There is a trend in the beauty industry you have to adopt, it is called multi-masking and it encourages you to target multiple skin issues versus just utilizing one mask and one treatment, because let's be honest our skin can be both oily, dry, perfect and braking out all at once! To tackle combination skin we love multi-masking, and try to do it every week. Here’s a little 411 on what this trendy technique is.
What is multi-masking?
Multi-masking entails using more than one face mask at the same time, targeting specific concerns. The idea behind multi-masking is that instead of applying one face mask over the entirety of your face that only targets and treats one concern (ie hydration), you apply multiple face masks depending on what skin care concerns you may be dealing with in different areas, because let’s be honest our skin has multiple personalities!
Should you be doing it?
In general, professionals advise multi-masking once a week with up to four masks at a time, but frequency depends on how aggressive the formulas are and the overall sensitivity of your skin. If you feel like your skin is a little 'this' and a little 'that' you might benefit by using multiple masks at a time instead of just one.
How do you do it?
1. Wash Your Face. ...
(Optional enhancements - Exfoliate and/or Steam Your Face)
2. Apply your favorite masks targeting specific concerns on your face: Purifying, Balancing, Hydrating, Brightening, Breakouts, Firming, etc (Optional enhancements - Apply Eye and Lip Patches)
3. Leave masks on for 15-20 min depending on directions
4. Rinse off and revel in how glowing and gorgeous you look
Not only do we love the idea of targeting multiple skin concerns at the same time, but we especially love the fact that you are getting way more use out of your massive mask collection. Or is that just us with 20+ masks!! Not to mention your skin feels spa-like afterwards—glowy, gorgeous and ready to take on the day!
Here are some of our favorites that we rotate within our multi-masking routine.
Purifying, Detoxing & Renewing
Brand: Josh Rosebrook
Product: Cacao Antioxidant Mask
Why we love it: Starring antioxidant-rich cacao to stimulate skin, this purifying face mask detoxes and rejuvenates to reveal a luminous glow. Rose petal, goji berry, turmeric, ashwagandha, and marshmallow root nourish deeply without overpowering sensitive and dry complexions, while soothing plant oils like avocado, evening primrose, and calendula calm and soften skin.
Brand: Leahlani Skincare
Product: Mermaid Mask
Why we love it: Dive into this pot of emerald green goodness and discover mermaid magic. Made from the soil and nectar of Hawaii, this green beauty will help to nourish, purify, soften, and revitalize your complexion. Think of her as a superfood smoothie for your skin. She is full to the brim with nutrient dense Hawaiian spirulina and raw honey, premium chlorella, and glow-enhancing essential oils that will feed each cell of your precious face.
Product: Detox Exfoliating Mask
Why we love it: Three kinds of purifying clay, nourishing raw Cacao and Manuka Honey, and toxin-removing activated Bamboo Charcoal are the key ingredients in this dual-purpose exfoliating mask. It may be used weekly as an exfoliating paste - the finely-ground Walnut Shells and Olive Leaf powders will gently resurface and condition the skin. As a mask, it will also pull impurities from the skin as it dries. The raw Cacao softens the skin, as its natural caffeine tones and lifts, leaving behind smooth, soft, conditioned skin.
Hydrating & Moisturizing
Product: Manuka Honey Hydrating Gel Mask
Why we love it: Like a pot of liquid gold, this skin-quenching gel mask is infused with nutrient-dense manuka honey sourced from New Zealand. Antioxidant-rich prickly pear extract fortifies skin while sodium hyaluronate seals in hydration without clogging pores. Use in the evenings before bed or in the morning for a dose of balanced moisture.
Brand: Kahina Giving Beauty
Product: Moisture Mask
Why we love it: Kahina'a Moisture Mask is a luxe skin softening treatment that deeply hydrates, plumps skin and reduces redness. Skin tone and texture is gorgeously refined and rejuvenated. Increase skin's water reserves to plump skin and improve barrier function with avena strigosa and a naturally occurring unique sugar compound. These combine with powerful ingredients that deliver essential fatty acids and potent antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that contribute to signs of aging.
Brand: Honua Skincare
Product: Moana Rejuvenating Face Mask
Why we love it: This mask draws ingredients from our precious ocean, such as limu ko’a or Hawaiian spirulina, a blue green algae that is high in antioxidants and is known to boost cell regeneration to help with premature aging. No Honua product is complete without its key Hawaiian healing ingredient... this mask is no exception. Moana contains laukahi, a potent skin healing plant used for centuries in traditional medicine. This mask will revive and nourish your thirsty skin.
Acne & Blemishes
Brand: May Lindstrom
Product: The Problem Solver
Why we love it: A jet-black fusion of indulgent and antioxidant-rich raw cacao, activated bamboo charcoal, soil nutrients, salts, and exotic spices go deep on a mission to reveal your most radiant self.
This superhero formula brightens, heals inflammation and irritation, fades hyperpigmentation, stimulates collagen production, and treats and prevents breakouts.
Brand: PAI Skincare
Product: Dinner Out
Why we love it: Combining fruit acids with skin-supporting actives, this 10-minute mask gently detoxifies and decongests pores. Copaiba and kaolin help draw out impurities and soothe the look of blemishes, while AHAs soften and brighten. Cooling and calming, the silky formula is ideal for combination skin that is also prone to sensitivity.
Why we love it: A deeply purifying clay masque designed to detoxify the skin while imparting essential antioxidants, phytonutrients, and minerals. Combined with an enzyme-exfoliating complex and bioactive native cellular extracts to enhance moisture absorption and encourage a fresh, bright complexion.