Skincare trends come and go, but one that’s gained traction in recent years and shows no signs of stopping is facial multimasking. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, multimasking involves mixing and using more than one type of face mask products on your skin at the same time.
Face masks, if you choose the right ones, can be a beneficial indulgence in your skincare routine, but there’s more than one type of mask. If you have a skin type that’s both oily and dry, combination and dehydrated, and more, you can reap the benefits of different types of masks—that’s where multimasking comes in.
Multimasking Benefits for Skin
One of the best benefits of facial multimasking is that it lets you treat yourself to a spa-like experience at home, without worrying about whether a mask might not be right for certain areas of your face.
Say, for instance, you have a very oily T-zone, but dry, flaky skin on your cheeks. Using an oil-absorbing mask might be great for your nose, chin, and forehead, but not ideal for the rest of your face. The opposite is also true: A rich hydrating mask to soothe your cheeks doesn’t work for the oilier areas of your skin.
How to Multimask For Your Skin Type and Concerns
So you know your skin type, and have chosen the best face masks to tackle all your concerns in one go. But how exactly do you go about multimasking? We have a few recipes to get you started.
Multimasking for Combination Skin
Here’s what you do: Select a calming moisture mask such as the Super Hydrate Overnight Mask and apply it to the dry areas of your face. Then, smooth an oil-absorbing clay mask such as the CLEAR Purifying Clay Mask onto your nose, forehead, and chin. For the clay mask, let it dry for 10–15 minutes, then gently wipe it off with a soft, damp washcloth. You can do the same with the moisture mask, but since it does double-duty as a moisturizer, there’s no reason you can’t let it soak into the skin overnight for an even richer moisturizing experience.
Tip: If you see residue after removing the absorbent clay mask with a washcloth, gently go over those areas with a toner applied with a cotton pad. This is preferred to applying more pressure with a washcloth, which can aggravate skin.
Multimasking for Dullness and Wrinkles
If your concern is dullness on your face and wrinkles around the eyes, slather a skin-brightening face mask such as the Radiance Renewal Mask all over, except for the eye area. In the eye area, apply a balm-like anti-aging eye cream that addresses fine lines. You can leave these on overnight, too.
Multimasking for Dehydrated Skin and Enlarged Pores
So, what to use if you have dehydrated, thirsty skin on your cheeks and forehead, but enlarged pores on your nose? Try an oil-rich hydrating face mask such as the SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask on the driest areas, and a pore-refining charcoal mask such as the Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask on your nose to give the appearance of smaller pores. You should remove the charcoal mask after a few minutes, but you can leave the hydrating mask on.
Of course, these are only some suggestions as to how to multimask. The true beauty of multimasking is that it lets you customise a mix of face masks and skincare products that works best for you. It also lets you switch up your routine if your skin changes slightly due to seasonal or environmental changes, such as in hot and humid climates or cold and dry weather. Multimasking lets you become your very own aesthetician, without paying a spa entry fee!
Learn more about facial masks, including their benefits, from our complete guide here.
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