You’ve probably come across ~*life-changing*~ face masks that are marketed as the ONE magical product that can answer all of your skin’s needs. But let’s be real—different areas of your face have different needs.
Cue in “multimasking,” one of the latest trends in skincare. In a nutshell, it is the technique of using different face masks on specific areas of your face to answer each area’s needs.
For example, because the T-zone produces the most oil and is the most-acne prone area on the face, a deep-cleaning and oil-fighting mask will work best. For your under eyes, retinol-packed eye masks will help brighten and rejuvenate the area. Finally, for the cheeks and the rest of the face, hydrating and purifying masks will give you a clearer complexion.
And yes, you will have to put all of these products on all at the same time, and you will end up looking like a tribal warrior:
It makes so much sense to combine face masks and create your own skincare cocktail, especially if it means getting better skin. Sure, it might be a little pricey (because quality face masks don’t come cheap, y’all), but the results are pretty amazing. A word of caution though, be sure your skin works well with the masks that you plan to use. You don't want any horrible allergic reactions from them.
Here, some products you can use to concoct your very own multimasks:
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, P 3,750, SM Store Makati;
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, P 1,500, SM Store Makati;
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask, P1,650, Trinoma
Go for masks that contain charcoal and salicylic to unclog pores and prevent future breakouts.
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch, P 128/pack, Eastwood Citywalk 2;
Nature Republic Aqua Collagen Solution, price available upon request, SM Megamall
Masks that contain retinol are your best bets. That, and brightening eye masks and patches will aid tired under eyes.
Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask, P 1,331, luxola.com;
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, P1,450, Beauty Bar;
Koh Gen Do Brightening Moisture Mask, P 2,096.50, Beauty Bar
Hydrating and purifying face masks are great for the rest of your face. You're looking for masks that contain Vitamin C, which is great for brightening.
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