I’m in a bookworm mode right now, as I am currently engrossed with The Skin Care Answer Book.
What causes wrinkles? Does what I eat really affect acne or cause flare ups? Why do I need to wear sunscreen if I am not outside? These nagging questions and many more are answered by Dr. Lees in The Skin Care Answer Book. The book addresses key topics to educate students, licensed estheticians and consumers. Chapters are organized by subject, making it reader-friendly and easy to navigate.
The Skin Care Answer Book author Mark Lees is one of the most noted skin care specialists, an award-winning speaker and product developer in the US. This book tackles 275 most-asked skin care questions, and gives us a dermatologists’ expounded answer, like in a lecture, minus the heavy jargon, making us understand how our skin works, and really informative tips on what skin care to adapt.
What I am totally loving about this book is that Mark Lees offers more than , “take my word for it” answers to the skin care questions brimming in my mind. It’s like asking someone a simple question, and he whips up the blackboard, and starts drawing and explaining to you everything, keeping you more than informed – but enlightened! It’s a comforting bedtime storybook for me – but the protagonists are the skin, and its parts ( dermis, epidermis, and expounding further ), and how it struggles to keep us looking our best. I finally understood what brings about acne flareups, which comedones would graduate into pimples or not, and why people with oily skin need to invest in exfoliating products, and undergo chemical peels more than those with normal skin. It even tells you the classic story of how pores develop. ( beauty nerd loves this!!! ) Gosh, and it’s only been a chapter! Yes, it’s not those skin care books that look like coffee table books – full of beautiful images, but very very dehydrated with information. This is print in one-color, only includes relevant images, and is text-heavy with explanations.
I highly, highly recommend this book as this would give the curious one the bigger picture on how their skin works, what brings about skin diseases ( focusing on the face, lightly on the other parts of the body ), what’s an ideal skin care regimen for different kinds of skin, and even a full chapter on skin analysis. The author tries to keep things as simple as possible, though the occasional can’t-help-it dermatological jargons, that were kept at a minimum. It’s a really good, useful, info-overload skin care book. It’s like having your dermatologist with you everytime!
Ok, right now, I understand why my dermatologist keeps on using the word, “keratolytic!” hahaha!
The beauty nerd in me is so, so, so gratified with this book.
The Skin Care Answer Book is available at Amazon, and major bookstores in the United States.