No More Facials: How To Multi-Mask & Cheat Your Way To Great Skin


Over the past few months, we’ve seen many skincare regimens take over our social media feeds. From a cut-down version of the 10-step Korean skincare routine to using skin-nourishing essential oils for boosting radiance, people have taken up looking after their skin as a full-time hobby. Now, a new technique is stealing the spotlight, and this might just be the solution to all your tricky skin woes. So, what is it? Well, we’re referring to multi-masking!

What is Multi-Masking?

Multi-masking is not a new concept. It has been around for years, but people have only recently realized the benefits of using it in their skincare routine. Just as the name suggests, multi-masking is all about layering on different masks at the same time in order to give your skin all the nutrients it requires. Each area on the face is different and since one mask doesn’t do it all, multi-masking is the next best thing.

Still, confused? Well, let us simplify. If you have an oily T-zone while simultaneously dealing with dry patches on your cheeks, then the multi-masking trend is just what you need. Apply a clay mask for your nose and forehead and a nourishing mask for the rest of your face and you'll see the difference.

Benefits Of Multi-Masking

Multi-masking is your skin’s saviour. Instead of burning a hole in your pocket by frequently visiting the parlour, you can customize your skincare treatment at home. It helps you target each part of your face and gives it the exact nutrients it lacks. Your very own personalized face mask, now who wouldn’t love that?

Every skin is different, so to help you out, we’ve noted down the perfect mask combos for different skin types. Just like any skincare routine, be sure to cleanse your face first, before applying the masks.

Multi-Masking For Combination skin

This skin trend is especially beneficial for those with combination skin. Dealing with two skin types and trying to find products to suit both can be a bit tedious, here’s where multi-masking comes to the rescue. If you have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks here’s what you need:

- Opt for a purifying or mattifying clay mask for your T-zone area and a cream or gel mask that has hydrating properties for the rest of your face.

- Apply a thin layer on each part of your face and don’t forget to apply it to your neck and leave it on for only the given amount of time stated.

Multi-Masking For Sensitive Skin

Dealing with sensitive skin is quite tricky and finding products that won’t cause skin inflammation or breakouts can be difficult. Even when it comes to multi-masking, it’s important to choose products that will suit your skin.

- Look for face masks that have calming or soothing properties like chamomile or aloe vera for your cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck to soothe irritated skin.

- For your T-zone, go for a nourishing face mask to provide your skin with the hydration it needs to stay soft and healthy.

You can even start off with a clay mask and end your routine with a sheet mask to calm and soothe your skin.

Multi-Masking For Dullness and Wrinkles

Multi-Masking For Dullness and Wrinkles

It’s natural to deal with dull skin and premature aging in your late 20s and the multi-masking technique can help. By applying two different masks catering to each problem, you can immediately enjoy beautiful glowing skin, minus fine lines or crow’s feet.

- Use a skin brightening mask all over your face excluding your eye area to restore your skin’s radiance. And apply an anti-ageing eye cream that targets fine lines.

After your masking ritual is done, follow it up with a moisturiser. This will help in giving your skin the hydration boost it needs and yes, this is true for even people with oily skin. Give yourself a five-minute face massage and you'll notice a difference in radiance instantly. 

People with combination skin can especially rejoice cause multi-masking is exactly what their skin needs. 

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