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Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist

Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist

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by Debra Jaliman

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Skin Rules is a concise and practical instruction manual from a renowned Fifth Avenue dermatologist on how to attain beautiful skin, a taut and sculpted body, and a much younger appearance. Actors, models, and newscasters go to Dr. Jaliman for her cutting-edge technology and the latest in skin care, as well as for her reputation for being the "last stop"


Skin Rules is a concise and practical instruction manual from a renowned Fifth Avenue dermatologist on how to attain beautiful skin, a taut and sculpted body, and a much younger appearance. Actors, models, and newscasters go to Dr. Jaliman for her cutting-edge technology and the latest in skin care, as well as for her reputation for being the "last stop" doctor, the one who fixes what others can't.

Skin Rules has something for everyone, no matter where they live or how much money they have to spend. This small, invaluable guide supplies the same advice Dr. Jaliman gives to her celebrity patients, from lasers to remove sun damage and turn back the clock to suggestions for simple products and habits anyone can adopt for a small outlay of time and money.

In Skin Rules readers will learn:
• about the one ingredient that should NEVER be in
sunscreens, but often is
• how to use inexpensive Aquaphor to heal wounds and
prevent scarring
• which drugstore products really work for acne and wrinkles

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“Debra is a goldmine of innovative tips and the latest theory, expertly separating fact from fiction. Readers will love getting to know her and her sage advice through the pages of her indispensable book.” —makeup artist Trish McEvoy

“I absolutely loved this very straightforward and informative guide to skin care. Dr. Jaliman provides excellent advice and tips on a wide variety of skin care topics from the best inexpensive products to describing the latest dermatological procedures.” —actress Sela Ward

Skin Rules is not just filled with useful tips everybody can use to have better skin - it has brand new information I hadn't seen before. Great little book!” —actress Vera Farmiga

“Debra Jaliman's clear and comprehensive book on skin care is refreshingly accessible, and as expert as we all know that she herself is.She has generously included the names of numerous, readily available products to help with the regimes she prescribes, and of course she has her own superb line of products, too. The overall message is that with proper, educated care and Debra's guidance, we can all have healthy, beautiful skin. This book is terrific.” —actress Ali McGraw

“I love this book! And so will every other woman who cares about the way she looks. Dr. Debra Jaliman has turned out a real gem, full of detailed information about the best products to use and lots of other useful tips about beauty in general. She also talks about the use of Botox and all kinds of different fillers. I have a great English skin and have always looked after it, but even I learned so much more from this leading NY Doctor. For instance, I now know to take biotin every day to help my nails and hair. I'll never again go shopping for skin products without a Debra Jaliman list. Skin Rules is clearly and authoritatively written. It is precise, informative and fills a real need.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of Playing The Game

“For years, glamorous New Yorkers have sought out Dr. Jaliman to look their best. This book has great, useful and fun information!” —Jana Klauer, M.D., author of How the Rich Get Thin and The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan

“All of my famous Hollywood clients go to Debra Jaliman to maintain their youthful appearance. She is down to earth and never kisses and tells. I love Skin Rules.” —Susan Ciminelli, author of The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin

“If you care about your image, you should have Dr. Debra Jaliman on speed dial and a copy of Skin Rules always at hand.” —Donny Deutsch, television personality, advertising executive and author of Often Wrong, Never in Doubt

“Skin Rules - very informative and easy to understand. This book should be required reading for all adolescents and anyone with skin problems. I was fortunate to have parents that taught me the "cardinal" rule of clear skin. I love that one doesn't have to go to the dermatologist or buy expensive creams for every outbreak.” —Katharine Ross, actress

“What a remarkable book – accessible, helpful and to the point! Every woman should have it by her bed or at her desk. ” —actress Olympia Dukakis

