There is a saying that doctors have about dermatologists that claims there are only three ways to treat their patients' ailments.
If it's wet, dry it.
If it's dry, wet it.
And if all else fails, inject it with cortisone.
Now, this is mostly just doctors teasing other doctors. They also call the urologists the "stream team."
Lately, I've noticed a proliferation of skin care lines developed by dermatologists. Not just skin care, mind you! No...they want to dictate how you eat too (I mean, I'm really supposed to eat that much salmon? Then what do I do about the mercury poisoning, even though my skin is glowing?) One of the most prominent lately is the Patricia Wexler, M.D. line.
Particia Wexler is an extremely visible dermatologist who is regularly featured in Allure, Vogue, etc. talking about everything under the sun having to do with your skin. And liposuction, but I won't go into how wrong that is of her.
One sometimes wonders how she finds the time to have a practice injecting things into people and buying the Manolo Blahniks she wears while she does it. Do they make special surgical booties for stilettos?
Anyways, I picked up a sample of her De-Puff Eye Gel on my big excursion to Bath and Body Works. I have horribly puffy eyes with big big dark circles.
Concealer is my best friend.
It's probably genetic, a result of never sleeping during law school, the fact that I eat a lot of salt and sugar and wash it down with coffee and alcohol, whatever, they are not budging.
So I tried the eye gel.
Mmmm, I thought. Clear, kind of cooling.
A little goopy.
Hmmm, my eyes feel a little warm.
Okay, that's uncomfortable.
Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!
Get this goop off of me!!!
My verdict? Puffy eyes are better than being blind. But maybe that's just me.
Has anyone else tried any of her products?
Also, (to show I make fun of all doctors equally) what's the difference between God and a doctor??
God knows he's not a doctor.
photo courtesy of patriciawexlermd.com