Multi-Masking for Modest Men
Two, three, (even four!) face masks are better than one. So it goes without saying that multi-masking is a trend Skincare.com editors and beauty junkies alike can fully get behind. The ritual—which is a hit on social media…for obvious reasons—is exactly what you’d expect it to be, a way to target different zones of your face with multiple different face masks. Gone are the days where just one clay mask (which only addresses some of your skin concerns) covers all areas of skin from your hairline to your jawline. With multi-masking, you can apply a wide range of formulas—be it clarifying, detoxifying, or hydrating—onto areas of skin that need those benefits most.
And guess what fellas? You too can join in on the multi-masking craze! Ahead, we break down the ultimate way to multi-mask for men combining a handful of our favorite face masks (and likely yours too!).
Who ever said skin care can’t be fun? Part of the appeal of multi-masking is the ability to customize the routine whichever way you which. So really, there’s no right or wrong way to do this. But if you’re looking for some pointers, here’s how we suggest you combine masks based on your skin’s concerns!
THE CONCERN: OILY T-ZONE/CLOGGED PORES
What to Use: SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque
If you have combination skin, chances are your T-Zone is oilier than the rest of your face. As such, it wouldn’t make sense to use a mask packed with oils on this already-oily area. Instead, reach for the clays. This non-drying mask formula combines two natural earth clays—kaolin and bentonite—and can help decongest pores, lift impurities, and remove excess oils. The mask is also formulated with aloe and chamomile along with a hydroxy acid blend which helps gently exfoliate dead skin cell buildup from the skin’s surface.
THE CONCERN: DRY CHEEKS
What to Use: Vichy Quenching Mineral Face Mask
If your T-Zone is oily, perhaps your cheeks are where you experience some dryness. Don’t sweat it. Reach for this hydrating face mask formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, glycerin, and vitamin B3 to help replenish dry areas of skin with long-lasting hydration. This should surely help relieve skin discomfort and that dry, tight feeling. Plus, it feels super cool and refreshing when worn!
THE CONCERN: ROUGH TEXTURE
What to Use: Baxter of California Clay Mask
This deep cleansing treatment is formulated with two types of clay—bentonite and kaolin—to help remove impurities, as well as botanical extracts—think: avocado oil and aloe vera—to help moisturize and soothe the skin. Apply it to areas of skin that feel rough to the touch, like your chin or upper lip. It can help soften the area in less than 10 minutes! Softer skin often means a smoother, closer shave…just saying.