Yay or nay: Double Masking

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Skin in winter tends to become dry and dull and that’s where double masking comes in. Using two different masks – one after the other, or at the same time – to treat different skincare concerns in multiple areas of the face is all the rage Also called mask layering, it’s a simple process where you apply one mask, washing it off, then apply another so that each formula can serve its own purpose in one sitting. For example, you’d start with a charcoal mask to detox the skin, then follow it up with a nutrient-rich moisturising mask to feed the skin the right nutrients. Or, get the perfect glow by starting with a superficial peel that acts like an exfoliant, and then a calming mask to soothe the area. Dermatologists recommend you repeat the routine once or twice a week after cleansing.

Breakout with dry patches

You have to start with a mask that will soothe the irritation. Look for ingredients like chamomile and tea tree oil. Follow with an oil-absorbing clay mask to prevent breakouts.

Mature skin with enlarged pores

The older you get, the more loose skin becomes. Pores also become dilated. Start with a moisturisng mask that contains essential oils to encourage the skin’s regeneration. Finish with a clay mask to tighten pores.

Dull Skin

Begin the process with an exfoliator to remove dead skin. Follow that with a brightening and plumping mask, and look out for active ingredients like vitamic C and silicic acid.

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