Multi-masking has become a hugely popular trend over the past year; however, it might sound a bit too complicated. Doesn’t it? Nevertheless, multi-masking is a treating different areas of your face using different face masks because each part has a different issue and one mask cannot heal everything i.e. your cheeks might be prone to acne, while you might suffer an oily T-zone!
A mattifying mask will do the trick for the oilier areas of the face while a detoxifying clay mask can help with acne problems. It will deliver the benefits of a good facial mask without irritating the area further. It is basically the right way to treat different areas with different needs at the same time and helps you customize your skin treatments, just how you like them.
How to ace multi-masking?
- Before you get started, make sure that your skin is free of dirt and makeup that might get accumulated through the day. Squeaky clean is your way to go.
- Make it a point to multi-mask post-shower, as your pores get opened up, allowing the masks to absorb into the skin better, thus doubling up their efficacy.
- Exfoliation is important when you want your skin to look its best. Irrespective of your skin type, make it a point to get rid of the dead skin cells first. If you are too lazy, take a washcloth and rub over your face for a quick scrub a dub-dub.
- Before you begin with any treatment, it is essential that you take note of the skin issues you have and use products accordingly. A nourishing mask isn’t doing you any good if you have dry skin, as you need something to detoxify first.
- Pay heed to what your skin is telling you. Well, if your cheeks are normally dry, they might end up being super oily during the summers. You would want to use products that not just help with controlling oil but also mattify the area. Customize the masks according to your skin needs.
- Over-doing is not going to help, as too much is never good. If you over mask, your face may counteract and lead to a more irritated skin and clogged pores. Multi-mask once every week with about four masks for best results.
Multi-Masking for Different Skin Types:
Oily Skin: Clay is the best ingredient that helps absorb excess oils and mattify the area. If you wish to minimize the appearance of your pores while also get rid of the oils, which is generally the T-zone area of the face, go for clay masks such as Bentonite clay, kaolin clay or French Green Clay.
Dry Skin: Emollient and Humectant based products are the best when it comes to treating dry patches on the skin. Botanical oils, shea butter, glycerin work best for such areas.
Acne Prone Skin: Clay masks take care of the oils, but you need a little extra for those acne prone areas i.e. masks with anti-inflammatory properties. Go for products infused with tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil to reap maximum benefits.
Sensitive Skin: Masks infused with Calendula Oil and green tea work best for people with a sensitive skin due to their soothing properties, this is because they have humectants and botanical oils.
Author: Cidra Khan