Synopses & Reviews
Millions of individuals describe themselves as being confused about the steps necessary to improve the appearance of their skin. After all, the average consumer is regularly confronted with advertisements and recommendations for a dizzying array of skincare products, not to mention conflicting messages about the skincare practices that are most helpful. It’s no wonder most individuals are unsure of what their skin needs; uncertainty that often leads to the implementation of regimens that do more harm than good.
In Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah presents readers with the scientific facts related to skincare. By highlighting the most relevant pieces of information in an approachable manner, he intends to create an empowered consumer – one capable of making smart choices about the products they use and the skincare practices they employ. After all, as Dr. Abdullah reminds readers throughout the book, beautiful skin can only be expected from healthy skin.
A board-certified plastic surgeon actively practicing in the United State and Dubai, and an internationally recognized aloe researcher, Dr. Abdullah has been promoting a back-to-basics approach to skincare for nearly 15 years though his practice, his skincare brand, and his skincare clinics. Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach represents a collection of some of his most effective advice.
“Dr. Abdullah has written the most accurate and practical book on skincare today. His clear and easy-to-understand principles and applications brilliantly bridge the gap between the science of skin and clinical skincare.”
—Steven S. Carp, MD, American Board of Plastic Surgery–certified surgeon at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center
Healthy skin not only enhances people’s natural beauty but also improves their confidence and overall happiness
Dispelling skincare myths convincingly. Consumers are regularly confronted with advertisements and recommendations for a dizzying array of skincare products, not to mention conflicting messages about which skincare practices are the most beneficial. The author begins by factually debunking nine common myths to protect people from anti-aging and other skincare treatments that sometimes do more harm than good.
Offering a practical four-step regimen for everyone. In Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin, the author takes readers back to the basics, which for him means undoing everything they’ve learned about skincare, paring down their knowledge to the vital facts, and giving them scientific, sound solutions to ensuring optimal skin health. By working on skin from the inside out, through proper nutrition, and following a daily regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and protecting the skin (especially through the use of aloe vera–based products), people will see remarkable results.
Providing resources readers can turn to again and again. The book packs lots of details into easy-to-understand chapters that provide readers with practical answers to common concerns and FAQs, tips on how to grade ingredients in products, guidance on such special issues as acne and cancer treatment effects on skin—all enhanced by illustrations and a glossary. Armed with information about the best skincare techniques, readers will be capable of making smart choices about the products they use and the skincare practices they employ.
About the Author
Dr. Ahmed Abdullah is a board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon and a recognized expert on the restorative and medicinal effects of aloe vera. Additionally, he is founder/formulator of the Lexli line of aloe-based professional skincare.
Dr. Abdullah has proven that many common skin concerns can be avoided by optimizing skin health. His research has shown that the use of pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera is a beneficial tool in that effort. Thus, Dr. Abdullah travels the world educating licensed skincare professionals and consumers alike about the proper ways to utilize aloe in skincare applications, the essential steps to ensuring the skin’s basic needs are met, and setting the record straight on prevalent skincare myths. Furthermore, he continues to see patients regularly at his practices in North Dakota and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A member of the International Aloe Science Council (IASC), Dr. Abdullah has served on its board of directors. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the North Dakota Medical Association.
Dr. Abdullah earned his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is married to Dr. Kay Abdullah, a board-certified surgeon, with whom he has twin sons – Alex and Ali.