Try It or Skip It: Facelifting Masks

Bizarre Halloween getup, or great anti-ager?

The Claim: Don this mask (resembling a wrestler's chin strap; you'd want to be alone when using it) full of anti-aging ingredients for up to 45 minutes every other day, and in a week or so you'll see tighter skin under your jaw and a less jowly look.

Oz Says: You don't have to subject yourself to a medieval-looking device to fight aging. Though your skin will absorb its wrinkle fighters, this doesn't work any better than a regular anti-aging serum or mask, says Janet Prystowsky, MD, a senior attending physician at Mount Sinai West and St. Luke's in New York. The strap can squeeze water out of your cells like a sponge to make skin look less saggy — but that's for a few hours at most, says Prystowsky. After that, the fluid comes right back.

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The Verdict: Skip It

This story originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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