Why Aren’t You Multimasking Yet?
Usually runways and pop culture dictate what will be trending in the world of beauty and fashion. This year though, a lot of trends (AND fads) went viral thanks to various social media platforms which just goes to prove how powerful it has become. While some trends like the revival of the Drag make-up technique of baking or cooking your makeup and clown contouring are passable, there is an emerging beauty trend that is not a dud.
Have you noticed women wearing strange-coloured face paint popping up on your timeline regularly? Welcome to the world of multimasking! Even though the name’s quite self-explanatory, multimasking involves applying more than one mask on different parts of your face all at the same time.
What is multimasking?
Multimasking, a Korean beauty trend is all about using different masks depending on the area it is being applied to. Everyone does not have a uniform skin type all over the face. Some areas of our face are oilier than others and prone to acne and break-outs whereas others could do with some extra hydration. A single face mask all over may not address all your skin issues.
How to multimask?
So how do you choose your masks? You need to id the problems that you generally face and then pick masks accordingly. Use the guide below to pick masks according to the needs of your skin:
T-zone: Generally the forehead area just above the eyebrows, the bridge of the nose, chin, and the apples of the cheeks tend to get way oilier than the rest of the face. You will need a clarifying mask for these areas. Something that will suck out the gunk and control the sebum here. Clay masks work very well here.
Jawline and forehead: The periphery of the face like the jawline, forehead area closest to the hairline, and the area near the ears are generally ignored when applying moisturiser. Use a hydrating mask here.
Eyes: The skin around the eyes is very delicate and you will an intense moisturising treatment here to address the issue of fine lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet. Rub coconut oil with your ring finger if you don’t feel comfortable applying a mask near your eyes.
Lips: Like the eyes, the lips are neglected most often. Use a rejuvenating lip mask.
Cheeks: The cheeks and upper forehead are exposed to the sun more than the rest of the face. If you notice hyperpigmentation use a skin brightening mask in these areas.
You can keep these masks on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. With multimasking you really have to play it by the ear. Observe your skin and give it the best.
You have your work cut out for you while you’re lounging around in your PJs this weekend. The bliss of a spa session in the comfort of your own home is unparalleled!
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