Your Guide to Multimasking
A congested t-zone? Try a detox mask around that area.
Dry cheeks? Use a moisturising mask. Toning? Try a kale and spirulina mask. And we love under-eye gel masks for that extra hydration boost.
Too many? Superfluous? Maybe. But a productive one.
The new beauty trend - multi-masking (spurred by K-beauty creators and followers) has caught our attention. Basically you can give yourself an at-home facial by using the right masks on the right spots.
Here we have some of our favourites that we are currently swooning over. Each jam-packed with goodness to detox, moist, cleanse, or hydrate. The end game is always to end up with clean, hydrated and fresh soft skin.
And we mean... THE SOFTEST.
REFRESHING : Purifying Masque (the camel-pink one), Sukin, $15.95
With a base of gentle Kaolin clay combined with soothing aloe vera and antioxidant-rich rose hip oil, this will leave your skin feeling refreshed, nurtured, and completely clean.
FOR DRYNESS : Hydrating Mask (white one), Nellie Tier, NZ$45.00
Aloe vera gel and borage seed oil combat inflammation and dryness. The green tea extract and Vitamin E offer antioxidant protection and cucumber extract and jojoba hydrate and soften. (One of our favourites for winter months).
OIL BALANCING : Anti-Pollution Face Maque (charcoal one), Sukin, $15.95
Bamboo charcoal, rooibos tea and willowherb target impurities to keep pores clear. Bilberry, white tea and pomegranate impart antioxidants for a healthy glow, while quince aids in limiting shine and reducing the visible appearance of pores.
TONING : Super Green Detox Masque (used on chin), Sukin, $15.95
The ingredients in this mask are pretty much the exact same combo as our morning green juice: kale, spirulina, and parsley to promote a clean, healthy, and glowing complexion. Avocado and Baobab lock in the moisture while goji berry encourages a dewy complexion. Yum, yum, yum.
UNDER-EYE HYDRATION : Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, Elemis, $130, pack of six
Use it on its own or with a hydrating mask for an over-all hydration boost.
Under-eye masks are great for tightening, hydrating, and smoothening fine lines. Easy to slap on and take off, use it while traveling or at work.
*Check out your local Korean beauty shops for more affordable alternative.
Go ahead and try it out. Your skin will feel like it’s been on a vacation (minus the long flight and sand in the pants).
Beauty Editors | Jemima Kean & Zeenat Wilkinson
Photography | Clara Pafundi
Model | Emily @Unique