Ever since the Korean skincare routine gained traction, doing two steps twice and using two products simultaneously has become quite the trend.
Double-masking refers to two different types of methods.
Method 1: Applying one mask, washing it off and then applying the second mask.
Method 2: Applying two different masks simultaneously on different parts of the face.
Double masking might be the end of all your skin woes.
Let’s talk about each method in detail.
Method 1: You apply one mask, wash it off and then apply the second mask. The idea is to apply two different masks, each serving a different purpose. For example, you can slather on a mud mask for problem areas and to draw out impurities from the skin. Then rinse it off and apply a cooling mask or a lightweight moisturizing mask to calm and moisturize the skin.
Always pick layering mask combinations carefully. There is no point in applying a mud mask followed by a peel mask, or applying an acne mask followed by a heavy moisturizing mask. Either you will unnecessarily agitate the skin or negate the benefits of the first mask with the second.
Method 2: Applying two masks simultaneously, each on different parts of the face seems like a more effective remedy for combination skin types. If you have an oily T-zone but dry cheeks, applying only one type of mask onto the entire face might create issues in some areas. For example, a mud mask will work wonders for your T-zone but the dry cheeks are going to hate it.
So, for a balanced approach, you can try applying a mud mask to the oily parts and a moisturizing mask to the dry parts of your face. You will gain twice the benefits in one face mask sitting.