“Dr. Debra Jaliman has been my dermatologist for years. I can't say I look as pretty as she does --but I'm getting close. She's almost too good - for my own book cover, my publishers said I didn't look old enough in the photos. Thanks, Dr. J. You rule!” —Richard Kirshenbaum, author of Madboy: My Journey from Adboy to Adman

author of The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan Susan Ciminelli

All of my famous Hollywood clients go to Debra Jaliman to maintain their youthful appearance. She is down to earth and never kisses and tells. I love Skin Rules.
author of Madboy: My Journey from Adboy to Adm Richard Kirshenbaum

Dr. Debra Jaliman has been my dermatologist for years. I can't say I look as pretty as she does --but I'm getting close. She's almost too good - for my own book cover, my publishers said I didn't look old enough in the photos. Thanks, Dr. J. You rule!

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Skin Rules

Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist

By Debra Jaliman

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2012 Debra Jaliman
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ISBN: 978-1-4299-4154-9




Don't Waste Money on Expensive Cleansers — Spend It on Moisturizers, Sunscreens, and Antiaging Products Instead

Pricey skin-care lines usually include pricey cleansers, but the truth is some of the best cleansers I know are sold on drugstore shelves, so look there first. This is the advice I give to all my patients, even to the celebrities whose faces you see on magazine covers, who can certainly afford really, really expensive cleansers. "You're just washing money down the drain," I tell them. It isn't worth it to spend a lot of money on cleansers. Believe me, you can put your money to better use.



The Right Cleanser Is Key

One of the first questions I ask a new patient is "What do you use to cleanse your face?" The right cleanser can make a big difference; after all, it's something you use twice a day (or should). Far too often, I find that people are using the wrong cleanser. For dry, sensitive, or normal skin, buy a cleanser that is mild and won't strip the natural oils. Neutrogena Extra Gentle Clean is one of my favorites since it is fragrance-free, nondrying, and noncomedogenic (it won't clog pores). CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is another good choice because it has ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which prevent skin from drying out. If you prefer a cleansing bar, Basis Sensitive Skin Bar or Cetaphil will work. Many of my patients like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I'm not crazy about its gloppy texture, but it's certainly mild enough for sensitive skin. For oily or acne-prone skin, an exfoliating cleanser will help to remove dead skin cells and bacteria. Two good options are RoC Multi Correxion Exfoliating Cleanser and L'Oréal Paris Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser, which contain salicylic acid. Although most of the salicylic acid will be washed down the drain, it does help to remove surface skin and excess oil.



Makeup Removal and Cleansing Are Not the Same

If you use heavy makeup, you have to remove it before cleansing. If you're wearing mascara and eye makeup, wipe that off first with an eye makeup removal product. Remember to wipe gently because the skin around the eyes is very delicate. Now for the rest of the face: Take a cotton pad and moisten it with toner or a tiny bit of water and a dab of cleanser. Make sure to remove all makeup, especially in areas where it tends to collect, such as above and in the eyebrows and in the creases around the nose and mouth.

I appear on TV fairly frequently and if there's one thing I hate, it's the heavy makeup they slather on me before I go on camera. I know it's necessary (the new high-definition technology really brings out every flaw), but I can't wait to get it off. The minute I'm off the air I run to my bag for the cotton squares and the small bottle of toner I always carry and wipe it off as fast as possible. Why toner? Because I find it's faster and more efficient than cleanser. But if you want to use cleanser, go right ahead. Once makeup is off, proceed to cleansing.



Wash Your Face Correctly

In my practice, we always teach patients how to cleanse their faces. The first thing they learn is that their fingers are not enough and will never get their skin really clean. Fingers can't exfoliate and besides, bacteria lurk under fingernails. So use cotton pads or rounds or a fresh washcloth every time you wash your face. Don't scrub; just rub gently, particularly around the nose and on the neck. Try it; you'll be surprised by how much cleaner your skin feels afterward. Use lukewarm water, not hot or icy cold. If you're into gadgets, one of my favorites is the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System, which truly does remove more makeup, dirt, and oil than manual cleansing alone. Because it leaves skin cleaner and more exfoliated, serums and treatment products penetrate better. Just be sure to change the brush head every two or three months and choose the appropriate brush for your skin type; when in doubt, use the one for delicate skin. If the Clarisonic is not in your budget, Olay's Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System machine can be found in many drugstores and makes an acceptable alternative. Always use a mild cleanser with any machine.



