Wait, What’s the Deal with Multi-Masking?

Beauty & Style | 09/10/2015 | 04:09 PM EDT

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This is a new way of obtaining fabulous skin

There have been a few rumors going around the beauty industry that we should be utilizing more than one mask at a time when doing our at-home facial. Guess what? These rumors are true.

I started multi-masking a few months ago, and the results have been eye-opening. But, I want to give you an introduction to what multi-masking really is and why you'll probably love it, too.

Multi-masking is the process of applying two different types of masks to your face at a time to target your specific skin care needs, all at once.

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But, how will I know what types of mask combos should I be using?

If you have oily skin, you should be using masks that absorb excess oils and get rid of toxins in your skin. Try the Origins’ Clear Improvement Active Charcoal mask, combined with a soothing mask like the Coast to Coast Ultra Soothing White Clay Mask.

If you have combination skin (an oily t-zone and dry outer zone), apply a good clay mask to your t-zone to absorb the oils, and a hydrating mask, like Origins Drink Up Intensive mask to add moisture to the outer area of your face.

For women with dry, dull skin, your best bet is to go for a mask that will help remove dead skin cells and combine that with a brightening mask. One of the best brightening masks is the GlamGlow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, but it is pricey.

If you have acne prone skin, opt for a clarifying product like the Dr. Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur mask, and combine that with a deep cleansing mask like the Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mask.

How often should I multi-mask?

It’s recommended to do so at least once or twice a week, in addition to your daily skin care regimen. Slap those bad boys on while watching Being Mary Jane, or get in a few house chores while revitalizing your skin. 

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