Who says skincare is only for women? Men need it too. Gone are the days when beauty products were only for women, and men preferred only to shave. Gone are the days when men would not be caught dead with a face mask. Men are more aware of their looks now. Macho is still in but no rule says they shouldn’t take care of their skin in the process.
Benefits of Using a Facial Kit for Men
Facials help remove the top layer of dead cells from the skin and allow new cells to come up on the top. They brighten the skin and give it a glow. Apart from this obvious benefit, facial kits are available for different skin types and for different problems. For example, if your skin is tanned, use a facial de-tanning kit or if you are going out for a party, then a party glow facial kit would be most suitable.
Besides these, facial kits can diminish age spots, blemishes and other marks.
So, for all those men who want to take care of their skin at home, here are some facial kits that promise to give the same results as a visit to the salon would.
The VLCC Gold Facial Kit contains a cleanser, scrub, massage cream, massage gel and a peel-off mask. This is actually for both men and women and is one of the best available facial kits in India. It is best for normal and dry skin but men with oily skin can also use it, too. The components of this facial kit are all gold. Gold has been used for thousands of years for its anti-aging properties. This kit is known to clean suntan and firm up sagging skin.
Method of Use
- Apply the cleanser on the face and massage it for 2 minutes. Wipe it off with a damp cotton ball.
- Apply the gold scrub on the face. Don’t forget the neck. Scrub it for 5 minutes and rinse first with warm water and then with cold water. The warm water will open the pores and draw out any impurities while the cold water closes them.
- Next, apply the gold gel and leave it on the face for 10 minutes. Clean with a damp cotton ball.
- Now apply the gold cream and massage it for 10 minutes in an upward, circular motion. Wipe it off with a damp cotton ball.
- Finally, apply the peel-off mask in a thin layer and leave it to dry. When it is dry, peel it off and rinse your face with cold water.
- Finally, use moisturizing gel on the face. It is oil-free.
- All the components of this kit contain gold.
- It is good for all skin types.
- It deep cleanses the skin.
- This Gold Facial Kit has anti-aging properties.
- It removes suntan.
- This kit is a single-use pack.
You would surely want to look your best when you are to go partying. No girl wants to hang out with a man who looks dull and tired. Give your face a glow with VLCC Party Glow Facial Kit. It removes tan and gives your face a radiance. It contains fruits loaded with vitamins and AHAs that clear age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, leaving the skin youthful and bright. Follow the steps given on the pack to use it.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Gives an instant glow
- Easy to use.
- Fades age spots
- Diminishes wrinkles and lines on the face
3. VLCC Specifix Professional Men’s Fairness Kit
This facial kit contains vitamins and natural extracts that regenerate cells and restores the skin’s moisture balance to look clear and fair again. The kit includes a Hydrating Cleansing Lotion, Brightening Scrub, Massage Cream and a Radiance Mask.
Method of use
- Start with the Hydrating Cleansing Lotion. Apply it on the face and leave for 2 minutes.
- Wipe it off with a damp cotton ball.
- Use the brightening scrub to scrub your face off the dead surface cells that make the skin look dull.
- Apply the massage cream and massage your face and neck in an upward circular motion.
- This cream contains almond and beeswax that stimulate the skin cells and brighten it.
- Finally, apply the Radiance Mask that will give your face an instant mini lift and brighten it. It has lemon peel and mulberry that eliminate the dullness of the skin.
- Affordable Price
- Gives Instant Radiance
- Hydrates the Skin Instantly
This is one of the best facial kits available in the organic range. It contains 50 ml of Neem Face Wash, 50 ml of Purifying Neem Scrub and 50 ml of Purifying Neem Pack. It is a no-hassle kit that combines the goodness of fuller’s earth, neem and turmeric to control excess oil production on the skin and unclogs pores to prevent blackheads, whiteheads and acne. It also mops up oil on the face, scrubs away surface dead cells, and brightens the skin. This unisex facial kit is suitable for all skin types.
Method of Use
- Cleanse your face with the Neem face wash and rinse it with cold water.
- Scrub your face with the purifying scrub by gently massaging it for 5 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.
- Lastly, apply the purifying face pack and leave it to dry. Wipe it off after 5 minutes with a damp cotton ball and rinse your face with cold water.
- The components of the pack are enriched with the goodness of neem and apricot.
- It clears blackheads and acne.
- It hydrates the skin.
- It nourishes and moisturizes facial skin.
This facial kit by Lotus is easy-to-use and is available in a compact package. It contains extracts of horse chestnut, papaya and 24 Karat gold leaves to stimulate cell growth and rejuvenate the skin. This facial kit works instantly, giving you a youthful look in just half an hour.
This product contains a cleansing scrub, an activator, massage crème and a mask.
Method of Use
- Apply the cleansing scrub on a damp face and scrub your face with it in an upward circular motion. Wash it off after 5 minutes of massage.
- Next, massage the face with 5-7 drops of the activator for 2 minutes.
- Apply the massage crème over the activator and massage your face and neck with it for 10 minutes. Use an upward circular motion to massage the skin. Wipe it off with a damp cotton ball.
- Lastly, spread the face mask over the skin evenly and let it dry. Rinse it off with cold water.
- Maintains skin elasticity
- Moisturizes and hydrates the skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents acne
- Fades scars
- Suitable for all skin types
- Available in a single-use pack
Know This Before You Get a Facial
As we have said before, a man’s skin is different. Men have rough facial hair and women don’t. The skin itself is no different, but the properties change as men treat it differently from women. So here are a few things to know before you get a facial.
Should You Shave? – Ideally, you should not shave before you get a facial, especially if your skin is sensitive. The shaving exfoliates the skin, causing it to be irritated when it comes in contact with fruit acids and enzymes. But if you have stubble, then you should shave the previous night as the stubble can prevent the products from penetrating the skin.
Don’t Expect Miracles – Facials give long-term benefits, so don’t expect to come out looking like Leonardo Da Vinci. Your skin will look hydrated and nourished. Also, be prepared for a little redness, but that is temporary. Give it a week for visible results.
Points to Remember While Choosing a Facial Kit
Every skin type is different and this holds true for both men and women. So choose a kit that is suitable for your skin type.
Also, consider if you have problem skin. If you have acne or blemishes, choose a kit that is meant for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
If you have dry skin, then you need a facial kit that will hydrate your skin.
In The End
The uninitiated believe that a facial is an extravagance for women but it is completely wrong. Men need it as much as women do. To know why, look at yourself in the mirror. Do you see those blemishes and marks that refuse to go no matter how much moisturizer you slather on your face? Do you see those pesky little blackheads making an appearance?
A facial will take care of all these and more. If you don’t want to have a professional do it, then get a facial kit at home.
Also read: 5 Homemade Tan Removal Remedies for Men