When it comes to face masks optimized for men’s skin, there are a few different categories to consider. Men’s skin tends to have larger pores (and thus – oily skin!) and a different pH balance than women’s skin. Likewise, it’s important to explore skincare options optimized for men’s skin in particular.
You can think of face masks as an at-home facial treatment. Instead of going to a spa and getting a facial with premium, luxurious products, you can take a mask home and give your skin some extra TLC from the comfort of your own bathroom.
Among the different categories of face masks for men, including moisturizing masks, exfoliating masks, sheet masks, undereye treatments, and clay masks, one stands out to benefit men’s skin above the others. Clay masks are the best choice for men looking to find a face mask that suits their skin type and solves their skin problems like oiliness, acne, razor burn, and more.
Moisturizing masks are formulated with the intent to infuse hydration back into the skin and restore the moisture barrier.
The moisture barrier is the skin’s natural layer that keeps the skin lubricated. Many things can disrupt the moisture barrier, like environmental pollutants, chemical-filled products, or sweating through exercise. The best way to restore the moisture barrier is through a well-rounded skincare regimen and consistently using a moisturizer. Sometimes, you want a little extra moisture if you’re feeling dry.
A moisturizing mask typically leverages all-natural ingredients like Coconut Oil, Macadamia Oil, Vitamin E, and Peptides that contribute natural hydration back into the skin. These ingredients will additionally stimulate collagen production, and collagen is the skin’s natural protein that keeps you looking young.
An exfoliating mask is typically comprised of a chemical exfoliant, like BHA or AHA, and naturally exfoliates away dead skin cells. The result is smoother and softer skin, with less clogged pores, dirt, and debris.
Sheet masks can be moisturizing or exfoliating, and consist of a sheet soaked in a skincare formula. These are applied to the face for 10 to 20 minutes, while the skin can soak up the ingredients and benefits.
Sheet masks are a great option for an easy, quick face mask, and are also great travel companions.
Undereye masks are similar to sheet masks as they consist of sheets soaked in a skincare formula. These tend to look like ovals that are placed on the undereye area. If you struggle with dark circles, puffy undereye bags, or fine lines under the eyes, these are a great option for depuffing, brightening, and smoothing the skin.
For an alternative undereye treatment that is gentle enough to use every day, we recommend the Disco Repairing Eye Stick. Formulated with Caffeine, Niacinamide, and Pycnogenol, the Repairing Eye Stick depuffs undereye bags, brightens the undereye area, battles dark circles, and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
The best option for men when it comes to face masks is a clay mask. Clay masks are applied by hand onto the face, and typically dry within 10-20 minutes, and then need to be washed off.
Clay masks can incorporate ingredients such as Bentonite Clay and Charcoal, that absorb excess oil from the pores and detoxify the complexion. Charcoal is a naturally absorbent material and extracts dirt, debris, and bacteria from the pores when in contact with the skin. This makes it an excellent choice for acne-prone skin, oily skin, and clogged pores.
The Disco Rejuvenating Face Mask is formulated with both Bentonite Clay and Charcoal, in addition to Willow Bark Extract, an anti-inflammatory that contains phenolic acids to rejuvenate the skin cell reproduction cycle.