Feel like your skin could do with a little TLC now that baby’s safely arrived? Read on as we explain how multi-masking can help brighten the appearance of your complexion for a well-rested glow - even if you don’t feel it on the inside.
Why Should New Moms Multi-Mask?
The skincare trend beauty vloggers can’t stop talking about, multi-masking - AKA mixing and matching your face masks - is a great way to target specific skin concerns without adopting a one-size-fits-all approach. While individual face masks target concerns such as oily skin, dryness and imperfections, it’s fair to say that as a tired new mom, your skin probably feels like it’s changing from hour to hour (let alone week to week) as your hormones settle. Read on to learn how to add face masks to your routine to get back that pre-baby glow! Naturally, if you are breastfeeding, consult your medical provider before starting a new skin care routine.
How to Multi-Mask
Dr. Erin Gilbert, a Vichy consulting dermatologist, tells us, “When choosing the right face mask for your skin type, consider what skincare problems you’re looking to target. If you’ve noticed that your skin has become visibly drier or more sensitive after pregnancy, opt for a hydrating face mask to add moisture back into the surface of your skin. If clogged pores have become an issue post-partum, a clay mask can help remove dirt and excess oil from your skin’s surface, while an exfoliating peel mask can help slough away dead skin cells from skin’s surface while refreshing the look of skin for a radiant glow.”
When choosing the right face mask for your skin type, consider what skincare problems you’re looking to target
Dr. Erin Gilbert, Vichy consulting dermatologist
It’s important to pick the right face masks for your personal skin concerns. For normal/combination Skin, start masking by addressing your oily or greasy T-Zone with a sweep of the Pore Purifying Clay Mask formulated with kaolin clay across the nose, chin and forehead. Then, target dull cheeks with a face mask formulated with AHAs to help exfoliate your skin, like the Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask formula.
For dry/dull skin, try double masking. Start by boosting your radiance with Vichy’s Double Glow Peel Mask which is formulated with fine, volcanic particles all over the face, wait 5 minutes, rinse and follow with the Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask with Vitamin B3 to help seal in hydration and soothe skin. This mask can be rinsed off or left on overnight for even deeper hydration.
Vichy’s Mineral Masks are all designed with sensitive skin in mind, are paraben-free, and allow you to bring the spa home! These days, you’re probably feeling lucky if you can grab five minutes for yourself, but treating your skin to a little TLC will go a long way to helping you look your best.