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Multi-masking maths: The best masking combinations

Multi-masking maths: The best masking combinations
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Face masks perfectly supplement our everyday skincare routines and can help to combat particular, unexpected issues and flare ups.

What's better, face masks can be used in combination on particular areas to target specific issues and calm the skin for an even, clear complexion. Known as 'multi-masking', this technique involves applying multiple face masks at once to combat various skin issues at one time.

Multi-masking maths

As most of us do not have normal skin all over our faces, it makes sense to treat each area with targeted treatments.

To help you make sense of the trend, we have created multi-masking maths and devised three different masking combinations for three different complexions. Whether you have traditional combination skin which is both oily and dry, sensitive break-out prone skin or a dry and dull visage, we have the perfect mask combination for you.

Oily + dry combination skin

Those with combination skin often find they are oily in some areas, most commonly on the forehead, down the nose and on the chin, and dry on other areas such as their cheeks. Using a purifying, clay-based mask on the oily areas and a hydrating mask on dry patches can help to balance the skin and restore even tone and texture.

  • On your T-Zone - Apply a detoxifying mask such as the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask on any oily areas. Apply a generous layer on your forehead, down your nose and on your chin and leave other areas bare.
  • On dry areas - Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask. Follow up your clay mask with a hydrating formula on your cheeks and any other slightly dry patches of skin. The is enriched with emollients and botanical oils to soothe the skin and restore moisture.
  • Underneath the eyes - Eye masks such as the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Hydra-Gel Eye Masks can help to hydrate the delicate skin underneath your eyes to perk up the overall appearance of your complexion. Ultra-hydrating and calming, they work to revlitalise the skin and brighten your eyes for a fresh, wide-awake finish.about:newtab

Dull + dry skin

Dull and dry skin is something we all struggle with through the cold, Winter months. Using a combination of masks to deeply hydrate and brighten the skin is the perfect way to tackle lacklustre complexions. In addition to a hydrating, soothing mask, using a mask enriched with natural exfoliants is the perfect way to lift away dead skin cells and impurities for a bright, more radiant finish.

  • On the centre of the face - Applying a brightening, exfoliating mask to the centre of your face, focusing on your nose and the surrounding skin where pores may appear more prominent is the perfect way to reveal your skin's natural radiance. The Origins Dragon Fruit Brightening SuperFruit Mask, which is exclusive to lookfantastic, uses Crushed Walnut Shell and a host of antioxidant rich fruits to buff the skin and reveal a radiant complexion.
  • Cheeks, forehead and chin - Quench the rest of your skin with an ultra-hydrating mask such as the GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. With Raw Honey, Hyaluronic Acid and Ginger Root, the masks conditions the skin for a soft and supple finish.
  • Underneath the eyes - Deeply hydrate the dry skin underneath your eyes with Polaar Icymagic Eye Contour Multi Energiser Patches which cool and refreshing the eyes to minimise the appearance of dark circles and reduce puffiness.

Sensitive + breakout-prone skin

Masks and treatments for breakout-prone skin are often quite harsh and not suitable for sensitive skin types. Combining and layering your masks, in addition to using more gentle formulas, is the perfect way to treat sensitive and problematic skin without causing any more irritation.

  • Apply a clearing treatment first - Apply a gentle, clarifying mask such as the Avène Clearance Mask to any breakouts and problem areas. Enriched with the brand's Thermal Spring Water, the mask effectively reduces the appearance of pores and blemishes without irritating the skin.
  • Follow with a calming mask - Soothe redness and inflammation with REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask. The ten minute treatment is the perfect follow-up to any clarifying mask as its creamy formula soothes the skin and strengthens dry, sensitive skin for an even and radiant finish.
  • Underneath the eyes- Throughout the double-masking process, treat your under eyes to the Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Masks. Deisgned to combat the signs of fatigue and stress, the gentle masks help prevent moisture loss and work to soothe even the most dry and dehydrated skin.
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