Of course! Men can, and should, use face masks as part of a healthy skincare regimen. Guys have their fair share of vanity and skin issues they want to address, and masking is one of the best ways to get started.
Here are just some of the reasons men should use regular face masks regularly:
It’s not just an old wives’ tale about men being impervious to insults; men actually do have thicker skin. As reported by a 2003 study published in Acta Dermato-Venereologica, “Thickness of the cellular epidermis correlated positively to blood content…and was greater in males than in females.” Therefore, they need more skincare, not less!
Unlike products such as cleansers or lotions that only sit on the surface layer of the skin, facial masks create a temporary bond with the skin to allow nutrient-rich serums to penetrate the epidermal barrier. Natural, healing ingredients such as collagen, essential oils, hyaluronic acid, and polypeptides work together to help restore elasticity, even skin tone, smooth fine lines, reduce redness, and calm irritations. Instead of slapping on whatever product is handy and hoping for the best, men can experience some real results with a little bit of mindful care.
Masks can be more effective for moisturizing skin than creams or lotions, especially for male skin. They are essentially hydration bombs – dousing skin in moisturizing ingredients like natural oils, aloe vera, and, most of all, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to drench the skin with moisture that will last long after the mask is removed. Hydrogel masks are especially good at delivering hydration because they adhere to the surface, creating a seal that prevents the serums from drying out and encouraging extended absorption time. Men will experience long-lasting moisture after the mask is removed.
Draw Out Impurities
Detoxifying facial masks are helpful for men who wish to purify skin and reduce the appearance of large pores. Men may be especially susceptible to enlarged pores, oily skin, and other symptoms of impurity build-up due to irregular skincare routines, daily shaving, and bacteria-trapping facial hair. Purifying masks that are made with activated bamboo charcoal are especially effective at drawing out chemicals, oil, and bacteria.
Men are just as likely to be exposed to environmental stressors as women. Masks featuring powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C, White Tea Extract, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, and Licorice Root Extract can help protect against free radicals caused by airborne toxins such as smog and pollution.
The stress and exhaustion of daily life can impact anyone’s skin regardless of gender. Men need time for self-care too, whether it involves rocking out to a good playlist, going outside for a walk, meditating, or doing anything that quiets the mind and centers the soul. A masking ritual provides a golden opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply, and give yourself the care you deserve.
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KNESKO face masks work for everyone. Our gemstone infused masks and jade face rollers are designed for men and women. Find your favorite face mask for men to experience the magic for yourself.