For better or for worse, the beauty market moves from trend to trend as often as we do our laundry. We have seen everything from nose hair extensions to halo brows, many of which may have us questioning the sanity of the beauty gurus who bestow these movements upon us. A relative newcomer to the stage is the so-called miracle-maker technique of ‘multi-masking’. As the name suggests, the multi-masking process involves the application of several face masks in one go to different parts of the face in order to target specific problem-areas.
Most of us will enjoy setting aside some time for a facemask with hopes to relax whilst rehydrating, exfoliating, cleansing, and all the other things the pack promises. Is multi-masking worth this hype, or is it a ploy to spend more money? Many of my clients at KP Aesthetics in Hale, Altrincham are looking to rebalance, revitalise, and rejuvenate their skin. From acne to wrinkles and dullness to dry skin, I can offer a wide range of treatments that are scientifically proven to work – but could multi-masking be something to help the process from home? Here I take a look at what the users are saying.
The Idea Behind Multi-Masking
Our face is as delicate as it is tempestuous. With that, I mean that the skin can change constantly like the mood of a toddler. In response to hormones, the ageing process, harsh weather, our skin seems to throw the metaphorical toys from the pram and produce breakouts, wrinkles, and patches of dryness or decolouration. Using one facemask can target one ailment, which ordinarily will not cover the whole face. Using multiple facemasks in accordance to their targeted features for example, an anti-acne facemask can be applied directly to the T-zone and a highlighting mask can go on the cheeks, will enable more effective treatment without needing to spend hours going through each mask one after the other.
Making the Most of Multi-Masking
After examining what it is your face is most in need of and purchased the appropriate masks, it is time to begin the multi-masking process. It is strongly advised that you wash your face first – always with water that isn’t too hot or too cold. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. You can then go on to gently exfoliate the skin to get rid of any dead skin cells and dirt and oil build up from the day. That way the beneficial ingredients of the facemasks can have maximum effect on the skin.
In Favour of Multi-Masking
It seems that most people are. In fact, for the sceptics out there - and I was one of them - it seems the facemasks do far more than to make a pretty (and pretty unusual) piece of artwork on our face; it seems indeed that the art works. Most of us will consider our skin to be in the ‘combination’ category so the concept of multi-masking can be a good start to treating problem skin. When choosing your facemasks, be sure to do your research. There are particular ingredients which will facilitate particular problems. For example, tea tree is a great soother of inflamed acne and our old friend retinol is the ultimate ally to anti-ageing remedies. Read the packet before purchasing.
As well as a great skincare routine, trying out multi-masking may help to keep your skin happy. However, there is only so much a mask can do. Whether you want to restore luminosity and firmness, rid the lines and wrinkles, or control and cure problematic skin, I offer a multitude of popular and super-successful treatments at my aesthetics clinic. Take a tour of the website for more information, or get in touch for a free consultation where we can discuss the best treatment plan for you and your skin.