If you thought that exfoliating was just for women, think again. In fact, exfoliating is the quickest and easiest way to improve your complexion and prepare your face for a smoother, closer shave. Your skin is in a continuous cycle of regeneration, with the outer layers dying and shedding constantly to make way for the new layers growing beneath. In fact, 95 percent of all household dust is generated by dead skin cells. Skin cells that are not exfoliated often become “cling-ons” and end up clogging your skin’s pores, which can cause irritation, acne and in some cases, infection. Clogged pores also prevent other products, like moisturizer, sunscreen, aftershave and fragrance, from penetrating your skin and doing their jobs to the fullest.