Is it true that brown skin and hair - care regimens should just reverse all the prescriptions for white skin? Is gel better than foaming cleanser for shaving? Will a higher SPF keep your skin from tanning? Should you exfoliate or peel? Is it possible to get really clean without soap? How far does diet impact skin quality? Can moisturisers make your acne worse? Is brown skin more prone to sensitivity and pigmentation? Is there anything you can do about the circles or bags under your eyes? Shaving or waxing: what's better? What can you do about your oily scalp? Is it true that brown skin ages slowly? Can you slow down the ageing further? Sharad P. Paul, internationally renowned, award-winning cutaneous oncologist and skin surgeon, found in the course of his research that brown skin is not the same as white skin. But the multibillion-dollar cosmetics industry is also calibrated towards the care of white skin. It is no wonder then that the Caucasian image is sold as the beauty ideal. Paul's research, fuelled by his passion for Dermocracy - as he calls it - proved that not all of these regimens worked for brown skin, and some of them were actually harmful. He also found that Indians were by and large (incorrectly) recycling the beauty advice that flows in from the West. Dermocracy distils his key findings on caring for brown skin, and is a serious attempt to realign ideas surrounding skincare practice. It is, equally, a handy and easy guide to great skin. Essential reading for brown-skinned people everywhere.
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers India|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Dr Sharad P. Paul practises and teaches internationally in the field of cutaneous oncology and is involved in developing innovative skincare products and cosmetics. He writes literary fiction and runs literacy programmes for disadvantaged children via his Baci Foundation charitable trust. His first novel, Cool Cut (Picador, 2007), was reissued by HarperCollins as The Kite Flyers in 2013. Paul's second novel, To Kill a Snow Dragonfly, was published by Fourth Estate in 2012. Skin: A Biography (Fourth Estate, 2012), his first creative non-fiction work, was an ambitious mapping of the history and science of skin and skin colour.