The Ultimate Guide to the Face Mask for Men To Get Ageless Skin

smiling young man with beauty mask on his face

The old stance on face masks and sheet mask users being women may have already been dimmed by the superstars of today. One Portuguese superstar of the Premier League club Manchester United footballer (that's soccer for all the Americans), Christiano, is pouring out some major sheet mask love on Insta. Then, we see John Stamos, who wears his facial mask regularly and claims that "sheet masks are his key to ageless skin.", so move over Cindy Crawford! Also, getting in on the "face mask for men" movement is the Marvel superhero, himself, Chris Pratt. But, what we love the most is even P Diddy, well, now he's just Diddy loves his skin care facial mask, too. The face mask for men is not a bunch of men wearing "girl's" sheet masks either! Nope, now the market has come to meet you where you are on your manly face-mask-for-men and sheet mask journey! We have compiled a guide on what a mask does per ingredient and some of the best face mask options for a man's skin.

What's Your Official Checklist for Ageless Skin?

If you're like most men today, and have neglected your skin with the quick wash and shave routine for years but don't want to have a super-involved 8-step skincare routine, you're in the right place. We can have your skin good as new with a little 2 or 3-step skincare routine that's going to make you wish you'd done it sooner. The most important step in caring for your skin is knowing your skin type, knowing what skin problems you are wanting to correct, and how to do it with a face mask for men or a sheet mask! Although a sheet mask isn't the only type of mask, the sheet mask is definitely the most convenient and quick face mask for men option. But there's also a way to make homemade face masks so you know each ingredient and how your skin will react to it. There are also ready-made face masks you can buy in a tube or tub that you can apply yourself or have your better half apply to your face for you. These store-bought face masks will be the same buying method as a sheet mask, by knowing your skin concerns and skin type.

Unlocking Your Best Skin

First, knowing your skin type is going to answer so many questions. Knowing your skin type will help to understand your personal skin concerns and will unlock the secret to really effective skincare. There are 4 different skin types and knowing which you have can unlock the "ageless skin" secret for you.

Step 1: Learn Your Skin Type

The skin type is basically a way to classify the behavior of your skin. 4 main skin types encompass all people's skin. There's dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, and finally, sensitive skin. Your skin type may change over time because of things like sun damage, environmental damage like air pollution, and fluctuations in hormones or medications, or treatments. All that matters is that you find your skin tone here or even with the help of a dermatologist to get the best skin so that you can live the best confident life ever! And yes a face mask for men will certainly get you on your way.

Dry Skin

Is your skin typically dry with a side of peeling, flaking, or a sensation of tightness overall? You may have dry skin which needs moisture! With that moisture, dry skin needs something to lock the moisture in it like hyaluronic acid and ceramides you'll find in a moisturizing face mask for men. Your dry skin doesn't usually bode well with fragrances or antibacterial soaps because they tend to dry your skin out more. You may need a fragrance-free, moisturizing mask that targets the reparation of your skin's barrier. Your skin has a barrier that acts as a gatekeeper by letting good things in but blocking the bad stuff out like UV rays from the sun and environmental damage. Acne with dry skin means that there aren't many products on the shelves of the drug store for this skin type. However, a person with dry skin will manage to only wash their face once a day, preferably at nighttime, and maybe a rinse-off in the morning just to get the eye boogers out. Next, freely give the skin lots of moisture. If you have dry skin be cautious about serums and supplements you use, and use them sparingly and sporadically. Then, use a dripping-with-moisture hydrating face mask for men in need of a river of moisture, or don a sheet mask with hyaluronic acid to help to lock the moisture in your skin often (like every day if you want). In the case of a breakout, treat the acne with a low-strength treatment after you're all moisturized. However, sometimes when you're out in the elements too long your skin's barrier gets damaged. There are corrective solutions for that in a face mask for men. Although you may have once had an oily or combination skin type, the damage to the skin's barrier may have caused you to now have dry skin.

Oily Skin

So, let's talk about oily skin now. The oily skin type is a stubborn and very common skin type. The thing about oily skin is that it tends to create breakouts of blackheads and pimples, clogging your pores and leaving damaged and enlarged pores. Or especially if you're doing zero things to eliminate the excess oil that collects on your skin you need to know that you're never going to just magically have alabaster skin one morning. You're going to see significant improvements with the right face mask for men with an oily skin type. Certainly, you have to be cautious with adding moisture to oily skin and you should use topicals like retinoids or retinol and vitamin C for acne, or find each ingredient when you're shopping for a face mask for men with acne. You also need to find a good dermatologist to advise and prescribe stronger acne topicals and/or medications. As a person with oily skin, you may want to know that the problem is caused by the over-secretion of sebum. Sebum is good for your skin and is produced all over the body. However, the over-secretion, or excess oil, is wherein lying a problematic skin type. So, with an oily skin type with acne will generally use a facial cleanser morning and night followed by a toner, a face mask for men combating acne up to 3x a week, and nix the moisturizer unless you feel your skin's getting tight and dry. And during the day you can use blotting papers or medicated pads like Stridex as needed to soak up any excess oil from your face. If your fine lines aren't so visible, but you're shiny all day, and you can see every pore on your face, you have oily skin. Not to worry! We have just the face mask for men to nix that shine.

