Acne is no longer just a teenage affliction. In fact, dermatologists often refer to it as a woman's disease, and drugstore shelves are filled with acne products specifically geared toward adult women. But how do you choose from the overwhelming selection of treatments? Which products are appropriate to use as you grow older, become pregnant, or enter menopause? How can you work with a dermatologist to get the most out of prescription acne medications?
Lydia Preston answers all of these questions and more, with up-to-date information drawn from her years of reporting on dermatology, as well as her own long personal experience with acne. In Breaking Out, she shares the wisdom of dozens of doctors and scientists who have devoted their careers to studying and treating acne, including:
Guidelines for buying and using over-the-counter products Treatment for acne scars Emergency acne remedies and camouflage tips Alternative treatments, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, dietary approaches, and ways to unlock the mind-skin connection
No one has to live with acne or its consequences. Breaking Out is an invaluable guide to understanding and combating acne that women of all ages can turn to with confidence.
Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields's Proactiv treatment -- the #1 selling acne-care product in America -- has already brought relief to millions. In Unblemished, they debunk the misconceptions about acne and present a revolutionary guide to zapping zits forever.
After years of studying acne treatment and listening to their patients' concerns, Rodan and Fields formulated The Rodan and Fields Approach, which works in three simple steps. Rather than spot-treating blemishes and pimples reactively, their system -- individualized for every skin type, age, and ethnicity -- treats the entire face using a remarkably simple regimen that really works.
Including illustrations, sidebars, and detailed case studies from the doctors' own files, Unblemished is a blueprint to renew self- confidence and glowing, healthy skin.
Dr. Taylor explains how to:Attain and maintain flawless skin Avoid breakouts, discolorations, and ashen skin Prevent and camouflage scars Choose and use makeup for a perfect match year-round Style hair safely to avoid damage, hair loss, and skin irritation Detect and protect against skin cancer . . . and much more!
Now, Amy Wechsler, MD shows you how to de-stress your skin and take years -- years -- off your face.
In 9 days.
Liking the way you look is vital to your health and happiness. But that's not easy when life runs at warp speed -- you're simultaneously coping with ever-increasing demands: dependent kids, aging parents, or both; shopping; cooking; laundry; money pressures; and more, more, more. Good bet you're superstressed, tightly wound, sleep-deprived -- and it shows.
Sure, but your thirties you've accumulated the first signs of normal aging: crow's feet, a bit of saf, some broken capillaries. But stress aging -- how the madness of modern life affects your physical features inside and out -- is today's biggest skin and health challenge.
Happily, stress aging is very reversible. And it takes only a few days. While you may never be able to totally turn off all the pressure (if only!), Dr. Wechsler has plenty of combination strategies -- from her own favorite stress buster to her number one wrinkle reverser -- to help you turn back the aging effects of tension and time. She'll also teach you how to slow down and, to some degree, reverse the natural aging process. This is your guide to feeling, looking, and living young.
In her book, she shows you how to:
Find out your SkinAge with a groundbreaking test that reveals how old (or young!) you really book Personalize a 9-day renewal plan that's right for your face, wallet, and psyche Understand the different cosmetic procedures and products available today Adopt a mind-beauty regimen that will keep your skin -- correction: your whole body -- looking and feeling terrific -- not just for now, but for life.
The mind-beauty connection is powerful and can dramatically affect how well -- and how fast -- you age. The rewards for soling it go far beyond a quick fix. They're transforming. You'll not only look better, you'll also sleep better, feel better, and likely lose unwanted weight as you begin to feel healthier, less stress, and more alive.
Ready for a whole new you?
Open this book and let's start!
Dr. Ellen Marmur, a world-renowned New York City dermatologist, is ready to answer your questions with this comprehensive, cutting-edge guide to healthy, beautiful skin. Each day in Dr. Marmur's practice, she hears the same questions again and again from so many patients. "What's the best investment against aging?" "Will this cream make my wrinkles go away?" "What does a cancerous spot look like?"
A busy mother of four, Dr. Marmur knows women don't have the time or money to waste on products or procedures that are costly and ineffective. As a skin cancer surgeon -- and a skin cancer survivor herself -- she has treated thousands of patients confused about sun protection, cosmeceuticals, and antiaging procedures. This is what inspired her to write this book. In a refreshingly accessible way, Dr. Marmur explains that it doesn't have to be so difficult for women to get great skin or so expensive to maintain it.
