Friday, December 26, 2014

Timeless Skin—The Introduction

For those of you unfamiliar with my first book, Timeless Skin, I thought I’d post the Introduction to introduce you to what the book is about. This first effort was truly a labor of love. I learned a lot and had a lot of help along the way.


I am dedicating Timeless Skin to my clients—those I have seen through the years and those of you I have yet to meet. Few books have been written by those of us working with skin on a day-to-day basis, so I wanted to write about my experience with skin as a licensed aesthetician (someone who gives facials) and to give practical information to help keep your skin healthy—inside and out.

I have tried to tell you everything I share with my clients in an easy-to-follow and instructional format. I realize some of this information will contradict what you have always heard to be true, and that’s OK. I have developed my own particular style and philosophy of caring for skin that I believe you will find informative and indeed beneficial.

Everyone who comes to see me has individual needs, yet there are common denominators in treating all skin conditions. I believe you will be able to glean pieces of information and put together a skin care program that works for you. Read through the whole book, and then keep it handy as a reference guide, looking things up as needed.

I did not necessarily separate information for different races, genders, or even ages since I treat all individuals as unique, no matter who they are. Also, there are a few instances where I refer to an individual as “she” or “her.” This is not to exclude any men who are reading this book. These words were simply used to avoid the use of he/she and him/her.

I hope that after reading Timeless Skin, you will start to question the sometimes overwhelming abundance of information on skin care so that you can discern truth from fiction. My goal is to break down the seemingly impenetrable structure that makes up our Fountain of Youth mythology, presenting instead information that leads you down a path to reality. The truth usually makes good sense, and it is my hope that this book gives you the freedom to pay less attention to all the hype and to help your skin be its best—for a lifetime.

I hope you enjoy reading Timeless Skin as much as I enjoyed writing it.


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