What is multi-masking?
We’re referring to multi-masking and the furore it created in the beauty world. A few months ago, every skin guru on social media flaunted a face adorned with colourful potions. While at first it left us quizzical, multi-masking was soon recognised as a reigning technique. Turns out, it is a skin care technique in which multiple face masks are applied on various sections of the face.
How does it benefit combination skin?
The most troubling aspect of combination skin is the different reactions that each part of the face elicits. Sometimes the T-zone gets excessively greasy while the cheeks are parched and dry. That’s where multi-masking comes in because it treats the different parts of the face the way it should be treated – differently. For example, if your skin is a combination of dry and acne-prone, the respective areas are treated with products for those two problems. In this way, each part gets the right attention for your overall skin to look and feel fantastic.
How do you multi-mask your skin?
If you’re looking to treat your combination skin with the multi-masking technique, here’s how you do it.
Start by identifying your skin type to know which areas of your face are dry, oily or acne-prone. Keeping this in mind, you can treat the sections accordingly.
For the acne-prone areas, create a mask of ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1 tablespoon honey. For the oily areas, create a mask of 1 and a ½ tablespoon of multani mitti and a few drops of rose water. For dry areas, mix 1 and a ½ tablespoon of milk cream with a pinch of turmeric powder.
Now based on the areas on your face, apply the respective masks. Over your oily areas like your T-zone, use the multani mitti mask. For dry, patchy areas, apply the milk cream mask and use the honey mask as a spot treatment on pimple prone areas.
Leave the masks to dry for 30 – 40 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. That’s all you need to multi-mask your way to gorgeous skin!
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