I’m a sucker for a good mask.
At least once a week I’ll treat myself to a good facial mask because not only does it revitalise your skin, it also makes for a good at-home spa, pamper session.
Lucky are ye with normal skin but for someone who has a serious case of combination skin, I’ve often wondered how to cater to my different skin needs at the same time and if you’re in the same boat, you’ll want to read on.
What is Multi-masking?
Just as the name suggests, multimasking is the application of several masks to different parts of your face. The idea is to make sure that each mask targets a different skin problem.
Usually, the areas of interest will be the forehead, nose, under your eyes, cheeks, chin and neck. But in order to know what to place where, you need to understand your skin needs so as to identify the perfect mask that will either inject moisture or purify, depending on what you’re going for.
How to multi-mask
It all starts with understanding your skin and selecting different treatment masks to target those problem areas. And because very few of us are blessed with perfect normal skin, we’ll probably experience some sensitivity, breakouts, oiliness, blackheads, fine lines and dryness from time to time.
A cream mask option would be most ideal and if you happen to be handy in the kitchen with DIYs, you could even make some of your own! You could use sheet masks but that would mean cutting it up into different pieces which could get messy or complicated.
Here are some quick remedies for any skin problems you may have
- The T-zone tends to be quite oily which leads to breakouts so you might want to look for a mask with salicylic acid, clay or charcoal to help clear it out and mattify that area.
- If you happen to have blackheads around your nose, you’ll need a deep pore peel-off mask to remove any dullness and impurities.
- For your cheeks, you may need some moisture so choosing a hydrating mask with hyalouronic acid will go a long way.
- To fight dark under-eye circles, a nourishing green tea eye mask will help brighten and refresh your face while fine lines would probably need something with retinol.
- If you have sensitive skin, a mask with aloe or chamomile will really help sooth and calm your skin.
I’ve previously talked about My Little Secret mask made from all natural ingredients and the Botanifique magnetic face mask which is an experience in itself but here are some of my other favourite masks: