Our complexions can be pretty hard to please, with some areas being oily, some dry and, of course, there’s the occasional breakout. Because of this, it can be hard to pick just one mask or treatment for your pamper session, so why not try multi-masking? The concept involves using two or more masks on the skin, applied to particular areas to create a more targeted treatment. Interested? Keep reading to find out our favourite multi-masking combinations…
Dull and Dry
During the winter, most of us will struggle with dull and dry skin. A quick fix is to use a combination of masks that deeply hydrate, brighten and promote a glowing complexion. As well as hydrating and adding radiance, using an exfoliating mask is a great way to lift away dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. We recommend applying the Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask to the centre of the face, which contains mild AHA Lactic Acid to gently dissolve impurities and relieve blocked pores, while Natural Moisturising Factors leave the skin looking dewy and feeling soft.
On the cheeks, forehead and chin, pick a mask that is going to quench the skin’s thirst, such as the Moisturizing Mask from Codage which is formulated with Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and plant extracts to deeply hydrate the skin while strengthening the lipid layer to prevent daily moisture loss.
If your feel like eye area is looking dull, apply the VERSO Reviving Eye Mask, a pair of hydrogel masks infused with a collagen-boosting Retinol 8 Complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Canola Oil, which work together to soften the appearance of crow’s feet and moisturise the skin for a more rejuvenated appearance.
Sensitive and Blemish Prone
A lot of blemish treatments can be too harsh for sensitive skin and can cause discomfort, so multimasking is a great way to treat breakouts without causing more irritation. Start by applying a treatment mask like the Murad Blemish Control Clarifying Mask which blankets the skin in Kaolin and Bentonite clays to draw out dirt, impurities and excess sebum, plus it contains 2% Salicylic Acid to actively reduce blemishes.
Once this has been rinsed away, apply the Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Hydrating Mask to the delicate eye area. This mask drenches the skin in five different peptides to deeply hydrate and reduce signs of fatigue and ageing around the eyes.
While this mask works its magic around the eyes, apply a soothing sheet mask over the top. We love the the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask which is infused with a blend of purifying and soothing ingredients to ease irritation and cool the skin to help calm redness and sensitivity. It also feels incredibly cooling on stressed skin.
Oily and Dry Combination
If you have combination skin, you’ll often find that areas like your forehead, nose and chin become oily but your cheeks remain dry. By using a purifying clay mask on those oily areas, such as the Paula’s Choice CLEAR Purifying Clay Mask, you will be able to control shine and minimise the appearance of pores, thanks to its triple clay blend formula.
Apply a hydrating mask, like the Mellow Moisture Mask by SKINCITY skincare, to those areas where skin feels driest. This will deeply hydrate dry patches and infuse the skin with barrier-strengthening Ceramides to help it retain moisture for longer.
If you notice that your under eyes can become a little dry, apply an eye mask as the final step of this multi-masking routine. The BABOR Doctor Babor Hydro Cellular 3D Hydro Gel Eye Pads are perfectly shaped to comfortably fit under the eyes, working to cool and deeply hydrate the delicate skin with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Hexapeptide-8.