Remove Makeup Before Going to Sleep

I cannot emphasize this enough: Never go to bed without cleansing your face. If you don't, the result will be clogged pores and breakouts. If the prospect of zits isn't enough to scare you into cleansing, picture what you'll look like in the morning with last night's makeup smeared all over your face. If you're really too exhausted to wash your face with water and cleanser, at least have cleansing pads by your bed and use them to wipe makeup off. Olay and Aveeno both make good cleansing pads that can go into your evening bag, if necessary.



Cleanse Every Morning and Every Evening

In the morning, cleanse your face before you put on toner (if you need it) and then apply moisturizer or sunscreen. Even if you cleansed and removed all makeup the night before, a splash of water in the morning or standing under the shower is not enough. During the night, as you sleep, bacteria build up on your skin, along with a lot of unwanted oil. So the first step is to cleanse your face with a product suitable for your skin type, and then pat dry your face gently but thoroughly. Let me emphasize that the towel should be clean, strictly for your personal use, and changed regularly. In the evening, same thing all over again, only don't forget to apply a serum or antiaging cream afterward.



To Tone or Not to Tone Depends on Skin Type

Companies that make skin-care products would like people to believe that everybody should use a toner, but nothing could be further from the truth. A surprising number of people should stay away from toners. If you have eczema or rosacea, even a salicylic acid toner is not a good idea because it can be too much for sensitive or reactive skin. People with super-dry skin shouldn't use toners, either.

Toners do have their uses, though, especially for oily, combination, normal, or acne-prone skin. If your skin is oily or prone to acne, tone twice a day (morning and night). I always tell my patients that the telltale sign is the four o'clock shiny nose; if that's what yours looks like in the afternoon, you should tone twice a day. If you have normal or combination skin, tone only once daily. If you have sensitive skin and have a hard time finding a toner you can tolerate, but you still want the benefits, here's a tip: Gently wipe some over your face and then immediately rinse it off with cool water. This also works in winter when skin is drier.



Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Even the best skin in the world will look dull if it is not well exfoliated. You can exfoliate on a daily basis with your cotton washcloth or a disposable cotton pad and a cleanser, or with the use of the Clarisonic machine. If you have sensitive skin and want to use the Clarisonic, make sure to use the blue brush for delicate skin. If you have normal or oily skin, in addition to your daily exfoliation, once or twice a week use something stronger, like a scrub with fine granules or microspheres, such as Avène Gentle Exfoliating Scrub. If you don't want to use abrasive scrubs, toners and pads with alpha-hydroxy acids or salicylic acid work well, too. Just be careful not to go at your face as if you were scrubbing a frying pan. A toner or pad is meant to be wiped gently over the face once — that's it. Two toners that work well are L'Oréal Pure Zone Continuous Action and Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion. For oily and acne-prone skin, La Roche-Posay Effaclar K is very effective. In my practice we make our own exfoliating pads, but Trish McEvoy's Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads work well, too. Stridex Maximum Strength Pads have 2 percent salicylic acid, which is effective on oily skin with blocked pores.



Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, Use a Daily Moisturizer with Sun Protection

I find that as patients' skin improves, they change what they put on their faces. Patients who were used to heavy foundations start to prefer tinted moisturizers because they no longer have flaws to conceal. This is a good thing, because tinted moisturizers make people look more youthful and glowing.

For everyday use, a moisturizer — tinted or not — with an SPF of 30 is ideal. There are many excellent products available: Stila Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 30, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, and Lancôme Bienfait Multi-vital SPF 30 are just a few. If you have oily skin, Lorac-ProtecTINT SPF 30 and Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40 are good choices.



