For years we’ve been told that we’re either oily, combination or dry, but for most of us, our skin type is constantly changing. Weather, hormones and environmental conditions can all affect the way that skin behaves. From air-con to premenstrual breakouts, there’s lots to factor into the equation. If your skin situation is constantly in flux, then you’re going to love this trend. Multi-masking is an easy way to personalise your skincare to suit your needs – and it makes for a great selfie, too.
Target different areas
Multi-masking allows you to address different skin concerns at once by selecting the best suited mask to apply to each area of your face. So if you’ve got dark circles under your eyes, blackheads on your nose and fine lines on your forehead, you can apply a targeted problem-solving mask to each area. The trick is to be strategic with your application and read the individual instructions for each mask. Make sure to apply the face masks that take the longest first and the fast-workers last.
Take a leaf out of supermodel Doutzen Kroes’s book and entertain your Insta followers with a #multimasking selfie. Apply each mask with an angled tip brush for a neater finish to create the perfect picture. Using two to four masks at a time works well. Pick masks that have contrasting colours and textures for a photo-worthy finish, like the green hue of this MUDMASKY® formula and the white shade of this Dr Botanicals mask.
Most masks aren’t recommended for the delicate eye area, but if you fancy something a little more original than cool cucumber slices, pop on the BeautyPro Eye Therapy Collagen Under Eye Masks. Enriched with marine-based collagen, green tea, aloe vera, and vitamins A and E, they’re a real eye-opener.
Tame your T-zone
If you’re prone to blackheads around your nose and chin, and your forehead tends to get oily, then it might be time for a skin detox. We’re obsessed with MUDMASKY® Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask. In fact, we think it’s as good as a facial! There are so many amazing raw ingredients packed into this mask, it’d be a beauty crime not to try it.
Treat dry areas
Dr Botanicals Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask is a go-to if you’re prone to getting dry patches on your cheeks – or anywhere else for that matter. Let the cocoa seed butter and coconut oil in this luxuriously creamy mask hydrate and nourish thirsty skin that’s in need of a treat. Smooth on and leave for 10 glorious minutes.