7 Skin Care Books We're Reading this Summer
While many of us have the current best-sellers on our 2018 reading list, the editors at Skincare.com are focused on books in a different genre. From a book dedicated to the best foods to eat each season for better-looking skin to one focused on the ins and outs of the Korean skin care routine, we’re sharing the seven skin care books we’re reading this summer below.
The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Whitney Bowe, MD
On your quest to address common skin concerns, from acne to premature wrinkling, among the plan of attack are surface-level treatments that can help improve the appearance of the skin. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, internationally-renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe believes there’s a major factor of skin health many of us are neglecting to consider: a healthy gut. In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr. Bowe highlights the ways in which skin disorders can manifest as a result of irregularities rooted in the gut. Readers will take away science-backed explanations, DIY practical skin care strategies, and a 21-day program that can act as a roadmap to great-looking skin.
Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart
When former beauty editor Jolene Hart couldn’t find a product that could help her broken out, irritated complexion, she set out on a quest to discover what could. After lots of research—and some trial and error—she found that her stressed-out lifestyle was one of the main triggers of her breakouts. In Eat Pretty you’ll learn why eating fresh, seasonal foods is a key part of a healthy skin routine, discover a few ingredients that can help you on your quest towards beautiful-looking skin, and even walk away with 20 recipes to try.
The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho
Intrigued by the famed 10-step Korean skin care routine and yearning for more? Dive into Charlotte Cho’s must-read book about Korean beauty secrets for healthy, glowing skin. As the founder of Soko Glam, a popular Korean beauty and lifestyle website, Cho helps you achieve radiant-looking, glowing skin with step-by-step tutorials, skin care tips, and product advice. If you’re a follower of the no makeup-makeup trend, this is the perfect light read for you.
Skin Deep: Women on Skin Care, Makeup, and Looking Their Best by Bee Shapiro
If you’ve ever wondered what the biggest names in pop culture do in the name of beauty, you’ll learn it all in Bee Shapiro’s book that highlights some of the leading women of our generation. The former beauty editor shares in-depth insight on the skin care regimens of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including one celeb’s $2,000 skin care regimen. If you’re looking to get inspiration from the stars—and potentially spend a pretty penny or two—look no further than Skin Deep.
A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter M.S.
There’s no denying the heaping usage of jargon on the back of skin care and beauty products alike. Over the years it’s become increasingly difficult to tell the difference between a nutrient and an ingredient that’s not beneficial for our skin at all. Thanks to this alphabetical guide of 800 new ingredients found in toiletries and cosmetics, you’ll know exactly what ingredients are worth your while—and the ones that aren’t. Before you coat yourself in just any old cream, use this book as a guide for pinpointing exactly which ingredients your skin should be drinking up.
Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day by Perry Romanowski
If you’re an avid follower of beauty trends and tips, you’ve more than likely come across a few wild hacks and myths along the way. Like, do dryer sheets cause acne? Or, is lipstick safe to use on your cheeks? Maybe you’ve looked down at your post-manicure nails and noticed a yellow sheen to them. Is it from the nail polish? You’ll find out all of the answers from the scientists at The Beauty Brains.
Glow15 by Naomi Whittel
Have you noticed skin that appears dry and lackluster? Have your strands begun to look limp? Do you feel less energized in your day to day routine? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Glow15, a lifestyle plan that can help bring out the best version of you. With over 50 delicious and nutritious recipes, easy exercises, and advice from top experts, reviewers are raving about the positive results they’ve seen in not only their boosted energy levels, but also the look and feel of skin in just a short amount of time.
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