If you are a skincare enthusiast (or even if you’re not), you’d know just how popular clay masks have become in recent times. From drawing out deep-set impurities to brightening dull and tired complexions, clay masks are truly God-sent!

But did you know that the most effective way to use them is by applying more than one mask on different areas of your face, at the same time? Also known as multi-masking, the main benefit of doing so is that it allows you to target various skin concerns simultaneously. For example, if you have an oily T-zone, but dry cheeks, then using an oil-controlling mask all over your face could only make matters worse by leaving your skin dry and dehydrated.

But with multi-masking, you can apply a purifying mask to the oily areas and a hydrating one on the dry areas — thus reaping the benefits of both in one go. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to multi-mask for clear and radiant skin.


Step 01: Cleanse


Before you start masking, it is essential to thoroughly clean your face with a gentle face wash to eliminate surface dirt and other impurities. We recommend you to use the Simple Detox Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash. Enriched with zinc, thyme and witch hazel, this face wash not only cleanses away dirt, but also controls excess sebum production.


Step 02: Exfoliate


The surface of our skin is covered with dry and dead skin which could prevent the clay mask from penetrating deeper and delivering better results. Therefore, always exfoliate your skin before using any clay mask. The St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub is perfect for this as it helps remove dead skin cells effectively.


Step 03: Use a detoxifying face mask on oily areas

Use a detoxifying face mask on oily areas

Controlling excess sebum production is one of the most major concerns when it comes to oily skin. To combat this issue, start with applying a detoxifying and oil-controlling face mask like the Ponds Pure White Mineral Clay Anti-Pollution Activated Charcoal Mask on the areas that tend to get super oily, such as the T-zone. Enriched with activated charcoal, this clay mask gently exfoliates the skin to draw out impurities. The Moroccan clay helps absorb excess oils to keep your skin matte for a more extended period.


Step 04: Use a brightening face mask on the rest of your face

brightening face mask

The problem with oily skin is that it also tends to look too dull and lacklustre. But the Ponds White Beauty Instant Brightness Vitamin B3+ Mineral Clay Mask provides an easy way to deal with this problem. Formulated using vitamin B3+, this clay mask not only cleanses and brightens dull skin to make it look glowing but also prevents excessive oiliness. For best results, apply this clay mask to your cheeks for an instant brightening effect.