Face mask for men may seem emasculating but they are the best way to reduce blackheads, excess oil production and acne. Even men can have large pores which are prone to acne. A facial mask applied once a month helps pull out the embedded oil and dirt and releases accumulated gunk. Today, we will discuss some easy homemade mens face mask recipes to improve texture, fade acne blemishes, balance oil production and improve tone and texture.
1. Basic clay mask
This mask is suitable for all skin types. Clay exfoliates and tightens skin whilst improving circulation and softening rough skin. The following recipe also works as an overnight acne spot treatment. When you feel a pimple coming on, simply apply a bit of the clay to it and leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse off the mask with warm water. The mask absorbs excess oil and heals blemishes.
- 1 tbsp Bentonite clay
- A bit of cream for dry skin, water for oily skin or low fat milk for normal/combination skin
Mix the clay with the liquid of your choice and whisk briskly to make a paste. Apply it to the face. Let the mask dry completely-20 to 30 minutes. The mask will remove blackheads and lighten blemishes.
2. Egg white mask for tightening pores
This mask contains egg whites and cornstarch. The result is incredible, if only temporary; the combination really tightens the skin and squeezes out the blackheads. Note that you won’t be able to move your mouth at all when the mask dries completely.
- White of one egg (cold)
- 1 tsp cornstarch powder
Whisk the two ingredients to dissolve all lumps and apply it to the face. Make sure you lie down horizontally once the mask is on. Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Repeat monthly.
3. Rejuvenating mens face mask for blackheads and oily skin
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ medium avocado mashed
- 1 tsp activated charcoal powder
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
In a blender, combine all ingredients and apply to the face and neck. Allow the mask to set. After 20 minutes, wash off with warm water. The charcoal pulls out blackheads and dirt from the skin. Coconut oil soothes the skin and moisturizes it. Lemon juice lightens blemishes. Use this mens face mask for blackheads once or twice a month to keep the skin clear.
4. Brewer’s yeast mens face mask
- 1 tbsp Brewer’s yeast
- 2 tsp witch hazel
- 1-2 drops of German Chamomile essential oil
Add a little water to the mixture of above ingredients and mix well to form a paste-it will be a bit lumpy but that’s okay. Apply the mask to the face and neck. Rinse off after 15-20 minutes. Pat the skin dry. This mask is suitable for oily or combination skin.
5. Lavender clay mask for oily skin
- 1 tbsp Fuller’s earth
- 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil
Mix the two ingredients. Apply all over face and neck. Wash off with warm water after 20 minutes. Repeat application every few weeks.
6. Simple nourishing mens face mask for all skin types
- 1tbsp organic, raw apple cider vinegar
- ½ to 1 tsp raw organic honey
Mix the ingredients and smooth all over face and neck. Honey is antibacterial and reduces acne-causing bacteria. Apple cider vinegar fights inflammation. With regular use, this face mask nourishes skin and clears the complexion. Also drink the mixture daily with a glass of water to fight blackheads from inside out.
Apart from homemade mens face mask, you can also go for mens face mask products available commercially. Always test the product first on a small part of the skin to ensure there is no allergic reaction. With regular use, your skin will definitely benefit from these masks.