Synopses & Reviews
Every woman deserves to feel beautiful. But what does it mean to feel truly beautiful on the outside and the inside? In The Beauty Prescription
, physicians Debra Luftman and Eva Ritvo have redefined beauty around a groundbreaking concept: The Beauty-Brain Loop. In this revealing, candid look at the science and spirit of beauty, Drs. Debra and Eva give women of all ages a prescription for mastering the Beauty-Brain Loop, including:
- How to see beauty in everything around you
- Making time to get fit and healthy
- How a kind, loving, positive demeanor makes you more attractive
- Staying beautiful in times of crisis
- Understanding beauty products and cosmetic procedures
- Creating a lifetime beauty plan
Every stage of the Loop-Outer Beauty, Inner Beauty, Health, and Environment-has the power to enhance your attractiveness, self-esteem, and well-being . . . if you know how to make the most of each one.
Packed with personal stories from Beauty Buddies, tips on physical and psychological wellness, wisdom from top professionals in the beauty industry, and much more, The Beauty Prescription is an owner's manual for every woman who is ready to move beyond today's narrow definition of beauty. If you're ready to become your most beautiful on the inside as well as the outside, Drs. Debra and Eva have the right medicine for you.
"Dermatologist Luftman and psychiatrist Ritvo, long-time best friends and 'beauty buddies,' dispatch beauty and self-realization advice from their respective areas of expertise in this breezy, effective self-help. 'How to make yourself 20 percent more beautiful in just a few seconds?' Stop focusing on a static mirror image, which is not ever how other people see you. They shrug off magazine-cover standards and focus instead on 'the most effective beauty regimen in the world... unstoppable, radiant self-esteem' resulting from self-worth and health. Count-your-blessings self-help standards take up a fair amount of space, but psychological concepts behind 'inner beauty' ('the beauty-brain loop') are well-explained. Beauty specifics include a useful guide to skin care treatment organized by type and age, and an 80-question self-assessment quiz. Citing trends that Americans increasingly find woman over 50 as beautiful as those under 30, they assess that Oprah-level beauty maintenance costs at least $500,000 between the ages of 40 and 80; they also consider the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery. This guide from two medical doctors is light and efficient, but gains little fresh perspective from its pedigree." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Best friends since they met at medical school twenty-five years ago, Dr. Debra, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, and Dr. Eva, a South Beach psychiatrist, join their expertise to take a unique look at beauty of the body and mind and have created this inspirational guide to getting gorgeous, inside and out. Their empowering message that all women are beautiful will help you discover how to bring out your maximum potential as you blossom into a more charismatic, self-assured, and multidimensional woman. That change starts with you, starting now.
- Care for your health, the foundation of beauty
- Learn the art of self care in today's busy world
- Create and surround yourself with beauty wherever you go
- Manage stress in ways that are healthful
- Live with kindness, passion, empathy, and humor
A South Beach psychiatrist and a Beverly Hills dermatologist share their secrets in this work that offers psychological advice as well as the latest information about skin care.
About the Author
Debra B. Luftman, M.D.
, a board-certified dermatologist, has a busy private practice in Beverly Hills. In addition Debra lectures on topics including laser surgery, liposuction, skin aging, and sun protection. She has appeared as an expert on “Good Morning America” and “Extra” and has been quoted in the New York Times
, Los Angeles Times
, USA TODAY
, and O
. She has developed her own skin care product line called Therapeutix.
Eva C. Ritvo, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, is vice chair and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, where she also has a unique joint appointment in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. She serves as the chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. A published author, Eva has appeared as an expert on “Today” and “Extra;” has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Self, O, and Psychology Today; and is a frequent contributor to the Miami Herald, Miami Sun-Sentinel, and local news programs.