Skin Changes with the Seasons and with the Years, and Skin Care Should Change, Too

Keep in mind that a cleansing routine that works in winter may not work so well in summer. Plus, what worked for you a couple of years ago may no longer be effective because of age or changes in hormone levels reflected in your skin. When it comes to skin care, you should be observant and adaptable. For example, you need to change your regimen when you find yourself using blotting papers throughout the day. I remember having lunch with a friend and by chance found myself staring down into her tote bag. It was a mess of crumpled facial blotting papers, a sure sign that she needed to change to an exfoliating cleanser and toner and reconsider her use of moisturizer. I sometimes tell my patients that if they absolutely feel compelled to use the same moisturizer they used in winter, in the heat of summer, they should at least refrain from putting it on their already shiny noses.



Eyes Are Special and Need Special Products

Some people think they can use any face cream around the eyes. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The skin in the eye area is very delicate and needs specially formulated products. Use only creams and serums that specifically say they have been ophthalmologically tested, and by all means avoid eye creams with fragrances, which can irritate the skin and cause swelling. Be careful when applying creams and serums around the eyes. Pat gently onto the under-eye area and just below the brow, but never put any on the eyelid itself. Eyelid skin is so thin that the ingredients in products can actually penetrate to the eyeball beneath.

Dark under-eye circles can make even young people look old and tired. They can be treated very successfully with prescription topical creams (containing tretinoin or hydroquinone) and lasers. Over-the-counter products with retinol and caffeine can also be helpful. Vitamin K products are useless — don't waste your money.

Those little white bumps some people get under the eyes are called milia. If small, they can be dissolved with an electric needle, but large ones have to be cut out. Do not use heavy creams around the eyes, because they can make milia worse.



Ditch the Fake Lashes and Grow Real Ones Instead

Fake eyelashes of any sort, including lash extensions, are a terrible idea. The glue damages the delicate skin of the eyelid and pulls out eyelashes, often permanently. Dyeing your lashes is an even worse idea and is illegal in many states for good reason, since the dye can severely damage the eye and even cause blindness. Prescription Latisse (bimatoprost), on the other hand, is one of the few products that actually lives up to the hype. In a matter of months, lashes truly do grow fuller, longer, and darker. They grow so long, in fact, they can even irritate the cornea. To avoid this, apply Latisse only on the outer half of the upper eyelid, never on the half closest to the tear duct and never on the lower lid. It's best to apply it in the morning, when there is less risk of transferring it to the lower lid or your pillowcase. That way, you reduce the chances of side effects, which include darkening of the eyelid, redness, itchiness, and even changes in the color of the iris (although this last one is rare). A tip: Latisse works very well on bald spots in eyebrows.

A couple of over-the-counter products appear to work almost as well as Latisse. The active ingredient in RapidLash is similar to the one in Latisse. Several of my patients who've used it are very happy with the result, especially because it is a less expensive alternative. RevitaLash also has its fans and is less expensive, too. A new process, called Lashdip, increasingly available in salons, coats the lashes and gives the appearance of wearing mascara for several weeks. It appears to be far safer than dyeing lashes.



Everybody Needs Sunscreen, but Moisturizers Are a Different Story

If your skin is oily or acne prone, you may not need a moisturizer, especially in warm weather. Just use a lightweight sunscreen lotion or powder instead. Some sunscreen lotions are designed to provide a matte finish for oily or combination skin, such as Clarins UV-Plus Protection Day Screen SPF 40 and Journée Bio-restorative Day Cream with PSP SPF 30. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30 or SPF 50 comes in a self-dispensing brush. You can take it everywhere and reapply it whenever you need sun protection or a matte finish. It's popular with both my female and male patients because it is so easy to carry around.



