Face masks are the secret to looking great in no time. Add a mud mask moisturizing mask, or clearing mask to your skincare arsenal and marvel at how quickly you can improve your skin’s clarity, moisture, and texture. Our top pick is a mud mask meant to deep clean and tone your face and pores, while the rest are truly great at hydrating, whether overnight or in 20 minutes. Check out all the best face masks for men below.
Best Face Mask
A little goes a long way with this super thick, ultra-purifying mask. It goes on shiny and black and turns light gray when ready to be washed off. Easy to use, easy to see the results with this mask. Charcoal, bentonite clay, aloe, ginseng, and other botanicals all combine to create a deep-cleaning mask that leaves the skin tight, hydrated, and refreshed, but also makes you feel like a modern-day James Bond on vacation in the Maldives. Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask is a winner of The Manual Grooming Awards 2018.
Other Great Options
Overnight is when your skin works it’s hardest to repair and recharge. That makes it the ideal time to use a product you need to work and work well. This Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask from Origins uses Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils to reanimate tired skin. Throw this on after a long night and it’s like your face never went out.
You can’t talk about hydrating masks without mentioning sheet masks, and you can’t talk about sheet masks without talking about the wonder that is Korean skincare. Dr. Jart+ was founded in Korea in 2004 and the latest innovation from the company – the Hydration Lover Rubber Mask – might look creepy on the package, but the two-step blue sheet mask wraps your skin and keeps all the active ingredients from evaporating while you wear it. 15 to 20 minutes later (up to 40 for maximum hydration) your skin is replenished and ready to go.
A perfect mask for those winter days that just seem to go all in on your facial skin, this Ginkgo Mask from Mario Badescu is rich and creamy. The Ginkgo wakes up skin, while Allantoin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E work together to quickly revive and replenish skin that has taken a toll from Winter’s rough elements.
This Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque from Kiehl’s is a great match for any man’s skin. Calendula Flower extract is shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and everyone knows Aloe is a miracle plant when it comes to it’s ability to cool, heal, and hydrate parched skin. The best part? It’s only 5 minutes, so your on your way, and hydrated, in no time.
Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes deeply and over-time while lycopene-rich Tomato Seed lipids help to restore your skin’s natural barrier, allowing this Skin Hydrating Masque from Dermalogica to work rapidly (10 minutes, man) for way healthier skin.
Speaking of sheet masks – well, from way earlier – they are a very popular option for hydrating due to the more targeted application. They use serums which penetrate into deeper layers of the skin and by not rubbing them in right away, you are letting the skin absorb at a more gradual rate. The simple math would suggest that this will be the most beneficial delivery of a mask there is. Plus this Daily Wonders Bye Bye To Dry Mask from Leaders is an easy $5, so it’s well-worth the investment.
Avène’s unique Thermal Spring Water is safe enough to use on raw, burned, even post-surgical skin. Their products are often recommended by dermatologists and available in most drug stores which means this is going to be perfect for your tight, parched winter skin. This Soothing Moisture Mask also uses Safflower Oil to nourish skin in 15 minutes or less.
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Article originally published by Jennifer Jones on August 19, 2016. Last updated by Chase McPeak on July 10, 2018.