The Book: The Skincare Bible by Dr Anjali Mahto
The Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Let’s try something a little bit different, shall we?
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve spent a very, very long time at war with my skin. Ever since I hit puberty (which was horribly early) I’ve been faced with the dread of bad skin – enlarged pores, spots the size of planets and a very oily T-zone are my constant companions.
I’m not a massive fan of non-fiction books, mainly because the subject matter can be quite heavy and is often laborious to get through, so I was a little hesitate to start this book. I was imagining long and convoluted scientific explanations about things I’d need a degree to understand…
If that’s what you want – then maybe look for another book.
If, however, you want an uncomplicated, no frills manual explaining why your skin does what it does and what steps you can take to control it, then get thee to a bookshop!
This book really does to what it says on the tin. Dr Mahto explains, in every day English, how our skin works, what happens with it starts to go wrong and the different ways you can combat problems.
There are easy to follow skin care regimes (I’m religiously following the oily-acne prone skin one) as well as chapters dedicated to some of the more well known skin issues, such as acne, rosacea and anti-aging.
At no point during this book did I feel like what I was reading was too complicated, and Dr Mahto’s writing style is very engaging. One of the reasons she became a dermatologist is because she has faced the same struggles with her skin as so many of us have. I liked how she used herself as an example, especially in the chapter about acne. She also suggests products which you might like to incorporate into your skin care regime. These are products that she recommends to her clients, and they won’t break the bank!
I can honestly, hand on heart say that since reading this book and incorporating some of the tips and tricks I’ve found within its pages, I’ve become so much happier with my skin. I feel more prepared to handle it when it decided to have a bad day (hello, massive spot on my chin the day before a friend’s wedding!) and finally, I’m comfortable leaving the house without an inch of foundation on my face.
If you’d like to give this book a go, I’d highly recommend it, even if it’s not your usual thing.
One last comment from me, a take-away tip: remember to wear your sun protection daily! It’s actually super important, and not just during summer!
Have you read The Skincare Bible? Is it something you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments!