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We’ve told you plenty of times about the benefits of multi-masking (using multiple face masks at the same time, that is). And that’s especially the case for those with combination skin. That’s because when you have combination skin, you may experience both oily and dry areas on different parts of your face. Multi-masking offers an easy—and relaxing—way to address a variety of skin care concerns at the same time. Check out our multi-masking map for combination skin types below, as well as our best face masks for giving this skin care trend a try.
Follow our guide to multi-masking when you’re dealing with a variety of skin care concerns.
On your T-zone: Most combination skin types may experience oiliness across their T-zone. One common reason for this is that your skin’s oil producing glands are more highly concentrated in this area compared to other parts of your skin. The oiliness can also contribute to a shiny appearance, so look for a face mask that mattifies.
On your nose and chin: Some areas of your skin may appear rough or dull because dead skin cells have piled up on your skin’s surface. In order to help these areas appear less dull and more radiant, try applying a refining face mask that exfoliates the surface of your skin.
On your cheeks: Your cheeks and the skin around your eyes may experience more dryness than other areas. Unlike your T-zone, these areas can commonly have less oil-producing glands. Help illuminate the area with a charcoal mask.
On your neck and chest: When multi-masking, try to think beyond just your face and address your neck and chest, too. Look for a face mask that has skin-refining or anti-aging benefits.
Now that you have a better understanding of what each area of your face needs when multi-masking, it’s time to discover the best skin care products to get the job done. See below for our best face masks for multi-masking when you have combination skin. Pick and choose based on your skin’s individual needs. Apply any of the below face masks to clean, dry skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use 2-3 times a week for best results.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask: Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up on the surface of your skin, clogging pores and leaving your complexion looking overly oily. This face mask absorbs impurities and reduces the appearance of excess shine.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask: Day after day, dead skin cells can accumulate on skin’s surface, leaving skin feeling rough, while dirt and oil can build up, causing the appearance of enlarged pores. This face mask unclogs and tightens pores as well as exfoliates dead skin cells for smoother-looking skin.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask: Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. This face mask draws out the buildup of impurities and increases the look of luminosity.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask: Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. As a result, skin needs cleaning that is effective yet gentle. This face mask visibly reduces the appearance of imperfections, clears the look of congested pores, and gently cleanses stressed areas.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask: Daily wear and tear—makeup and improper care—can leave skin looking uneven with roughness and imperfections. This face mask can help shed rough, dead skin cells from skin’s surface and clarify tone.
You’re officially in the know about all things multi-masking! Now go forth and pamper your combination skin. Next up: Here are 7 Skin Care Hacks for Combination Skin.