Combination Skin

Next up, naturally is the combination skin type. When you have combination skin, you'll encounter a mix of a dry skin type and an oily skin type. You may experience dry patches on your nose or forehead and shiny cheeks and chin if you have combination skin. Acne isn't undefeatable though! There are medications and serums like retinol or Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) treatments that are very beneficial for combination skin or oily skin. A general rule of thumb for combination skin, wash your face 2-3 times daily, and only give moisture to the dry parts of your face and hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE! And use a face mask for men or a sheet mask for your skin concern or specifically marked for combination skin once or twice a week. Also, use a spot acne treatment like the CeraVe Spot Acne Treatment on a pimple as it arises. The name of this skin type is rightly named and if this sounds like your skin, we have a solution-yielding face mask for men for your skin, too.

Sensitive Skin

Last, but certainly not least, this skin type has to be the most common today. With the processed food diet and the people who are falling victim to more allergies these days, sensitive skin is rising to the top of the skin type list. Much like the skin type of dry skin, people who have sensitive skin may experience symptoms of redness, peeling, an uneven skin tone, tightness in the skin, and allergic reactions to skincare products. On top of these symptoms, the sufferers of sensitive skin have the least tolerable skin meaning they can't use some skincare products lest they endure a rash, breakouts, and worsening skin problems. Some of these problems include eczema-like symptoms, and eczema itself, redness and inflammation, breakouts, and damage to the skin's barrier. But for acne breakouts, you can use the regimen for a person with dry skin. All of these skin problems can be remedied, so don't panic! We have the best face mask for men with sensitive skin and gentle sheet masks, too.

Step 2: Learn How To Identify Each Skin Concern

One thing you ought to know is that most people have more than one skin concern. It almost is never a one-and-done type of deal when you add into the equation your skin type and how it affects your skincare. The unruly aging skin can cause some real heartache once you've encountered it. You know, the fine lines, wrinkles, clogged pores, enlarged pores, dark spots, and dull skin that come with a life well-lived, or a lot of time in the sun. Usually, the skin problems mentioned here are all considered signs of aging. So, this means that you're going to need an anti-aging skin care regimen and anti-aging face mask for men or sheet masks to get that glowing, pumped, and plump ageless skin back.

Step 3: Don't Overdo It & DIY a Face Mask for Men

Based on your skin type, you will wash your face and apply appropriate serums, moisture aids (as needed), and treatments within 3 minutes after washing to ensure your skin properly receives the love. Now, when it comes to the amount of sheet mask or other facial mask love that you can get in will be dependent upon your skin type. All the people with sensitive skin can absolutely enjoy a sheet mask or even a homemade face mask, too! Your recommendation is 1-2 times a week and only use the mask that is specifically for sensitive skin. And with the fine lines, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and clogged pores that come along with aging, a face mask for men are going to be your best bet for correcting any skin problems if used regularly after cleansing your skin.

Your Final Step to Ageless Skin: The Face Mask Ingredient List

When you're shopping for a do-it-all face mask for men or a sheet mask that's marked for your needs, it can be confusing or even overwhelming when you're met with a whole new vernacular of the ingredient list of the face mask product. In the world of the facial mask, the different types of clay, for instance, have different jobs though still similar. And it'd be a great idea to take a look at what all the best face-mask-for-men, specifically, can do for your skin by the active ingredient on its own.

The Clay Mask: Bentonite Clay and Kaolin Clay

Let's start with the clay mask. There are various types of clay on the earth like red clay, green clay, and white clay. The clay types that are found mostly in a clay mask here are bentonite clay and kaolin clay.

Bentonite Clay for the Clay Mask

The magic in the bentonite clay as a clay mask is the way it soaks up all the oil and sebum in your skin and prevents acne breakouts. Plus, the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that naturally reside in the clay mask can help repair and heal damaged skin. Bentonite clay is great to use every day if your skin type is oily skin or you've got a combination skin type. However, f you've got sensitive skin or a dry skin type only use it in the case of breakouts and sparingly like 1-2 times a week as needed.

