OK, it’s quiz time!
Q: What could be better than treating your skin to a soothing facial mask?
A: Treating your skin to MULTIPLE face masks, at the same time, silly!
It makes a lot of sense. Different areas of your skin have different requirements. You may have dry skin under your eyes, oily skin on the nose and blemishes on your chin. It is far more beneficial to use several masks to give different areas of your face exactly what they need most.
It’s All in the Preparation
Before you start treating your face to a COLORFUL mask explosion, make sure skin is super clean, and then exfoliate, gently removing any dead skin cell after a shower. I love NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals (For Sensitive Skin) that gently exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells with Walnut and Litchi Seed Powders, giving skin a refined, purified, soft and smooth appearance.
Now, with all perfect operations, you need a strategy, and a plan. You need to decide which masks to use, where. And if the masks have differing times on the skin, make sure you apply the one/s that need longer on the skin first.
The Multi-Masking Girl’s Guide
So, as a general guide, here goes:
Oily Skin – usually on the T-zone, try using a purifying, mattifying mask with clay, charcoal or mud on the oily areas ONLY. Give the awesome Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask (Dry Combination to Oily) a try – a mask that absorbs oil, impurities and environmental pollutants to help detoxify skin with Charcoal powder and mineral clays. Skin feels fresh, smooth and pores look noticeably refined.
Dry Patches – the face is often drier on areas like cheeks and around lips, which might also be sensitive and need soothing, moisturising ingredients. These areas might also be sensitive and need soothing, moisturising ingredients, such as lipids and oils. The luxurious and hard-working NUXE brand has a Creme Fraiche de Beaute Masque 24HR Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask. It is infused with Plant Milks and White Blossom, to provide intensive moisturization even for the driest of skins.
Pigmentation and Dark Spots – if you have areas with pigmentation, a brightening mask with vitamin C or glycolic acid could be just the ticket. Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power CX30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask targets dull, uneven and pigmented skin with Camu Camu, SepiCalm™ Sand pro vitamin B5 to refine, tone and lighten the skin.
Lines and Wrinkles – I think it is a little mean of Mother Nature, but it is possible to worry about fine lines, when you still have spots! A plumping mask with anti-oxidants or retinol can smooth fine line areas. The Biotherm Life Plankton Mask Integral Recovery Treatment (All Skin Types Even Sensitive) is a hydrating and revitalising high-performance mask infused with Life Plankton™ that has 35 nutrients to promote skin renewal at night.
Enlarged pores and Blemishes – can be kissed goodbye with a mask containing white clay or Salicyclic Acid. Dr.Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask deeply cleanses, clarifies skin and absorbs oil with Loess Clay while effectively minimizing the appearance of blemishes and enlarged pores.
And close the deal…
When you’re ready to wash off your masks, apply lukewarm water to the face and use your fingers or cotton pads to remove the masks with a circular motion. Follow with your regular skincare routine. And you have just treated your beautiful skin to exactly what it needs, where it needs it! Well done!
Aside from using multiple masks on your face, a daily skincare routine that suits your skin is key to having healthy, radiant skin. Stay tuned for the next post on next Monday for how to take great care of your skin daily!