Skin: The Bare Facts

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Our skin is one of our most important layers. It shows EVERYTHING. Dirt, stress, sunburns, wrinkles, dimples, shaving irritation, allergies, and (let's not forget) the horror of acne. It's the one organ that lives on the outside of the body, and it takes the brunt of all of our actions. It's there to protect us, and also, at times, to give us major headaches. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched advice manual is all about skin. Provides researched biological and medical information in easily ...

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Overview

Our skin is one of our most important layers. It shows EVERYTHING. Dirt, stress, sunburns, wrinkles, dimples, shaving irritation, allergies, and (let's not forget) the horror of acne. It's the one organ that lives on the outside of the body, and it takes the brunt of all of our actions. It's there to protect us, and also, at times, to give us major headaches. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched advice manual is all about skin. Provides researched biological and medical information in easily understood language. Also explores organic remedies, doctor-administered procedures, old wives tales, and current trends.

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"There is a lot to know about skin care, but this book lays it out in simple language….The information contained within is useful." — VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 
Children's Literature - Kristi Bernard
If there was ever anything you wanted to know about skin you can get it here. No, it is not like a dictionary or encyclopedia. You will learn all about skin in a way that can truly be understood. What type of skin do you have? What is skin made of? What are the best shaving and makeup practices? How do you avoid skin cancer? These are just a few of the questions answered. Get the bare facts about healing damaged skin, protecting your skin, and pampering your skin. Chapters cover how to clean and care for your skin and how the things that harm it get control of your skin. It is not only what you put on the outside of your skin that can protect or damage it, it is also what you put inside your body like foods and liquids. Readers will learn what to eat, drink and what products to buy to help their skin stay young and beautiful. Any questions you could possibly ask are arranged with quick reference answers. This is not a book for just women. Men will be able to use this book as a reference guide to better skin, too. Bergamotto left no rock unturned. If you want to learn how to make your own skin products out of nature's finest products, the recipes are right here. This is a great book for readers of all ages. Get the most out of your skin. Reviewer: Kristi Bernard
VOYA - Ed Goldberg
There is a lot to know about skin care, but this book lays it out in simple language. Targeted for girls, it explains what skin is and provides guidelines to identify skin type (normal, oil, dry, combination). Bergamotto discusses acne and other skin diseases and their treatments. Topics include hair removal, such as tweezing and waxing; the impact of sun on skin, including the potential for skin cancer, the types of skin cancers, and their treatments; spa treatments; and the "411 on Makeup." Each chapter briefly covers its subject and provides informational boxes, such as one describing cleansers, scrubbing, moisturizers, and toner in "What's Your Skin Type." Simple drawings break up the text and each chapter ends with questions and answers. Bergamotto tells it straight: too much of anything is bad. Too much sun exposure can cause cancer. Makeup should enhance beauty and not overshadow it. Although spas are fun, girls can do spa treatments at home at a fraction of the cost. Girls need not be taken in by expensive makeup. Generic makeup is, more than likely, manufactured by well-known cosmetics companies. Bergamotto advises visits to the doctor if skin conditions persist. She suggests acupuncture as a possible remedy, however, and advises doing research and asking questions before making any decisions. Consumers must read labels. It is not a flashy book and its cover may not attract teens, but the information contained within is useful. A similar book geared for boys would be beneficial. Reviewer: Ed Goldberg
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—Girls well versed in the world of magazines will find themselves on familiar ground with this book. Bergamotto draws from her beauty-industry experience to discuss every conceivable skin-related issue: protection from the sun, figuring out skin type, best cleansing rituals, hair removal, etc. Particularly helpful are the makeup primers that include an overview of the products and comparison of different brands, a realistic response to pimples (it is a bad idea to pop them, but since you can't resist, here's the best way to do it), and simple recipes for concocting at-home facial treatments. There's something for every girl here, whether she's just had her first breakout or needs a refresher on which sunscreen to use and when to reapply. Colorful spot art decorates the pages and gives the book an open, attractive look.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980073256
  • Publisher: Zest Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 100
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Bergamotto began her career in the beauty industry as an intern and assistant at Glamour magazine, and went on to work as a beauty editor at Lucky and then as the Beauty and Health Director at Teen People. She is currently the Contributing Style Editor at People StyleWatch, and a freelance writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, In Style, San Diego Magazine, FOAM, Cookie, Lucky, and Glamour. She has been a featured beauty and style expert on TV with appearances on MTV, VH1, E!, CNN, CBS’s Early Show, NBC’s Today Show, and The Tyra Banks Show.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What's Your Type? 9

2 What Is Skin, Anyway? 23

3 he Dreaded "A" 29

4 Red Patches, Itchy Spots, and Other Fun 41

5 Tweeze It, Wax It, Shave It 53

6 Let the Sunshine In? Maybe Not 61

7 At the Spa 73

8 The 411 on Makeup 81

Index 96

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    Posted November 28, 2013

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