Face and sheet masks are not always one size fits all when it comes to treating your skin concerns, which is why we love multi-masking. Here, we’re detailing our favorite ways to multi-mask with K-beauty products.
As with most K-Beauty lovers, I’m a mask addict. I sheet mask at least three times a week if not every day, and am constantly trying new clay masks, gel masks, chemical peels… the list goes on.
Sometimes it’s hard to choose just one mask to use in the precious 30 minutes I have before bed each night because not every area of my face is in need of the same thing. Parts of my face might be a bit dry, while others are oily, for example. That’s why I like to mix and match.
You don’t need to be a masking master to try it for yourself. Read on below for ways you can mix clays, gels, sheets, sleeping packs, and more types of masks to achieve maximum results.
Eye Mask + Sheet Mask
I love a good sheet mask, but now and then I get a little frustrated with them because while most of my face feels dewy and hydrated afterwards, the area around my eyes always feel left out.
The eye holes in sheet masks aren’t just there so you can see while you have it on, many masks are actually formulated with ingredients that aren’t great for the sensitive skin around your eyes, hence the design which keeps the mask from touching the delicate area.
This is why one of my favorite ways to multi-mask is to wear my favorite eye mask underneath a sheet mask. Not only does it give my eyes the extra love they need, but it makes the masking experience even more soothing and relaxing.
I love to use the Botantic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Patch for this very purpose. The patches are formulated with salmon egg extract, aloe, and snail mucin extract to de-puff, soothe, and hydrate the eyes.
Clay Mask + Gel Mask
If you have combination skin or are experiencing skin congestion on your T-zone and dry patches on your cheeks, you are a perfect candidate for multi-masking.
Apply a clay mask that controls excess sebum production and removes impurities, like the Troiareuke Acsen Pore Control Mask, on your T-Zone, and a nourishing cream or gel mask on the rest of your face like the Thank You Farmer Back to Relax Soothing Gel Mask.
Exfoliating Mask + a Sheet Mask
Multi-masking doesn’t always need to involve using two masks at once; it can also mean using one right after the other. This method can be used to alleviate any potential sensitizing or irritating side effects of certain masks.
For example, when you use a chemical peel or an exfoliating mask, your skin may be a bit red and irritated afterwards. While this is normal (to an extent – make sure you aren’t over-exfoliating!), it can be beneficial to follow up with a soothing sheet mask.
I recommend following your exfoliating masks and peels with a sheet mask like the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask. It’s formulated with snail mucin to hydrate, green tea-infused water to soothe, and bee venom to stimulate collagen production. It’s a perfect way to calm your skin down after an exfoliation session.
Ampoule + Sleeping Mask
Ampoules aren’t masks, but they’re formulated to seriously amplify the effects of your other products, especially your cream and gel masks. I like to mix an ampoule with my sleeping pack to wake up to extra glowy and nourished skin.
For example, you could mix The Plant Base Waterfall Moist Balanced Hyaluronic Acid 100, which contains 100% hyaluronic acid, with the Enature Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack. While the hyaluronic acid in the serum replenishes the moisture barrier, the Birch tree sap in the mask helps skin retain that moisture, resulting in thoroughly hydrated, strengthened, supple skin.
When it comes to masking, more really can mean more. Limiting yourself to just one mask at a time means you could be missing out on some major benefits. Your skin needs different things all the time, so using only one mask to treat your concerns sometimes just doesn’t do the trick.
So whether you divvy up equal parts clay and gel or concoct a sleeping pack and ampoule cocktail, mixing masks can ensure you’re giving your skin exactly what it needs.