Very well written, concise, and clears out all the hype of what to do to improve facial appearance. He is direct, gives specific recommendations so you know what to buy and what not to buy as far as products. He even gives specific products and brands. That alone is worth much more than the cost of the book since I tend to be a product junkie and purchase too many things I don't need. He also tells us what products not to combine together, or else the effects are negative. In addition, he is just such a sweet and kind soul that is not arrogant at all. He has a huge heart and truly wants to help and is very generous with his advice. All I can say is a huge "thank you Dr. Aguilera!".
Be Youthful by Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is an indispensible source of valuable information for anyone interested in not only achieving and maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance but also keeping a young-at-heart mind and spirit. It tells us what to expect when we age and how to take care of our skin and ourselves to look and feel our best at any stage in our life. Jam-packed with a wealth of information, it describes the aging process of our skin and facial structures, pinpointing the environmental, nutritious, and individual factors that contribute to the ways our skin and face (and mindsets) change over time. After thoroughly explaining the basics of the dermis, the facial physique and age-related factors, Dr. Aguilera highlights the best ways to deal with specific skin concerns and with the signs that the ticking clock eventually leaves on our features. Claiming to take care of all sorts of skin issues, a plethora of cosmeceutical creams, lotions, and dermatological procedures is offered on the beauty market; so much so that many feel a bit overwhelmed by the deep--and often murky-- sea of products and devices that promise to erase skin ailments, wrinkles, and drooping contours. Shino Bay Aguilera makes it easy to sift through the amount of often misleading information by identifying the ingredients and technologies best suitable for individual skin care concerns. The addressed subject areas range from the essentials of a healthy skin care regimen, reviews of dermatological ingredients and the best product types for different skin types, to the latest technologies effective in softening and even reversing the signs of skin imperfections and aging features. With a critical eye for the sometimes misused (and at times over-used) aesthetic procedures available, Dr. Aguilera succinctly explains the effects and suitability of contemporary treatments, including the variety of different fillers available, photodynamic therapies and other non-invasive procedures, and cutting-edge laser technologies. The explored topics are solidly backed up with research findings and additionally supported by individually conducted trial-and-error tests, all written in an informative yet entertaining manner, interspersed with compassionate, personal narratives and a healthy, enjoyable dose of humor. While dealing with the gold standards of aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Aguilera points out, throughout his book, the pitfalls of solely focusing on superficial appearance and --sometimes-skewed-- beauty ideals. He stresses that taking care of the outside must go hand in hand with taking care of the inside. After all, it is a reciprocal relation: Looking and feeling good involves more than simply polishing up our looks; it means, likewise, staying healthy both physically and psychologically. Be Youthful, therefore, provides much more than helpful insights into everything one wants to know about the latest advances in skin care and aesthetic issues; it projects an important message transcending the realms of “lotions and potions,” cosmetic procedures, and high-tech skincare tools. It reminds us of the vital role that not only the body but also the mind, soul, and spirit do play in our aims at looking our best.
I can't put it down! This book is a "must read" for anyone looking to look and feel youthful and content throughout their lives. It transcends the normal books on beauty or self help as it addresses the true meaning of life and truthful, insightful techniques of how to live happy, content, loving, loved and fulfilled while looking and feeling your very best.
For anyone who is spiritual or aspire to be....We all want to be the best versions of us that were can be and this reads like a manual on how to do just that! Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera and Loren Psaltis are both an inspiration to the world on how to rise above all the chaos that life throws at you and achieve success, happiness and fulfillment by returning all with LOVE! Love, the most powerful energy in the universe that truly conquers all!
As a Facial Plastic Surgeon, I am proud to give Be Youthful my highest recommendation. Shino Bay is a leader in cosmetic dermatology, dermatologist to the stars, and an international trainer for other cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Be Youthful is written so anyone can learn to take the absolute best care of their skin and face. Advanced practitioners can certainly learn from what he has to say, yet his stories make even the most complex concepts easily understandable and relatable to everyday life.
Shino Bay has a gift for teaching the most recent advances in keeping your skin healthy and youthful. Do not miss out on the secrets he is sharing, they are simple to follow and easy to miss if you are unaware. This book is guaranteed to make you smile and will help you make your skin and face look years younger for many years to come.
Dr. Aguilera outlines the various cosmetic procedures and medications in an easy to read reference that is great for readers working both in and out of the healthcare field. He includes a lot of patients' most common concerns and questions as they begin their journey in prolonging a youthful appearance. Inserted are some clinical pearls about the field as well as personal anecdotes which really contextualize the large amount of information given. The first part talks about the physiological theories of aging and volume loss in the face. If this was more ingrained in public knowledge, more dramatic cosmetic procedures would likely be avoided. Overall great read.
Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera's book, "Be Youthful" is a phenomenal, innovative, interesting, and extremely helpful book outlining the things that we all can do to stay looking and feeling young regardless of age or gender. His book, "Be Youthful" is a MUST READ!!!!! He combines good science with his good nature, thoughtfulness, honesty, and obviously superior skills and knowledge to easily explain how we can slow time and reverse the natural aging process. His calmness, true caring, humble attitude, and spirituality shine through form beginning to the end in Dr Aguilera's book, giving the reader the sense that's Dr. Aguilera is different; not just any other Cosmetic Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon trying to cash in...you begin to understand that Dr. Aguilera really truly cares and wants to make a difference in this world by helping others.
Dr. Aguilera has provided a very readable guide on things you can do to maintain your health and fight the effects of aging. He provides enough science to support his ideas, enough explanation of the art of beauty to understand what is important and what is not and enough practical advice about what to do to achieve success on your own. He also explains the interaction of a good cosmetic dermatologist and the many products and services available to maintain a youthful appearance. Face it, we all want to live longer and feel great and we also want to look good while we do it. This book could not come at a better time for me. I highly recommend this book to men and women of any age.
The book, Be Youthful: Look Good, Feel Great-and Remain Young At Any Age, is the best kind of beauty book as it does not simply promote the newest fad in skin treatments or promise a mystical Fountain of Youth; rather, it promotes the idea that beauty is genuinely something that is found on the inside and by cultivating our own inner sense of self, we will glow and shine to others on the outside. Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera tweeted that, Youth is a state of mind and love and kindness is the elixir of eternal youth. This is a true statement, and it is one in which Dr. Aguilera applies to his own life. If you want to stay youthful and healthy, this book is essential for understanding the steps to take in order to ensure vitality, health, and beauty endure. Thank you, Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera, the best doctor in Florida.
Excellent read!! Actionable advice is what comes to mind. I have read this book twice and will read it again. Being in the aesthetic industry, filtering out the background noise is a task. This book cuts through the multitude of options facing consumers into a concise action plan for people to follow or at least consider. It is an easy read that incorporates Dr Aguilera's wholistic approach, cutting edge technologies and philosophy of youth and beauty which includes the all important inner beauty and happiness. This is how he lives his life and it is often forgotten in today's aesthetic approach. This book will appeal to a wide audience and Dr Aguilera's combined approach is long over due in written form. Kudos for making it available to the public.
I have a background in skin are and am always hunting for the next best book on this topic. Fantastic book. The author opened my eyes to the importance of not overfilling the face and is comprehensive in his explanation. Can imagine what a sculptor he is in his practice ! I will read it again for sure