Men, it’s time to take your skincare to the next level! 

Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine. They target key skin concerns and conditions by delivering concentrated vitamins, additives, and nutrients that help your skin. Face masks go deeper than your day-to-day skincare products and create a barrier that locks in ingredients and helps with absorption. 

Bonus- It’s almost effortless to incorporate face masks into your skincare routine! They’re designed to be used intermittently, so you only need to remember to use one about once or twice a week.

The benefits you reap from face masks all depend on the ingredients in the face mask you choose. Still, the possible benefits are: 

  • Moisturizes and replenish the hydration that’s often lost in the exfoliation process
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and helps maintain collagen production
  • Improves uneven skin tone 
  • Skin looks glowing and healthy 
  • Improves your skin’s texture 
  • Clears out clogged pores and absorbs excess oil 
  • Improves breakouts 

Why Should Men use Face Masks?

Men’s skin is different from women’s in a few key ways, which requires specific facial products that target these differences. While many of the benefits that face masks provide are the same for both men and women, face masks for men often have ingredients that target men’s skin specifically!

First, let’s talk about the positives of men’s skin. Men naturally have a higher collagen density, which means fewer wrinkles and slower aging. Shaving acts as an exfoliant by removing dead skin cells, so many men won’t have to think much about exfoliation. This being said, using products with SPF and post-shave treatments is still essential! UV radiation can add years to the face (even with good collagen production), and post-shave treatments prevent nasty ingrown hairs and clogged follicles that can turn into acne. 

Now onto the main reasons why men should consider using facial masks. Men have been found to have skin that’s 25% thicker than women, so using products that are better at penetrating the skin barrier is vital. Men also secrete significantly more oil (sebum) than women, leading to oily skin, blackheads, and clogged pores. As a result, men should be using products designed to fight oil production and unclog pores. 

Which Type of Face Mask Should you Use?

Face masks for men aren’t one size fits all; it depends on your skin type and the conditions you’re looking to target. Luckily, you have a few different facial masks to choose from!

Cream Masks can be used on almost all skin types and target an array of different skin conditions. They work to increase hydration and brighten the skin and can also be used as a leave-on treatment!  

Gel Masks are suitable for normal to oily skin types and are a lightweight, jelly texture. These often include astringent properties that help minimize oil and tighten pores while hydrating your skin in the process. Pro Tip: Make these an active treatment by applying them before a shower. 

Clay Masks are suitable for most skin types and provide many benefits, including detoxifying and shrinking pores, regulating sebum production, and improving skin tone. This type of mask is suitable for those with ongoing skin conditions such as acne or excessive oil production. 

Exfoliating Masks are great for oily and acne-prone skin types and work to remove dead skin cells and draw out impurities from the pores. They enhance the skin’s natural turnover process, improving skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Try out this oxygenating fizzofoliant from Eminence!

Warming Masks produce a warming effect on the skin and initially cause a warming or tingling sensation. They invigorate the skin’s complexion, increase blood flow, and clear out pores, leaving the skin looking healthy and glowing. These face masks aren’t recommended for sensitive skin types, as they can cause irritation. 

It’s never too late to start taking your skincare more seriously. Try adding a facial mask to your skincare routine and notice any changes to your skin- you may be surprised by the results!

Learn more about Facial Treatments in Corona del Mar 

Another way to boost your skincare routine is to schedule regular facial treatments with a professional! At Swiss Clinique, we offer facial treatments that revitalize and prepare the skin to look its best, including a “For Men Only” Signature Facial! For more information, you can reach us at 949-500-1210 or book your next skincare treatment!