How To Get Perfect Skin With Multi-masking

by Stephanie Montes

Let’s face it: Your skin is complicated. Some areas are majorly greasy while others are dry, dull and ultra-sensitive. Given that our face is how we present ourselves to the world, it seems only natural we would want to try the hot trend that is working wonders toward a seriously perfect complexion. Multi-masking is the new way of creating an at-home facial that involves applying a variety of masks, each to different parts of your face for optimum results. The secret to multi-masking success is to identify your problem areas and treat your specific skincare concerns individually. We’ll walk you through common skin irregularities and how to perfect them all at once. After all, we’re women on the go, we don’t have time to sit around and wait for great skin!

Identify your problem areas, shop our best elixirs and multi-mask your way to flawless skin.

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Dry Skin

Winter weather and harsh UV rays cause skin to dry out and become flaky, especially the areas around the cheeks and forehead. Look for hydrating masks that contain honey and Vitamin E.

Dull Skin

Factors like city smog contribute to skin becoming lackluster and sallow looking. The forehead, chin and areas around the lips can lose radiance and diminish your entire look. Don’t fret: Ingredients like red clay and licorice root perk your complexion right up.

Tired Eyes

Stress, late nights and common allergies create dark circles and those dreaded bags under your eyes. Makeup is an easy fix, but for long-term results invest in masks that target the tired areas.

Aging Skin

As we all know, turning back the clock is, well, impossible. Target areas typically afffected by time—crow’s feet, expression lines, the neck area—with anti-aging masks that achieve an overall youthful glow.

Clogged Pores

Environmental toxins are inevitable but great skin tone doesn’t have to be. Ingredients like charcoal and clay draw out dirt and makeup from pores, leaving behind smooth and clean skin.


Problematic skin can be unpredictable and exasperating. Since acne masks can be drying, use only as spot treatments, and make sure to look for calming ingredients like sulfer and chamomile.

Oily Skin

Although oily skin means healthy skin, we don’t all want to run around with a shiny T-zone. Apply oil-free masks to the nose and forehead if needed, and avoid using masks that contain alcohol to prevent drying.

The Kit

If you aren't a skin expert, start with a complete kit for a foolproof at-home facial. Each one contains four supereffective masks to cure everything from dehydrated skin to hyperpigmentation.