GREAT SKIN AT ANY AGE: How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Without Plastic Surgery by

GREAT SKIN AT ANY AGE: How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Without Plastic Surgery

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sensible guidance--even for the non-obsessed. Whatever your worry, from wrinkles to skin cancer, the one principle of skin care is always the same: stay out of the sun. With that key message repeated throughout, the authors cover every other aspect of skin care--and it's not uninteresting. First: how skin works; how it ages; and what various products supposedly and actually do--with some curiosa (how Grecian Formula does its magic) and much myth-debunking. (""Quick tan"" products deposit a substance with a red/orange hue into fat tissues; moisturizers don't moisturize, but rather help the skin retain water.) As regards home skin care, there are reasonable hints culled from beauty salons and medical experts. And finally there's a wrap-up of non-surgical, wrinkle-smoothing medical procedures: face peeling, dermabrasion, silicone injections, etc. (Expectations, complications, the all-important recovery time.) A sane, reasonable approach--readers can take the advice to their own level of concern.

Pub Date: Jan. 12th, 1982
Publisher: St. Martin's