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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470532157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470532157
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Start healing your skin today!

"Our Extreme Makeover participants loved working with Dr. Ava because they knew she was passionate about their skin issues and always had a plan of attack that would get fast results. In this book, Dr. Ava does what she did on the show using the same easy-to-understand, problem/solution approach—something I've never seen before in any other skin care book."—Julie Jones, television producer

"We busy moms love anything that saves us time and now here's a book that shows us how we can get great skin without having to run to the dermatologist. We deserve to look our best at every age. Dr. Ava makes it easy."—Lyss Stern, founder of Divamoms.com

Stress, fatigue, hormonal changes, illness—life happens, but that doesn't mean it has to show on your skin. Let Hollywood's Red Carpet Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban give you the information and the detailed, customized skin care regimen you need to repair and revitalize your skin so that you can look and feel your very best—every day.

  • Proven skin solutions rooted in the best cutting-edge science

  • Everyday skin care basics—how to cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize, and protect your skin

  • Simple skin care routines for your age, skin type, and condition

  • Diet and exercise advice—including skin-enhancing foods and fitness routines to heal your skin from the inside out

  • Help for specific skin care problems such as adult acne and the effects of pregnancy, menopause, or medical treatments on your skin

  • Organic skin care recipes to make at home, plus simple information on ingredients found in commercial skin care products

About the Author

Ava Shamban, M.D., is the founder and director of the AVA MD Laser Institute for Dermatology and the Recovery Skin Care Clinic in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA. She was the featured dermatologist on ABC's Extreme Makeover and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Tyra Show, The Doctors, Fox News, Extra, and other TV shows. She has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, and many other publications.

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Dr. Sherry Simmons
The "workbook" style is also very appealing, and the "recipes" for masks and other facial products, are a great touch.
Kari
I love this book because it offers powerful, complex information in an easy-to-read, accessible way.
Laurie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joanna on June 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
This down-to-earth manual addresses the very real challenges skin faces throughout the stages of life, with a combination of real science, practical strategies, and upbeat advice. The tone is less like a visit to the doctor's office and more like a conversation with a friend--a very smart friend who won't let you get away with less than your best. There's something here for everybody, no matter what your age or skin type, whether you're just looking to improve on your already-good skin care regimen or (like most of us) you've let the sunscreen slide until one morning you wake up with "age spots"--and you're only 30!

What sets this book apart from all the other "celebrity derm" books out there, though, are the real solutions offered for people facing particularly difficult skin challenges--like persistent acne, the hormonal changes of pregnancy and midlife, and (most importantly, because there's so little out there on this topic) the skin-damaging side effects that accompany many of today's most successful cancer therapies. I'm not personally affected by any of these at the moment (knock on wood), but I still found lots to learn from the advice.

All this, plus interesting tidbits like how to read a skin care product label, Q & A, personalized skin care plans, recipes for organic masks, and sections on the vital connection between nutrition, fitness, and skin health--this is the one book your skin needs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Sherry Simmons on June 12, 2011
Format: Paperback
Written by a world renown dermatologist, one might wonder if this book would be too difficult for the average person, let me assure you it is not.
Straight forward and helpful for women of all ages. It would make a wonderful gift for daughters, mothers and grandmothers alike. Explainations of the latest skincare remedies as well as the homemade tried and true recipes, Dr. Ava lays it all out for the taking. She has broken new ground in describing skin as it relates to pregnancy, menopause, and illness. It is her passionate concern for the cancer patient that shines through and lets the reader know they are not alone. This is not a book to read through once, but a reference book to keep on your shelf and refer back to for yourself or others. I recommend it to all, but especially women who are going through or have gone through cancer treatment. Thanks Dr. Shamban!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ambergirl on July 5, 2012
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This has no information in it that you cannot get for free anywhere on the Internet. It just tells you the basic info that most people already know. Eat right, exercise, and take antioxidants. It just draws it out. Nothing new here at all. Old information. I get tired of wasting money. My fault.

These days anyone can write a book. Everything can be researched by yourself for free.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kari on June 6, 2011
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The book is very user friendly and describes that various elements of healthy skin in a thorough, articulate, and interesting manner. Her advice offers a holistic approach to skin care that makes sense, given the obvious connection of one's skin to the entire body and to stress and other emotions. There are practical pieces of advice that anyone can follow for years, without advocating a complex regimen that would unravel in a few days. The "workbook" style is also very appealing, and the "recipes" for masks and other facial products, are a great touch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on August 24, 2011
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I love this book because it offers powerful, complex information in an easy-to-read, accessible way. It's so well-written that I enjoy reading through it, but I don't have to go cover to cover. The organization allows me to skip to what is important to me and gives me the understanding and tools to take action. So many great ideas, and the context to understand and remember what to do. Thank you, Dr. Ava!!
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