What is a men’s facial?
Men’s facials are a lot like women’s facials but are formulated to the unique needs of men’s skin. They usually deal with problems men commonly face, such as razor burn and ingrown hairs, dullness, and sensitivity. Some target skin that has been damaged by the elements like sun and wind, some target acne, and some target aging. If essential oils are used, they generally are infused with “masculine” scents—think musk and cedar, not sirloin steak.
What happens during a facial for men?
Aestheticians deeply cleanse skin before exfoliating away dead skin cells, steaming open pores, performing extractions to clear individually clogged pores, and applying a toner. The facials may include a vigorous face, neck, and shoulder massage, and they often conclude with the application of a custom mask and men’s skincare products.
Why should men get facials?
Men’s skin and women’s skin differ in a few key areas. For instance, men’s skin is 25% thicker, has a higher collagen density and produces more sebum oil, which can lead to more breakouts. That’s why facials tailored specifically to men’s skin exist.
It’s also an opportunity to exfoliate the top half of your face the way the bottom half is exfoliated when you shave (yup, you’re exfoliating each time you shave). And, it’s an opportunity to chat with a professional skin specialist about the types of products you should be incorporating into your grooming routine at home. They can point you toward moisturizers, serums, and toners specifically formulated to male skin and its unique problems.