Skin Care Myths Debunked by Dr. Debra Jaliman
In her new book, SKIN RULES, top NYC dermatologist Debra Jaliman distills the best and most important advice she regularly gives to actors, models and newscasters down to seventy-seven simple rules that will help anyone navigate the beauty aisles in stores, and ask the right questions with their own dermatologist. Practical, concise and extremely accessible, SKIN RULES offers invaluable information for everyone, male and female, young and old, rich and budget conscious.
See below for an exclusive sneak peak at the advice Dr. Jaliman reveals in SKIN RULES, which is on shelves now!
Question: What you eat can lead to acne breakouts. True or false?
Dr. Jaliman: True. Sugar products and dairy can make acne worse, and a considerable number of people see their acne improve when they change their diet. Besides, eating the right foods will make your skin look better, whether you have acne or not. See Rule #76: Eat right to look good.
Question: All you need to clean your face is your fingers and soap and water. True or false?
Dr. Jaliman: False. Soap is not good for your face. Always use a gentle cleanser instead and try to get one that is non-fragranced. As for your fingers, be aware that bacteria lurk under nails and fingers do not exfoliate, so they can’t really do a good job. Try using disposable cotton pads instead. See Rule #4: Wash your face correctly.
Question: With state-of-the art technology, tattoos can be removed quickly and inexpensively. True or false?
Dr. Jaliman: Erasing tattoos requires 8-10 laser treatments and usually runs to thousands of dollars. See Rule #65: Think before you ink.
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