Can guys use face masks? Yes, to think otherwise is sexist!

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Can Guys Use Face Masks – Yes of course, why not?

Can guys use face masks is something in 2019 we shouldn’t even be debating. Yes, yes of course we can. Anyone who thinks that just because we are male we should be ok with walking around with visibly sore, flaky, broken and generally non-moisturised skin and doing nothing about it, is sexist. Sorry folks but the truth hurts!

You want to look and feel your best, we know that. That’s why you care about your health and fitness routines. But please don’t forget about your skin and skincare routine, too. I wanted to blog to plug our mud mask and share a little story about a conversation I had with a customer and his mean sexist bird! (Bird is Scottish reference for a woman) he didn’t have a vocal ginger Macaw with him or anything amusing like that.

So the conversation went a bit like this…

‘mate, my skins a mess, what have you got for me, anything that will help?’

Now his good lady wasn’t in the conversation at this point, it was going well for that very reason. We chatted back and forth and his major complaint was that his skin was petty dry and flaky. He said it was worse towards the end of his working week, come the weekend it calms down, only for that pattern to repeat, unpleasantly for him.

Can Guys Use Face Masks –  Yes, Especially If You Work In Harsh Environments

The lightbulb moment came to me when I asked about his job and his working environment. He’s a fit lad, he has his health and fitness in check which is great, it’s just his skin that gives him hassle. Between working outside, the chemicals and materials he handles each day, his skin is being left with dirt and harmful substances that a quick wash in the shower when he gets home each evening isn’t shifting properly. That could explain the oil build up and how his skin gets dryer and dryer as the week draws to a close.

 

can guys use face masks

Now when I suggested he try a face mask, or our mud mask to try and help and his lady jumped into the conversation saying ‘no man of mine is gonna start prancing about the house with mud masks on, that’s not very manly’ now I wasn’t pissed off that she was about to kill a possible sale, I was more pissed off that she was, in my opinion only, of course, being a selfish, sexist pig. Good looking lassie as well, but her attitude stunk. You can tell by the tone of the blog that she said quite a few things about ‘men’ that twisted my tits. Anyway…

I don’t have much of a filter, I believe in free speech and hate double standards especially when it comes to chatting to repugnant, venomous man-hating oppressing feminists. She was one of those fuckers and I was ready with my Fife charm to unleash some truth bombs on her. My response was this…

‘Hang on a fucking minute,  you like most women, will probably spend over £315 a month (rough UK average) on hair and skin care products to solve all your beauty problems. But your man can’t have a mud mask to himself because its not manly, how is that fair?!

He earns four or five times as much as you do, but your also controlling his spending, have I got that right?! and just for the record, are you his girlfriend or his mum? haha

Of course, the conversation at this point exploded, a vein on her forehead appeared from nowhere, kinda looked like a huge throbbing worm, it was gigantic. She was fuming. We had some words and I could tell an intelligent debate was not on the cards as her shrieking was putting the windows of the local businesses nearby at risk of shattering. You also know its best to let a conversation end sooner than later when the local junkies who have just collected their daily dose of methadone are passing while muttering ‘look at the state of them shouting in the street’ haha

Towards the end of our ‘chat’ I hit her with this…

As you’ve stated, women are equals to men…so equality of pay, outcome and oppertunities. So by your own logic, he should be able to use mud masks like you do without any judgement or fear of insult, especially from you?! Then why are you being a massive hypocrite, you do realise your man just admitted he’s in pain, his skin is sore, and he has anxiety about it as his skin flakes that much he looks like someone smashed a snowglobe over him. He’s suffering day-to-day with this issue, why are you hell bent on him continuing to suffer.

The ironic thing is, I bet your the type who claims men shouldnt use mud masks for skin issues as its not manly, but would happily gossip to your mates about a guy you’ve meet who had bad, flakky skin and for that reason you wouldn’t date him, unfairly judging him right away. Double standards galore.

What happened next was hilarious…

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Yes, even if you have a shit GF, there is a secret black market for getting some!

 

So as you probably expected, I didn’t get to sell this guy anything to help him. He took his tiny metaphorical testicles and his lady friend away as it was clear we were never going to agree or get on, but what happened next was brilliant. I got a text message about two hours later from an unknown number, he had waited until she left the house for work and mesaged me asking me if i could meet him somewhere with some mud mask samples so he could put them in his work bag and hide them for her…I have never laugh so hard in a long time, he laughed just as hard, you’d think he was trying to score drugs on the fly haha

He also asked if I would not send it to him, just in case she was home when the package arrived. Now were getting into some next level sneaky dealings. He said, I play five a side football twice a week with work mates etc I can meet you at a neutral venue before or after it. So the deal is back on, we arrange a meet, discuss terms prior, and I sort him out with some ‘gear’ erm…a few small pouches of mud mask. We park in a quiet Morrisons car park and exchange pleasantries and by pleasantries I mean me telling him his Mrs seems like a fucking nightmare!

Anyway, he suggests the relationship was hanging on a loose peg anyway, prior to our little altercation.  He gives me some money, I slip him two bags of mud mask and give some basic instructions. Apply to the problem skin area, leave to dry which is usually 10-12 minutes from personal experience also depends the temperature of your home, if you have the heating up full blast then it could be quicker than that. Once dry, jump in the shower to wash off then when you come out moisturise as normal. The deal was done!