In fact, Dr. Marmur believes that to obtain gorgeous, healthy skin you need just three basic skin care essentials. And she gives you the know-how to adjust your regimen to treat issues like acne breakouts, dry skin, wrinkles, and more. With Dr. Marmur's passionate expertise and simple, inspired solutions, Simple Skin Beauty is the definitive go-to skin care guide for women of all ages.
Simple Skin Beauty has the answers to your most pressing skin care questions, such as:
• What's the difference between sunblock and sunscreen, and which ingredients are the best?
• Will drinking a lot of water make my skin look better?
• What is the best facial cleanser and moisturizer for my skin?
• What, besides plastic surgery, can help my sagging neck?
• How do I know if this freckle is skin cancer?
• Which antiaging products truly work?
• What should I ask my dermatologist if I'm considering Botox, fillers, lasers, or other procedures?
The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual goes beyond any other book on skin care you've ever read. In her trademark warm and witty tone, Dr. Kunin frankly discusses the skin conditions we've all had questions about -- including enlarged pores, rashes, discoloration, and more serious concerns like skin cancer -- and provides straightforward explanations about why and how they affect us all. But Dr. Kunin doesn't just explain the problem, she gives unique and useful advice for preventing skin problems before they happen and repairing or reversing them when they do. From head to toe, this book is your indispensable guide to:
Glowing, beautiful skin: If you suffer from acne, oily skin, rosacea, or melasma, there are clear-cut steps you can take immediately to repair and rejuvenate your skin for good.
A fresh and youthful appearance: Chapters on sun damage, stretch marks, cellulite, and more address the clichés we've all heard and the treatments we've all tried and offer innovative, practical, and medically proven solutions that really work!
Healthy skin, inside and out: Dr. Kunin goes beneath the surface to discuss a wide variety of skin conditions that affect many of us, like hives and eczema, offering expert advice for their treatment and prevention.
Insightful and engaging, this invaluable handbook delivers noticeable results, with real-world answers to your skin care questions, all with a dose of humor and charm. In addition, there is helpful information on product ingredients, cosmetic treatments, and the beauty products that work best for your skin type. Packed with great advice and easy-to-follow instructions, The DERMA-doctor Skinstruction Manual is your companion for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy, and age-defying skin.
Inside this book you'll discover:
* How to attack age-related changes at the deepest layers of the skin.
* Strategies for dealing with stress and other factors that age the skin prematurely.
* Which foods are best for your skin.
* How to curb hormonal aging and collagen loss.
* How to evaluate a good cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
* How advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser technology, and botox can help.
At once up-to-date, sensible, and reassuring, Secrets of Great Skin is the definitive guide to beautiful healthy-looking skin for all ages.
Obvious face-lifts and Botox overload are passe, now that a new generation of fillers, laser treatments, and topical preparations are helping millions look younger and more natural for decades. Prominent dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Neil Sadick explains how every woman, at any age, can have beautiful, healthy skin without a scalpel or surgery.
Starting off with the basics of skin care and damage-prevention we all need in our early adult years, Sadick highlights the most efficacious cosmetic products and discusses the best practices for preserving a glowing, youthful appearance. For older readers looking to maintain healthy skin and reverse damage caused by age and the environment, he reviews the various nonsurgical options available: from the modern day breakthrough of cell therapy to cosmeceuticals, fillers, and treatments for cellulite and hair loss. Throughout he recommends brand-name products and treatments for every budget.
User-friendly and backed by the latest science and technology, The New Natural is every adult's guide to the most advanced antiaging protocol for achieving young, vibrant skin now and in the future.
Current understanding of skin's cellular structure is so advanced that it's possible to turn back the clock on aging without resorting to costly treatments or surgery. You can erase 90 percent of your skin's flaws in eight weeks by following Dr. Copeland's advice, no matter how your skin appears right now.
Dr. Copeland's Beautiful Skin Workout will teach you how to:
* Follow the Ten Commandments of Creamy Skin
* Eliminate lifestyle habits that prevent you from looking your best
* Identify everyday products that are either ineffective or outright harmful for skin
* Master the Five Exercises: Cleanse, Exfoliate, Activate, Moisturize, and Protect
* Design a custom program based on your skin type.
With Dr. Copeland's proven plan, illustrated by some of her patients' inspiring and instructional case histories, achieving Creamy skin is easy and inexpensive. Your skin will soon reveal the only truth that matters—how young and vital you feel.