“Comprehensive information about lifestyle, dietary, skin care, and skin care product factors that affect the health and appearance of the skin, the body’s largest vital organ. Includes a checklist of the most important internal and external influences: sun exposure, smoking, exercise, nutrition, hydration, gut health, sleep, hormones, skin care products, and stress. Explains how to determine skin types. Describes the basic as well as optional steps, products, and routines to meet the needs of each skin type. Covers how to care for facial and body skin. Includes simple, effective DIY recipes for a variety of skin care products.
Introduced are natural, alternative therapies that support the skin: acupressure, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, color therapy, herbal therapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, reflexology, flower essences, and stress management techniques, such as meditation, EFT, and breathwork. This book is useful for anyone who wishes to learn about taking care of their skin and the factors that contribute to its natural beauty and vitality. New in this second edition: Updated and expanded information on every topic, extensive list of plant oils for skin care, added topics (balancing blood sugar, supporting hormones, importance of digestion and gut health, improving gut health, and suggested reading, websites, and resources), added treatments (lip balms and serums), added alternative therapies for managing stress (Craniosacral, EFT, Functional Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Laughter, Massage, Meditation, Music, Polarity, Sleep, and Yoga), and a special feature describing a professional, aromatherapy skin care treatment.”