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What Is Multimasking?

Multimasking Is the Most Efficient Way to Give Yourself a Facial

We're going to let you in on a beauty editor secret — one mask is never enough. You have to layer your products for the best results. So, of course, we're 100 percent behind the new Instagram skin care craze: multimasking.

Multimaskers recommend using several different treatments at the same time to get a customized skin remedy (which is exactly what an esthetician does during your facial). Always getting breakouts around your nose? Apply charcoal or clay in that area. Got dry cheeks? Use a hydrating cream in that particular patch. Have major under-eye bags after a night out? Throw on an eye-specific sheet mask. Creating your own concoction makes it easy to treat combination skin or spot-specific flare ups. Plus, now you have a valid excuse to keep three or more masks in your skin care rotation.

Normal or Antiaging Skin

Type of mask: Brightening

Where to put it: Cheeks or chin

What it does: Women with normal skin have more options when it comes to masks. You can use clay-based formulas for a tightening effect. Then on the areas of your face where antiaging is a concern, look for masks with exfoliating acids and brightening vitamins.

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment ($69)

Dermadoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask

Dermadoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask ($58)

Rodial Skincare X-treme Hangover Mask

Rodial Skincare X-treme Hangover Mask ($56)

Dry Patches

Type of mask: Moisturizing

Where to put it: Forehead or cheeks

What it does: When your skin is thirsty, swipe on an oil-based mask. These thick creams hydrate skin without clogging pores. You can even just wipe off the excess with a towel instead of rinsing.

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask ($26)

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask ($33)

Caudalie Moisturizing Mask

Caudalie Moisturizing Mask ($39)

Acne-Prone Areas

Type of mask: Detoxifying

Where to put it: Forehead, nose, or chin

What it does: Wherever you tend to get breakouts, you can apply a thick layer of charcoal mask. These formulas work to clear pores of dirt and impurities, preventing your next pimple.

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask ($34)

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask ($16)

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask ($25)

Sensitive Spots

Type of mask: Soothing

Where to put it: Under eyes

What it does: A sheet mask will help minimize dark circles and puffiness under eyes. Store these patches in the fridge for an extra level of cooling.

Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask

Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask ($40)

Sisley Eye Contour Mask

Sisley Eye Contour Mask ($145)

SK-II Signs Eye Mask

SK-II Signs Eye Mask ($115)

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