Encountering a “masked man” goes far beyond meeting up with a superhero these days. Men across the country are turning to facial masks to boost their skincare regimens, according to online retailer Grooming Lounge.
Picking up where cleansers, moisturizers and scrubs leave off, masks help tame oiliness, tighten pores, infuse moisture and oxygen, and improve circulation. Basically, masks for men fall into three categories – 1) for oily/acne prone skin, 2) for dry, dull skin and 3) newfangled ones for combination skin.
If battling oily skin or acne, men should look
Mud and clay may not sound too glamorous, but these natural ingredients have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits as well as their beautification properties. Clays absorb excess oil and debris, and they also exfoliate dead surface cells for increased circulation and rosy cheeks. Clays can be found in a wide range of colors such as red, green, white, pink, and gray, as well as varying textures from super fine to coarse. The colors usually occur due to the mineral content of the clay. Kaolin, a key mineral component of natural occurring clay, is the main ingredient in many face masks because it can attract the dirt that gets trapped deep in your pores.
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If you’re hoping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles under your eyes, Karuna’s Renewal Eye Masks might be the perfect solution. Recently, I’ve been using the treatment masks in the evening before bed and have found the routine effortless and relaxing.
The one-step, no rinse formula is soothing and I’ve been pleased with the results; the skin under my eyes feels hydrated and nourished. Once you’ve washed your face, the instructions are easy – merely position the masks beneath your eyes and relax for 10 to 20 minutes—a nice way to take a break and unwind in the evening. Then simply remove the masks and massage the remaining product into the skin.
Meet the East-Meets-West Beauty Expert
Moving to the U.S. from Taiwan at age 10, Linda Wang founded Karuna in 2009 as a vehicle to blend her knowledge of Asian beauty regimens with Western influences. The result is a line of do-it-yourself masks formulated to enhance any skin care regimen. Prior to creating the line, Linda earned a fashion merchandising degree and built a career in the beauty and fashion industry over the last 12 years. The Karuna line of six masks is available at retailers nationwide, including Apothia at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Bliss Spas and Victoria’s Secret Direct.