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Skin Notes
Multi-masking: what’s the deal?
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Multi-masking, it's the latest skincare selfie trend to hit Instagram (sorry sheet mask selfies you've been usurped) but what's it all about?

It’s actually much less complicated than it sounds. You use different masks on different parts of your face to combat specific problems. Less one mask fits all, more bespoke skincare for your unique skin needs. (Note here – it’s NOT piling a load of masks on top of each other – think a patchwork quilt of masks over your face, not layers of them).

Instead of treating every area of your face with the same product, you can tailor your face mask to what each part actually needs. Think of it like your moisturiser - you wouldn't use an eye cream all over your face but equally you wouldn't use a spot cream on your eyes. So if, like us, you've got a dry T-zone but an oily nose and spots on your cheeks, you can customise your masks to treat all issues at once. Say it with us, “Multi-masking is multi-tasking!”

We’d suggest the following:

For your forehead, nose and t-zone: This area is prone to spots and oiliness so a mask with salicylic acid is the one, or anything clay to suck out all the grime.

For your cheeks: Salicylic acid enriched masks will most likely be too much for your cheeks as these need hydrating and collagen boosting, not something that’ll dry them out. Even if you’re too young to shove an anti–ageing rich mask over your whole face, it’ll be fine for your cheeks.

For your eyes: It’s the most delicate part of your face so any sort of acid here is going to be a bit much. A retinol rich mask is best – ditch the cucumbers and cold spoons.

Just sweep each mask on to its allocated area on clean skin and you're good to go. And don't forget to take a selfie – #multimasking

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