Date: May 27, 2003
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Nonfiction / Women / Self help
Dr. Susan Taylor's Prescription for Flawless Skin,
Hair and Nails
C. Taylor, M.D.
Skin is a comprehensive
compilation of information concerning the care of hair, nails and
skin of people of color. Not just African-American people, but Latinos
and others with dark skin. Not a small book, nor easily digested
by sitting down to read from cover to cover, Brown Skin is a reference
book that is jam-packed with wonderful information. This is a guide
that could accompany the Physician's Desk Reference as a book to
have concerning preventative treatment and inexpensive and commonsense
treatment of common abnormalities.
and understandable, Brown Skin doesn't require a medical
degree to decipher the easy-to-follow steps. Dr. Taylor takes the
time to dispel some of the myths associated with skin types and
gives reasonable solutions to common problems that affect skin,
hair and nails. I like that it is written down, so now I can refer
people to a book that is designed to help us and take the guesswork
out of maintenance.
Skin has many question and answer sessions, quizzes, surveys,
tables, checklists and other helpful resources to help the reader
determine their particular skin type, hair texture or condition.
I'm not advocating that this book be used as a substitute for seeing
a medical doctor, but as a guideline for understanding. Knowledge
is power. Many pictures and sketches are included, so that a visual
aid is available to help the reader understand. Tips are provided
for that commonsense approach to taking care of the exterior of
the body so that we can look good as well as be good to ourselves.
enjoyed reading the case studies of women with various ailments
that are interspersed throughout. If you're like me, when you pass
a person on the street who has obvious skin deformities, you realize
it's impolite to ask what's wrong, but you sure are curious. The
case studies explain what has occurred with these people and provides
signs to help me watch for symptoms within myself. Dr. Taylor provides
preventative maintenance as well as treatment without laying fault
or blame. I would recommend this book as a "must have"
for every woman of color. This book is conceivably every bit as
essential as moisturizer, or that favorite shade of lipstick. Though
I'm not normally a reader of self-help books, this kept me turning
the pages because it was truly written about me.