Re-posted from www.theeverygirl.com
Why Multi-Masking is the Ultimate Skin Saver
Here’s the deal: No matter how much you may think your skin type falls into just one category (i.e. dry, oily, etc.), inevitably, your skin varies slightly from area to area of your face. It’s often due to simple anatomy—there are more sebaceous glands on your T-Zone, the eye area is the thinnest and tends to get dryer, the list goes on and on.
No matter how much you may think your skin type falls into just one category, inevitably it varies from area to area of your face.
We are all about the benefits of a great mask (whether store bought or a DIY version), but multi-masking allows you to take it to the next level by creating a custom treatment, tailor-made to your specific skin needs. By addressing the different areas on your face with different products, you’re targeting each and every concern and, in turn, will end up with a more glowing, gorgeous complexion. And who doesn’t want that?
First, it’s important to consider the types of masks you’re using. As a rule, cream or gel based masks are easier to use in the sense that you can apply the exact amount needed, wherever it’s needed. Sheet masks are great and are currently having a major moment but require you to get a little arts and crafts-y to cut out the bites and pieces you need, since most are made to fit your entire face. Eye masks, often made specifically to fit just around the eye area, are a good option, too.
Next, consider which formulas you want to mix and match. With so many options out there, the combinations are truly endless. If the sheer amount of possibilities is overwhelming, try one of these three classic combos:
Soothing + Nourishing
If your complexion tends to get flushed and irritated, use a formula with skin soothers (think chamomile, green tea, or aloe) on your cheeks, the area most prone to redness. Dab on a nourishing version full of antioxidants to keep skin looking fresh and healthy everywhere else.
Clarity Rx Cold Compress Soothing Cucumber Mask