How to Multi-Mask and Why It’ll Save Your Skin


The skin on our faces can be complicated. Our foreheads might be oily while our cheeks are bone dry. When addressing skin issues, it’s better to address the problems individually, which is why multi-masking is so awesome. Usually, you don’t need to apply only one mask on your entire face, but rather multiple masks in certain areas in order to target several skin problems. For example, you could apply a charcoal mask on your nose and forehead, a brightening mask on your cheeks, and a hydrating mask everywhere else.

Rarely is skin ever consistent all over, so multi-masking allows for personalized customization tailored to what suits you. In my case, my skin tends to get super oily in my t-zone, while my cheeks and chin are much more delicate and dry. It was literal hell trying to fix all these problems at once before I tried multi-masking. 

Where Do I Begin?

First, assess what your skin needs. Figure out what areas need the most attention and which issues are more important to you than others. Second, apply your masks of choice to the target areas. If your skin is sensitive, start out with only two masks. Add a third mask if your skin isn’t becoming irritated. Lastly, leave the masks on for as long as the packaging states and gently wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth. Pro-tip: It’s better to multi-mask at night in order to allow skin to recuperate, especially if you use harsher masks. Take a look at this tutorial if you’re a visual learner.

Which Masks Do You Recommend?

Obviously, start out with face masks you know work with your skin composition and are non-irritating to your skin type. However, if you’re looking for something new, here are four of my personal favorites.

Origins Retexturizing Rose Clay Mask

Multi-masking with Origins Retexturizing Rose Clay Mask

This Origins mask contains rose clay and willowherb for smoothing and brightening. In addition, the mask contains small jojoba beads for gentle yet powerful skin exfoliation. Recommended for all skin types, this mask will definitely leave dull areas feeling radiant and renewed. Origins Retexturizing Rose Clay Mask, Origins, $26

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