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Friday, 11 September 2015

The Skincare Guide: Multi-Masking

Trends come and go with skincare, such as Clarisonics, Sleeping Masks, etc. But when I heard of this one, that actually sprung up on Instagram, I was very much on board! Mainly because I had thought of the idea on my own almost a year ago and loved the results, but now it actually has a name and is being practiced by the thousands! I thought it was sort of a no-brainer idea, but apparently not. So today I'll go into the magical details of what is now known as "Multi-Masking".

There are several different types of skincare masks out there. The standard approach to them is that you apply one all over your whole face. However, that's not the case with Multi-Masking, and you know what, it makes a lot of sense as to why. Take for example clay masks.

They are known for clearing out blackheads and dealing with breakouts. So why would you apply that kind of mask, which is typically slightly drying, all over your face rather than just the trouble areas (usually the T-Zone)? If your cheeks don't have issues with blackheads and breakouts, don't apply the clay mask to them.

Boscia's examples using their masks

So what is Multi-Masking then? Well, it's essentially just applying more than one mask onto your face. Each mask has its own designated area, depending on your personal needs. For example: clay mask on nose and chin, hydrating mask on cheeks and forehead, and depuffing/cooling mask under eyes.

However, your needs change on a daily basis. You need to listen to your skin and act appropriately.

Here's another example, this time using the Peter Thomas Roth masks pictured above:

I have Rosacea and occasionally it flares up and my cheeks burn, so in that kind of situation I would apply the green mask (Cucumber Gel Mask, which I keep stored in the fridge to keep it cool) on to my cheeks and under my eyes for some depuffing. Then let's say I've just popped a couple of spots on my chin and forehead. I will then continue by applying the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (an AHA mask) onto the spotty areas, and perhaps my nose if it's in need of exfoliation. And as a final step, I'd apply the Rose Stem Cell mask onto any areas that have redness/scarring from a healing spot/spots that I want to fade and heal faster.

It's as simple as that! So go forth and give this new skincare approach a try! Happy Multi-Masking ;)


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