Mankind Editor /
There are plenty of facemasks for men out there, and if you’re not already using them, you’re missing out. The purpose of a facemask is to offer a deeper, more thorough clean than is achieved by most day to day cleansers and toners, unblocking pores and evening the complexion when used once or twice a week.
Face masks come with a variety of active ingredients. Absorbent materials such as (but not limited to) charcoal or clay, are common. Compared to chemical cleaning products, the cleansing process is typically far gentler with these masks. Dirt, sebum and other pollutants are taken up by the clay or charcoal as it sets into your face, and during this time any additional ingredients take their effect. When you peel or wash the mask off, the dirt is expelled with it, leaving your complexion brighter, and reducing the appearance of blemishes.
Moisturising face masks, either in the form of gel-saturated cloth masks or thick creams, are another common form of face mask. These deliver an intense dose of moisturising, anti-blemish, or anti-ageing ingredients, and contribute to brighter, healthier looking skin.
In either case they’re a fantastic addition to any skin care routine, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best facemasks for men.
The Face Putty Black Peel-Off Mask with Activated Charcoal from BARBER PRO is rejuvenating and deeply cleansing, ideal for acne-prone and oily skin types. Activated charcoal draws out impurities, dislodging and eliminating blackheads. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes before peeling away.
The Facial Cleansing Mask from Menscience is formulated with refined clay to remove impurities and anti-oxidant rich Green Tea to revitalise and nourish the skin. It works well with any skin type to absorb impurities and excess oil.
The Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque is a fast acting face mask which specialises in refining and refreshing your complexion. It’s antioxidant rich and dense with nutrients, meaning it replenishes nourishment while cleansing the skin.
Mineral rich Hungarian Moor Mud is the active cleansing ingredient in the Deep Cleansing Mask from Omorovicza. Naturally replete with Calcium and Magnesium, the mask is gentle but thorough, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed, but well balanced.
The Oil Control Face Mask from Bulldog is specially designed to tackle excess sebum, and contains Cornish Clay, Witch Hazel, Willow Bark and Juniper. It’s shine free, absorbent, and offers a deep clean.
The EvolutionMan Resurfacing Clay Mask sets deep into your pores, dislodging and removing deep lying dirt. Its salicylic acid content also means it treats blemishes while preventing future outbreaks.
Lab Series Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask is specially designed to revitalise the complexion while stripping surface oil from the skin. It’s ideal for those with an oily T-Zone, but is suitable for all skin types. Expect your face to feel smoother and softer, and expect to see fewer visible blemishes and less shine.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Face Mask is a revitalising and soothing treatment specially designed for those with sensitive skin in need of a gentle boost. Containing cooling Aloe Vera and Organic Cucumber, leaving this mask on for five minutes rejuvenates and refreshes the skin while delivering long lasting hydration.
This Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask from Yes To Tomatoes is a paper mask, meaning it’s super quick and easy to use. It’s perfectly suited to those with an oily skin type, and leaves the face feeling refreshed as well as deeply cleansed.
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