The beginner’s guide to multi-masking

Advertorial: Why use one mask when you can use three?

There’s nothing new about face masks. For decades we’ve known about the nourishing, hydrating, and brightening benefits. But the last few years have seen a new trend in face mask territory that’s changed the game a bit: multi-masking. 

Much like the name suggests, multi-masking involves using multiple masks on your skin, each applied to a different area for a different purpose. See, what one area of your face may lack, another may not, so the point of multi-masking is to target all of your skin concerns. Clever, right?

TOP TIP: Look for clay-based masks that not only help to detoxify, but also offer a secondary benefit to target specific skin concerns.

So next time you’re settling in on the couch for a mask session, here’s how you can make the most of it by using a few different masks.

1

Target oiliness

If you suffer from excess oiliness on your forehead and chin, apply a mattifying clay mask on just these areas. L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Purifying + Mattifying Eucalyptus Mask has been formulated to work deep into your pores to purify skin, leaving a matte-looking finish that doesn’t feel dried out.

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Purifying + Mattifying Eucalyptus Mask

2

Target blackheads and clogged pores

There’s nothing that can sort out blocked pores quite like charcoal, which has a reputation for acting like a magnet to attract and draw out dirt and impurities. Apply L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask to your nose to give those pores a deep cleanse and leave skin visibly detoxified and brightened.

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask

3

Target unevenness

When your skin is looking and feeling a little rough and uneven, the best place to apply your mask is on your cheeks. But not any mask will do – look for one that will exfoliate a build-up of dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. L’Oréal Pure Clay Exfoliating + Smoothing Red Algae Mask features red algae, which is known for its brightening properties, as well as finely-milled apricot seeds to gently exfoliate dull, uneven skin.

L’Oréal Pure Clay Exfoliating + Smoothing Red Algae Mask

Now that your skin is flawlessly glowing, you'll have the confidence you need to nail these fierce makeup looks.

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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.