It's the Sun That Ruins Skin, Not Age

People think that crinkly skin, liver spots, and wrinkles are all part of normal aging. They're not — they're just signs of sun damage. I'll never forget the patient who came in with her elderly mother. My patient had the alligator skin that comes from baking on too many beaches, and she required many expensive treatments to repair it. Her mother, on the other hand, was a Southern belle who at the age of eighty-four still had porcelain skin with remarkably few wrinkles. Her secret? She had avoided the sun all her life, she had used sunscreen and big, beautiful hats to protect her face, and, as she told me, "I've always walked on the shady side of the street." We'd all do well to copy her example.

The American Academy of Dermatology recently changed its recommendations and now calls for a minimum SPF (sun protection factor) of 30, so for daily use a sunscreen with SPF 30 is fine. Remember, sun damage is cumulative; even ten minutes of exposure a day over the course of a lifetime is enough to cause major problems.



Vitamin D Is Good, but Not When It Comes from the Sun

I spend a lot of time in my practice debunking the "sunlight is good for you" myth. I can't begin to count how many patients have told me that they've heard on television that to get vitamin D they absolutely have to go out every day without sunscreen and catch some rays, even if only for ten minutes. What makes it worse is that some of these patients have already had skin cancers removed from their faces.

Let me be absolutely clear: Everybody needs vitamin D and it would be very hard to get enough of it from food alone. But the best way to get an adequate amount of vitamin D is not through damaging your skin, but through a much cheaper, easier, and effective daily supplement. I recommend that adults take at least 1,000 milligrams a day. This is especially important for people with dark skin, but even the blondest, most fair-skinned person needs a vitamin D supplement.



Choose Sunscreens Carefully and Learn Which Ingredients Are Right for You

Sunscreens come in two general types, chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens are effective, but some people are allergic to the main ingredients. If you do opt for a chemical sunscreen, look for one that contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or Mexoryl. In Europe, Tinosorb is a widely used ingredient that seems to do an excellent job, but it has yet to be approved for use in the United States. One that is available here and that my patients like is Anthelios SPF 30 Lotion by La Roche-Posay, whose active ingredient is Mexoryl SX.

I prefer physical sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They block more of the spectrum and have less potential to cause an allergic reaction. For people with rosacea or sensitive skin, physical sunscreens have an added benefit: Zinc oxide soothes irritation (that's why it's used on babies with diaper rash) and reduces redness. Same thing goes for people with eczema. There are many excellent physical sunscreens on the market, and most moisturizers now have a good degree of sun protection. One of my favorites is Vanicream Sensitive Skin SPF 30, which is gentle enough to use on babies, although adults may find it a little oily. For acne-prone skin, Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 or Neova Z-Silc SPF 30 are very good alternatives.


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Meet the Author

Debra Jaliman, M.D., has practiced dermatology in New York City for over twenty-five years, and also teaches dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she is an attending physician. Her own best advertisement for her advice, Jaliman has appeared on a variety of local and national television shows, including Good Morning America and Nightline, to discuss her work. She lives in New York City.

Debra Jaliman, M.D., has practiced dermatology in New York City for over twenty-five years, and also teaches dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she is an attending physician. Her own best advertisement for her advice, Jaliman has appeared on a variety of local and national television shows, including Good Morning America and Nightline, to discuss her work. She lives in New York City.

