (82 degrees Celsius), so if these can’t cleanse a thick skin, nothing can.

But, just in case the volcano minerals don’t do the job, the FOREO CLEANSER for MEN has called in more big guns: moringa extract. The moringa is a “super species” of tree found in Africa and parts of Asia. Moringa is amazing not just for its ability to purify river water, but also for its similar ability to purify the skin. Recent studies have found moringa extract to be effective for anti-aging results as well.


Men’s skin may also be more oily than women’s. Men may love their testosterone but it can sometimes be annoying, too - as in the case with their sebaceous glands. Elevated levels of testosterone also mean elevated levels of oil produced by your glands (and sometimes the acne that accompanies oil), which means men’s skin needs a more thorough cleansing. The FOREO CLEANSER for MEN contains the tried and true acne-fighting ingredient salicylic acid. Even better, the purifying power of FOREO CLEANSER for MEN is enhanced when used in combination with the LUNA 2 for MEN. This electric facebrush charges up super quick, its battery lasts forever (the better part of a year, anyway) and it delivers 8,000 pulsations per minute through high-grade silicone to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores of 99.5 percent of dirt and oil. Now that’s clean.


Getting a close shave can mean risking cuts, razor burn and ingrown hairs. So here’s the secret to avoiding the post-shave mess:

  1. Wash with the FOREO CLEANSER for MEN and LUNA for MEN for 60 seconds FIRST to cleanse all away all dirt, debris and other pollutants, as well as to gently exfoliate, preparing the pores for shaving.
  2. Go through your shaving routine.
  3. Moisturize - seal in all that hydration to avoid razor burn later.


If your man prefers to keep his facial hair, he can use the LUNA for MEN with the cleanser to keep his beard clean, soft and properly conditioned. The better to kiss you with!

Good luck, ladies

Take your own face cleansers and LUNA and hide them in the cabinet. Set out the FOREO CLEANSER for MEN next to the LUNA 2 for MEN on the sink and see what happens. Some gentle coaxing and you may find your man looking even fresher than usual.   

Disclaimer: The information on this website and any related links are for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, contact a professional healthcare provider.

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