If you keep up to date with the latest trends in beauty, you may well have heard of multi-masking. If you haven’t heard if it, there’s still a chance you’ve seen some of the multi-masking selfies doing the rounds on the internet – images of people with what looks like multi-coloured face paint on can be hard to forget! If you’re still not clear on what multi-masking is, the general concept is that you use two or more face-masks on different areas of your face to target different skin issues all at once.
The obvious benefit of multi-masking is for people with combination skin. Often, masks will be too drying to use all over the face, so choosing something like Decleor 2 in 1 Purifying and Oxygenating Mask on an oily T-Zone, combined with Decleor Harmonie Calm Comforting Milky Gel-Cream Mask on drier areas which feel tight and sensitive will both optimise the overall effect of using the masks as well as ensuring targeted relief.
Although multi-masking might seem like one of those things which is only done by people wanting to post wacky pictures to their Instagram stream, it’s far more savvy than you may think. Using only a little of each product in the area that it will be most effective will also save you money in the long run as you’ll use less of each mask with every application.
To try your own hand at multi-masking, we recommend taking a photo of your face with no make-up on, preferably first thing in the morning. Look at the photo and really assess your face, even using a pen to circle differing areas of issues. Take note of dryness, redness, breakouts, oiliness, irritation, fine lines, and anything else you might notice, and choose a product to tackle each of these issues. Also, think about issues which develop during the day – do you wake up with oily skin which then feels dry and tight after a day in the office? Then, when applying your masks, use your annotated photo as a beauty map of your face for applying your products.
As a word of warning – dry skin doesn’t often deal well with clay-style masks as they tend to soak up the skins natural oils, but these types of masks are perfect if oily skin is a persistent problem. Conversely, masks which are intended to hydrate the skin may contribute towards the over-production of sebum, leaving your face looking a little more slick than you’d like! Providing you’re sensible about which masks you use in each areas, you can produce amazing results with just a little effort.
If you’re already a multi-masking devotee, we’d love to read your comments – and don’t forget to show us a selfie!