For some men, the idea of treating yourself to a face mask can seem unusual, or even unheard of. Typically, face masks are known for being a “feminine” beauty product that are used in spas or pamper sessions, however the beauty market is expanding to provide more products for men and to help break the traditions and “norms” of men’s beauty. Not to say you have to go out and get a manicure, however it is becoming more fundamental for the modern man to have his own grooming regime. Whether you are looking for a quick fix or a long term solution, we are here to give our top 7 favourites in men’s face mask products to help achieve the perfect complexion.
#1: L:A Bruket N0. 155 Clay Mask (£22)
Created using natural Kaolin Clay, this mask is perfect for normal to oily skin types. Easy to apply, just smear across your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Contains seaweed extract to leave your face feeling soft and clean. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic branding and packaging, this product packs a punch and is worth investing in. Buy this product here.
#2: Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (£17)
First things first, this product works wonders for both men and woman. Containing Japanese green tea leaves and charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, this product is guaranteed to extract any impurities under the skin and leave you feeling refreshed. A personal favourite and one of the highest selling products at Body Shop, this mask is a guaranteed winner. The product has not been tested on animals nor contains any chemicals or preservatives- another bonus to add to this stellar product. Buy this product here.
#3: Dr Jart + Rubber Mask Hydration Lover (£10)
First thing’s first you must be thinking… what on earth is that? The product, given its conspicuous name, is actually a single-use rubber face mask, which is applied onto the face for 10 minutes. As the product is made from rubber, it claims to seal all the goodness from the mask into the skin and prevent any evaporation whilst also extracting any impurities from the pores, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and boosted. Although you can only use it once, this product is recommended by many and definitely worth a buy. Buy this product here.
#4: Aesop Hydrating Masque (£33)
Blended with botanical extracts of ginger root, camomile and Lavender, this masque is convenient for men on the go. Also contains blue camomile extract, a calming ingredient which makes the product suitable for using after shaving or for irritable skin. No need to wash this one off, the masque is simply applied and absorbed into the face with half an hour. A great way to keep skin hydrated and soft. Buy this product here.
#5: Kiehl’s Energizing Radiance Masque (£34)
A staple favourite containing cranberry and turmeric, this vivid orange pot is guaranteed to give your skin the revival it deserves. Known as being an energising masque, this one is a perfect choice for your morning routine, which also contains natural exfoliants to lift away any dead skin and give you a brighter complexion after a few uses. Slightly higher price point than most but worth every penny. Buy this product here.
#6: Benton Snail Bee Mask Pack (£18)
Created by Korean company Benton, these cotton masks are soaked in Sinensis leaf water, snail secretion (or snail slime) and a hint of Bee Venom. Whilst it doesn’t sound too appealing on the surface, Korean skin care products are renowned for being some of the best in the world. Snail slime is also beneficial in different beauty contexts (take our word on this one!). Our advice is to take the plunge and give this one a go. Each box comes with ten facial masks in a pack. Buy this product here.
#7: New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask (£35)
If in doubt, a Dead Sea Mud mask is always a safe bet. Use this product once a week by applying a generous amount on your face and relax for 20-25 minutes. Once the mask has hardened, gently wash it away to reveal tightened pores and any dirt under the skin reduced. As suggested in the name, this product contains natural mud which is perfect for removing any dead skin and giving your skin a deep cleanse. Perfect to use on weekends if you have a spare half hour to relax. Buy this product here.
As you can see, it is easier to care for your skin than you may have imagined. Whether rushing and on your way to work or taking some R&R, there are a variety of products to cater for your lifestyle and needs. For more long term use, we recommend purchasing a masque pot that has multiple uses, whereas some of the sheet masks are more recommended for a quick fix or if you will be using them less often. Looking after your skin is fundamental, so incorporating a facial mask into your weekly schedule will work wonders for your complexion. Of course, your face is only a part of your daily regime- to find the best shaving and grooming bundles to accompany this, click here for more information.