Physical Health, Tips & Techniques, Wellness / Self-Care

Want great Skin? Try one of these Facial Masks

words by: Natasha Marsh
Nov 8, 2020

Is your maskne getting out of hand? Are stay-at-home orders forcing more time in the mirror, pointing out blackheads, clogged pores or worse? Regardless of what your skin problems are, facial masks are the answer. Yes, women are more prone to do facial masks but that doesn’t mean men can’t – it’s quite the opposite actually. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Diplo, Chris Pratt or any other Hollywood star’s Instagram and you’ll see nothing but face masks. Trust me, it’s cool and your skin will thank you.


Facial masks are the answer to hydration, youthful and clearer skin. Applying a facial mask once or twice a week will give skin the deep clean it needs without stripping the natural oils. And the steps are quite easy:


  1. Cleanse skin with a decent face wash to ensure a clean base 
  2. Pat your face dry with a towel
  3. Apply face mask evenly over your face, avoid eye area
  4. Keep mask on for at least 15 minutes (some masks suggest longer) and wash off with warm water
  5. Apply a moisturizer to your skin after drying to help rehydrate the skin


Now that you know the steps, why not try one of the below masks! 


Lab Series Urban Blue 

Contains kaolin clay that draws out impurities, toxins and dirt from your pores. These masks also have blue agave, caffeine, charcoal and glycerin. 


Rugged & Dapper

The kaolin clay works to purify and detox the skin. Purified smectite clay, spirulina, kelp and grapeseed oil have been added to this hydrating mask to help moisturize and protect skin post mask. This one is ideal for men with beards and oily skin. 


Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque

Chamomile is the secret to healthy and clean glowing skin. Infused with rosemary, lemon, sage and more, your skin will be rid of hard-to-get dirt and pollutants. This one is perfect for all skin – normal, dry, oil or combination skin. 


The Gentlemen’s Facial Mask

Your face will be left smoother and fresher after this mask. Activated charcoal is used to exfoliate and deep clean to prevent further breakouts. It will also tighten the pores and prevent dirt from getting back in. 


New York Biology Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask

This mask is packed with sea salt and other minerals that will revitalize your pores and reinstate minerals lost to sun damage and perspiration. The vitamin E will keep skin soft, elastic and firm. 


Fine Vine Activated Charcoal Mud Mask

The great thing about Fine Vine is it can be used for your face, body, feet, hands and neck. Plus, it’s 100 percent natural and good for all skin types. 


Ursa Major Bright & Easy

If you’re pressed for time or simply don’t want to sit through 15-20 minutes, Ursa Major will get you glowy and youthful skin in 3 minutes. 


Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask

Avocado is a literal saving grace. It is filled with fatty acids and is the key to instant moisture.