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    How to Multi-mask to treat Multiple Skin Concerns?

    This is an image for the article on everything you need to know about Multi-masking

    A modern-day scenario we can all relate to while choosing our skincare routine is having a dozen of masks laid before us. We are spoilt by choice and don’t know which one is right for our skin type. If you have ever been in this kind of a situation, Multi masking is for you. It is a great way to glow your face and target those multiple skin troubles all at once.

    What is Multi-Masking?

    Don’t we all love our face masks? Wouldn’t it be great if we formulated one unique mask to put away all our skincare worries? Here is the answer to your prayers! With so many new trends stirring our way, one of the most efficient is ‘Multi-masking’. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, this is a new age skin ritual using various masks to target the different problems of our skin all at the same time. Just as we are unique in our own very ways, so is the skin area on our face. You do not have to restrict yourself to purely one mask hoping for it to be the ultimate solution. We cannot expect one mask to redeem the solution to our multiple skin concerns. Multi-masking helps you tackle all your skincare problems at one time by applying different masks to different areas of your face. It is a great way to pamper yourself by treating each problem area individually. 

    Read more about face masks here.

    This image shows how to map your face for multi-masking

    What are the Benefits of Multi-masking?

    One of the biggest benefits of Multi-masking, is that it lets you specifically address each of your skin concerns regardless of the time of the year, time of the month or any other varied factor that may influence the way your skin reacts. 

    It helps you generate a clear perfect glow with a spa-like experience within the comfort of your home, without worrying about whether a mask might not be right for certain areas of your face. This is the perfect way to create a customized masking treatment meant solely for you. 

    The three most important benefits of Multi-masking are:

    1. It avoids irritation by using the right product in the right areas only. This reduces the risk of breaking out or any extreme reaction you may get. This is because you have taken well-informed decisions, understanding the nature of your skin. 
    2. Practical and useful. It is an efficient way to avoid costly spa-treatments by simply educating yourself about your skin type and the products needed to treat your skin. 
    3. You receive the perfect treatment tailored to target specific concerns regardless of the stage your skin is at. There is a cure for each area which proves more effective than applying the incorrect product to solve the problem.

    This image shows the benefits of Multi-masking

    How to Multi-masks based on your skin types and skin concerns?

    To get the most out of your Multi-masking routine, it is essential for you to understand your skin type and its concerns. The first step is to know the skin you are in (not sure of your skin type, take the skin test to know, read more). Your skin is diverse and it reacts differently depending on the climate, weather, location etc. Taking all these factors into consideration you must choose a technique that works best for you. We have highlighted a few of the most common skin types and the best skin care masking method to approach them to treat your multiple skin concerns

    1. Multi-masking for Combination Skin Type

    This is one of the most common skin types. Here you will find the T-zone to be oily and other areas of the face to have normal/dry skin. These areas include the cheeks and frame of your face. If this is your skin type you must use three kinds of masks. First, a clay-based mask for your T- zone. Clay is an important ingredient as it absorbs the excess oil and mattifies the skin. For this zone, you can use Sukin Purifying Masque. For the dehydrated patches, mainly near your cheeks, it is recommended to use masks that contain Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E & C or Glycerine. You can use Swisse Natural Hyaluro Natural Intensive Hydrating Mask. And, lastly for the thin layers of skin under your eyes you may use an easy peeler that could reduce puffiness and wrinkles giving the area a soothing effect. 

    This is a product image of a purifying mask from the brand Sukin.

    This is a product image of Intense hydrating mask with Hyaluronic acid from the brand Swisse Naturals

    2. Multi-masking for Oily Skin Type

    The two masks required for this skin type must perform the function of deep cleaning. Charcoal or  Clay masks are great to remove the impurities from within. Your T-zone (Forehead, nose, chin) tends to be extremely oily. In these areas, you must apply a Clay, Charcoal, or Mud mask, which secretes the oil from the skin glands without drying. Try Neemli Naturals Activated Charcoal Detox Face Mask or First Water Solutions Volcanic Clay Face Mask to get the best results. 

