Instagram is the breeding ground of beauty trends – blink and you're out of the loop. While some trends have proven to be ludicrous and downright dangerous (e.g. contouring with a knife), there is no denying that many have emerged as winners and earned the seal of approval from beauty critics.
The latest beauty phenomena that has taken the Instagram community by storm is none other than multi-masking: one that entails slathering a selection of colourful masks on your face.
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In actual fact, one mask is never enough, simply because most of us have combination skins. Our T-Zone may need a deep pore purifying mask, our cheeks need hydrating and our under-eye area requires some brightening. Plonking on a mask that serves a single purpose just won't work in cases like these.
Of course, we're behind this new Instagram skin-care craze; and you should too. It's time to exchange your indulgent mask sessions for a face-painting session using a variety of products. Go ahead and schedule a multi-masking session with your BFFs, and don't forget to snap a quick selfie with the hashtag #multimasking – because the end-result is too pretty to not be committed to digital memory!
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More often than not, our cheeks are like the Sahara Desert, thirsty for hydration. Lock in moisture by choosing a mask that contains hyaluronic acid – the miracle molecule that can hold up to six litres of water for every gram of hyaluronic acid.
SKIN INC Pure DeepSea Hydrating Mask | $116.00
The SKIN INC Deep Sea Hydrating Mask is the perfect gel mask to hydrate your moisture-thirsty cheeks, for it contains deep-sea water from Okinawa, soy bean extract and hyaluronic acid. Smother your cheeks with this hydrating mask to treat those dry and flaky spots.
If your skin has always been dull, it's probably due to the accumulation of dead skin cells. Turn to exfoliating masks that contain glycolic acid for brighter and more radiant skin.
REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask 50ml | $85.00
The REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask is a bio-active peel mask that effectively gets rid of dead skin cells. It also aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – so you'll be left with clear and radiant skin that shines bright like a diamond!
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As we go through the ever-dreadful ageing process, our skin inevitably looses some of its firmness and begins to sag into a depressing jiggle. The sagging of skin can be attributed to the loss of collagen, which gives it elasticity and that 'boing' that every lady lusts after.
Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask 59ml | $40.00
The Mario Badescu collagen mask is the holy grail product that should be added to everyone's skincare collection. The collagen in the mask helps with tightening and elasticity, while the oatmeal alleviates redness and irritation.
T-Zone (Forehead, Nose, Chin):
The infamous T-Zone is usually the oiliest area of everyone's faces, making it most prone to pesky acne breakouts. Opt for a clay mask, or one that thoroughly cleanses congested pores on your face for clear and flawless skin.
ALPHA-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask 100ml | $46.00
The ALPHA-H mask is a clay-based mask that effectively strips the skin of acne-causing impurities and toxins, thus reducing the likelihood of future breakouts. The anti-bacterial ingredients in the mask also aid in post-acne healing, making this the perfect solution to every acne breakout.
MARIO BADESCU Special Mask For Oily Skin 59ml | $32.00
Specially designed for oily skin, the Mario Decrusu mask gently soothes the skin and purifies pores for a smooth finish. Apply this mask onto your T-zone as a preventive measure against annoying breakouts.
Our under-eye areas are the tattle tales that betray us and show obvious signs of exhaustion, be it through dark eye circles or eye bags. As confidently as you might attest to how your eye bags are Chanel, we all know that they are an unsightly addition to any face – and we would do anything to get rid of them. To target smile lines, eye bags and dark eye circles, opt for gentle formulas that will brighten up your under-eye area.
SK-II Signs Eye Mask 14 pieces | $121.00
The soft fabric SK-II eye mask drastically reduces the appearance of fine lines around the eye area and effectively lightens dull skin. Turn to this miracle-working mask for a definite improvement in appearance around your under-eye area!
Undoubtedly, multi-masking has proved itself to be a valuable skill to everyone – thanks again, Instagram! Go ahead and stock up on your favourite facial products at Sephora and earn up to 5% Cashback from ShopBack.