Multi-Masking Allows You to Target Several Skin Concerns at Once
Popping on a face mask (of the skincare variety!) is a great way to sneak in a little self-care while also targeting skin concerns. While we love slathering a mask on and putting our feet up for 10 minutes, there is a way to make this practice even more effective. The easiest way to do this? By using a number of different masks at once. Instead of spreading one mask over your whole face, try only using it in the areas that really need it.
It’s pretty rare that your skin is the same all over your face — chances are you’re dealing with oiliness in some spots, dryness in others and congestion somewhere else. To target all of these issues at one time, use a relevant mask on each area. Those with dry or combination skin benefit from this method greatly, while those with oily skin, in most cases, experience it all over the face and can usually treat this with one single mask.
Masking with dry skin
Those dealing with dryness can often experience parched cheeks while also dealing with enlarged pores across the nose and chin. These two issues need two separate fixes, so in this case, it’s best to slather the dry parts with a hydrating mask while popping on a clay or charcoal mask across your nose and chin to tackle the pores. These can be applied at the same time, just note if the times differ for how long both masks should be left on the skin for.
When it comes to the mask for dryness, Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask ($43) works to quench thirsty skin and thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid, leaves your skin looking plump, healthy and glowing. When it comes to the enlarged pores on your nose and chin, swipe on innisfree’s Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x ($22) which works to reduce the look of pores while also deeply cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin.
Masking with combination skin
Combination skin usually means you’re dealing with a little bit of dryness, a little bit of oiliness around your T-zone and dullness around your nose and chin. It can be hard to treat all of these at one time with regular skincare products but the beauty of multi-masking allows you to target them all together without much fuss.
To tackle your T-zone area, try using a clay-based mask like the Salt by Hendrix Rose + Acai Clay mask as this helps to eliminate excess oil while also drawing out impurities and exfoliating the skin.
To target dullness around your nose area, Antipodes Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask is the way to go as it works to detox your skin while stimulating cell regeneration and targeting redness and pigmentation. For those dry areas on your face, pop on a little of the Clarins SOS Mask Hydration which helps to inject moisture into your skin to make it look and feel smooth, soft and supple.