Are hydration masks worthwhile?

Hello Dr. I use all of the Skin Medica products but do you know of a hydration mask for normal/dry, I did not see any on that page. I also use some Eminece produts as well any suggestion ? :)

Some women love masks –  some masks are made with clays, others with more astringents, still others with humectants (moisturizers).   From a dermatologist’s point of view their effect is so temporary, one wonders if they are worth it.  The effects of a mask can be measured in hours – not days.  Recognizing that …… they have been around literally for CENTURIES!  The ritual of putting them on, knowing that we are caring for ourselves in good way, and that immediate effect of making our skin look better is helpful.

If you like them, it’s fine to use them just making sure the mask is compatible with your particular skin type.  A drying acne mask on already dry skin would not be good!  If you like the Eminence Organic Products and need hydration try the Pumpkin Latte or the Key Lime Vanilla Masks.    Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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