- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (September 22, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416586962
- ISBN-13: 978-1416586968
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,852,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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"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.
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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).
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.
If you're looking for a guide with practical, simple information, or if you've been confused about the different messages you get from magazines/articles, I would highly recommend this book. It's even an enjoyable and informative read. Dr. Ellen Marmur talks like a normal woman who happens to be smart and educated. She is a dermatologist and has the experience, both as a doctor and as someone with skin herself.