When you want to address a skin concern, chances are that that particular concern isn't across all of your face. You might have blemishes on your chin, redness on your nose and areas of dryness on your cheeks. This is where the art of multi-masking comes in.
You use a range of different products in both your skincare and makeup routines, so when it comes to using a face mask, it really isn't a case of one size fits all. You need to use a range of different masks to target different concerns and give your complexion the care it needs.
Multi-Masking your Way to a Gorgeous Complexion
It's a super easy process, but multi-masking will give you incredible results. By understanding what your complexion needs at any given time, you will ensure you are feeding it with the exact nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
Assess your Skin's Needs
Before you even begin buying new products or deciding what face masks you want to use, make sure you understand your skin's needs. Over time this can change, so having a wardrobe of hydrating, purifying, brightening and lifting masks will ensure that you can switch up where you put each one.
Start with your T-Zone
Start by choosing a face mask to use down the bridge of your nose, on your chin and between your brows. These areas are referred to as the T-Zone, and are generally the oiliest areas on anyone's complexion. Blackheads tend to form on the nose, and hormonal breakouts are concentrated on the forehead and chin.
Choose purifying masks that contain active ingredients like Charcoal, Salicylic Acid and Clay, as these tend to mattify the complexion, absorbing oil and drawing out impurities to treat blemishes. They also tend to have antiseptic properties too to help battle breakouts before they even erupt.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores 100ml4.5 Stars 18 Reviews£27.00
Dermalogica Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque (75ml)4.57 Stars 7 Reviews£44.50
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask 75ml4.86 Stars 7 Reviews£15.00
Apply onto top of your Cheekbones
Your cheeks can become a little dull and dry, so you need a mask that will brighten, lift and re-energise them. It only needs to be applied onto the top of your cheekbones and down your jawline, almost as if you were contouring with bronzer.
Choose a brightening mask that will comfort your skin and bring out its energy. Ingredients such as citrus-based fruits like Grapefruit and Lemon are excellent for brightening the complexion, while Caffeine encourages blood-flow to get your skin glowing.
PAYOT Detoxifying Radiance Mask 50ml£22.00
Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip (50g)4.95 Stars 21 Reviews£21.00
Origins Ginzing™ Peel-Off Mask 75ml2.5 Stars 6 Reviews£24.00
Apply onto your Forehead
Your forehead can go through a lot of different concerns. If you are suffering from breakouts, use a purifying mask that will help to draw out the impurities for revitalised skin. If however, it is a little dry and needs some TLC, opt for a nourishing mask that will relieve dryness and soothe the skin to provide immediate relief.
Choose a calming mask packed with ingredients such as Manuka Honey (which also helps to treat blemishes thanks to its antiseptic properties!), Chamomile, and nourishing oils such as Rose to calm down any redness and irritation and replenish lost moisture.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 75ml4.67 Stars 51 Reviews£26.99
Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Mask 30ml5 Stars 1 Reviews£39.50
OSKIA Renaissance Mask (50ml)4.89 Stars 54 Reviews£64.00
Apply onto the Apples of your Cheeks
The apples of your cheeks can either be a little congested or a little dehydrated, so opt for hydrating ingredients that will replenish lost moisture and balance out your the water content in your cells. Most of all, make sure you smile as much as you can as exercising those facial muscles will ensure healthy blood flow so you have a gorgeous glow!
Choose a moisturising mask that contains ingredients such as Apricot Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ginger, which all help to infuse the skin with hydration, and soften it to relieve dryness and irritation. It's always great to slather on the mask to get as much moisture as you can!
Origins Drink Up Ten Minute Mask 75ml5 Stars 2 Reviews£27.00
Caudalie Moisturising Mask (75ml)4.86 Stars 7 Reviews£22.00
GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment4.64 Stars 45 Reviews£45.00
Pop on an eye mask, lie back and let the masks work their magic!=