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!
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.
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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!
Cosmetics companies, women's magazines—heck, even most doctors—will swear that food doesn't affect the skin. But celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu knows that's just not true. After years spent battling her own pimple-prone, "problem" skin (not to mention caring for some of Hollywood's most famous faces), she's learned that what you eat has everything to do with the condition of your complexion.
Packed with patient testimonials and celebrity anecdotes from stars like Katherine Heigl, Maria Bello, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Lisa Ling, FEED YOUR FACE is an easy-to-follow, 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds, and generally feel better—in your clothes and in your skin. Along the way, Dr. Wu will dish the dirt on her journey from Harvard Medical School to the glamorous Hollywood Hills, while offering realistic, practical beauty and diet advice for women of all ages.
Want to soften your crow's-feet? Find out which foods will turn back time.
Plagued by pimples? Discover the snacks that will erase stubborn blemishes.
Did you know milk doesn't always do a body good?
Feel a sunburn coming on? Learn why red wine may save your skin from peeling and flaking.
What does a hard-partying rock star eat for good skin?
So stop thinking about food in terms of what you can't have: no butter, no red meat, no fat, and no flavor. Instead, discover the foods that will keep you feeling full and looking gorgeous. Follow the FEED YOUR FACE Diet, and you can have pizza. You can go out for Italian, indulge in Chinese takeout, and dine at The Cheesecake Factory (with the help of the FEED YOUR FACE Restaurant Guide). Because you do have the power to change your skin. All you have to do is eat.
We all want glowing, radiant skin no matter what our age, but with all the skin-care options on the market today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choices. Do you really need a cleanser and a toner? Do designer brands from Hollywood doctors really work? Are antioxidants the next true anti-aging breakthrough, and is there a Botox-free way to make wrinkles actually disappear? And, most important, how can you know which products are really worth your money and your time?
As a thirty-year veteran of the beauty world, with experience developing and testing products for brands like Estée Lauder and L’Oreal, Daniel Yarosh, Ph.D., understands your skin from the inside out. And he knows how to separate the help from the hype. Today there are plenty of true skin-care miracles that can deliver amazing results, and in The New Science of Perfect Skin, Yarosh gives you everything you need to identify and choose the best, most-effective products—without blowing your beauty budget. You will learn how to:
Decode product labels and spot marketing hype
Know which highly touted ingredients really work—and which don’t
Use the latest, proven innovations—including DNA repair—to see remarkable changes in just a few weeks’ time
Streamline your skin-care routine by using “smart” products that contain multiple active ingredients
Avoid paying more for high-end brands when drugstore brands have bigger benefits
Bringing a scientist’s eye to the cosmetics industry, Yarosh delivers the inside scoop that will help you achieve flawless skin. No woman can afford to go to the drugstore, cosmetics counter, or spa without this eye-opening, must-have guide.
This book is about the New Skin-Care Revolution. The good news is that today there are products that really work. The bad news is that there’s never been more confusion and uncertainty about which products get results and which are a waste of money and time. Consumers are bombarded by enticing ads featuring models and celebrities with creamy, flawless skin; salesclerks spouting pseudoscience at cosmetics counters; and countless articles in women’s magazines puffing up the Very Best New Thing each month. So how do you know what really works?
I’m going to tell you.
Because I understand skin-care products from the inside out, I can separate fact from myth, help from hype, and gems from junk and let you know what has been overpraised and overlooked. I’ll be naming names and telling tales of products that deliver and those that are little more than a puff of smoke and a funhouse mirror. I’ll explain the true breakthroughs in today’s skin-care science and the techniques that can truly rejuvenate skin. Ultimately, instead of succumbing to the “inevitable” aging process, you’ll find yourself with a fresh, natural beauty that continues to unfold with time.
So welcome to the New Skin-Care Revolution! Let’s get started.
—Daniel Yarosh, Ph.D., in The New Science of Perfect Skin