    This is an product image of Volcanic clay face mask from the brand First Waters Solutions

    3. Multi-masking for Dull, Dry and Sensitive Skin Type

    The key masks to be used for this skin concern must focus on nourishing the skin. We must target the driest areas such as the apples of your cheeks and spots with thin skin, like the lips and around the eyes. For this use Myra Veda The Greek Goddess Shea and Zinc Scrub Mask. This will infuse the sensitive spots with moisture and gently exfoliate the dry and dead skin cells. Another great mask to use would be Sukin Super Green Masque. This mask acts as a magnet and attracts the dirt that has deposited in your clogged pores. 

    This is a product image of detoxifying facial mask from the brand Sukin

    4. Multi-masking for Enlarged Pores and Acne-Prone Skin Type

    To tighten pores and to reduce their visibility you must use clay-based masks. Acne-prone areas should receive a soothing effect and hence it is recommended to use Roots & Herbs Mulethi Acne Clarifying Ubtan or Roots & Herbs Mulethi Acne Clarifying Activator. This acts as moisture incorporated with steam distilled essential oils & herbs extracts. 

    This is a product image of Mulethi acne clarifying activator from the brand Roots & Herbs

    5. Multi-masking for Mature Skin Type

    If one of your major concerns includes premature aging, wrinkles and dullness due to age, you must use masks with tightening and moisturising properties. Try using Natural Vibes Vitamin C Brightening Mask in areas surrounding the eyes. You could also use Sukin Oil Balancing + Charcoal Anti Pollution Facial Masque for your skin type as its anti-pollution properties brightens the face by extracting the dirt and dust particles from deep within your pores. 

    This is a product image of Anti pollution face mask with charcoal from the brand Sukin.

    Watch the video below and learn how to multi-mask like a pro.

    How to Multi-mask efficiently for better results?

    Step 1: 

    It is important to start off by cleansing your face and removing all the impurities deposited in your pores. You can use Sukin Foaming Cleanser which is recommended for all skin types. Wash your face with lukewarm water and gently pat it dry with a soft face towel. Read more about Cleansers here.

    Step 2: 

    You may use a lightweight toner such as the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner before you divide your face into the different zones based on your skin concerns. With a wooden spatula or using your hands, apply your heavy charcoal or clay mask on your T-zone removing all the excess oil and impurities. 

    Step 3: 

    Nourish the dry areas. For this use your vitamins and nutrient-rich mask to remove all the dirt to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated. You could also substitute this mask with a light moisturising and exfoliating mask to get rid of the dry and dead skin cells. 

    Step 4:

    Now target the delicate area under your eyes where the skin is thin. Use your eye patch or a hydrating eye gel mask to hydrate this area and fight early signs of aging. 

    Pro-Tip: Grate a cucumber and divide the crush into two parts. Roll them into balls and put them in the freezer for 20 minutes. After applying your masks remove the cucumber balls and flatten it in the hollows of your eyes. This relaxes the thin area near your eye and reduces puffiness and tiredness. 

    Step 5:

    Soak a face towel in a bowl filled with warm water while you wait for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Once the masks have dried, soak your hands in the water and gently massage your face. Then go ahead and wash your face and wipe off the excess with the warm towel.  

    Step 6: 

    Use a moisturising serum or cream on your face right after cleansing it, as the pores are now open and will absorb most of the product leaving it hydrated and fresh. 

    This image shows step by step guide on how to try multi-masking for all skin types & skin concerns.

    Summary

    In conclusion, we believe that Multi-masking is an extremely efficient way to address multiple skin problems all at once. It shows great results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Your skin will feel nourished and well-treated. We hope this article was useful to you. Happy Multi-masking! 

    -Howrah Lookmanji 

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