How To Find The Perfect Face Mask For Men
Never used a face mask? You’re missing out. It’s time to level-up your skin care routine and give your complexion a boost. Here’s everything you need to know about this wonder-product, and how to find the perfect mask for your skin type.
What do face masks do?
There are many benefits to using face masks – as well as rejuvenating your skin, applying them can be therapeutic and a great way to de-stress. But what exactly can they do for your complexion?
While you probably wash your face daily, standard cleansing doesn’t always get rid of the stubborn impurities on the skin’s surface. A purifying face mask takes cleansing to the next level. It’s an intensive treatment that can remove unwanted dirt and oil, giving your face a real detox while rehydrating.
And if you struggle with blemishes, deep cleansing face masks can help to keep pores unclogged, removing debris that causes spots and blackheads.
How often should you use a face mask? There’s no set frequency, but when you feel your skin is in need of a little TLC, a face mask can come to the rescue. We’d recommend two or three times a week for an ultra-smooth complexion.
Finding the right face mask for your skin type
What’s my skin type?
Not sure which products are right for your skin? Once you identify your skin type, it’s easy:
Start by thinking about your main skin concerns. Find yourself with frequent breakouts and unwanted oil on the surface of your skin? Chances are you have an oily skin type. If your skin often feels tight, dry and sometimes flaky, you probably have dry skin, and if you find dryness on your face but an oily T-zone (your nose and lower forehead), you may fall into the combination skin type.
Face mask for drier skin types
If you have dry skin, the solution is simple: it needs an intense dose of moisture. The Men Expert Hydra Energetic Recharging Tissue Mask is perfect for the job. Enriched with taurine, this super-refreshing mask will hydrate your skin in as few as five minutes, and its shape is designed to fit a man’s face comfortably, so you can sit back and indulge. Use a hydrating face mask regularly to help combat dry skin. This regular moisturisation can help fight the signs of ageing, too.
Face mask for oilier skin types
Struggle with oily, spot-prone skin? Charcoal could be your new best friend. A black charcoal mask – like the Men Expert Pure Charcoal Purifying Clay Mask – removes excess oil from the skin, while also absorbing stubborn dirt and impurities that can clog pores and cause blemishes. The formula’s mix of charcoal and kaolin clay will leave you with a satisfyingly matte finish.
Face mask for combination skin types
For combination skin, you need a face mask that provides a perfect balance. Men Expert Pure Charcoal Purifying Tissue Mask contains hydrating glycerine which helps combat dryness, and charcoal to lift impurities from the skin. An essential dose of moisture with a mattifying finish.
How to use a face mask
Applying a face mask isn’t rocket science, but for best results, read the packaging. Here are a few application tips:
Cleanse – Even if your chosen face mask promises to give your skin a deep cleanse, you should still start with a clean canvas. Find a cleanser or face wash that’s good for your skin type and wash away any surface impurities.
Apply your mask – A tissue mask is shaped to fit your face, making it easy to apply, while a cream or clay mask needs a little more DIY. Use your fingertips to slowly rub the face mask into your skin using smooth, upwards motions. Be careful not to go too close to your hairline – hairs can set in the mask and make it trickier to remove! Stay clear from your lip and eye area too as the skin is more sensitive here.
Sit back, relax – To let your face mask works its magic, you’ll need to leave it for around 5-15 minutes (this varies depending on the product). In a hurry? The Hydra Energetic Recharging Tissue Mask can rejuvenate skin in just five minutes.
Remove – Rinse your skin with lukewarm water to remove the mask and reveal your fresh complexion. If you’re using a tissue mask, simply peel it off and rub any excess product into your skin.
Moisturise – Your skin should feel clean and smooth post-face mask. Lock in that hydration by applying your go-to moisturiser while your skin’s still slightly damp.