And off he went…probably picturing his girls face on the ball at fives every time he kicked it hahahaha

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Some little known & under valued benefits from using face or mud masks

 

I’ll come back to the story of our little friend buying mud masks on the black market soon. But I wanted to explain some of the other things related to the benefits of using mud masks. One of the main reasons I was keen for my ‘contact’ to give them a try was this, the mud mask is proven to improve cell metabolism, contribute to the regeneration and restoration of the skin. It also acts as a disinfectant and removes harmful substances.  excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other debris that loves to clog up your pores – exactly what I thought he needed.

Sure, face masks reduce the appearance of your pores, remove and prevent blackheads, and hydrate your skin. But the benefits of face masks for men go far beyond that. 

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Stress Relief

How often to you get 10-20 minutes of absolute stress-free down time during your day? If you’re like most busy guys, your hectic schedule is a major cause of stress. Now imagine getting to chill and de-stress for 20 minutes while also putting your skin through a powerful detoxing process. Sounds pretty relaxing, huh?

When you use our mud mask, you have to wait 10-20 minutes after application to wash it off. And since you’ve got a face mask on, you’re forced to just chill out for the duration. This might seem like a simple detail, but it’s actually a major benefit. Take those 10-20 minutes to reflect on your day, to meditate on your personal goals, to listen to some soothing music, or to just enjoy the silence. The time will melt the stress away while your face mask removes impurities, bacteria, and blackheads.

I finished a book recently called The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. There is chapter after chapter on it about practicing daily rituals of refection and silent solitude. Here is the link to the authors website, trust me its brilliant and its something you could combine with your mud mask routine. Anyway if you want more information and teachings about this habbit feel free to follow this link – https://www.robinsharma.com/book/the-monk-who-sold-his-ferrari

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Stimulates Blood Circulation

Some of the common signs of aging – such as uneven skin tone, inflammation, and dark under-eye circles – are related to poor blood circulation. While this is partially a normal part of the aging process, that doesn’t mean you’re helpless. And wouldn’t you prefer to reduce all those signs of aging if you could! of course you would.

When you use a mud mask, the skin’s blood vessels expand. That results in improved circulation. The result is a brighter, more youthful appearance and and an overall refreshed appearance. Think of how dull and tired your skin looks after a bad night; now imagine the opposite. That’s how your skin will look and feel when you remove your face/ mud mask. 

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Improves the Results of Your Skincare Routine

Using a mud mask makes your entire skincare routine more effective. By removing debris and oil from your pores, it allows other skincare products to absorb into the skin more easily. You are giving the moisturiser you apply afterwards a good old helping hand.

For example, consider the benefits of using your face mask along with a good post shave cream or even a nice skin oil. You should apply your face mask once or twice each week, and always follow up with your chosen moisturiser. This refreshes your skin and prepares it for your daily routine. These products are most effective when they can penetrate deep into the skin – which is much easier after you’ve used the mud mask. Can guys use face masks – of course and that last point is a solid argument for doing so. 

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Better Results with a Mud Mask

From removing blackheads and reducing acne breakouts – to relieving stress and improving the results of your skincare routine – there are lots of reasons to use a mud mask as a male. It will only take about 20-30 minutes out of your entire week. This is not a major time investment. And the cost is nothing compared to expensive (and sometimes painful)  treatments. Still, you can get the benefits you’re looking for – better skin, less stress, and a brighter complexion. Plus like our man in question, no flaky skin to make you anxious around people. Surely this is better than embarrassment. 

Can Guys Use Face Masks – What Happened To Our ‘guy’

 

You are all probably wondering what happened to the guy at the start of the blog, well he’s fine, recently single hence why its ok to publish this blog now. I’ve been sitting on it for a while waiting patiently. But as much as this is me being a selfish prick and using the boys situation to sell a few more jars of the stuff this week, there is a bloody serious undertone to the post.

Its very important that anyone, not just guys, but anyone who’s being bullied or controlled by a partner to speak out. Don’t stay silent so they can stay comfortable. That’s not how you live your best life. If anyone is trying to ruin you financially or not allowing you to spend your OWN money to buy necessities for yourself for example then you are a victim of abuse and they are abusers not people who love you. Quite frankly, they are giant ball-bags not worthy of your time or love.

I managed to find a website (UK based) that isn’t blatantly demonstrating gender BIAS against men. They seem to understand that this sort of thing is just as prevalent against men as it is against women. So if anyone needs more information or help, hopefully this website can help you. And remember, speak out there are lots of people in your position, seek them out using sites like this one.

LWA – Living Without Abuse

The website is full of great contact info and so on but I clipped this out since its relevant to this post.

Male victims

The Mens Advice Line is 0808 801 0327 and is available Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. For further information – www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Anyway…after that. The Mud Mask is pretty irrelevant when you consider the background to this story. I just want to end on this note and leave you with a little bit of background on where the mud comes from. But before that please, everyone, remember this…

If you start seeing someone and only a few months in they want to take control of your bank account, spending and control all your life’s minor and major decisions…please tell them to fuck right off and walk away. Take your time to find someone who respects you and don’t be scared to stand up for yourself. There are far too many arseholes who will take advantage of you if you don’t. I’m here for anyone suffering so get in touch if you need a hairy ear to bend – Craig.

Can Guys Use Face Masks – Background to the origin of the mud: The Dead Sea is the most saline body of water in the world with far greater concentrations of minerals than any ocean (a concentration of 32% minerals compared to other seas, holding approximately 3%). Bromides and Iodine are present in the Dead Sea, including other minerals such as Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium and Potassium. All these minerals work together as regulators of cell activity and daily functioning, relieving muscular pain and stabilising fluid levels in the body. Used in 5* spa treatments worldwide to reduce the symptoms of dry sensitive skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis. The added Siberian Ginseng Extract smoothes and also tightens sagging skin.

 

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