Goodbye sheet masks, hello multi-masking! There's no doubt about it, sheet masks really created a storm in the beauty community during 2017 and I can't lie, I'm a huge fan of them. The lazy girl inside me thinks they're an absolutely great idea to give your skin some much needed TLC. I found them perfect for a quick hydration boost to my skin, but in general, I didn't see any lasting effects or improvement in my target areas.

Towards the end of last year, companies started to push the idea of multi-masking and I was definitely a sceptic. Why do I need to use multiple face masks? Are they just trying to get me to spend more money? Is it going to require a lot more effort to multi-mask?

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Multi-Masking | The Beauty is a Beast

I decided to give it a go and picked up two of the L'Oreal Pure Clay masks: Detoxing mask(grey tub) & the Blemish Rescue mask(blue tub). The L'Oreal range also contains a Glow mask (which I really want to try - for brightening and exfoliating), a Purity mask (purifying and mattifying) and a Bright (Illuminates and clarifies skin tone) face mask.

I picked up the detoxing mask because I have a lot of problems with visible pores, specifically in my T-Zone, but I found applying the mask all over my face tended to dry out my skin. I'm always prone to spots and blemishes around my jawline and temples which made me think the Blemish Rescue mask would be perfect as it helps clear your skin without drying you out. 

Another one of my skin concerns is the appearance of dull, tired skin. I'm really trying to embrace dewiness throughout 2018, including adding a lot of shimmery makeup items into my everyday routine. This is why I would like to try and incorporate the Glow mask into my face mask routine since this is designed for exfoliating and brightening.
L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Multi-Masking | The Beauty is a Beast

Detox mask: detoxifies and clarifies | £7.99
Blemish Rescue mask: Unclog blackheads, leaves skin fresh and clear | £7.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Multi-Masking | The Beauty is a Beast

Originally, I was incredibly put off the face masks as they are heavily perfumed.  I found the scent made my eyes water with the initial application every time. Although now I'm used to the scent, I'm pretty unphased by it. However, if you have sensitive skin you may want to be careful before you purchase multiple items and then realise the scent is too harsh for your skin. 

I love that I can see the Clay mask settling into all my pores as I really feel like it's unclogging them. I thought I'd find it a bit of a pain to apply two masks, but I've really been enjoying it and it's a routine I've actually been sticking to because I can see instant results. After multi-masking, the visibility of my pores through my makeup is significantly reduced and although I haven't seemed to notice a difference in my blemishes since using the masks, I always find my skin feels incredibly clean and soft after application. 

Even though the cost is initially more expensive as you're buying multiple face masks, you tend to use less product per application and therefore, you end up saving money in the long run.

I do love a good sheet mask, I'm a huge fan of the Sephora and Soap & Glory ones, but I'm definitely on board with the idea of multi-masking and I can really see the benefit of it and so can my skin!

Are you a fan of multi-masking? Let me know what your favourite face masks are so I can try some new ones out.

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