Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Perfectly Clear - The Perfect Guide To Clear Skin by Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Phillippa Lowe

Perfectly Clear - The Perfect Guide To Clear Skin by Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Phillippa Lowe

I have such a weakness for beauty books. Whether we're talking about makeup how-to manuals, coffee table worthy editorial style reads or beauty bibles, my inner bookworm can't get enough. A recent edition to my library is Perfectly Clear - The Perfect Guide To Clear Skin by Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Phillippa Lowe*. The father and daughter author duo are highly sought after and respected dermatologists in their own rights, so its only fitting that they would put together ac acne bible such as this.

Perfectly Clear - The Perfect Guide To Clear Skin is an incredibly informative yet easy to digest read on everything acne related - from the different grades of acne (with photos), to all the different triggers and how to treat and overcome them. As someone with acne, this is a great find as the book really covers everything you would want to know all in once place. It's come a little late in my acne journey (well I'm hoping so anyway!), but if you suffer from acne and are looking for information and advice, this book is an excellent resource. In fact, I haven't seen any other books like this before, so it's great that it comes from such experienced dermatologists like Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Phillippa Lowe.

It's easy to read and packed full of tips to increase the overall well being of your skin and to treat your skin both from the inside out with diet, and also covers plenty of information on the different types of beauty products and medical treatments that are effective in reducing and preventing the different types of acne. I was really interested to read that women who use oral contraceptives for many years often get adult onset acne due to the build up of hormones. This struck a chord with me as perhaps this is why I now have acne. Who knows?

One of the chapters goes into detail about other skin conditions which imitate and are quite often perceived as acne when in fact they're not. This is really interesting as the treatment is quite different, and incorrectly treating another skin condition as if it were acne could potentially make it a lot worse. There's also a really helpful section on factors that can make acne worse, and also how stress can be a major trigger and how to limit it.

If you have acne or even a slight interest in looking after your skin and protecting it from breakouts, Perfectly Clear - The Perfect Guide To Clear Skin by Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Phillippa Lowe should be on your reading list.

Laura
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