You can barely remember to put moisturizer on, much less make the time to get a facial. Well, pencil it in along with your dentists appointments. (Actually, the two aren’t entirely unsimilar; there’s some buffing, polishing, a bit of pain from extracting, but the results are well worth it.)
Facials can be entirely personalized depending on your skin type (i.e. dry, oily), address problem areas like blackheads, and cater to conditions like ezcema or rosacea.
Regular facials can unclog pores, remove dead skin, and prevent or treat acne in ways you can’t really achieve with your bar of soap. “Beard facials” can even moisturize your facial hair, hydrate the skin beneath it, and help free ingrown hairs.
Still think it sounds a little girly? Check out The Jack Black Fitness Facial Specifically for Men (listed below) at the Natural Body Spa and Shop in Atlanta, GA. Committed to engaging more men, the Fitness Facial resembles the perfect workout, comprising a warm up, conditioning, and cool down, says Grace McPeeks, the spa’s Director of Operations. The three-step cleansing and exfoliation process preps your skin after which three separate serums loaded with peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins are applied to improve skin tone and texture, and minimize wrinkles. To cool things down, you’ll receive a facial massage, moisturizer, and lip balm with soothing ingredients like jojoba and Vitamin E to calm and refresh overheated skin (perfect for application post-workout).
Notable U.S. Spa Week Locations:
Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic
2119 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Choice of Beard Facial or Taper Laser Service for Men – 60 Minute
The Spa at Virgin Hotels by Teddie Kossof
203 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60601
Gentleman’s Facial with Deep Pore Cleanse Add-On – 50 Min
Natural Body Spa and Shop – 10 locations
1402 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30306
Jack Black Fitness Facial Specifically for Men – 50 Min
Lord & Taylor Salon & Spa
5255 Western Avenue
Washington, DC 20015
Gentlemen’s Skin Treatment – 50 Min