9 Skin-Care Books We’re Reading This Summer
While many may have the current best-sellers on their 2020 reading list, the editors at Skincare.com are focused on books of a different genre — beauty of course! 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 nine skin-care books we’re reading this summer.
The Pro-Aging Playbook: Embracing a Lifestyle of Beauty and Wellness Inside and Out by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank
Pro-aging is a term that we’re embracing each year we grow older, and this book by cosmetic dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank exhibits exactly how to do so. The book covers everything from in-office treatments to the best products that will help enhance your skin and health. Give it a read and it’s sure to alter your relationship with aging and beauty.
Surface-level treatments are commonly used to address skin concerns like acne and premature aging. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, internationally-renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe believes that 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 road map to great-looking skin.
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 journey toward beautiful-looking skin and even walk away with 20 recipes to try.
Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide to Asian, Olive, and Dark Skin by Jeanine Downie, M.D., and Fran Cook-Bolden M.D.
This comprehensive text dives deep into how to care for skin of color and unpacks how most dermatology practices and treatments are built for caucasian skin tones. Both Dr. Downie and Dr. Cook-Bolden take you through personal stories and remedies for caring for skin of color.
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 and retailer, 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.
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 New York Times beauty writer and founder of fragrance brand Ellis Brooklyn shares in-depth insight on the skin-care regimens of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including one celeb’s $2,000 skin-care routine. If you’re looking to get inspiration from the stars — and potentially spend a pretty penny or two — look no further than Skin Deep.
An Atlas of Natural Beauty: Botanical Ingredients for Retaining and Enhancing Beauty, by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami
For an “atlas” of natural beauty tips and tricks, look no further than this quasi coffee table, quasi botanical skin-care dictionary. If you’ve always wondered what exactly coconut oil or fruit extracts really do for your skin, this is the one for you. Plus, if you love a good DIY beauty treatment, you’ll get plenty of info.
All too often, there’s a laundry list of ingredients listed on the back of skin-care and beauty products. 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.