Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days

Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days

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by Jessica Wu MD
     
 

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Each year the average American woman spends upwards of $600 on personal care products, only to be disappointed when the hype outplays the performance. Enter Dr. Jessica Wu. Empowering women to break the cycle, she shares the secrets that turned her into one of Hollywood’s most sought after beauty experts—no needles, creams, or prescriptions required.

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Each year the average American woman spends upwards of $600 on personal care products, only to be disappointed when the hype outplays the performance. Enter Dr. Jessica Wu. Empowering women to break the cycle, she shares the secrets that turned her into one of Hollywood’s most sought after beauty experts—no needles, creams, or prescriptions required. Based on the latest research, and proven on Dr. Wu’s patients (both the famous and notso- famous), Feed Your Face is an easy-to-use 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds, and generally feel better—in your clothes and in your skin.

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Publishers Weekly
Deserving of a better subtitle, dermatologist-to-the-stars Wu's first book is packed with helpful tips. Dense but highly readable, the tome is split into four sections: a look at our largest organ, the skin; a guide to skin disorders accompanied by Wu's insights into foods both helpful and harmful for treating them; four weeks' worth of menu suggestions; and a quickie primer to homemade skincare products. Wu also includes a guide to Botox and other small-scale surgical interventions. The author is refreshingly honest and approachable. She enjoys having a tan, for instance, and doesn't see the point in telling her patients to wear long sleeves outdoors at any hour of the day. Though urging readers to eat organic, minimally-processed food is hardly a breakthrough, Wu's case for doing so is well-explained and easy to implement. The calm, sensible approach she takes here will be appreciated by anyone in search of perfect-or at least better-skin. Photos.
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Library Journal
A board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, Wu (Univ. of Southern California Medical Sch.) is a frequent contributor to national TV shows and magazines. Her premise here is that one's diet affects the skin, and she uses profiles of her patients, which include celebrities, to illustrate how changing what one consumes can improve the skin's appearance. Divided into four parts, the book covers the skin's physiology; common ailments such as acne, sunburn, and wrinkles; the Feed Your Face diet; and make-at-home remedies and cosmetic procedures such as Botox, laser treatments, and chemical peels. Recaps at the end of chapters highlight the important messages, and there are sections on when to see your doctor, a Q&A, and a "Did You Know?" section. She also lists where to get the recommended foods and products. Wu also discusses her own struggles with maintaining healthy skin, how she identifies with her patients' insecurities, and her comfort level with her patients' decisions on choosing the diet or cosmetic procedures. VERDICT Recommended for those looking for a different approach to healthier skin.—Rebecca Raszewski, Lib. of the Health Sciences, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
From the Publisher
"The key to looking younger - as I have learned from Dr. Wu - isn't copious amounts of Botox or even plastic surgery, it's a diet that will improve your skin from the inside out, as her Feed Your Face Diet has done for me. My skin looks radiant, smooth, and ten years younger."

- Maria Bello, actress

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312630775
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

DR. JESSICA WU, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified celebrity dermatologist in Los Angeles and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Medical School. When she’s not helping Hollywood’s A-list get red carpet-ready, she’s dishing up advice as the Skin and Beauty Expert on EverydayHealth.com and on her daily e-Newsletter (with 250,000 loyal readers). Dr. Wu is also a frequent medical expert on The Doctors, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, FOX News, and EXTRA, and has become the go-to beauty expert for editors at the New York Times, People, Elle, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Women’s Wear Daily.

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“Maybe it's because women in L.A. are overly concerned with what they're eating, but when I opened my own dermatology practice, I started asking every patient to tell me about her diet. Over and over I heard variations on the same theme: "I know that my diet doesn't have an effect on my skin, but I seem to break out every time I eat [fill in the blank]." It didn't take long to notice some definite patterns and to realize I was on to something. Maybe food did affect the skin, despite what I had been taught in medical school? 

       The original version of the FEED YOUR FACE Diet was just a pile of papers held together with a binder clip. But before long, family, friends, and even my celebrity patients were clamoring for it. That’s because the results spoke for themselves: Skin looked smoother. Acne cleared. Rashes subsided. Even women who already had beautiful, blemish-free complexions swore that their skin looked more radiant than it had in years. Now you, too, can learn how to feed your face.”  

 —from the Introduction

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