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The beauty of dirty skin : the surprising science to looking and feeling radiant from the inside out
Bowe, Whitney, author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways. In [this book], internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin-deep. As a pioneering on the cutting edge of gut-brain-skin research, she explains how skin disorders--from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling--are manifestations of irregularities originating in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescriptions cannot guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome--where trillions of microbes "speak" to your skin via the brain--and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the look of your skin. With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing three-week program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your road map to great skin from the inside out and the outside in."--Dust jacket.
Introduction; Learning to love your good bugs -- Part I: A gut reaction to radiant skin. Nature's hidden secret to great skin : why getting clean glowing skin is an inside job ; The new science of skin : understanding the gut-brain-skin connection ; Mind over skin matters : the brain's influence on the body inside and out ; Face value : what you know about skin care is wrong ; The power in going pro : why probiotics are the new antibiotics -- Part II: Glow with your gut. Feed your face : dietary recommendations for putting your best face forward ; Take time to recover : the power of exercise, meditation, and sleep ; Handle with care : reassess your regimen and commit daily to proper skin care ; Supercharge your skin : navigating the supplements and probiotics aisle -- Part III: Putting it all together. Three weeks to radiant : your plan of action for smooth, youthful, clear skin ; Recipes : meals and masks to get your Bowe glow on.
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