Facial masks may sound a little too girly to be a part of your grooming regimen. Believe it or not, though, using one (even just twice a week) can do wonders for your skin—and the result's, almost always, instant. Good thing you're no ordinary man, which means you're privy to the skin care secrets and savvy of the modern gent.
During the launch of Mediheal last March 20, experts from the makers of popular mask pack in Korea shared that "facial masks promote the ‘home-use’ beauty concept; it allows you to have nicer skin without surgery or enhancements.”
They add: “These masks are full of essences, with ingredients that specifically target skin concerns. You’ll also get to see the results right after, which is good for men who are lazy to do the whole skin care routine. You don’t need to apply it with cotton, towel, or whatever—just put it on your face, and do your thing. Easy.”
Also, there are various types of mask packs addressing specific skin issues and needs—acne, brightening, soothing, moisture retention, and uneven skin tone. We know, it sounds quite complicated. Which is why we've got your new grooming regimen sorted for you.
1) N.M.F. (Natural Moisturizing Factor) Aquaring Ampoule Mask
Best for: Dry skin
What you should know: If you feel like your skin’s dry and rough lately, this one is for you. This keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized from the moment you use (preferably at night), until morning. It also effortlessly tightens your skin, leaving it like you just had a facial at the derm clinic.
P149, Watsons and SM Beauty Stores
2) Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin
What you should know: Active Charcoal acts like a magnet—it goes deep into your pores to get rid of acne-causing bacteria. It also absorbs oil and dissolves impurities, further shielding your face from date-repelling pimple breakouts and other blemishes. If your girlfriend’s been handing your oil-control films for some time now, it’s a sign, bro. She probably doesn't like your pimply and oily face, so better use this mask, stat.
3) My Scheming Blackhead Removal Mask Set
Best for: Blackhead-peppered skin
What you should know: The My Scheming Blackhead Removal Mask Set includes: Deep Pore Sebum Softener (Step 1); Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask (Step 2), and the Skin Clarifying Pore Essence (Step 3). Aside from removing those pesky blackheads on your nose and chin, this item also cleanses and moisturizes your skin. We’re sure you’ll be amazed by the sight of your blackheads on the mask upon removal.
4) Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Best for: Any skin type
What you should know: The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay wouldn’t be called the "World's Most Powerful Facial” for nothing. Our advice, get your girlfriend’s help before using one, because there’ll be mixing involved (Pro GF Tip: You need to combine it with apple cider vinegar for it to be more effective). Feel your face pulsate while you have this mask on—that’s how you’ll know it’s really working. After rinsing, you’ll notice how fairer, softer, and cleaner your face has become. Your skin might look reddish a bit after, too, but don't panic, that's normal.
P450, Healthy Options