We’ve had no shortage of viral beauty trends. Recently we’ve seen people using dangerous things to plump their lips, “baking” their faces and clown contouring, but the latest one making the rounds on social media may just be the most practical idea yet.
Say hello to multi-masking.
The idea is simple – instead of doing just one mask, you do several, with the idea that you can choose masks that are designed to target a specific area.
I’m kicking myself for not having thought of this first. While I’m always interested to watch these trends from afar, multi-masking is one bandwagon I’ll be jumping on IMMEDIATELY.
And this is for three genius reasons.
1. It’s a time saver
I barely find enough time to do anything outside of the regular remove makeup-and-cleanse routine, so the idea that I can essentially give my face a series of spa-worthy treatments and facials in one go? A winner.
All you need is about 15 to 20 minutes. (I decided my lunch break was the right time for this and seriously scared our Deputy Editor-in-Chief Kate Spies when I turned round with a multi-coloured face!) (Post continues after gallery.)
It’s also great if you’re like me and have a backlog of products you’ve bought but never get round to using – here you can kill multiple birds with one stone.
2. It’s essentially a tailored facial.
Because you’re doing several masks at once, you can choose a product that specifically treats your problem and apply it to the relevant area.
I decided to use four different products in my multi-masking session.
- Montagne Jeunesse Very Berry Ultra Moisturising and Cleansing Mask ($3.99) - to give my dry forehead some much needed hydration.
- Montagne Jeunesse Anti Stress Mud Pac ($3.99) - to really get into my pores for a deep cleanse.
- Daiso Charcoal Cleansing Cream ($2.70) - to clean my pores to avoid a buildup of blackheads.
- Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum ($54.50) - to give a shot of much needed love to my often forgotten-about neck.