You may have heard of the phenomenon of multimasking – using different masks on different parts of your face at the same time.
It can seem like it’s more effort than it’s worth but actually, it makes a lot of sense.
For most of us, our T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is oilier than our cheeks regardless of our skin type. For this reason, it’s best to use a clay-based mask here which is clarifying and purifying to help decongest pores. Herbal Lavender Repair Mask contains mineral-rich Kaolin which absorbs oils and impurities so is perfect for balancing out this area and any blemish-prone spots.
The formulation is also blended with soothing Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender essential oils primarily for their cleansing benefits though they provide a reviving aromatic as well. If you prefer, you can use Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask which also contains Kaolin and harnesses the brightening power of Strawberry and Kiwi, both high in Vitamin C.
Meanwhile, your cheeks, which can be dry or sensitive, need a moisturising mask to rehydrate and nourish. Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask uses a synergy of Mimosa and Honey Absolute, with extracts of Samphire, Orange and Bergamot to deliver an intense hydration boost.
If you want to add the anti-ageing power of Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica, Pro-Collagen Marine Mask is the best option for this area. The luxurious texture of this mask restores moisture whilst firming and smoothing for a more youthful appearance. Anti-oxidant rich Moringa oil and nourishing Argan oil support the skin and improve elasticity. Don’t forget your neck and jawline - this area is often neglected and needs some love and attention too. For an added shot of anti-ageing plumping, layer on Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum before applying the mask
For the eye area, a mask is needed that is gentle enough to treat the delicate skin. Most masks are too strong to be used on this fragile area but you shouldn’t shirk on cleansing and moisturising around the eyes. Use a specially formulated mask like Absolute Eye Mask. Nourishing and smoothing, this dynamic mask contains precious absolutes of Rose and Mimosa blended with Cornflower extract and Camellia oil to help counteract dullness and dehydration lines. It leaves the eye contour visibly revitalised and rehydrated. For a more intensive treatment layer Absolute Eye Serum beneath the eye mask. Or of course, for fuss-free application, you can use Hydra-Gel Eye Masks.
If you want to use an enzyme-based mask before mapping out your multimask, both Papaya Enzyme Peel, and Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask are ideal for a gentle non-abrasive exfoliation to prep the skin pre-deep cleanse. Papaya Enzyme Peel contains Pineapple and Papaya enzymes which nibble away at the skin’s surface, getting rid of dead cells so that the benefits of your second masks’ actives really reach the skin. Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask helps refine the skin surface for a smoother texture. Combining Tri-Enzyme technology with Amazonian Acerola Cherry, White Truffle Poria Cocos, Great Burdock and Erysimum, the formulation encourages effective re-texturising of the skin’s surface and balancing of sebum levels without compromising natural pH levels. No matter the age or skin type, the skin will appear instantly smoother, shine-free and more radiant.
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