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How to Master Multimasking for Tricky Skin Types

Treat your skin right!
How to Master Multimasking for Tricky Skin Types
Treat your skin right!

We’re all a little obsessed with doing everything we can, all at the same time. Here’s another do-it-all activity that can add to your productivity: multimasking. While there’s a mask for every skin type, there’s none for girls who have more complex skin needs. So if you often find yourself confronted with an array of facial-in-a-bottles, but still leave confused and empty-handed, this is a follow-the-dotted-line (or the painted face) guide for you. You don’t need to choose because you can have them all and wear them all—strategically.


Oily cheeks with a dry T-zone—so strange yet so true. While this isn’t very common, it’s still a problem, but with a simple solution: Switch your products!

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1. BOBBI BROWN Skin Nourish Coral Grass & Green Algae Moisture Mask, P2550, Rustan’s. 

2. ORIGINS GinZing Peel-Off Mask, P1650, SM Beauty Store Makati.

3. GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, P3300, SM Beauty Store Makati.

4. MARIO BADESCU Flower & Tonic Mask, P1145, Rustan’s.

5. GLAMGLOW SuperMud Clearing Treatment, P3300, SM Beauty Store Makati. 

6. GLAMGLOW PowerMud DualCleanse Treatment, P1900, SM Beauty Store Makati


Enlarged pores and oiliness are usually associated with adolescents, but if they belong to an adult, her skin tends to be more fragile and wrinkle-prone. Tightening is the best solution.

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1. ORIGINS Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask, P3400, SM Beauty Store Makati.

2. LA MER The Lifting and Firming Mask, P12,800, Rustan’s.

3. CLARINS Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle-Lifting Cream, P3450, Rustan’s.

4. GLAMGLOW GravityMud Firming Treatment, P3300, SM Beauty Store Makati.

5. CLINIQUE Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream, P3100, Rustan’s.

6. CHANEL Le Lift Masque de Massage, P4250, Rustan’s.


Dry skin usually means just moisturizing more, right? But some girls get both flaky and pimply, a struggle that isn’t addressed as often. Soothe before you treat, and use a hydrating product that doesn’t clog.


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1. ESTEÉ LAUDER Nutritious 2-Step Mask, P4100, Rustan’s.

2. DERMALOGICA Charcoal Rescue Mask, P2650, Rustan’s.

3. LUSH Skin Drink Facial Moisturizer, P995, Shangri-La Plaza.

4. KOH GEN DO Brightening Spa Moisture Mask, P2295, Beauty Bar, Central Square.

5. CLINIQUE City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub, P1890, Rustan’s.

6. LUSH Mask of Magnaminty, P425, Shangri-La Plaza.


You’re oily and acne-prone, and in your efforts to zap ’em you often find your usual arsenal too harsh. Try zoning in on problem areas and soothing and protecting the parts where it hurts.

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1. ORIGINS Out of Trouble 10-Minute Mask, P1500, SM Beauty Store Makati.

2. ORIGINS Drink Up 10-Minute Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst, P1500.

3. ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, P1500.

4. THE BODY SHOP British  Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, P1195, Estancia.

5. THE BODY SHOP Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing  Mask, P1195.

6. CLARINS HydraQuench Cream-Mask, P2250, Rustan’s 


Another tricky type, dull skin is usually solved with exfoliation, but if this issue is coupled with redness and irritation, scrubbing is out of the question. Try a softening mask instead, and top it off with a very light chemical exfoliant.

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1. CLARINS Pure and Radiant Mask, P1650, Rustan’s.

2. ORIGINS Original Skin Restructuring Mask, P1500, SM Beauty Store Makati.

3. DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Mask, P3200, SM Beauty Store Makati.

4. GLAMGLOW FlashMud Brightening Treatment, P3300, SM Beauty Store.

5. ALGENIST Algae Brightening Mask, P3250, Rustan’s.

6. THE BODY SHOP Amazonian Açai Energizing Radiance Mask, P1195, Estancia.

*This originally appeared in Preview, November 2016 issue.