Face masks are becoming a more important part of our skincare routines and cosmetic brands are bringing out some fabulous offerings. After the hype of the (ever so slightly scary) sheet masks the latest trend in beauty out of Korea is multimasking. It's nothing complex and actually makes total sense!
What is it?
The skin on your face isn't the same in different areas. In fact, most people have combination skin. I, for one, struggle with an oily t-zone and dry skin on my cheeks plus dehydration all over. This means that applying a detoxifying mask all over won't do much good - it'll help my t-zone but will also dry out my cheeks.
So this is where multimasking comes in. It means exactly what it sounds like - applying multiple masks at the same time. For me that means a purifying (usually clay) mask down the centre of my face and then a hydrating mask on my cheeks and sometimes my chin if it's feeling a bit dry. But the combinations are endless! You basically target the areas of your face with the appropriate treatment, rather than blasting everywhere with the same mask.
I've recently been enjoying the combination of two Body Shop Superfood Masks* (a recent launch that I am a big fan of): the Rose Fresh Plumping Mask & the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask.There are three more masks in the range so pretty much everyone is covered.
The Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is a gel face masks that hydrates, refreshes and plumps the skin. It contains rose petals, rosehip oil, rose essence and aloe vera.
The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Maskis tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. The mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores, leaving the skin glowing and fresh.
The Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask contains a blend of ginseng extract, rice extract and sesame seed oil. It's an exfoliating mask that brightens, evens out and revitalises the skin.
The Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask is a bled containing acai berry, guarana and babassu oil and is designed to invigorate, smooth and fight the appearance of fatigue on the skin.
Lat up, the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. Inspired by African healing traditions the mask is a blend of honey, marula and olive oils. The mask replenishes, restores and deeply nourishes skin.
The Body Shop Superfood Masks are formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil and just an absolute pleasure to use. The masks are available from Body Shop outlets nationwide for €25.
Have you tried multimasking yet?