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Love Face Masks? It's Time to Start Multimasking

Why wear one face mask when you could wear three?
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Have you heard of multimasking before? It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like: It means you combine different types of face masks to target different skin care concerns. Few people have normal skin all over — some have oilier t-zones, some have drier patches, some have specific areas that are prone to breakouts, etc, etc — which makes applying a variety of masks a logical solution.

So, instead of aggravating dry skin with a pore-clearing mask, or making oily areas even shinier by wearing a comforting hydrating mask, know your skin — and plan your multimasking accordingly. It's a great way to tackle all your different skin issues at once and you know what? It's fun to make your face look like a multi-colored map. Keep reading for some of our favorite mask options for each skin concern.

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For dry areas
Dry skin leads to dull complexion and can emphasize fine lines. To boost moisture on dry areas, you'll need a soothing hydrating mask that adds luminosity — and smooths out your skin texture while its at it. Look for a mask that contains fruit enzymes and vitamins that helps replenish moisture, improve elasticity and restore radiance to the skin.

Masks to try:

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Hyaluronic Acid Mask, $19.99

The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, $28

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask, $58

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For oily areas
If you have oily skin, you know that you can't go wrong with a clarifying mud mask. Choose a charcoal-infused formula to detoxify oily area, remove impurities and keep excess oil production in control with its mattifying benefits.

Masks to try:

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, $26

Glamglow Supermud, $59

Mario Badescu Drying Mask, $18

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For sensitive areas
Some areas of the face are sensitive and can be easily irritated and inflamed. A gentle mineral-based mask packed with nourishing antioxidants will help calm and soothe the skin while strengthening the protective barrier against environmental aggressors.

Masks to try:

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, $52

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque, $44

Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask, $38

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For acne prone areas
Spot treatment with a potent healing mask that contains pore-refining ingredients (such as tea tree oil, bentonite clay and sulfur), will help zap blemishes and reduce inflammation, while also neutralizing the affected areas.

Masks to try:

Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask, $55

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, $35

Herbivore Blue Clay Detox Mask, $22

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