"Skin Rules" Review

"Skin Rules:Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist"
by Debra Jaliman, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Source: sent by publicist

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:  

Skin Rules is a concise and practical instruction manual from a renowned Fifth Avenue dermatologist on how to attain beautiful skin, a taut and sculpted body, and a much younger appearance. Actors, models, and newscasters go to Dr. Jaliman for her cutting-edge technology and the latest in skin care, as well as for her reputation for being the “last stop” doctor, the one who fixes what others can’t. Skin Rules has something for everyone, no matter where they live or how much money they have to spend. This small, invaluable guide supplies the same advice Dr. Jaliman gives to her celebrity patients, from lasers to remove sun damage and turn back the clock to suggestions for simple products and  habits anyone can adopt for a small outlay of time and money.  In Skin Rules readers will learn:
• about the one ingredient that should NEVER be in
sunscreens, but often is
• how to use inexpensive Aquaphor to heal wounds and
prevent scarring
• which drugstore products really work for acne and wrinkles

My Review:

This book is one of the most 'to-the-point' skin care books I have read. There is nothing complicated, wordy, or confusing about Jaliman's "Skin Rules." She gets to the point, gives her suggestions, then moves on to the next topic. This makes the book a quick and easy read.

As for the info, I did learn a few things that I had never heard before about skin care. You'll have to read the book to learn her secrets, but I think a few will stick with me. I also read a lot of tips and tricks that I had already read in magazines or in internet articles. But I suppose that is to be expected with any book of this type.

I was most interested in the products that she recommends, as well as the how-to regimens. But there was also a lot of information about procedures that happen in the dermatologist's office. At least these were non-surgical procedures, but still not really what I was looking forward to reading about. I was looking more for suggestions of things that we can do at home to look our best instead of medical procedures. Reading about these procedures did however help me understand how Hollywood's elite look the way they do at any age.

Bottom Line: I was able to take away some new tips that I hadn't heard before, all in a short, easy to read and understand guide.


  1. I don't know, but this doesn't sound like something I would wanna read. Like you say, whenever I read books like these I felt like I've heard the advice before from cheaper sources! :D


    Still, thanks for the review :D

  2. At first I was excited when I saw the name of this book. I wondered what it could be about. Had know idea it was really about skin. The thing about products is, there are newer better products within a few weeks of the book being published. I got Don't Go to The Cosmetic Counter Without Me and found it was outdated before I even walked out of the store with it. And mostly only recommended her products! It makes a good door stop or a weapon!

    Sorry it wasn't what you were looking for!



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