P&B Beauty Banter : Let’s Talk About Multi-Masking

by Sub Editor Akanksha on October 17, 2016

in Beauty Banter, Face Products, Features, Skincare

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For the uninitiated, Multi-masking is the technique of using different masks on different areas of the face simultaneously. The choice of mask depends on the specific need of the area. The practice is said to have originated in South Korea.

So what does it mean exactly ? Some of us have combination skin (an oily T zone with the rest of the face being normal/ dry) and what might work for our T – zone may be too drying for our cheeks. Multi-masking essentially means assessing the specific requirements of each part of our face and using masks accordingly. So we can use a deep pore cleansing / clay mask on the T zone which tends to be more oily and a hydrating mask on the rest of our face.

Even if you don’t have combination skin there are some masks that are too harsh for the under eye area. Sheet masks also shouldn’t be placed here but this area does need some TLC ; so we can apply a soothing eye mask to just this area and a different mask on the forehead, chin and cheeks. Whether we use 2, 3 or even 4 different masks at the same time is totally up to us (and the type of skin we have).


Why should you try it ? Customizing skincare yields more effective results. When we multi-mask there is targeted action for each zone of our face and we’re combating multiple issues simultaneously. For example, by using a clay mask on the T-zone we’re mattifying the area and by using an eye mask we’re hydrating the sensitive skin there. Also, applying different masks in one go saves time and frankly is a boon for those with combination skin.

Have you tried Multi-Masking ? Tell us by leaving a comment below.

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Aditi October 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm

i only heard about this concept recently and i must say i’m intrigued because my skin is definitely combination.. haven’t tried this out myself yet though

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Bhawna D. October 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm

I have a combination skin type and this amalgamation technique actually seems pretty nice :) Should definitely try it out!


vijitha October 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Thats Brilliant… i should try as i hv a combination skin..


Dipika Desai October 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I have combination skin. My nose is oily & rest is dry. This will work for me.


coralcrue October 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

i have seen beauty vloggers doing it but I’ve not tried it myself.


Chris October 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

What an interesting concept! I have not tried this yet myself, but I might have to look into it more now. I especially like the idea of paying special attention to the under eye area.



Vaishnavi Venkatesh October 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

I have tried this technique for my oily acne prone skintype and it has worked amazingly well in targetting the specific areas with relevant masks..Love it!


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