Quality skincare and facial treatments are a luxury often only associated with women, but smooth, healthy skin doesn’t only have to be for the fairer sex. Men tend to suffer from the same skincare problems as women do (sometimes even worse), so why should they be pushed to the wayside in the conversation about skincare? Men’s skin tends to be thicker, oilier, and oftentimes more sensitive. Thanks to daily facial shaving, men also have to contend with the likes of ingrown hairs, dryness, and razor burn.

At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Chicago, we aim to break the outdated mold that quality facial skincare is only for women, offering our rejuvenating Skinmetics men’s facial treatment to guys all across the Chicago area. Taking care of your skin with 18|8 will leave you happier, healthier, and looking younger for years to come!

The Top Reasons You Need A Facial Today

Quality personal hygiene and self-care are critical to maintaining confidence and cleanliness. Our skincare experts here at 18|8 Chicago have put together a list highlighting the top reasons you need a facial today:

Men Produce More Oil Than Women

In general, men have higher testosterone levels than women, meaning that they produce more oil on their faces. When not properly taken care of, your skin’s natural oils will clog your pores with unsightly blackheads and dirt. During our Skinmetics facial treatment at 18|8, these clogged pores will be “extracted,” or precisely removed by one of our team members.

Even through men tend to produce more oil, it doesn’t mean that all men are the same. Some men have dryer skin, thus needing a facial that leaves their skin hydrated and moisturized. Others, with more oily skin, need a facial that decreases shine, shrinks pores, and exfoliates the skin. One of our skincare experts will help you get the exact treatment you need, regardless of your skin type.

Razor Burn & Irritation

Whether you shave your face every day, or every few weeks, the continuous drag of a razor on the sensitive skin of your face can result in intense irritation, inflammation, and even razor burn. During a facial, the combination of exfoliation, masks, and moisturizers will help to smooth your skin, making it easier to shave your face.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles the extend horizontally from the outsides of your eyes, and are typically associated with older age. Facials at 18|8 include a massage of the entire face, working the muscles around the eyes. When these muscles are constantly massaged, they become more toned and less visibly apparent.


As one of the top reasons to receive a facial, having too much stress can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and an overall unhealthy looking face. Setting up regular men’s facial treatment appointments at 18|8 Chicago can help you wind down from an intense week at the office, and also help you learn about the steps you can take on your own to achieve a better skincare routine.

What Our Skinmetics Men’s Facial Treatment Offers

Whether you’re on your way to work in the city, or heading to your local happy hour with your buddies, air pollution and free radicals are constantly attacking your skin cells. With a constant barrage of grit and dirt getting into your facial pores, these daily air combatants will leave your skin looking dull, tired, and old.

At 18|8, our skincare experts will do all the work while you enjoy the relaxing, utterly satisfying experience of the best men’s facial in Chicago. Our men’s facial treatment will boost your complexion by gently treating acne, blackheads, and any redness on your skin. As you sit back into our retro-style barber’s chair, one of our team members will start with an in-depth cleansing of your face, including a hot-towel wrap. An exfoliator comes next, helping to remove dead skin cells for a fresh, new you. Following, a moisturizer is then applied, re-hydrating your skin with all-natural ingredients that will keep you feeling less oily throughout your day. Finally, your 45-minute treatment comes to a close with a relaxing neck, shoulder, and scalp massage. In less than an hour, you’ll be back out on the street feeling brand new again!

Skinmetics Men’s Facial Package

18|8 Chicago has packaged our Skinmetics men’s facial with our most in-demand haircut – the Executive Style Haircut. Before your Skinmetics facial, you’ll enjoy a precision haircut from one of our expert stylists. The Skinmetics Men’s Facial Package includes:

  • Hot Towel Treatment
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Haircut and Styling
  • Skinmetics Facial
  • 5-Minute Neck, Shoulder, & Scalp Massage

Get A Facial At 18|8 Chicago Today!

At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Chicago, our team of skincare experts know that quality facial treatments aren’t just for women! With air pollution and free radicals surrounding us constantly, men’s facial skin is at risk for premature aging and excessive damage if not taken care of properly. With regular scheduled men’s facial treatments at 18|8, your skin will be refreshed and rejuvenated, allowing you the confidence and cleanliness you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a relaxing facial treatment in Chicago’s River North area. From all of us at 18|8 Chicago, we can’t wait to help get your skin looking fresh again!