You’ve probably heard of multi-masking – it essentially involves applying more than one mask on your skin to treat different skin concerns all in one go.
But besides that standard combination, there are many other methods to try out to target other concerns such as acne, dullness and other signs of ageing. Since many of us are still staying in these days, it is definitely the best time to experiment with different combinations that best suit your skin needs. Here, we share the various ways to switch up your masking routine and the products to get.
Sheet masks are a great way to quickly – and efficiently – deliver moisture and other beneficial properties to your skin. Your complexion is instantly plumped, hydrated and appears more luminous. While your skin does look healthier post sheet mask application, your eye area may not necessarily be getting the nutrients it needs. Therefore, to give your peepers some extra TLC while having a sheet mask on, layer your eye mask underneath your face mask.
Sheet Mask: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Mask Sheet, $8 per sheet, www.sephora.sg
Sheet Mask: Pixi Boost Sheet Mask-Glow Glycolic Boost, $17 for a box of three, www.sephora.sg
Sheet Mask: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask, $43 for a box of five, www.sephora.sg
Eye Mask: Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask, $18 for one piece (resize)Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Hydrogel Melting 360 Eye Mask, $18 for one piece, www.robinsons.com.sg
Eye Mask: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask, $95 for a box of eight, www.tangs.com
Eye Mask: 111Skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask, $130 for a box of eight, www.robinsons.com.sg
When it comes to multi-masking, it does not necessarily have to involve using two – or more – masks in one sitting. One way to multi-mask is to apply two masks one after another to prevent any potential irritation or side effects when using a stronger, more potent mask the first time around. This is especially so when using chemical peels or exfoliating masks. If some sort of irritation, sting, or redness occurs, it may be best to follow up with a soothing sheet mask.
Exfoliating Mask: Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening _ Exfoliating Mask, $68, www.sephora.sg
Exfoliating Mask: Herbivore Botanicals Prism 20_ AHA + 5_ BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial Mask, $86, www.sephora.sg
Exfoliating Mask: Starskin PRO® Platinum Peel Mask Pack, $41, www.sephora.sg
Sheet Mask: Dr Jart Dermask Soothing Hydra Solution Facial Mask, $33 for a box of five, www.sephora.sg
Sheet Mask: Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief _ Resilience Soothing Sheet Mask, $54 for a box of six, www.tangs.com
Sheet Mask: Patchology Flashmasque Soothe 5 Minute Sheet Masks, $43 for one sheet, www.robinsons.com.sg
Ideal for those with combination skin types, this method allows you to treat the areas of your skin that are oilier and more congested while ensuring other parts of your face still receives the nourishment it needs. Apply the clay mask to your T-zone and let it set before layering any type of wash-off mask over (it could range from gels to creams). It’s that simple.
Clay Mask: Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $88, www.sephora.sg
Exfoliating Mask: Clarins SOS Pure Rebalancing Clay Mask, $62, www.clarins.com.sg
Clay Mask: Three Purifying Clay Mask, $85, www.tangs.com
Wash-Off Mask: Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask Seaweed Radiance Facial, $105, www.sephora.sg
Wash-Off Mask: Chantecaille Hibiscus Smoothing Mask, $150, Takashimaya
Wash-Off Mask: Eve Lom Rescue Mask, $130, www.escentials.com
This is a power-packed combination that treats three different concerns all at once. Apply an eye mask to de-puff and revitalise the skin around your peepers. Then, add on a wash-off mask of your choice (it could be one that targets dull skin or a hydrating option) to areas where your skin needs some extra nourishment. Lastly, combat sagging or loose skin around your chin with a lifting mask.
Eye Mask: For Beloved One Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, $48, www.sephora.sg
Eye Mask: Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, $38, www.sephora.sg
Eye Mask: Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Hydra Eye Patch, $145, www.sephora.sg
Wash-Off Mask: IDS Skincare Probiotic Mask, $71.69, www.jyx.shop
Wash-Off Mask: Fresh Rose Face Mask, $95, www.sephora.sg
Wash-Off Mask: The Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask, $35, www.thebodyshop.com
Lifting Mask: La Mer The Lifting And Firming Mask, $420, www.robinsons.com.sg
Lifting Mask: Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask, $62, www.sephora.sg
Lifting Mask: Glamglow Gravitymud™ Firming Treatment, $89, www.sephora.sg
While ampoules are not masks, they are formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients to work more effectively on the skin. This effect is further amplified when added into any overnight sleeping mask. Since our skin is more receptive at night while we snooze, applying an overnight sleeping mask mixed with a potent ampoule will definitely help to rejuvenate our complexions.
Ampoules: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules, $200, www.tangs.com
Ampoules: Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution™ Capsule Ampoule, $33, www.sephora.sg
Ampoules: Laneige Focus Active Ampoule (Amino Acid) – Brighten, $54, www.sephora.sg
Overnight Sleeping Mask: Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask, $45, www.sephora.sg
Overnight Sleeping Mask: Shiseido White Lucent Overnight Cream and Mask, $120, www.tangs.com
Overnight Sleeping Mask: Allies of Skin 1A Retinal + Peptides Overnight Mask, $139, www.alliesofskin.com
If you have a little bit more time to pamper yourself, this is the ultimate combination to try out. A holistic approach to masking, this targets the skin around your eyes, cheeks, forehead, t-zone, lips, and of course, your hair. Many times, we tend to neglect our tresses but it is equally important to care for them as we do with our skin. Opt for a sheet mask that best treats your current skin concern whether it be to even out skin tones or treat enlarged pores. Layer an eye mask underneath and a lip mask over to hydrate puckers. Lastly, apply a hair mask to target frizz and dryness.
Eye Mask: Kat Burki KB5 Eye Recovery Mask, $122 for a box of eight, www.escentials.com
Eye Mask: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-gel Eye Patches, $93, www.sephora.sg
Eye Mask: Starskin Eye Catcher™ Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks, $16 for a box of two, www.sephora.sg
Lip Mask: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $27, www.sephora.sg
Lip Mask: Kiehl’s Buttermask For Lips, $39, www.robsinsons.com.sg
Lip Mask: Tarte Sea Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask, $22, www.sephora.sg
Sheet Mask: La Mer The Treatment Lotion Mask, $239 for a box of five, www.robinsons.com.sg
Sheet Mask: Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Cataplasm Mask, $171 for a box of four, www.metro.com.sg
Sheet Mask: Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask, $21 for one piece, ww.sephora.sg
Hair Mask: Sisley Regenerating Hair Care Mask With Botanical Oils, $122, www.robinsons.com.sg
Hair Mask: Briogeo Don_t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask, $53, www.sephora.sg
Hair Mask: Gallinee Care Mask For Hair & Scalp, $49, www.sephora.sg
This article was first published in Female.