It’s undeniable that taking care of your skin requires a lot of dedication. While face masks – which we love to wear in our bathrobes – are past their prime, the latest skin care trend is one of the most convenient and effective ways to get a concentrated dose of all possible active ingredients for optimal results. Why not use multiple masks to save time and give individual attention to each skin area? Yes, this is multi-masking, the trend that has been observed in the beauty sector for several years.
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What is the multi-masking beauty trend?
Multi-masking involves applying several masks to different parts of the face to treat different skin problems. This technique is based on a universal truth: not all areas of our face are the same. Therefore, treating areas increases the benefits of skin care. For example, the eye area is finer and more sensitive. For this reason, it tends to lose moisture faster than the rest of the face. The cheeks tend to have larger pores, which leads to oily skin. The jawline could also be the problem area where hormonal acne settles. Since a single mask can’t cover everything, multi-masking is the perfect way to treat all skin problems.
This beauty trend is not only good for your skin. It is also a great way to take care of your complexion without having to spend hours applying, removing and reapplying different products. Moreover, it is the most convenient and effective way to perform a professional facial at home. Depending on the effect you want to achieve, one or another mask is better. By using up to four different face masks at the same time, you can target specific problem areas. This is especially great for combination skin types who tend to experience conflicting conditions in different areas of their face.
Many major beauty companies are launching their own customizable face mask kits in response to this trend. However, the results can be easily replicated by simply using the different masks you have on hand and either applying one mask at a time and rinsing off in between, or by applying several different masks to different areas of the face at the same time.
The advantages of the trend
Everyone’s skin is different and reacts in different ways. One day you may feel oily, the next a little dry – multi-masking allows you to create a customized solution to treat specific issues selectively, based on your needs.
Multi-masking is practical
Short on time? Multi-masking can deliver high-yield results in record time. Whether you’re at home, in the air, at your desk, or scrolling in bed, you can multi-task while multi-masking and get instant results.
Relax with the beauty trend.
Stress can wreak havoc on our skin. So, taking the time to relax and decelerate and applying a mask can prove beneficial in more ways than one. Not to mention, you’ll feel like you’re at the spa in the comfort of your own home.
Multi-masking: choose the right mask
When choosing your mask, always look at the ingredients first and remember that simplicity is key when it comes to skincare. After cleansing, take a close look at what you observe on your skin’s surface and start thinking about what you see: larger, more visible pores? Red, inflamed areas? Certain spots of hyperpigmentation? Wrinkles? Depending on what you observe, you can opt for a clarifying mask, a soothing mask, or a moisturizing mask! Below are more tips to help you determine your skin condition and choose the best masks.
- Oil-rich, acne-prone skin
Your skin is more prone to inflammation, prone to excessive oil production, and pores are visibly larger on your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. Applying a clarifying clay-based mask to these areas will help slough off dead/dull skin cells, draw out impurities and cleanse pores. The mineral-rich clay in clarifying mask formulas also promotes detoxification, absorbing and balancing excess oil production to reduce buildup and acne.
- Sensitive, damaged skin
Your skin tends to feel dry and sensitive or appear red and inflamed, with varying pore sizes on your face. Applying a restorative face mask creates a protective shell and provides immediate relief from inflamed skin symptoms. Soothing masks intensely nourish sensitive skin and deliver concentrated, calming herbs directly to the skin to accelerate the skin’s healing process.
- Dry, mature skin
Your skin is more likely to feel tight, dry and sensitive, or show signs of aging such as fine lines and hyperpigmentation, as well as less visible pores all over your face. Applying a nourishing face mask can provide an instant dose of skin-loving vitamins (like A and C) to boost collagen production and stimulate cell renewal for a more vibrant, youthful complexion. Heavily moisturizing ingredients hydrate the skin, helping to soften fine lines and signs of aging for a natural, plump appearance.
- Oily skin – clay mask
- Dryness – mask containing hyaluronic acid and B5.
- Pigmentation and scarring – all with vitamin C
- Wrinkles and fine lines – mask with moisturizing properties and vitamin E
- Acne and blemishes – a clay mask helps, for scars choose a soothing mask with anti-inflammatories and vitamin E.
- Scaly, blotchy skin – a light scrub with gentle active ingredients.
Important tip: Always make sure you’ve washed your face and hands before applying. You do not want dirt to transfer to clean skin.