talked a bit about multi-masking in the past, but today I thought I would share a little update on what I’m currently using. Multi-masking is a skincare trend that I’m so happy I found out about. The whole concept of using multiple masks on your face all at one time to combat different skin concerns is so brilliant, and I can’t believe it’s not something I thought to do. Finding the perfect combination of products is crucial for a flawless complexion, and I think I’ve found my dream combo within this little routine.
My skin is a bit tricky, and can have different imperfections depending on my diet, hormones, the weather, my stress level, and how well I’ve been taking care of it. Most of the time it feels dry and is prone to flaky patches and redness in the cheeks and forehead. However, I’ll have days where my t-zone might feel a little oily, and blackheads are always an issue on my nose and chin. As you can see, using just one face mask never fixes all of the problems. That’s why multi-masking works so well for me – I’m able to battle several different things all at once, making my skin much more likely to look fresh and flawless.
To combat the blackheads, I use some of Mario Badescu’s Silver Powder (mixed with water to create a paste) and apply it to my nose and chin area. It’s been awhile since I’ve used this stuff, and I totally forgot about how great it works. Not only does it suck everything out of your pores, but it also leaves your skin feeling baby soft. My nose is usually an area with flaky patches, so I love that this can take care of that and clear out my pores at the same time. Just a warning – if you buy a jar of this, be careful because it’s a very find powder and this stuff gets kind of messy.
Since I have so much redness and sensitivity in my cheeks, I like to use a mask that is both hydrating and healing. The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is the perfect product for the job because it’s full of natural ingredients like pumpkin puree, manuka honey, and vitamin C. My skin always feels so soft and supple after using this, and it looks calm and healthy. No harsh redness or tight skin. My favorite thing about this mask? It smells exactly like homemade pumpkin pie!
For the rest of my skin (forehead, sides of face, etc), I use Origin’s Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. These areas of my face tend to feel the most normal, in terms of dry vs. oily, but the texture is almost always off. Sometimes there are flaky patches, and other times there are little bumpy areas. This is also where I’m more likely to get pimples because of my bangs and also because I’m a side-sleeper. This mask can handle any texture issues, as well as cleanse my pores of any bacteria that might get picked up from my pillow or hair.
Have you tried multi-masking yet? What’s your current favorite combo?