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What is Double Masking? The Skincare Trend Explained

Relaxing and nourishing for the skin, facial masks are a must-have for any pampering day. These powerful skincare products are developed with intensive formulas and skin-loving ingredients for impressive results - but have you ever tried applying two masks instead of just one? Double masking has become a popular trend in skincare, and we’re all about it. Read on to discover why.

What is double masking and what are the benefits?

As the name suggests, double masking is a skincare method where you use two different face masks, either consecutively or simultaneously, on different areas of your face. This technique allows you to address specific skin concerns at once, and it is particularly effective for those with combination skin.

Just like an in-salon facial, double masking allows you to cleanse and nourish your skin with double the nutrients it needs to remain healthy and clear, making it the perfect addition to your skincare routine.

For this method to truly work, it’s essential for you to determine your skin type, as that will help you understand which facial masks you should apply and where - and that’s exactly what we’ll help you with in this guide.

What order should you apply your facial masks in?

As mentioned before, one way of double masking is by using two masks back-to-back: you apply your facial mask, let it do its magic, then rinse it off before applying the second one. If you choose to double mask this way, you should consider the order in which you apply your masks.

We recommend starting with an exfoliating or clay mask to deep cleanse and detoxify your skin and prep it for the skincare products you use after. Follow up with a hydrating face mask that will penetrate your cleansed skin even deeper.

How often should you double mask?

Many of us apply face masks every once in a while when we feel like pampering ourselves. Doing so is excellent, particularly for relaxation purposes, but for optimal skincare results, we recommend double masking weekly or fortnightly.

Can you use more than two face maks?

Yes - it’s called multi-masking and it’s another growing trend among beauty enthusiasts! The idea is the same: to customise your masking routine by applying multiple face masks that meet your skin’s needs. Remember to start with a cleansing mask, followed by a hydrating one and, finally, a more targeted one.

What are our best face masks?

Our mask bar features a variety of face masks, developed with powerful formulas to target specific skincare concerns. Some of our favourites are:

For deep cleansing: All About Clean™ 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask + Scrub

Clay masks gained massive popularity back in 2019, and for good reason: from brightening up the skin to controlling oil production, preventing breakouts and more, there’s nothing this type of face mask can’t do.

Our All About Clean™ 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask + Scrub is a five-minute dual-action detoxifying face mask and scrub that works on all skin types to remove impurities and refine your skin’s texture.

Developed with a two-in-one potent formula, this cleansing face mask is supercharged with bamboo charcoal powder to purify the skin by reaching deep into your dermis to absorb toxins and residue, and kaolin clay to reduce excess oil and prevent blackheads and blemishes.

When using this face mask, start by cleaning your skin with your usual face wash. Remove it by massaging your skin in circular motions and using warm water to exfoliate and re-energise the skin. Then, apply a generous layer on your skin, avoiding the eye area, and leave it for 5 minutes. Finish off with a good rinse and follow it up with your go-to moisturiser.

For blemish control: Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask

Another natural clay-based mask, our Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask unclogs your pores and clears your skin of any excess oil that could otherwise lead to breakouts and blackheads.

This cleansing face mask is developed with a gentle, non-drying formula that doesn’t irritate the skin, making it a great option for sensitive skin types. Thanks to the kaolin clay, this face mask is able to gently slough away dead skin cells and impurities, but that’s not all. This skin-loving ingredient also has soothing qualities to alleviate irritated skin, whether you have a rash or an insect bite, and when used regularly, it can help even out your skin tone by stimulating your skin cells.

To use this mask, simply apply a layer on clean skin and leave it to do its magic for 5 minutes before rinsing it off well.

For deep hydration: Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask

Creamy and deeply penetrating, our Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask allows your skin to drink deep and replenish lost moisture, building hydration reserves for the next day.

This overnight face mask soothes and nourishes all night long to help your skin hold in moisture, and the following day, you wake up with soft, dewy, glowing skin that stays hydrated all day long.

Suitable to all skin types, this hydrating face mask strengthens your dermis’ moisture barrier, and it couldn’t be easier to use: simply warm a good amount of the product between your fingers, apply it on your skin, focusing on the areas that need the most hydration and… head to bed for some well-deserved zZz’s!

Double masking is an excellent way of giving your skin some extra TLC, and when done regularly, the results are outstanding. Shop our detoxifying and moisturising face masks and treat yourself to skin-loving products that problem-solve as they pamper.