First there was double cleansing and now multi-masking!
I’ve recently fallen in to using more than one mask on my face at the same time. You may say this a little excessive, but when you think about it, most of us have different areas of concern on our face. For me, my skin can lack radiance, I have a few small under skin spots on my forehead and feel that my pores are becoming more noticeable on my chin. Therefore, using different masks on those areas makes perfect sense. Of course, you could make your own masks, but, if you’re like me, and prefer a ready made variety then here are my current favourites:
I recently had the chance to try something from online natural beauty retailer The Organic Co (a great place to shop for natural and organic beauty). I chose to try the Nourish Kale Exfoliating Cleanser. Although called a ‘cleanser’, it can also be used as a mask, which is how I’ve been using it. This has so much going for it in terms of ingredients! Pomegranate enzymes help break down dead skin cells which helps radiance. Kale extract is rich in vitamin C and K which help protect the skin against free radicals such as pollution, along with antioxidants which claims to tighten pores and increase suppleness.
I like to smooth this over my clean, dry skin, concentrating on my forehead and nose – I want the pomegranate enzymes to attack those dead skin cells!
It’s soil Association certified organic and suitable for vegans.
Skin type: All skin types
I love Pai skincare and this is my go-to for areas of dryness. A hydrated skin usually equals a plump, healthier looking skin. This packs a punch when it comes to delivering hydration. Rosehip oil and a full range of omega’s help achieve radiance and renewed skin tone. I tend to use this on my cheeks/side of my face. I’ve definitely lost tone in my skin in this area and it’s also probably the driest area of my face.
I also like to use this on it’s own before a special occasion. It reminds me very much of Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.
Also soil Association certified organic and suitable for vegans.
Skin type: Dry, dull, dehydrated
This is about as DIY as I get! I have had this in my draw for a while. I have just not been drawn to powder masks. I didn’t want the extra effort or mess involved. However, I decided to give this a go recently and it has made it into my regular multi-masking routine.
It took a bit of trial and error to find the right consistency, but my skin felt noticeably softer and fresher looking after using this. I love the fact that Mallow and White products are made with six ingredients or less in each product. It makes negotiating an ingredient list stress free. The Soothe Face Mask has only four; white clay, organic marshmallow root powder, organic corn starch and organic lavender essential oil – marvellous! The white clay is deeply cleansing, organic marshmallow root powder is soothing and anti-inflammatory and the organic lavender essential oil helps soothe the skin. I tend to use this on my chin area.
I’m not a complete convert. I don’t know if I’ll be rushing out to replace this when I finish it as I still prefer a cream mask, rather than a clay one which dries on your face.
Skin type: Sensitive
Have you tried multi-masking? What would you recommend?