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5 Best Face Masks for Men for Immaculate Skin

5 Best Face Masks for Men for Immaculate Skin

5 Best Face Masks for Men for Immaculate Skin

 

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You’ve never used a face mask in your life, and you’re not saying you want to use one, but here you are. We’ll just say you’re face-mask-curious. It’s cool, man. Most of us don’t know much about skin care to begin with -- and a face mask? That’s like next-level skin care stuff.

The fact is, if you want to be 100% on your game, immaculate skin is part of the package. A great way to get skin that is smooth, sexy, and always blemish-free is by using a face mask. 

Relax dude; we’ve got your back. 

Disco is the skin care line founded by a man and made for men’s skin. You won’t easily find skin care specifically formulated for the pH balance of your face anywhere else. 

We’ll give you an inside scoop on face masks, help you understand the benefits, and give you some tips on finding the best face masks to keep your skin clean and clear. 

Explaining Face Masks

We’re going to talk face masks, but not the type you’ve been wearing to keep away COVID. 

Detoxifying face masks are used to keep your skin ultra-clean and improve its overall texture. Face masks clear away the deep-down dirt, oil, and toxins your everyday cleanser can’t reach. Think of it like shampooing your car seats. 

Face masks aren’t products you use every day. In fact, you probably want to use them once or twice a week, tops. 

Face masks are applied to your entire face or to a particular area where you’re especially grimy (aka experiencing breakouts and blemishes). You will leave a face mask on for a short period of time and then rinse it off.

While the face mask is on your face, the ingredients help deep clean, remove chemicals and toxins, and rejuvenate your skin. 

Benefits of Face Masks

Need more convincing? We were hard sells too. Once you know the benefits of using a face mask, you’ll be more likely to jump on the mask wagon. 

Deep Cleaning

You cleanse your skin every day, but those products can’t deep dive into your pores as a mask can. Face masks contain ingredients that not only open pores they effectively lift out dirt and oil that could clog your pores and create blemishes. 

If you’ve got blemish-prone skin, a face mask a few times a week can help dramatically reduce the number of breakouts you experience. 

Let’s face it, wearing cloth and disposable face coverings during the pandemic has caused all of us to see more bumps on our cheeks and chins. 

Detoxifying

Your skin comes in contact with toxins daily, especially if you aren’t using all-natural, non-toxic skin care. Adding to those toxins are all the chemicals and muck from pollution, face coverings, and free radical exposure. 

Your facial cleanser can handle some of the daily detox for you, but to effectively detox your skin, you need a quality face mask. Using a weekly face mask is the equivalent of a 75-minute hot yoga session for your face. 

Improves Skin Tone

Daily life takes a toll on your skin, leaving it looking dull and less youthful. Weather, bad products, and an unhealthy lifestyle can also make your skin feel rough, dry, and irritated.

A good face mask will contain ingredients to help soothe irritated skin, keep it fully hydrated, and improve texture, so you end up with skin that’s super smooth and incredibly comfortable. 

5 Best Face Masks for Men for Immaculate Skin

When you’re ready to mask up, the local drug store is not the place to shop. Most of the face masks you’ll find in a big box store have been formulated for women’s skin, not men’s. 

If you’re going to use a face mask, you should look for ingredients that work best for your skin. Here’s our top 5 best face masks for men who want immaculate skin. 

1. Bentonite Clay

The ultimate in detoxifying ingredients, all-natural bentonite clay sucks dirt and oil from your pores without stripping it of moisture. Bentonite clay is mineral-rich, which helps keep your skin nourished, and can protect it from external stressors.

Bentonite clay also has antibacterial properties, which means it can help clear away bad, blemish-causing bacteria from your skin.

2. Charcoal

It’s the O.G. of face mask ingredients. Charcoal is known for its absorbency and ability to pull dirt and oil out of clogged pores. 

Activated charcoal, like the kind you find in face masks, has been exposed to high temperatures to purify it and increase its surface area. This helps it absorb better and makes it safe for use on your skin. 

3. Willow Bark Extract

Any mask worth having on your face should include an ingredient that soothes your skin. Willow bark extract is a plant-based ingredient that helps keep your skin calm and soothed. 

If you have areas of irritation (dry, red patches, flaky or peeling skin, or bumps) using a face mask with willow bark will help to settle it down. Willow bark also has astringent-like properties, so it can help tighten your pores and prevent dirt from settling in them.

4. Aloe

Aloe, the same stuff you use on sunburned skin, helps keep your skin hydrated and also helps restore skin that is damaged. 

Face masks that contain aloe are smart because they deep clean pores and deliver hydrated, restorative ingredients beneath the surface of your skin, helping cells regenerate faster. 

5. Papaya Fruit Extract

Another benefit of using a face mask? It can help you gently exfoliate your skin. Papaya fruit extract is an all-natural ingredient that works great as a non-abrasive exfoliant. The natural enzymes in papaya extract help it break down and remove dead skin cells.

Papaya fruit extract is also a great anti-aging ingredient. The rich antioxidant load of papaya fruit extract helps work to reduce visible signs of aging, like sagging skin, crow’s feet, and dark spots. 

Aging might not matter to you now, but forty-year-old you will be thankful you took care of your skin with anti-aging ingredients. 

Where to Buy the Best Face Masks for Men

Easy question. Disco offers the best in men’s skin care products, and we make it easy to use face masks. Our Purifying Face Mask contains powerful ingredients to deep clean your skin and improve overall skin quality. 

  • Plant-based ingredients. Our mask doesn’t contain toxins, parabens, or sulfates, so you don’t have to worry about using anything sketch on your skin. 
  • Our mask contains bentonite clay, charcoal, willow bark extract, and plant-based skin soothers, so your skin feels soft and smooth when the mask comes off. 
  • The Disco purifying face mask is great for every skin type. Dry skin feels hydrated and clean, oily skin feels more balanced, and combination skin feels softer and looks sexier. 

You can take your chances with a face mask created for women, or you can trust that we did our homework and know your skin better than you do (like how important it is to use products that keep your skin within its healthy pH balance range). 

Tips and Tricks for Mask Night

Grab your mask and your favorite beverage; it’s time to get serious about your skin care. 

Applying a face mask is easy, doesn’t require a lot of time, and will keep your skin looking great. Here’s how to do it right. 

  1. Start with freshly cleansed skin. Need a good cleanser? We have one of those, too. Pat your skin dry with a towel. 

  2. Apply a thin layer of your face mask all over your skin, avoiding your eye area. If you’ve got a beard, don’t mask the beard; just place the mask on your cheeks, nose, and forehead. 

  3. Pour yourself a drink; you’ve got 10-20 minutes to let your day slip away. Let your mask’s ingredients do their thing. 

  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. 

  5. Take a selfie and spam your friends and social; you look, good dude. 

You can use a face mask twice a week, more or less, depending on your specific needs. Try not to leave your mask on for longer than twenty minutes. It can harden and become more difficult to remove, which will require you to scrub your skin to get it off. 

Let’s Disco

We know it’s new to you, but you can do the mask thing. For skin that is immaculate as your supposed reputation, you need a mask that can do clean up like a Hollywood PR agent. Disco’s purifying face mask can handle the job in just ten to twenty minutes. 

 

Sources:

Bentonite Clay as a Natural Remedy: A Brief Review (ncbi.nim.nih.gov)

Mechanisms involved in the anti-inflammatory effect of a standardized willow bark extract (pubmed.ncbi.nih.gov)

Fermented Papaya Preparation Restores Age-Related Reductions in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Cytolytic Activity in Tube-Fed Patients (ncbi.nim.nih.gov)

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