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Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
SL2 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Debra Jaliman has finally written a book about the care of the skin for intelligent women of all ages to read and use as a reference. She is an exceptionally trained Dermatologist and has researched the best skin treatments and product. She is candid and empathic. She looks at your skin as a reflection of your nutritional intake, exercise, and getting proper sleep! As a psychotherapist and educator, I will encourage my patients to own this book. It is easy to use as a reference. i believe when a person feels secure about the way their skin looks, he or she expresses greater confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Susan Lee Postgraduate Training Institute Palm Beach, Florida
ilanafullstop More than 1 year ago
Oh, finally, a new accessory for the Carrie Bradshaws of the world!…and for rest of the esthetically oriented, health-conscious fashionistas on the planet. This book is lite enough to be carried in your purse, without affecting a good posture or risking shoulder injury, and small enough to be cracked on a rush-hour commuter train. It is definitely a fun, easy reading, and depending on how fast of a reader you are, you can cram as many as five chapters between any given stops on the 2 & 3 subway line! I am sure you cannot even fathom the knowledge you will glean from it! Dr. Jaliman's book is filled with many morsels of practical advice and it is delightfully written to get your brain up to speed for the daily challenges at work, or relax you at the end of a long day. A no stress study, this book will help you make a definite difference in your skin and improve your overall look. The only problem is that you may be late for work in the morning (or supper in the evening) as you will definitely be straying to the nearest Barns & Noble store to purchase a copy for your girlfriends or your metrosexual husband/boyfriend/significant other. After all, we cannot leave them out of the loop!
roolog More than 1 year ago
A big thank you to Dr. Debra Jaliman for sharing her trade secrets and tips on maintaining healthy skin. Her skin care advice is invaluable. This book is a "must-have and must-read". It works for all ages and all types of skin.
aimlyss More than 1 year ago
I always want to know great tips and tricks to good skin care and after hearing Dr. Jaliman in an interview, I knew I'd enjoy her book. Each page is a new tip, so the book is easy to read. There is nothing groundbreaking here, just good advice. Here's a tip I wasn't aware of ... don't use hydrogen peroxide on cuts or abrasions because it slows healing. Dr. Jaliman recommends cleaning the area with alcohol and then applying some Bacitracin. I always have used hydrogen peroxide ... I love the bubbles, but I guess not anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a Nook purchase as the author was to speak at our library in town. I was SHOCKED that there is so little writing in this book! She does divulge her specific recommendations for products, but there is almost no scientific explanation. There are 77 "chapters" but most are one or two pages long and believe me, there is a HUGE amount of white space on the pages! 77 chapters in a 115-page book with large white space all around; and the chapter titles take up a whole page each!! Figure it out. This could have been a magazine article. She was very cagey as a speaker, not revealing the products she recommends and continually referring to herself in the royal "we" as in "we talk about that in the book." Did she get help writing her 38-page book? I think this author called upon all her clients to give her first-rate reviews.
bookchickdi More than 1 year ago
Sub-titled "Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist", you might think that this book is all about the Botox and surgical procedures, (or maybe it's just because I live on the Upper East Side in New York City, where you can't go a block without seeing someone who has had work done) but you'd be wrong. Jaliman, a board-certified dermatologist, has written a very helpful book for everyone. She has 77 rules, short chapters that make her point, from 'Don't Waste Money on Expensive Cleansers- Spend It on Moisturizers, Sunscreens, and Anti-Aging Products Instead' to 'Lips, Eyes, and Hands Need Sun Protection, Too' to 'Clean Earrings Every Time You Put Them In'. Each rule is followed by a short explanation; I like that you can use this book as a quick reference, and that Jaliman did not fill the book with unnecessary stuff; she gets right to the point. Although it is a short book, it contains so much useful information. Among the useful things I learned: Tanning beds increase the chance of melanoma by 75%! She believes they should be illegal. Products should be bought in tubes or pumps; the contents deteriorate when exposed to air. Don't get the nail gel at nail salons; it can cause neurological damage. Humidifiers should be cleaned with equal parts vinegar and water every two weeks. False eyelashes are bad- the glue can damage the skin and pulls out eyelashes. Jaliman also names the best products to use; from cleansers to moisturizers to foundations to sunscreens to laundry detergent. Many of the products are available at drug and discount stores. I made a list of products she recommends for my skin type and keep it in my purse when I go shopping. She has her own line of products but she does not include recommendations for them in this book; I think that shows character on her part and I appreciate that she didn't write this book as a sales tool for herself. It isn't all products, though; Dr. Jaliman does discuss procedures that can done in the dermatologist's office that can help. At the end of the book is a 'resource section' with website addresses for all of the products that Dr. Jaliman recommends. No matter what your age or issue- teenagers with acne, people with dry skin, people with sensitive skin, menopausal women- there is helpful information for everyone here. Think of it as your skin manual.
