When it comes to acquiring beautiful, glowing skin it usually comes down to the relationship between a number of factors like diet, genetics, skin sensitivity and lifestyle choices. Through the process of hunting for the most suitable regime, I’m sure we can agree that the journey often yields a lot of disappointing results and wasteful investments. It can be a frustrating experience, especially if your budget and skincare knowledge is limited.
I was recently contacted by the author and veritable skincare guru Dana Ramos to review her book,The Skin Regime: Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin. I always welcome any opportunity to learn, especially in regards to deciphering the mysterious world of skincare. I found the book to be an invaluable source of knowledge not only for creating a great canvas at home, but also reversing the affects of sun damage and ageing as well.
The Skin Regime: Bootcamp for Beautiful Skin
I was impressed by Dana’s honest approach as she begins with a challenge to all cosmetic companies to try and replicate the results achieved through the glycolic peels and simple techniques outlined in her book. Dana makes it her mission to debunk all of the sensationalized cosmetics ads that promote flawless images and ad campaigns that persuade us to buy into the false hype of their products. The overall theme of Dana’s dialogue stems from a place of personal disappointment and with that bears the markings of honesty and hopeful resolution.
One of first things that caught my attention was the untouched photo of Dana on the back cover. The picture clearly displays a woman with wonderfully radiant skin without the aid of face make up. I found it interesting to read about Dana’s own experiences with adult acne and melasma because I think it allows the readers to let down their guard and cultivate a more intimate relationship with the author’s dissatisfaction in connection to their own. Dana hopes to communicate with her readers in a way that a friend might offer advice or relate through common struggle. I also really appreciate the question and answer approach because it is convenient not only for reference sake, but it also reduces the intimidation factor and makes the information easier to digest. It also answers any key questions you may have like the validity of Dana’s process and the science behind the entire regime.
A lot of the tips offered in the book can be summed up by one word; simplification. One of the main points reiterated over and over is to set aside the complex routines and expensive products and get back to the basics. Dana’s book lays out a simple, two week prep routine that consists of drug store products such as the Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, Lubriderm Sensitive Skin Therapy Lotion and rubbing alcohol that will safely prepare the skin for the glycolic acid solution. This is followed by a six to eight week period where you apply do it yourself peels that will yield noticeable results within as little as one to two weeks. There is also a chapter that covers tips on how to maintain your newly regenerated skin at home even after the regime has been completed!
I was sent a 30% glycolic sample along with the book to review, but since I have very sensitive skin as well as eczema I decided to not test out the peel. I still feel that the book as a stand alone source is quite informative and I think anyone interested in bettering their skin without investing an exorbitant amount of money will find its contents truly beneficial.
Dana has generously offered to give away one of her books as well as a glycolic peel sample to one of my lucky readers! I thought this was a good way to give back to all of you for being so supportive of my YouTube channel and blog, so If you would like to take part, enter the contest using the form below. Good luck!
If you’re interested in The Skin Regime: Bootcamp For Beautiful Skin you can purchase it on Amazon here. Head on over to Dana’s official website to learn more about the book and stay up to date with all of her future updates by following her on her Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook Pages.