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Double-Masking

March 9, 2015
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In the wake of double-cleansing comes the latest skincare rage dubbed double-masking. The term double-masking contains two different explainations and has two different ways one can approach the subject because how you double-mask is entirely up to your skin’s needs.

One way you can go about double-masking is by slathering on two different masks simultaneously but in different zones of the face. So let’s say a anti-acne mask on your chin region, an oil-reducing mask on your T-zone. It’s achieving the perfect balance that works on your skin type by designating only formulas intended for common issues you may experience. Let’s face it, we’ve all applied masks at one point in time where it rendered one half or our face looking questionable while the other half took on a model-like appearance. If you use a mask that either works as anti-inflammatory, a detoxifier, etc., it will work great on the areas that would require those as opposed to the areas that may only need hydration or acne scar brightening. And vice versa. Skin is a fickle organ, and the biggest mistake you can make is by not listening to it.
The second way you can go about double-masking is applying masks in tandem. This means you apply one mask first and let it do its magic before you rinse off, dry, and apply a second mask. This is a an amazing medium to assure your skin is receiving the proper care and nourishment it needs. 

Personally, double-masking this particular way is something I have been doing for the longest time. On a daily basis I will use two different masks in tandem to target specific skin issues but make sure that one does not negate the other with contradicting purposes and nutrients. The masks need to in essence compliment and feed off each other so my skin gets the best possible care and always be in its healthiest state. It’s quite easy and I do it every other day or so if not every day when I feel my skin needs it.

If double-masking is something you want to get into, start off with doing so once a week to see how your skin may react to it, from there on you can work your way up to as frequent as you’d like it to be. And if you’re not so sure about which masks would work great together, when in doubt it’s important that you chase whatever mask you applied first with a hydrating one. Hydration is the key to better, healthier skin regardless of what kind of treatments you go through.

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