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 The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders -- from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling -- are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not 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 health of your skin.
With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Learning to Love Your Good Bugs 3
Part I A Gut Reaction to Radiant Skin
Chapter 1 Nature's Hidden Secret to Great Skin: Why Getting Clear, Glowing Skin Is an Inside Job 21
Chapter 2 The New Science of Skin: Understanding the Gut-Brain-Skin Connection 48
Chapter 3 Mind over Skin Matters: The Brain's Influence on the Body, Inside and Out 63
Chapter 4 Face Value: What You Know About Skin Care Is Wrong 77
Chapter 5 The Power in Going Pro: Why Probiotics Are the New Antibiotics 91
Part II Glow With Your Gut
Chapter 6 Feed Your Face: Dietary Recommendations for Putting Your Best Face Forward 113
Chapter 7 Take Time to Recover: The Power of Exercise, Meditation, and Sleep 143
Chapter 8 Handle with Care: Reassess Your Regimen and Commit Daily to Proper Skin Care 160
Chapter 9 Supercharge Your Skin: Navigating the Supplements and Probiotics Aisle 185
Part III Putting It All Together
Chapter 10 Three Weeks to Radiant: Your Plan of Action for Smooth, Youthful, Clear Skin 203
Chapter 11 Recipes: Meals and Masks to Get Your Bowe Glow On 234
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I feel like this is common sense stuff and was a big waste of time.
I have spent so much time researching how food and exercise affect my weight and mood. I never even considered what made my skin age and why I am developing eczema, the same as my momma. I just thought it was because I am now in my 40s. This complimentary book was well-received. While I have done research, as mentioned above, I haven't yet changed my lifestyle to bring about weight loss and better mood. Knowing that the right foods will also benefit my skin has me throwing out so much garbage lurking in my pantry. Why would skin benefits motivate me more than weight and mood benefits? Because I've always been told that I look young. Turning 40, those comments have stopped. I see why when I look in the mirror. I want my youth, even if it's just in my face. Included in the book is a 3-week program to address eczema and premature aging I am experiencing. (It also addresses acne, rosacea, psoriasis and so much more.) I will be working my way through this program in a few weeks. You are encouraged to see this book in action as I share my progress. Better yet, grab a copy of the book and take this journey with me.