At The Male Stylist we know that face masks are something of a delicate topic for men as they aren’t generally considered the most masculine of skincare products, however they are extremely beneficial for skin health and anti-ageing. We’ve put together a short guide of three of the top face masks for three different budgets, how they are good for your skin and why we love them.
Clearasil – Vitamins & Extracts Wash/Mask – £4.99
The first benefit of this product is that it’s a mask and daily facewash in one, depending on how you apply it. It contains Avocado and Pomegranate extracts that help nourish skin cells and actively cleanses pores leaving skin stronger and healthier. It’s also pH balanced meaning it’s appropriate for all skin-types and isn’t a harsh cleanser when used daily.
Directions: If being used as a facewash simply apply a pea-sized amount into your palm, lather under warm water and scrub over face area, then rinse with warm water. If being used as a mask (2-3 times per week) then apply straight to face and leave for 2-3 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
2) Men-U D-Tox Deep Clean Clay Mask – £15.95
This is an extremely deep cleansing and purifying mask, so much so that it only needs to be used once a week. It uses Kaolin Clay and Zinc Oxide to create a thick, nourishing clay that cleanses pores and leaves skin feeling clear and springy. It’s especially great for people who suffer from oily t-zones or skin in general as it absorbs and removes excess oil from skin cells.
Directions: After washing face, apply a thin, even layer over the face and neck then allow to dry over 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly to remove all clay and then moisturise after to maximise effects.
3) Perricone MD Chloro Plasma – £69.00
This is definitely an investment in quality, the mask is designed to improve skin toning, clarity and radiance whilst at the same time helping to reduce ageing effects. Using Perricone MD’s phytonutrient microcapsules it detoxifies and cleanses skin leaving your face clear and healthy. Perricone are renowned as one of the top authorities in skincare for both men and women so you know every penny is invested in quality with this mask.
Directions: Massage onto recently washed skin until colour changes to a dark green. Leave to dry for 5-10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly and applying moisturiser.
Well those are our favourites and as always if you’ve enjoyed the article feel free to comment, like and/or share it with your gentlemanly friends. If you have other brands you’d like to contribute please do comment below as we’re always keen to try new things.
By Adam Walker