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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Beauty Trend: Multi-Masking


This budding skincare trend seems like a no-brainer. Multi-masking is all about using multiple masks at one time, to address different needs on different parts of the face. It makes perfect sense considering most people have a few different skin types, often combination oily or dry and sensitive, each with more trouble spots often in the T-zone area. Pictured: WEI Multitask Multi-Mask Collection via Anthropologie.


Several different skincare brands are taking advantage of the trend, offering multi-mask sets, like the WEI Multitask Multi-Mask Collection pictured above, and the Mario Badescu mask set.


Which Type of Mask to Use for Your Skin Type

An intense hydrating mask is of course great for moisture. If you have a lot of flaky or dull skin, and antioxidant-rich mask can help return your skin to proper condition.

For gentle yet effective exfoliation that won't dry your skin, go with an enzyme mask as opposed to a scrubbing mask that could further dry and irritate the skin. For an all-natural DIY exfoliating mask, simply use yogurt. The lactic acid acts a natural peel to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin.

For deep cleansing and treating large pores, the best thing you could use is a clay or mud mask to draw out all of the dirt and oil. Charcoal is amazing too. Unless you have sensitive skin, try using a charcoal sugar scrub before your clay mask. I really love the Freeman Black Sugar and Charcoal Mask.

For deep wrinkles, you can temporarily plump and smooth the skin with hyaluronic acid and help to treat fine lines and deep wrinkles with retinol (my favorite anti-wrinkle ingredient). This does come in the form of anti-aging facial masks. Though it also comes in serums and creams. I would just let my hyaluronic face cream do double duty as a mask by leaving it on for five to ten minutes. Of course if any of these things cause redness or irritation, you should discontinue use. For a budget option, I really love the L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Serum and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer.

The biggest bit of advice I'd give is to not over dry the skin. Even if you have very oily skin, drying it out can actually cause your skin to produce more oil, thus causing oily skin all over again. It's all about balance. For example, after using a great deep cleansing mask, always follow up with a good moisturizer.

Pictured:  WEI Multitask Multi-Mask Collection  /   Mario Badescu mask set  /  bliss Multi-'Face'-eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask  /  KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Hydrating Mask  /  Karuna Age-Defying + Face Mask  Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalizing Mask  / Also Pictured: ELLE Brazil February 2016 Bella Hadid by Max Abadian

If you fast forward to a little more than halfway through this new video by Amazon Style Code Live, you can get more info on multi-masking and tips on how to determine your own skin type. Have you tried the multi-masking trend yet? Let me know what you think in the comments below.



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  1. Charcoal masks are my go-to for my acne, but some of these multi-taskers sound amazing (especially if they eliminate some steps in my daily routine).

    Beauty V. Brains | fashion and beauty for smart girls who like stuff

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  2. oohh i wanna try that mario badescu line!

    Have a great day!
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  3. Great photos! Amazing post! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len
    www.lenparent.com

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  4. I'm a fan of masks too. Once a week I try to put on a hydration mask. Love how my skin feels afterwards! Thanks for sharing this beauty post with us! It was very informative and very well written!
    Happy Wednesday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  5. oh i love masks!! these sound amazing!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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