Want to up your face mask selfie? The latest beauty craze is all about multi-masking for attention-grabbing skin on and off Instagram. Get the details on the new trend and expert advice on making the most of your face mask!
Celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Chrissy Teigen, who regularly post pictures of their superior skincare habits are no strangers to the Instagram face mask selfie. But beauty bloggers have been one-upping them as of late by combining several different face masks for a customizable treatment targeting your specific skincare concerns.
Before you write off this new craze as a gimmick to get more Instagram likes, know this: Multi-masking is dermatologist approved, and is so clever in fact, we’re kind of bummed we didn’t think of it first. Basically, multi-masking lets you treat an oily T-zone with one mask while simultaneously using a hydrating option for dry areas and more delicate treatments for the sensitive under eye area.
Dr. Julie Russak of Russak Dermatology explains: “The type of skin on certain areas of the face is very different based on the zones and location of oil glands, so using the same mask for the whole face doesn’t make sense because we need to address different issues.”
Multi-Masking Beauty Trend — Expert Tips On The Latest Skincare Craze
Depending on what your skin issues are, you’ll want to switch up your mask combos. Here are some picks for common skin concerns (just make sure you follow each mask’s directions!):
Oily T-Zone: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask contains grape marc and pink clay to clear out pores for a deep clean while papaya enzymes leave skin looking instantly brighter.
Hydrating: For areas that tend to get dry like the cheeks, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque restores your skin’s water balance with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.
Anti-Aging: To fight fine lines and wrinkles that first start to crop up on your forehead, use Murad Age-Diffusing Firming Mask, which contains ingredients to firm and lift the skin while plumping the skin and improving elasticity to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Under Eye Care: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask calms puffiness with cucumber extract, hydrates with hyaluronic acid and is made from pressed algae instead of cotton, which can sometimes irritate the eyes.
What do you think of the newest beauty trend, HollywoodLifers? Are you convinced you need to give it a try?
— Marissa DeSantis