Cleansing and moisturising is all very well, but if you want to level up your skincare game or treat a specific skin concern, you’re going to need to make some room on your bathroom shelf… Perfect for fast fixes and visible results, face masks are turbo-charged products packed with active ingredients that will help you to tackle everything from dry patches to stubborn spots.
Scroll down to see out top face masks for men, based on your most pressing skin concerns.
For oily skin: Yes To Tomatoes Snapmask Stick
This easy-to-use mask swipes on like a Pritt Stick, coating skin in a creamy blend of natural ingredients that help to clear and balance skin. Oily skin is prone to clogged pores which easily lead to blemishes – this easy-to-use mask swipes on kaolin clay and charcoal work to absorb excess oil and draw impurities out of pores, while salicylic acid deeply exfoliates to prevent blackheads and breakouts.
For acne scars and pigmentation: The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
This face mask contains a powerful blend of acids that exfoliate skin without the harshness of a scrub. With each use, the dead skin cells in the top layers of your skin are removed, revealing fresh, new, and unscarred skin beneath. Using it once a week will help skin to look clearer, brighter, and more even.
For under-eyes: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Eye Patches
Ditch the cold cucumber slices – these depuffing gel eye masks are designed to target the delicate eye area and instantly banish evidence of late nights or hangovers. They’re refreshing, hydrating, and will also help to tackle fine lines and dark circles.
For blemish-prone skin: Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask
When a breakout happens, it can be tempting to go in with hardcore treatments like peels and scrubs, but the key to clearing spots for good is to take a kind-to-skin approach. Gentle but still detoxifying, this creamy mask purges pores of impurities (to prevent future blemishes) while soothing redness and inflammation from existing spots – all without stripping and irritating skin.
For dehydrated skin: Holika Holika Watermelon Sheet Mask
This super hydrating sheet mask is perfect for treating skin that feels tight and parched (it’s an ideal hangover solution). Key ingredients include watermelon and glycerin, which draw moisture into skin and provide intense hydration.
For dull and dry skin: Elemis Peptide 4 Plumping Pillow Facial
Give stressed skin a boost with this rich moisturising mask. Designed to be applied in the evening and worn while you sleep, it intensively moisturises skin overnight, restoring skin to be soft, smooth, and bright by the time you wake up.