One of the biggest skin care trends right now is masking. It’s an excellent way to boost the results of skin care products and the anti-aging treatments you receive at our Santa Monica medical skin spa. Mask treatments yield a bevy of benefits that will help your skin look better in a matter of minutes. The marketplace is filled with all types, from clay and peel-off to sheet and sleep masks. You can even make effective masks using natural ingredients from your kitchen. No matter the type you choose to use, chances are your skin will reap the rewards.

Read on for five benefits of masking regularly.

1. Masks Unclog Pores

A deep cleansing mask with clay or mud draws out impurities that clog pores and wreak havoc on our skin. This helps combat breakouts and blemishes and leads to a more refined appearance of your pores. Exfoliating masks slough away the dead skin cells that clog pores and dull the dermis, leading to refreshed, glowing skin.

2. Masks Boost Hydration

A hydrating mask can improve moisture levels and heal dry, dehydrated skin. When skin is properly hydrated, the cells plump up and elasticity is boosted. The result is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, softer skin, smoother texture and a dewy glow. It is also easier to apply makeup to well-moisturized skin.

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3. Reduction in the Signs of Aging

Regular uses of masks that address particular concerns is the ideal way to diminish the signs of aging. There are many types available that can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and more.

4. Boost Collagen Production

There are masks you can use to boost collagen so that your skin appears more firm and elastic. Some good products to look for are those that include vitamins A, C or E.

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5. Relaxation

Last but not least, masking can be a great way to relax and de-stress. Take time out to lie down or take a bubble bath while the mask works. If you can, light some candles, dim the lights and bliss out.

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Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.