How To Use Multi-Masking On Your Body: A Head-to-Toe Guide
Once a popular hashtag on social media and now a full-fledged skin care technique, multi-masking allows us to completely customize the way that we use face masks. From targeting our oily T-Zones with a purifying charcoal infused mask to hydrating our cheeks with a moisturizing cream mask, multi-masking proves once and for all that there is no such thing as too many face masks. To kick things up a notch, we’re taking the popular method below the chin and multi-masking our bodies with some of our favorite masks from The Body Shop. We share how, below.
NECK AND CHEST
When it comes to your neck and chest, moisture is in high demand. This is because the delicate skin on your neck and chest is naturally thinner than the skin on the rest of your body, which can result in wrinkles, loose skin, and other early signs of skin aging if you don’t give it the attention it so deserves and needs. On top of caring for your neck with sunscreen, antioxidants, and moisturizer, applying a hydrating mask with antioxidants, like The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Skin-In Moisture Mask, can help restore hydration for a neck and chest area that can feel smooth, hydrated, and supple to the touch.
BACK & LEGS
Believe it or not, breaking out on your back is not uncommon. According to the Mayo Clinic, the back is one of four places on your body that has the most sebaceous glands, making it more prone to excess oil and ultimately, clogged pores. On top of that, if you have longer hair, the oils from your hair may come in contact with the skin on your back and can ultimately play a part in your latest back breakout. Sweat heavy during a workout? There’s another contributing factor. Applying a clarifying mask—like The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay mask from the brand’s Spa of the World line—to the areas of your body that may experience clogged pores or an accumulation of sweat, oil or dirt can help. And while you’re at it, give the skin on your legs a nice deep cleanse, too! Formulated with charcoal clay from the Himalayas and kaolin clay, The Body Shop’s Spa of the World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay can draw out impurities, remove toxins, and clarify the skin. Charcoal powder is known for its ability to draw out impurities and can leave the skin with a more radiant-looking complexion.
ARMS & STOMACH
When it comes to our arms and stomach, we are all about firming and tightening the appearance of our skin- especially after a hard workout, which is why we turn to The Body Shop’s Spa of the World Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay mask when multi-masking our bodies. Rhassoul clay is a cherished ingredient by Moroccan women. To use, apply a thin layer on your arms and stomach—you can also apply the mask to your legs—and let it dry. Once it’s dry, allow the mask to sit on your skin for about 10 minutes and then remove with firm and circular movements.