Gina1 More than 1 year ago
This is a reference manual for ageless glowing radiant skin. Buy this book to keep on your shelf. Dr. Jaliman is my new skin guru. Gina Davis
Herb33 More than 1 year ago
Great read - Very informative and practical - Easy to follow - Easy to understand - Easy to apply - Unlike any other self help dermatological book - A must have for anyone that wants to have their skin look good and remain healthy - Kudos to Dr Jaliman for her outstanding work - Skin Rules rules!
jewelpinky More than 1 year ago
A great book. I have read every book on skin and this one is by far the best. It has so many easy to remember tips and suggestions on how to achieve perfect skin. Most other beauty books have so many recommendations that are so complicated, i forget them as soon as i finish the book. Not so with Dr. Jaliman's book. i have already changed the way i care for my skin and everyone who knows me keeps telling me how great i look. That is proof that "the rules" really work. I read the book in one sitting while on the beach (in the shade of 2 umbrellas, of course) and couldn't wait to get home to call and make an appointment with Dr. Jaliman. After speaking to one of her knowledgeable medical assistants about several treatments, I took the plunge and booked an appointment for Thermage. All one has to do is see how beautiful and young looking Dr. Jaliman is to know her rules and treatments really work!
JF1 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Jaliman wrote a fantastic book. This book addresses every skin care problem and type. She gives practical affordable ways to achiever beautifull skin. I highly recommend this book for everyone. I've been to many dermatologists through the years and her advice is excellent. J.F.
clovisgirl More than 1 year ago
This is the most useful beauty book I've read in a long time, and as a slightly narcissistic beauty junkie, I've read a lot of them. Skin Rules presents information simply, but boy, is there valuable info in there! Even the product recommendations are good, particularly because Dr. Jaliman gives high-end and budget alternatives and makes it clear when the less expensive product is better. In her introduction she says she has her own skin care line, but that she does not include it in her rules because she wants her readers to know her recommendations are impartial. Now that inspires trust! I like the way the book is organized into easy-to-follow rules, too. There are no boring long-winded explanations, just concrete information delivered with a good dose of humor. And some of the information I had never heard of before, so this book is well worth buying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this is all a reknown dermatologist has to offer is 115 pages of what we already knew. I had hopes of expert advice and found the same generalities you find in any women's magazines. No information for people with any type of disorder such as rosacea, adult acne, excema are you really a dermatologist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the tips and product suggestions in this book, but for skin care efficenados, I would say pass. Most of the tips are pretty basic (eg wear sunscreen, eat vegetables, good night's rest etc.) If you are a skin care newbie and want to know which products and ingredients are most effective, I would reccomend this book.
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surgeonBH More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal book. Easy to read. Lots of new information. Great products to try that do not cost a fortune. New technologies were brought to my attention. A must read
SUNDANCEKID More than 1 year ago
Skin Rules is fabulous! It provides great, straight-forward, practical information from one of New York City's premier cosmetic dermatologists. It is a very enjoyable read and it's chock full of answers to all your beauty questions. I'm confident that anyone interested in looking and feeling great will love this book.
funinfrance More than 1 year ago
Skin Rules is an excellent, informative read. When you read this book, you feel like you are chatting with a girlfriend-but one who is extremely knowledgable! This is a book that you can pick up and put down-read a rule when you have a minute and read another when you can-although you won't want to put it down!
Hoover0 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It is an easy read and smart. Makes skin understandable by a doctor. After some skin setbacks I wish I had this book years ago. Highly recommend skin rules.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago