September 2, 2015

Multi Masking Skincare for Adult Acne

Multi-Task?  Multi-Mask !

I will get to the multi-tasking skincare issue, next week.  I have a few things to say on the subject, and it really does deserve special attention. 

But before that, I’d like to start off with another kind of multi-tasking, from another angle, which is how to deal with different parts of your face doing different things, even when your skincare routine is as optimal as can be.  

How to treat adult acne using different masks together

This may surprise you - only 10% of the world’s population has truly dry skin, ie, doesn’t produce enough oil to keep it lubricated and healthy, while only 10% of the world’s population produces way too much oil.  Everyone else falls in the spectrum in between. 

This is why my clinical instructor in beauty school first introduced us to the world of skincare with this adage:

 “There is no such thing as Normal Skin”

dealing with combination skin in Adult Acne

80% of us have combination skin, either on the dry side or the oily side.  How many of us have dealt with the confusion of parts of our faces being dry and parts being oily? 

Every client who has gone through my Eval by Email® skincare coaching program now knows that dryness in an oily skin almost always means the wrong cleanser is being used, and that hydration balances the skin so that the “combination” is not so prominent. 

However, it can actually happen that a person’s t-zone really is just so much more oily than the rest of the face, even when the right skincare is in place.  Or, one part of the face breaks out fairly regularly, while other parts are slightly dehydrated or even very dry.  This is where multi-masking can really help. 

different masks for different skin types in one face
Multi-Masking Guide

Oily Sections - Clay
Irritation- Calming Gel
Inflamed Breakouts - Salicylic Acid with Anti-Inflammatories
Dry Patches - This build-able lotion.  

And remember, exfoliation suited to your skin type makes masks work better !

Extra Tip :  Massage ice into blemished areas after washing and before masking!  Remember, don’t rub ice too long in one place, or you’ll cause a burn.


I feel I should add that it can also help to use a different mask all over your skin each day, rotating each of them.  I have a client whose combination skin made a draMATic improvement when she started rotating between three masks every day, gel, crème and clay, like Monday clay, Tuesday gel, Wednesday crème, etc., 10 minutes each morning after washing, goes and does dishes or chooses her clothes for the day during those 10 minutes, and then jumps in the shower and rinses everything off.  Another client uses a different mask depending on what her skin is doing on any particular day, because she travels so much, as many of my clients do.

Take a look at this video from Acne Whisperer TV on how best to apply a mask!



There are daily skincare products that do more than one job, which can help to streamline your routine whether you’re pressed for time or money.  Learn more in next week’s post!

Your acne problem has a source, and clearing your skin requires finding that source and either eliminating it or healing it.  You can start that right now by filling out my Eval by Email® Online Skincare Consultation Form created specially for ages Gen-X to Baby Boom!

Virtual Skincare Coaching for Adult Acne Eval by Email




Do you have any questions about how to know which masks you should use on which parts of your face?  

Do you have any experiences you'd like to share with multi-tasking skincare?  Before I publish next week's post on the subject, I’d love to get your feedback in the comments below!

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