We’ve all watched those commercials for ‘anti-aging’ serums and creams. They seem to promise that these products can magically erase or at least soften visible wrinkles.
And since you can buy ones that are supposedly formulated specifically for the skin around your eyes, you might assume they can prevent puffiness or under-eye ‘bags’.
Recently, a Good Times reader wrote in to the magazine to say that she faithfully applies eye cream, but it doesn’t seem to be making a difference in her appearance. What, she asked, can she do to treat the bags under her eyes?
To find out, I spoke to Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, dermatologist and Founding Director of the Bay Dermatology Centre, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Toronto. She also has a website with lots of great information on skin care.
A big thank-you to:
- Dr. Skotnicki for so generously sharing her time and expertise.
- The Canadian Dermatology Association, for connecting me with Dr. Skotnicki.