Learning about proper skincare is important year-round but why not start your summer reading list with pages that will expand your knowledge past the pores. June is Acne Awareness Month and one of the best ways you can “celebrate” is to kick back in a lawn chair with lemonade by your side and a pile of books on your lap.
Acne affects 80 percent of the population at some time in their lives but many of us are clueless about the science behind the blemish. Whether you’re poolside or plopped on a park bench, set aside some time this month to understand the roots of your acne problem.
Acne for Dummies:
Yes, these books are dorky and too embarrassing for public perusing, but between its bright yellow covers you’ll find an objective view on everything from causes to treatments. Dr. Goodheart turns a complex, confusing subject into terms anyone can digest, from over-the-counter prescriptions to acne-related skincare issues.
Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist:
Dr. Debra Jaliman is a dermatologist with a private practice on Fifth Avenue and a history of keeping celebrity skin looking flawless. Skin Rules is the same advice her star patients receive on various skincare topics, from removing sun damage to preventing scaring and treatment recommendations.
The Clear Skin Diet:
Acne is often traced back to diet and although swapping out donuts for kale smoothies is no sure-fire way to clear your complexion, there’s no use in denying that what you put inside the body affects what’s outside. This book identifies common breakout triggers and suggests hormone-balancing foods you should add to your plate.
The Clear Skin Prescription: The Perricone Program to Eliminate Problem Skin:
Author Nicholas Perricone, M.D. is recognized as a major player in the age-reversing market, but his skin-repairing recommendations are all-inclusive. This book explores the doctor’s three-tired approach to clear skin: anti-inflammatory diet, targeted acne-fighting nutritional supplements, and topical applications.
Breaking Out: A Women’s Guide to Coping With Acne at Any Age:
The skincare market is a swarm of options and this book intends to help navigate needs in respect to various female-specific factors: menopause, aging skin, pregnancy, and menstruation.
Natural Acne Treatments: The Best Homemade Remedies For Acne Damaged Skin:
Learn the recipe to restoring beautiful, healthy skin with homemade acne treatments that you can concoct in your own kitchen. Fast-acting and totally natural, these easy-to-cook formulas can be used for all kinds of acne, both face and body.
The Skin Type Solution:
Everyone loves a good magazine quiz, so why not give this acne questionnaire a go and discover which one of the 16 unique skin types describes you. Once you’ve figured out your type, this book teaches you what foods to avoid, skincare brands that might work best for you, and tips for accumulating a budget-friendly regimen.