An honest, straightforward look at what you can. . .and cannot. . .do to rescue your face from the telltale signs of aging. The author carefully leads the reader through the maze of conflicting claims, information and misinformation. He explains, for example, that contrary to what Madison Avenue would have you believe, your skin is incapable of absorbing most chemicals applied to it; isometric exercises will not eliminate wrinkles and sags. . . wrinkles are a skin problem, not a muscle problem. Looking for a good soap? Use Ivory. (The author is not shy around brand names.) Need a good moisturizer? The inexpensive ones are generally as good as the expensive ones. Tired of high-priced shampoos? You can safely use a mild dishwashing liquid. The first part of the book covers what you can do for yourself in terms of choosing facial cleansers, fighting dry skin, taking precautions in the sun, combating acne, and removing excess facial hair. Part II deals with what your doctor can do for you, e.g., eliminate wrinkles, lift your face, and get rid of moles and growths. The author even tells what each procedure entails and how much it costs. A sound guide to facial care.