Sensible Skin Care From A Celebrity Dermatologist

We all look for no-nonsense beauty advice, and, occasionally, we find it. The newly released practical skin-care guide by Beverly Hills, CA, dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD, the featured dermatologist from ABC's Extreme Makeover, is one such find. Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal is based on her extensive knowledge from more than 20 years of experience in dermatology. It maps out specific skin-care regimens tailored to age, skin type and internal condition. “With this book, I wanted to empower readers with the information they need to look their best no matter how they feel,” Dr. Shamban says.

It covers everything from how to take care of your skin during pregnancy, menopause and heightened stress to at-home organic skin-care recipes for masks and state-of-the-art dermatologic techniques. We love the wide range of topics, but probably our favorite part is the conversational tone and user-friendly format, which makes everything easy to understand and digest. When you're finally motivated to take charge of your skin care, the last thing you want to do is read an overwhelming textbook-style instruction booklet.