It's time to give yourself a bespoke facial at home with these 'how to multi mask tips'.
What is Multi-Masking? And what are the benefits of multi masking?
Multi-masking is when you apply multiple face masks, to different parts of your face at once, in order to treat different skin concerns. The forehead, nose and chin have the highest concentration of oil glands, while the outer corners of the eyes have the least (and are in fact the thinnest areas of skin on the body).
For example, you might want to use one type of mask to treat your T-zone, another for your cheeks. This allows you to treat an oily T-zone (we recommend Charcoal Adaptogen Mask) while hydrating and nourish your cheeks (we recommend Matcha Clay Mask).
So applying just one mask all over doesn't always cut it. That's why one of our best selling products is the Duo Mask Kit.
Think of multi-masking as a customised facial. It's the exact same concept that many aestheticians have been using for years in their professional skin treatments—only you can do it yourself, anytime, at home and for a fraction of the price.
Who Should Try Multi-Masking
Multi-masking is an ideal treatment for combination skin (normal-to-oily or normal-to-dry) but is also beneficial for most skin types. And is specially great in winter to focus on drawing out excess oil at the same time as hydrating dry impaired skin. Depending on the time of year and even the time of month, skin can have areas of increased oil production, acne or tightness/dryness.
The one skin type that must be cautious about multi-masking is sensitive. Any time you are using multiple products on your face, there is a greater chance of causing irritation. If you have sensitive skin I would suggest sticking to our Matcha Clay Mask.
Sabbia Co's Matcha Clay Mask - has a hero ingredient Organic Tasmanian Kelp Extract which is packed full of antioxidant Vitamins A, B, C & E, Calcium, Zinc, Iron & an abundance of amino acids, which helps to plump up and nourish skin.
How to Multi-Mask
With multi-masking, you can completely customise your treatment based on how your skin looks and feels that day. Simply look in the mirror and analyse which parts are oily, dry or breaking out.
Dave and I also do #maskmonday each Monday on instagram if you are a visual learning, you can also check out the #multimasking highlight.
Below are some basic steps for a multi-masking treatment:
1. Wash Your Face
It is so important to cleanse and clean your face before doing any treatment. We recommend removing makeup/sunscreen with our reusable cloths and water. Following by a 1st cleanse with our Botanical Glow Cleanser.
This step is just as important as step 1, a gentle exfoliation before masking is because dead skin cell build-up can block penetration. On a freshly exfoliated surface, more of the beneficial ingredients in your masks can get to where they need to go. We recommend using our Konjac Sponges as a gentle exfoliation.
3. Time to apply face Masks
Have your two masks ready to go, the perfect mask consistency for multi-masking is 1/2 tablespoon of water and 1/2 teaspoon of water. Apply to your areas of need and don't forget to take your mask to your neck and chest! Those areas need the same amount of love as your face.
4. Leave Masks On For 15 to 20 Minutes
Remember that part of the reason you look better after a professional facial treatment is simply because you're forced to do nothing and just relax. Multi-masking at home should be no different. Put on a meditation, podcast or your feet up and chill.
5. Rinse Off
Once your mask is dry you can gently remove with our reusable cloths and water. Remember to be gentle and don't use hot water.
All of these steps are as important as each other... But hydrating and feeding your skin after a mask is essential. We recommend our Collagen C Serum and Multi-Vitamin Moisturiser.
When should you mask?
Before a big night out (and after, DETOX), after a flight, when you're breaking out, when you feel "blah", when you are down.. We recommend mask 2-3 times a week (every 2nd or 3rd day) for optimal results.
Big love always,
Katie - Founder and Formulating here at Sabbia Co