Kaolin Clay for the Clay Mask

The kaolin clay that's used for a clay mask is very similar to the way the bentonite clay face mask works. The kaolin clay does actually treat acne and prevents it from coming back. Furthermore, the kaolin clay in a clay mask goes deep into the skin to reduce redness and inflammation for an oil-free and brighter face. The active ingredient in the clay mask is a perfect proponent for a face mask for men who can employ it for everyday use in the case of acne-prone skin, oily skin, and combination skin. The way the kaolin clay face mask draws the toxins and oil out of every pore to eradicate the clogged pores of the skin on your face means that this may not be suitable for more than a "once in a blue moon" use of the clay mask if you have sensitive skin or especially dry skin.

Korean Face Mask
$19.95 ($3.99 / Count)

by Wolf Project 

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Wolf Project Mud Mask Detoxifying Sheet Mask – 5-pack

There are some incredible advances in men's skin care. The Wolf Project company offers the best face mask developments in the form of a sheet or half a sheet face mask for men! With all the efficacy and components of a regular face mask for men, this men's skincare line knows that men are usually too busy or on the go to prepare a facial mask. So, they've made a sheet face mask for men just like you! And they've created the easiest facial mask that offers a gentle mask yet a deep-cleansing one, at that. With a bit of kaolin clay for excess oil, vitamin B3, E, and C, and serums for pore reduction this one takes the cake. In the midst of it all, it's got moisture too. This magical sheet face mask for men is suitable for every skin type and comes in a pack of 5 so you can use them as often as you need.

Detox Mineral Clay Facial Mask
$24.95 ($4.50 / Fl Oz)


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Rugged & Dapper Mineral Clay Detox Face Mask for Men

The men at Rugged and Dapper know what it takes to live in the over-sized shoes of one and look good while doing it. So, naturally, they came up with the detoxifying kaolin clay face mask to draw out all the dead skin, acne, and all the blackheads a face can hold. Then they packed the antioxidants and vitamins found in spirulina, aloe vera, and sea kelp to offer moisture without creating excess oil. In fact, the cream face mask will keep oily skin from creating excess oil throughout the day. This face mask for men is a compound that is fragrance-free and is well-suited to acne-prone skin, oily skin, combination, and sensitive skin. Rugged and Dapper, see, it's right in the name!

Activated Charcoal: The Charcoal Mask

Moving on to the activated charcoal ingredient in a [charcoal] mask for your manly face. Although the activated charcoal is amazing for the skin type that leans toward the oily skin or combination skin the face mask for men offers its antifungal and antibacterial properties naturally. Thereby, the activated charcoal of the charcoal mask can serve sensitive skin or dry skin on a minimal scale. Activated charcoal means that the charcoal in a face mask and other face and skin care products is "activated" by a very high heat exposure to types of organic materials like bamboo wood that turns the charcoal into black dust. That dust of activated charcoal has multiple benefits for the skin like sucking dirt and gunk out of every pore it touches, erasing the dead skin from your face or body, and even healing insect bites and other blemishes like acne. The charcoal mask is believed to not only be able to shrink a pore after multiple uses but the clogged pores of the face can be eradicated completely with this deep pore cleansing face mask for men with acne-prone skin!

Men’s No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser
$14.99 ($8.82 / Ounce)

by Lumin 

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The Lumin Pre-Treating No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser

There aren't many effective activated charcoal face cleansers that can serve as a prequel to your acne-fighting face mask for men in full combat or can be used as a mask itself, like the No-Nonsense Bamboo-Activated Charcoal Cleanser from Lumin. Lumin is a small business on Amazon with a mighty cleanser that can change your skincare routine. Using the No-Nonsense cleanser before a shave will remove all the dead skin from your face to reveal the closest shave and softest skin you've only ever dreamed of. So, Say BUH-BYE to clogged pores, dull skin, and acne, and say hello to the best cleanser of your life! The face mask for men in a cleanser or shaving miracle is for every skin type and has a hint of a rosemary scent that smells so damn good!

Peel Off Face Mask
$15.99 ($3.78 / Ounce)

by JVR 

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The JVR Black Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

After you've cleaned your face, and dried it with a soft, clean towel, you're ready to apply this one-of-a-kind set-it-and peel-off activated charcoal face mask. With the JVR Bamboo Activated Charcoal Peel-Off deep pore cleansing mask, you can eradicate all blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and clogged pores and shrink every pore to reveal a sexier you! Infused with Juniperus communis and Saponaria Officinalis as the nourishing natural ingredients that put moisture in all the right places. Plus with this peel-off face mask, you can remove the excess oil to keep your face dry throughout the day. Now, that's sexy!

