Skincare isn’t just for women, but most men are hesitant to pick up these types of products, lest they be labeled too “girly.” Maybe the men in your life don’t want to smell like flowers and candy, but there’s nothing like a good handmade soap or sugar scrub to make them feel like a million bucks. If you choose a great unisex scent, you might just turn your dad into a skincare aficionado. Here’s why body scrubs for men make such a great gift.

Exfoliation and hygiene are for everyone

Everyone—men included—can benefit from high quality soaps and sugar scrubs. After all, everyone needs to wash and exfoliate their skin. Even if the idea of sugar scrubs seems too feminine for your dad, he might be pleasantly surprised once he gives them a try.

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This prevents them from building up, clogging pores and causing acne. Many men suffer from acne on their bodies, but don’t realize that a quick sugar scrub treatment can eliminate the problem entirely. It also prevents ingrown hairs, and when there’s a moisturizing ingredient included, it will leave your skin clean and smooth.

Choosing the right scent for men

Generally, men tend to gravitate toward spicy, woodsy or musky scents. If you’re having a hard time choosing a sugar scrub for the men in your life, try to avoid “sweet” smells. Those are typically associated with women, which could ruin your “stay clean and exfoliated” campaign before it even begins. That means our Sugar Plum Fairy and Jasmine sugar scrub scents are probably out, unless your dad loves to flout convention.

However, citrus and herbal scents are almost always a good bet. For example, lemongrass has a sharp, tart scent, while eucalyptus offers a unisex vegetal note. Adding sage to fruit scents, like our Blackberry Sage and Tangerine Sage scrubs, is a great compromise. The bright, fruity notes are tempered with an herbal note.

When it comes to soaps, our Teak and Sandalwood scent is popular among men—the woodsy notes are clean and masculine. Another great choice for men is the Salty Mariner. If your dad loves to be out on the water, this scent will make him smell like he has been, in the best possible way. If your dad is a fan of musk-based colognes, our Masculine Musk soap will be the perfect complement to his normal routine.

Shop for Dad at Soaps & Scents

With Father’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to upgrade Dad’s daily shower routine. Not sure what kind of scents or bath products he might enjoy? Stop by our store to get help from one of our friendly staff members. We’ll be glad to help you choose the perfect gift for Dad. Call, stop by or shop online today to get the perfect body scrub picked out in time for Father’s Day—he’s sure to appreciate the thoughtful gift, and might even have his eyes opened to other skincare products!