Once upon time there were only two types of masks to choose from. You either flooded dry skin with hydration or you absorbed every last drop of acne-causing oil. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then. Now you can choose between targeted formulas from line-smoothing, to anti-pollution to brightening. So how do you choose the right one for your skin? The answer is, you don’t! Different areas of your skin often have very different requirements. For example, your under-eyes may be dry, your cheeks blemish-prone, and your nose oily. Upgrading the old one-and-done approach to natural multi-masking allows you to treat your skin to a bespoke treatment that treats different needs at the same time.
Forehead, Nose and Chin
These areas are normally the most prone to increased oil production, enlarged pores and acne so you will want to apply a purifying detoxifying, balancing or pore-tightening mask. These will often have drying ingredients such as clay, mud or charcoal so you’ll want to target these areas first. Some great choices for the t-zone are:
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver: Antioxidant-rich raw cacao, activated bamboo charcoal, soil nutrients, salts, and exotic spices are used together to effectively purify pores. The special powder-to-mousse formula activates on contact with water, only releasing its potency at the exact moment of use.
Idil Botanics Detoxing Green Clay Mask: A deeply cleansing blend of seaweed, rosehip and mineral rich French green clay with aquamarine gemstone. Excellent for balancing oily skin types and relieving congestion trapped under the skin. It also makes a great spot treatment.
The next step in natural multi-masking is to treat dry, dull skin. These will often have a rich creamy texture and be most useful on the cheeks (or anywhere you have dry skin). This part of the face tends to be normal, not too oily nor too dry. However, it is where your skin can often look dry and dull. Go cheek-to-cheek with one of these:
Nuori Supreme Moisture Mask: Grape and Damask rose waters combined with natural hyaluronic acid effectively restore moisture levels, while natural squalene and betaine strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Anti-inflammatory chamomile extracts reduce irritation and restore suppleness.
Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask: Fusing a high percentage of Indian Senna Seed extract in this powerful mask with his distinct herbal actives creates a visible impact to skin moisture level.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask: Manuka honey is a traditional antibacterial remedy of the New Zealand Maori people. This mask draws moisture to the skin to hydrate it for an intensely moisturising, cleansing and antioxidising treatment.
Eye & Lip Areas
These areas tend to be hardest hit by fine lines. You’ll want to target your lip area with a mask that restores fullness with a dose of collagen stimulating to reduce the look of lines and tighten the skin. It is worth investing in a dedicated eye mask for the most delicate part of your face.
These masks will help you say goodbye to crow’s feet and smile lines:
Amala Rejuvenating Collagen Mask: Gentle, yet powerful whole plant ingredients help stimulate collagen production to plump the skin and restore natural smoothness.
Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Eye Mask: Lift and restore the appearance of tired eyes with this concentrated contouring treatment, powered by triple-effect firming technology to dramatically revitalise the look of the delicate eye area – we use around the lips also.