Multimasking: A Beauty Trend For A Lovely Complexion

Multimasking means applying different masks to different areas of your face. Your ‘T-zone‘ – cheeks and eye area – have different needs.

What is multimasking?

The skin on your face is not the same everywhere. It can be sometimes be drier on your cheeks, whereas the ‘T-zone‘ is often oily and shiny. The multimasking beauty trend brings balance back to your complexion. It gives each area of your face the type of care that it needs.

Multimasking to combat blemished and dry skin

With multimasking, you apply multiple masks at the same time, while ensuring that they do not overlap. Each mask moisturises just one specific area of your face.

Is it really necessary to use several masks?

The different parts of your face have quite different needs. For most people, the ‘T-zone‘ area is oilier and therefore more prone to impurities. By contrast, your cheeks become dry much easier. This imbalance is particularly noticeable in combination skin. A common feature of all skin types is that the skin near the eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive.

If you want to meet these different needs, you should use cleansing and moisturising products that harmonise with your individual skin type and each different part of your face.

This is the principle of multimasking. This beauty trend uses several masks at the same time. The reason for this is that not all face masks are meant to be used on your whole face. Instead, they are optimised for individual areas. By combining different masks, every area of your face receives the type of care it needs – promoting radiant and silky soft skin.


The right mask for every zone

The needs of the individual parts of your face are quite different. Find out where you should apply which mask to achieve clear skin, rosy cheeks and a revitalised look.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

T-zone

Your forehead, nose and chin can be likened to the letter T. This is where the skin produces more sebum, which can block pores and lead to blemished skin. A toning peel-off mask and other variations containing kaolin, clay or charcoal, help to remove the excess sebum.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Cheeks

Compared to the ‘T-zone‘, your cheeks are drier because the skin produces far less protective sebum of its own. Masks with moisturising substances like grape seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera help the skin to store moisture and can give your cheeks a healthy-looking glow.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Eyes

The skin around the eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive. Smoothing face masks with Q10 or hyaluronic acid help to prevent fine lines. Masks with caffeine soothe puffiness and dark circles. Alternatively, you can also apply a thicker layer of your eye cream.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Pay attention to the application time

It’s important to take accurate note of the instructions for use. Excessive application time can cause skin irritation. Always apply the ‘T-zone‘ mask first, then wash it off and use leave-on masks for your cheeks and eyes. Tip: these versions are dabbed rather than rinsed off.


Make your own face mask: DIY recipes

If you apply these three masks using the multimasking principle, you’ll be able to meet your skin’s different needs with optimal results. The best thing about it is that you can whip them up yourself using just a few ingredients.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Reduced fat quark and honey for the T-zone

1-2 tbsp of low-fat quark and 1 tsp of honey produces a mask that can combat skin impurities. The quark absorbs excess grease and soothes the skin, whilst the honey has an antibacterial function and can prevent inflammations. Leave on the T-zone for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Avocado mask to prevent dry cheeks

Avocados contain unsaturated fatty acids, which are very important for the skin’s own lipid layer. These allow the skin to absorb moisture extremely well. Mash the fruit and apply the mixture to your cheeks. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Coffee and coconut oil for a refreshing eye mask

You can make a refreshing eye mask by mixing together 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of coffee. Apply the paste to the skin under your eyes, leave for 20 minutes and then carefully rinse off. The caffeine helps to reduce puffiness, while the oil helps to restore moisture to the skin.