Multimasking

In the past year, multimasking has become quite the trend and a lot of companies have come out with facial masks, specifically meant for multimasking. But what is multimasking exactly and should you give it a try yourself? 

Some of the The Body Shop multimasking masks

Some of the The Body Shop multimasking masks

The L'oréal Pure Clay Masks

The L'oréal Pure Clay Masks

The first thing you should know is that the skin on your face isn't the same all over your face. Some areas are drier than others, while some are more oily and some may be more sensitive. 
For example: I have a very oily T-zone, but the apples of my cheeks get pretty dry, especially when it start getting colder. And the skin along my jawline and on my chin is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of my face, which means it gets irritated more easily than the rest of my face and I can't use some of my regular facial products in that region.
So it actually makes sense to be using different products on the different areas of your face, to target the specific problems you have in that area. And that's essentially what multimasking is. It means you use different facial masks on the different problem areas of your face, to target the specific issues you have in that region. 

So let's go back to my face for a second. 
I have a very oily T-zone, especially my nose and my forehead get pretty oily. My pores also get clogged really easily on my nose (because of my oily skin). That's why in that region of my face, I should use a mask that helps control my oil and greasiness (and that is, in a way, a little bit drying).
However, were I to use the same (drying) mask I use on my T-zone on the apples of my cheeks, they would get even drier than they already are, thus worsening the problems I already have on that area of my face. 

I used the L'oréal Pure Clay Mask in black on my T-zone, since this is a detoxifying mask. The green mask on the area around my skin since that is a purifying mask and I do have some blemishes there. And the red, exfoliating mask on my cheeks. 

I used the L'oréal Pure Clay Mask in black on my T-zone, since this is a detoxifying mask. The green mask on the area around my skin since that is a purifying mask and I do have some blemishes there. And the red, exfoliating mask on my cheeks. 

One thing you can do to prevent this, and what I actually have been doing for the past few years before I ever heard of multimasking, is use a mild facial mask. This way, you won't aggravate your skin too much, but on the other hand, you won't be treating your skin problems as well as you would with a more aggressive treatment.
The other thing you can do, and what I have been doing since I found out about this multimasking-thing, is of course, multimask. The problem with this however, is that you need to buy different facial mask for the different areas of your skin (which can get pretty pricy). Other than that, it does take a little bit of playing around with your different masks to find out which parts of your face can handle what mask and what kind of care the different parts of your face actually need. But I can guarantee you that once you find that out, you won't want to go back to using just one (mild) mask.

I think it's pretty obvious that I like multimasking a lot and I really can't see myself going back to using just one mask for my entire face. I have been trying different brands and different masks over the past few months, so full reviews on those will be coming very soon (spoiler: I found my new all time favorite mask), so keep your eyes peeled for those. 
I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know what you think about multimasking and whether you already tried it or are going to give it a try. We always love to hear from you!

Talk to you later,
Nakiska