Fact or Fiction: 13 Skincare Myths Debunked
Is chocolate really going to make you break out? Are you stuck with your acne scars forever? We asked famed dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt to weigh in on a handful of the most common skin myths. He’s talking Greek yogurt, SPF truths, and more, above.
This one’s tricky. Dr. Brandt says that if the under-eye puffiness is from fluid accumulation—if you’re particularly hungover or even just exhausted—then a frozen spoon will make a visible difference. If, however, it’s from fat deposits (so you were basically born with under-eye circles), this quick trick won’t help.
It turns out there’s never a bad time to start using eye cream. Dr. Brandt says it’s especially helpful in your late 20s when the aging process is occurring at the micro or even macroscopic level. Click here to see our favorites.
We’ve gone over this before, but Dr. Brandt agrees that enough studies show that dairy causes acne. So, if acne is a big concern for you, it’s probably better to step away from the cheese.