Scientists at Harvard and MIT may have discovered the secret to eliminating those pesky wrinkles and bags beneath your eyes. You're not going to believe what the secret to this phenomenon is. Is it brilliant or gross? You be the judge.
After conducting pilot studies on 170 subjects, researchers determined that painting a "second skin" composed of commonly used chemicals deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration can give your skin the elasticity of youth again. It might sound crazy, but so far no reported irritation or allergic reactions have been reported. Bags under your eyes aren't the only issue this second skin can supposedly fix. Researchers expect it can also treat eczema, psoriasis and other conditions by covering dry itchy patches.
The chemicals are made of siloxanes that form long chains of repeating units which form polymers.
So, how the heck does it work? It is devised in a two-step process. First, a polymer clear liquid is applied to the skin. Since the chains aren't very strong, the next step is applying a product that links them together. Scientists can alter the properties of the second skin by modifying the chemistry of the chains, and tweak this magic skin to fix the issue at hand.
It's obvious that the best feature of this product is that you can look younger. A great added bonus, however, is that others can't see the second layer of skin while you wear it. That means you don't have to hide in the house all day while you wear it.
Though this seems like a miracle product, researchers emphasize that these tests were for cosmetic purposes and they do not yet know the results from a medical perspective.
One Harvard colleague who is not associated with the company tried the product. He was stunned by the results. “It does work,” Dr. Mathew Avram said, “But it was a little depressing. I didn’t realize I had those bags.”
Would you be willing to wear a second layer of skin if it meant a fresher, younger looking appearance? Let us know!