Multi-masking: everything you need to know

Say hello to the skincare regime you never knew you needed

You may be a good multitasker, but are you a good multi-masker? It’s a term you might’ve heard thrown around recently but what is it? And why should you be doing it? Whether you’re a skincare novice or product junkie, we’re here to de-bunk the myths and answer all your burning multi-masking questions...

What is multi-masking?

‘Multi-masking’ is when you use two or more face masks at the same time, to combat different skincare concerns or areas of the face. Do you ever get an oily T-zone, but dry cheeks? Or maybe you get spots around your chin and mouth, but have pretty clear skin elsewhere? Well multi-masking could be great for you. It essentially allows you to DIY your own facial at-home and reap the benefits of a face mask, only in the targeted areas you need it –winner!

How do I multi-mask?

Multi-masking is fun, easy and allows you to get creative with your skincare. First of all, decide which masks you want for the different parts of your face. The most common multi-masking combination is to use a clay or charcoal mask on your T-zone (across your forehead and down your nose) to combat any excess oil and shine, and a more hydrating, gentler mask across your cheeks. Then whatever else you decide to cocktail is up to you. Want to pep up your under-eyes? Try adding a cooling eye mask. Fancy giving your pout a boost of hydration? Add a lip mask. You really can get creative.

Best face masks for multi-masking

Whichever mask you choose to multi-mask with is really up to you, but there are some firm favourite mask combinations we’ve come across. If you suffer from oily skin, try a clay or charcoal-based face mask on these areas to help draw impurities and excess sebum out from pores. If you’ve got a breakout, look for a mask with tea-tree or salicylic acid and spot apply this on any blemishes to help dry them up quicker and help zap them away. Got rosy cheeks, redness or rosacea? Look for a cooling and hydrating face mask, with aloe vera or cucumber to help soothe red and inflamed skin. So go ahead and mix and match your masks… and most importantly, have fun with it!