Charcoal Mask for Men


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SHILLS Deep Pore Cleansing Mask

Here's another great acne-fighting peel-off face mask for men we love to stave off the dreaded breakouts, the SHILLS Purifying Black Peel-Off Face Mask. What's in the tube is a bamboo-activated carbon ground into shards to release its full potential as a black peel-off that gets all the gunk out of your skin. Clogged pores, large pore problems, acne breakouts, and white and blackheads are OUT OF HERE!!! It even comes with a precision brush to keep it out of your face hairs! For oily skin, combination skin, acne-prone, and dry skin use this cream face mask 2-3 times weekly to brighten your complexion and keep the breakouts at bay, for good!

A Mud Mask: Ingredient List

If you haven't ever used a mud mask for your face or all of your skin, you're missing out! This is the best face mask overall. The ingredient list is as wholesome as you could ever hope for your face. First, the "mud" in a mud mask is made with the minerals from the Dead Sea and typically has a hydrating ingredient like aloe vera or jojoba oil for added moisture. The is an exfoliating ingredient like kaolin clay and a calming chamomile ingredient. Not all Dead Sea mud mask brands are equal as some are majorly more effective. The Dead Sea mud mask is typically used to revive dull skin, dry skin, and acne-prone skin and is good to use on oily skin and combination skin types once in while.

Dead Sea Mud Mask Enhanced with Collagen
$13.95 ($1.59 / Fl Oz)

by TN Tessa Naturals

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TN TESSA Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask with Collagen

TN Tessa Naturals goes deep inside your skin to remove excess oil, dirt, dead skin, and toxins to deep clean your skin from the bottom up. The collagen Dead Sea Mud Mask comes with a sponge to ensure a clean, tidy, and even delivery of the skincare product. For the acne-prone skin, oily skin, and combination skin this is the pore reducer, and acne warrior you've been looking for! The enrichment of the collagen peptides in this face mask formula will leave your skin plump, tightened, and brighter. With the collagen peptides that fight fine lines and the real Dead Sea minerals which are proven effective in acne breakouts and pore shrinking, you can have it all, acne control and anti-aging benefits. This is NOT your average Dead Sea mud mask! Working with the aforementioned components of the deep pore cleansing mask are Hamamelis Virginiana Extract and Vegetable Amino Acids that ensure that even the most sensitive skin types can use this miracle-worker! Don't pay the same price for a subpar Dead Sea mud mask, that's just nonsense!

Hydrating Masks

The fabulous thing about hydrating masks is that you can use one every day if you have dry skin or sensitive skin. You can even use hydrating masks if you have oily skin or combination skin! Although the latter will want to use the hydrating masks only 1-2 times a week, this is your go-to "safe" face mask or sheet mask! Typically, you will want to cleanse and exfoliate your skin or face, then use your toner and any serums you need. Then, it's showtime! Apply the facial mask and leave it for the correct time, although, a little more time wouldn't hurt the user battling dry skin. Then you can wring the sheet mask out on your face to smear in all the goodness and then pat it dry with your fingers or a clean, dry cloth.

Men’s Moisturizing Face Mask Sheets

by Wolf Project 

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Wolf Project Men's Face Mask Sheets for Moisture and a Deep Clean

If you're a man and you have a beard, do sheet masks get intolerable? If you've tried the face mask or sheet mask thing before, especially if you have hair on your face, it's been proven to be more of a bother than it seems it's worth. First, you can't accurately deem a face mask or sheet mask not worth the bother, but we'll get back to that in a sec. And secondly, you've got to try the Wolf Project's face mask for men in a sheet or a half of a sheet mask that is measured to a man's face hairdo. The face mask for men is specifically for men and delivers all the vital benefits of a sheet mask without the hassle of it bothering your chin hairs. Let us tell you now, that there are various Wolf Project Face Mask for Men sheet mask options. However, we really love this one that lets the moisture in and then locks it away in your face skin with hyaluronic acid. Vitamin B3 awakens your skin and activates the bamboo-derived charcoal to give you an invigorating deep clean like no other sheet mask can give. The special formula for men uses proven extracts to detoxify your skin, exfoliate the dead skin, and get rid of the clogged pores, black and whiteheads and goes further to pore-reduction and the minimizing fine lines and other signs of aging. The hyaluronic acid will work overtime to lock all the benefits in long after you've used the face-mask-for-men sheet masks. Your skin will immediately give you a glowing youthful appearance and the benefits grow as you use these sheet masks regularly.

There is a safe face mask for men of every skin type, so get ready to get your John Stamos on!

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