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Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin Hardcover – September 22, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416586962
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416586968
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,688,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you want great style, you need great skin. If you want great skin, you need this book." -- Stacy London, host of TLC's What Not to Wear

"This book is a public health service for women. It cuts through the advertising hype and gets right to the truth. It is a comprehensive summary of optimal skin care for women. It's written in simple, easy-to-follow language and in an entertaining style." -- Mark Lebwohl, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center

"Protecting your skin is essential to your overall health. Here you will find everything you need to safeguard your skin." -- Valentin Fuster, MD, leader in preventative medicine and education and renowned cardiologist

"A woman's skin is a reflection on her overall well-being. And when it looks good, she feels good. Dr. Marmur equips readers with everything they need to keep their skin safe and beautiful." -- Frank Lipman, MD, author of Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again

"Ellen is a rare combination of intelligence and beauty, so to have her wisdom captured in the pages of Simple Skin Beauty is akin to discovering a road map to beautiful, healthy skin. Whether looking up something serious, like melanoma, or just some tips on how to make your skin look its best, this is my new reference book and should be yours too." -- Emily Scott, J.Crew, Plum TV

About the Author

Dr. Ellen Marmur is the Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery and Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York.

A board-certified dermatologist with advanced training in cosmetic laser surgery and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research on melanoma vaccines and the national Alpha Omega Alpha award for highest excellence in medicine. Dr. Marmur is an international speaker and author with numerous publications in academic journals, books and the popular press. She is also Skin Health Editor of Merck Manual's Your Health Now magazine.

She lives in New York with her husband and four children.


More About the Author

Dr. Ellen Marmur is the Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery and Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York.

A board-certified dermatologist with advanced training in cosmetic laser surgery and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research on melanoma vaccines and the national Alpha Omega Alpha award for highest excellence in medicine. Dr. Marmur is an international speaker and author with numerous publications in academic journals, books and the popular press. She is also Skin Health Editor of Merck Manual's Your Health Now magazine.

She lives in New York with her husband and four children.

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Its an easy read, and has very good information .
Makeupboricua
I quote from it: "by reading this book, you have virtually spent two weeks with me in my practice".
Anon
Dr. Marmur's book is a must read for anyone who cares about their skin, health and beauty.
I. Isabel

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Herbert P. Goodheart on September 28, 2009
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As a dermatologist, I often discourage my patients from buying most "self-help" books that are intended for the general public because so many of them are either oversimplified or overly complex. Most offer limited, and, at times, misleading information. Many adopt a self-serving manner, selling products or trying to prove that their point of view is the latest "cure."

Doctor Marmur's book, "Simple Skin Beauty", is a friendly, easy to understand, humorous guide that explains how you can clear up your complexion. It recommends sensible and economical OTC products, takes on and clarifies many confusing subjects such as the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. She cuts through many of the myths of skin care treatment.

Readers will learn which treatments really work and which are wastes of money. She is not trying to sell any miracle potions or cures; rather, she has written a completely objective evaluation of all the legitimate treatment options available.

I can honestly say this is no less than the finest and most objective layperson's book on skin care. It will serve as an invaluable resource for my patients and for me as well. I will have several copies in my waiting room.

Dr. Goodheart is the author of Goodheart's Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, Diagnosis and Management and Acne For Dummies.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Isolde Deig Escobar on December 14, 2009
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Objective and wonderfully honest, Doctor Ellen Marmur clarifies subjects that may induce us to confusion.
Here are some interesting points you will find in her book:
1) The bare essentials: Your facial cleanser (p.59), Your facial moisturizer (p.69), and Sunblock vs. sunscreen (p.79).
2) Can I use my wife's skin care products? (p.89)
3) How do I need to adjust my daily regimen for my dark (African-American) skin? (p.90).
4) How to read a label (p.109).
5) Five shocking facts about skin cancer (p.161)
6) Difference between miracles and marketing (p.276)
7) Conclusion: "... Wanting to look attractive (your personal best) is a healthy aspiration, and this psychology of beauty is powerful, but it has to be personal. The products you select should be what your skin needs (or an indulgence you desire), rather than something you are pushed into purchasing..." (p.354).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Makeupboricua on January 15, 2011
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This book answers almost everything I have ever wondered about skin care. Its an easy read, and has very good information . Also includes names of products. This book will save you a lot of $$$ on beauty products.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Isabel on December 25, 2009
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Dr. Marmur's book is a must read for anyone who cares about their skin, health and beauty. It covers everyday topics from acne and eczema to skin cancers, ingredients to look for in your beauty products,different cosmetic procedures,how nutrients in food can benefit your skin,and most important: a full chapter devoted to sun protection,etc. I like it's q&a and skin truth sections through the books. It answer questions such as: "will drinking water make my skin look better? / does indulging in chocolate cause acne?" It includes a lot of charts, tables that you could use as quick references. I suggest you read from the the first chapter and get your highlighter ready.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on January 14, 2010
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The book title aptly describes what the book is about. Dr. Marmur has written a scholarly book packed with pertinent information. Especially the chapters that break down the meaning of ingredients listed on cosmetic products. She has successfully addressed the myths about skin care and emphasizes those that work.. The book is entertaining and is a delightful read. I intend to follow her recommendations and am confident that my skin will show excellent results.

Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nurse on December 17, 2013
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I had expected more. This book covers too much and too little at the same time. Overall it wasn't very helpful to me. I found information in direct conflict with things I have read by other dermatologists also. Every one has their own opinion, but this physician speaks alone on most of the issues she is at odds with others on. The most prevalent thing she speaks of, and it is repeated so often there is no doubt, is the need to wear sunscreen. Unlike other authors though, she actually does tell you why and in a way that makes real practical sense that I went out and bought and usually now wear sunscreen even though it is winter. With that being a big point with her, I must say she was successful in getting another person to wear it.
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By Katrina Sizemore on September 8, 2013
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I love this book, it is very great information about how to care for my face and body. Perfect book!
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It's great and provided lots of useful info. I plan to use the info in my fashion and image coaching business.Thanks
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