How to Wash Your Face: America's Leading Dermatologist Reveals the Essential Secrets for Youthful, Radiant Skin

Written by Barney J. Kenet, M.D. and Patricia Lawler


THE DERMATOLOGIST TO ACTRESSES, TELEVISION ANCHORS AND SOCIETY DOYENNES BRINGS HIS EASY AND EFFECTIVE METHODS FOR HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SKIN TO YOU. For years Dr. Barney Kenet has been helping people bring out the best in their skin. Now his sensible and medically proven skin care system can help you improve and enhance your looks with long-lasting results. Dry? Oily? Combination? How to Wash Your Face debunks conventional skin typing and helps consumers understand the "why" of their skin, emphasizing smart skin maintenance. Dr. Kent also tells you everything you need to know when you visit the drugstore, the makeup counter, the beauty salon and the dermatologist's office. With questionaires, brand-name product evaluation and patients' intimate and inspiring stories, How to Wash Your Face is the antidote to frustrating hit-or-miss retail remedies. You will learn: The hidden dangers of makeup, The three most effective treatments for aging skin, The most common causes of itchy skin and how to alleviate them, How to protect your skin from the sun, Who should never get a facial, How food and fragrances can upset your skin and how to avoid these allergies, and The best remedies for oily hair, dandruff and other common hair problems.




From Library Journal: Kenet, a dermatological surgeon at New York/Cornell Medical Center and author of Saving Your Skin: Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers, now offers a readable, wise, and well-informed approach to basic skin care. Here, the traditional skin types (dry, oily, normal) are expanded into five Skin Profile classifications: Hormonally Reactive, Stress Reactive, Environmentally Sensitive, Overexposed, and Hearty. Cost-effective and conservative treatment regimens as well as basic skin and cosmetic facts are supplied for each Skin Profile as well as for numerous common skin conditions. Especially worthwhile is information on herbal regimens, evaluations of various professional beauty treatments, and cosmetic recommendations for overall hygiene and disease management. Kenet does much to advance the consumer's basic skin care knowledge. A valuable contribution to all consumer health and public library collections. - AGail Hendler, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York . Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review: A Whole book about washing your face? Actually, it isn't. This book should have been titled How to Understand Your Skin and Make It Look Better, Whatever Your Skin Type or Age, because it covers so much more than how to cleanse your face. Barney Kenet, a leading dermatologist and author of Saving Your Skin, explains how skin works (it's more than "wrapping paper") and changes, and what you can do to look and feel better. Some tips are very simple -- stop washing so much. (The average woman showers for 12 minutes -- cut that to 5). Others take more effort. You answer some questions to develop your personal skin profile, then get an array of practical tips for your profile. Kenet isn't timid about telling you which brand-name cleansers, moisturizers, makeup, and other products work best for different types of skin, and which are not recommended. The book also gives tips for hair. Frequent stories of Kenet's patients lend human interest. This is a fine resource for women and men who want to improve their skin, not just wash it. -- Joan Price