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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Why does my shampoo stop working?
Are my cosmetics poisoning me?
What does hypoallergenic mean?
Are organic products better?
Every day thousands of people turn to the scientists at the popular blog TheBeautyBrains.com for answers to their most pressing beauty questions. In Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?* you'll learn how cosmetic products work, what advertising claims actually mean, and how to make smarter buying decisions.
You'll discover that:
• Salon products are not necessarily better than products you can buy in the store.
• Some of the most expensive cosmetics are made by the same companies that make the less expensive brands, and often the same formulas are used in both.
• You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars to look and feel good.
You'll also find:
• 4 ways to tell if your cosmetic has expired
• 5 home beauty gadgets that really work
• 4 easy tips to longer, stronger nails
• and much, much more!
*You can! See chapter 6.