Why multimasking is the best skincare trend of 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Bizarre beauty trends come and go (who could forget the Kylie Jenner lip plumping phenomena), but those that really work, stick around.

This year’s biggest skincare trend, multimasking, exploded on Instagram and other social media in the last couple of weeks and has just about every beauty editor’s approval.

The perfect face mask would perform multiple functions – zap that blemish on your chin, hydrate the skin around your eyes, mattify your forehead, etc. But we all know that an all-in-one product like that doesn’t exist. So this sparked the idea: Why not use different masks on different areas of your face?

This means you can zap excess oil on your T-zone, while hydrating under your eyes, or treating blemishes on your cheeks. You can even throw fabric masks, nose strips and eye patches into the mix.

Why do we love it? Because it means you can customize your mask to work 100% for your skin’s concerns. You can target specific problems or areas, without taking a “one size fits all” approach. Genius, right?

*Image courtesy of 1938news.com

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Pseudo_kate

    I have been doing this for two years already! I have an oily t-zone and very dry cheeks, so I’ve always just used my products accordingly and it saves me so much time and effort.

    4 years ago •


    I’m a very lazy person so I am fond of multi-tasking beauty products.

    4 years ago •

  1. Nixxi

    Multimasking works great and we used these techniques in salon, also makes alot of sense considering that some parts of the skin may be dehydrated and other parts oily.

    4 years ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    Interesting read, never heard of this before.Variant colour masks used. Would love to play around and see the end results.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayanda Mkhize

    We learn new things every day! Awesome

    4 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    Oh wow never heard of this before

    4 years ago •

  1. Marelke

    I have been doing this for a while now and its just the best! Everything your skin needs in one go

    4 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    The different colours make the mask attractive and willing to use.

    4 years ago •

  1. lubbe.m

    What a clever idea. Would love to put a box of masks together that can put this concept to the test

    4 years ago •

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