If You're Not a Multi-Masker, Your Skin Might Really Be Missing Out
This just in: That mask you applied all over your face last night could be holding your skin back from achieving its full potential. Just kidding, you totally get points for pampering yourself. But if you stop to think about it, for many of us, it makes more sense to apply different masks to different zones of the face, which often have different needs—an oily, acne-prone T-zone versus dull, dry cheeks, to cite the most common example.
There's a fitting term for this tactic, which has been getting lots of play on YouTube and Instagram this fall: multi-masking. Before you fall down that rabbit hole and get overwhelmed by all the endless mask combinations and applications, we have a few suggested pairings from celebrity makeup artist Carmindy. She got in on the action last night by posting the below dual-mask selfie on her Instagram account, with the caption, "I scared the crap out of my boyfriend but the results were stellar!" The method behind the madness: She'd applied Boscia Bright White Mask under her eyes and around her mouth and chin, where she needed a more soothing skin-brightener, and Boscia Luminizing Black Mask around the nose, cheeks, and forehead, where her complexion needed a more intense radiance boost. "Another great combination is when you have an acne breakout that's concentrated in one area but the rest of your skin need moisture," she tells us. "You can do the Proactiv+ Skin Purifying Mask on the trouble area, and on the dry skin, use a hydrating mask like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Masque."
If you're not in the mood to go buy multiple masks in order to try this (and don't have the right sort in your stash already), no worries—just whip some up. "If you want to make a DIY multi-mask in your kitchen, mash up avocado for your face, use coconut oil under your eyes and on your lips, and apply egg whites on pimples," Carmindy says. Now that will definitely scare the men in our lives.