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We Love Clay Masks, But How Often Should We Use Them? A Dermatologist Weighs In

Masking is one of our favorite skin-care past times (and favorite tiny acts of TLC). We’ve proclaimed our love for sheet masks, masks that work as cleansers and now up — clay masks. Unlike other masks, clay masks are a little more advanced in the skin-care universe because learning how to use one depends so much on your skin type. We tapped consulting dermatologist Michelle Farber, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group to break down what to keep in mind before your next clay-masking sesh.


According to Dr. Farber, clay masks are great for getting rid of impurities and excess dirt on the skin’s surface. “By absorbing excess oil, these masks can make pores look temporarily smaller,” she says. Even better, clay masks can also help enhance absorption of other products you apply afterward on your skin. As far as which skin types benefit most from clay masks, the oilier, the better, she says.

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Source: – We Love Clay Masks, But How Often Should We Use Them? A Dermatologist Weighs In By, Alanna Martine Kilkeary

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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