Double-Masking: How To Apply Facial Masks
What’s better than a facial mask? Two facial masks! We all know that masking delivers a shot of nutrition as well as a ton of benefits, but did you know that you can double the fun? With the application of one mask after another — or even one on top of the other — you can indulge your skin with a second helping of good active ingredients. The trick to successful double-masking is to pair up masks that work well together.
Ready to start? Here are seven pairs of hydrating masks that work beautifully together.
Double Masking In Layers
1. Radish Seed Refining Peel + Lime Stimulating Masque
The first type of double-masking involves applying one mask on top of the other in layers, a technique that works wonders if you're a fan of both the Radish Seed Refining Peel and the Lime Stimulating Masque. Our Radish Seed Refining Peel contains radish seed extract to reduce the look of fine lines, as well as whole grain oat that cleanses and gives the appearance of smoother skin. In addition, the Lime Stimulating Masque revives the skin so you may experience a very mild glow.
To apply this dynamic duo, layer the Lime Stimulating Masque on top of the Radish Seed Refining Peel before washing off. Starting with the Radish Seed Refining Peel, apply a small amount to your entire face followed by the Lime Stimulating Masque directly on top. After waiting 5–10 minutes for the masks to dry, scrub them off in a circular motion with a lukewarm face cloth and then rinse the remaining formula off.
Lime Stimulating Masque
Radish Seed Refining Peel
2. Turmeric Energizing Treatment + Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque
Another stellar face care combination is the Turmeric Energizing Treatment layered with the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque. Formulated with turmeric, citrine gemstones and zeolite, the Turmeric Energizing Treatment offers a warm, exfoliating sensation with the purpose of revealing silky, luminous skin. Turmeric is an antioxidant, known to visibly brighten the appearance of skin and reduce the look of puffiness. The inclusion of citrine gemstones helps to energize and recharge the skin, while zeolite invigorates the skin’s appearance.
Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque brightens the appearance of the skin. More specifically, it contains the powerhouse ingredient Vitamin C, which delivers a brighter-looking complexion, evens out skin tone and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Are you ready for a spicy experience that leaves the skin looking radiant? Apply one small scoop of the Turmeric Energizing Treatment powder into the outer cap and stir in a few drops of water until your mask looks fluffy in texture. Apply a thin layer to the entire face. Next, layer a small amount of the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque on top. The Turmeric Energizing Treatment requires application for a little longer than most of our other masks, so leave both these masks on for approximately 30 minutes. Then you can remove them with a face cloth or rinse them off.
Before we get to the next mask combination, you can also view our In The Mix video exploring two easy ways to combine your favorite masks.
3. Raspberry Pore Refining Masque + Firm Skin Acai Masque
Don’t we all just want a smooth, firm-looking complexion? Try layering the Raspberry Pore Refining Masque followed by the Firm Skin Acai Masque to minimize and refine the look of pores. This combination also plumps and hydrates the appearance of skin with formulas designed to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Both masks share similar ingredients and benefits — the Raspberry Pore Refining Masque contains raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, while our Firm Skin Acai Masque contains the same berry blend plus the exotic acai berry. Raspberry is an antioxidant known to tighten the appearance of pores. Blackberry, blueberry and acai berry contain Vitamin C, which helps balance out the skin’s tone.
To use, emulsify a small amount of both masks in your hand. Add a few drops of water. Apply evenly over the entire face. Allow the masks to dry for 5–10 minutes and then remove with a face cloth or rinse.
(Check out our Mixology Monday segments on YouTube for more masks to use in combination.)
Double Masking In Sequence
4. Clear Skin Probiotic Masque + Strawberry Rhubarb Masque
Another unique way of double-masking is experiencing the products in sequence. Apply the first mask, wait, rinse, then apply the second mask. With this application technique, the dynamic duo of our Clear Skin Probiotic Masque and Strawberry Rhubarb Masque combines to create one of our most effective pairings. Starting with the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque, you kick off your masking routine with beneficial bacteria that are not only good for your gut health, but helpful for achieving healthy, clear skin. In addition to good bacteria, the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque contains cooling cucumber that evens your skin tone. It also contains yogurt, a source of lactic acid. As the second product in this problem skin care duo, the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque provides additional gentle exfoliation, brightening your skin’s appearance and minimizing the look of pores. It even leaves your complexion looking refreshed, plumped, and hydrated thanks to its inclusion of a Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex. The masque also contains shea butter and grape seed oil to nourish your skin.
As Eminence Organics Product Support Representative Kaitlyn Barnett recommends: “Apply the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque first to enjoy the full effects of the cooling sensation, followed by the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque.”
Emulsify a small amount of Clear Skin Probiotic Masque in your hand with a few drops of water. Apply evenly over the entire face. Allow the masks to dry 5–10 minutes and then gently rinse off. Next, apply the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque and follow the same exact steps.
5. Eight Greens Phyto Masque - Hot + Calm Skin Arnica Masque
The missing ingredient in your skin care routine might just be hot paprika! You’ll find it in the award-winning Eight Greens Phyto Masque - Hot, a mask that gives your skin a unique tingling response, creating a temporary redness, before building into a rosy glow. That’s why this mask pairs so well with the soothing sensation of the Calm Skin Arnica Masque.
The Calm Skin Arnica Masque not only minimizes signs of redness. It also contains our BioComplex formulation: a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the look of wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin.
First, apply a thin layer of Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes before washing it off. Please note that your skin will feel warm after application so your face may appear flushed for about one hour.
Next, with a clean face, layer a thin layer of the Calm Skin Arnica Masque and leave this on for 5-10 minutes before also washing it off. This should diminish the appearance of excessive redness and ensure that your complexion appears toned and balanced.
6. Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot + Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque
Consider using the Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot immediately followed by the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque. The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque contains a potent formula of Vitamin C, which improves the appearance of skin elasticity and hydration. You will notice an improvement in the look of fine lines and wrinkles too.
Apply a small amount of Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot to your face and wait for 5-10 before rinsing. Then, follow the same steps with the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque for best results.
Double Masking In Combination
7. Bamboo Age Corrective Masque + Strawberry Rhubarb Masque
The Bamboo Age Corrective Masque and the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque is one pairing that should be applied by mixing them together. If you want your skin to appear lifted and firm, this skin care mixture is for you. The Bamboo Age Corrective Masque contains a Natural Retinol Alternative which firms the look of your skin, while Strawberry Rhubarb Masque exfoliates to reveal a brighter-looking complexion.
Now that you’ve discovered this kind of mask cocktailing, are you going to try it? Let us know if the comments below or on social media. Check out our facial masks section for the skin care products that best suit your needs, or visit your nearest Eminence Organics Spa Partner to find out more.
This article was originally written in March 2015.