FYI: Here’s How To Become A Master Of Multi-Masking
According to the pros.
There’s something about using a face mask that makes you feel like a queen of self-care. They are SUCH a treat, like a bit fat ‘ahhhh’ for your skin. But many of us don’t have perfect skin, isn’t that half the reason we’re reaching for face masks in the first place? One section of our skin can be screaming out for hydration, while you could almost fry an egg on another part, that it’s that oily. So this is where multi-masking comes in. Basically, it’s applying different face masks to different areas of your skin, to treat different skincare needs at the same time.
According to Debbie Thomas, laser expert and founder of D Thomas Clinic, there are two different ways to multi-mask. “You can multi-mask by using two to three masks at the same time but on different areas of the face, for example a detoxifying clay mask on an oily T-zone, a hydrating mask for cheeks and a firming mask for the neck. Alternatively, you can use one mask and then immediately apply a second mask, for example an enzyme exfoliating mask to remove dead skin cells, followed by a plumping mask which will now be able to penetrate deeper into the skin,” she tells Grazia.
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Before popping on your mask, always remember to cleanse your skin first. There’s no point putting a gorge face mask over dirty skin now, is there? According to Debbie, “if you’re not using a mask containing acids or enzymes for exfoliation then you should exfoliate as well.” This gets rid of any dull or dead skin cells, and allows the mask to really penetrate your skin.
“Look at timings as some may say five mins while others 20-30 mins,” suggests Debbie. “Apply the longest leave-on one first, then apply the next one at the relevant time. If you are doing a double mask (one then the next) apply the cleansing, detoxifying, exfoliating one first before applying the hydrating, plumping, brightening mask second.”
But instead of opting for the same routine each time, Debbie advises that you should change things up, according to how your skin is behaving. “Listen to your skin as there are times it will behave differently,” she explains, “sometimes you’ll need two or three masks and other times you’ll only need one. And always follow the directions for each individual mask.”
So there you have it, exactly how to master multi-masking.
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