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Breakouts. Dryness. Redness. Oiliness.
If you're like most women, you've been on a never-ending quest for perfect skin—or even just good skin—since adolescence. It's a frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin?
Adina Grigore, founder of the organic skincare line S.W. Basics, would argue that getting clear, calm, happy skin is about much more than products and peels. Or, rather, it's about much less. In Skin Cleanse, she guides readers through a holistic program designed to heal skin from the inside out.
We tend to think of our skin as a separate entity from the rest our bodies when in fact it is our largest organ. The state of our skin is a direct reflection of what our bodies look like on the inside. So Adina's program begins as any healthy regime should: with the basics for full-body health. That means eating plenty of fresh, whole foods; drinking more water; getting blood pumping and oxygen flowing to your cells through movement; and giving your skin a chance to repair and regenerate by resting.
From there, readers are challenged to a skin cleanse that requires going product-free for twenty-four hours. Once detoxed, Adina then shows us how to overhaul our beauty routine, how to carefully add some products back in, and even how to make our own products at home, with advice and targeted solutions for specific skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, oily skin, and more.The secret to beautiful, stress-free skin is simple: it's an inside job.
“Adina does an amazing job of simplifying the journey to detox your beauty regimen so that you can experience your healthiest skin ever. Skin Cleanse is a must-read for anyone looking to truly heal their skin.” < b=""> Vani Hari, activist, author of < em=""> The Food Babe Way < m=""> and creator of FoodBabe.com <>
“I love Adina Grigores less-is-more approach to glowing skin. She uses real ingredients to get real results. Every woman who is besieged by skin problems should read this book!” < b=""> Sophie Uliano, bestselling author of < em=""> Gorgeously Green < m=""> <>
“Reading this book is like talking to your best friend (i.e. so much fun!). Adina shares her firsthand experiences and wisdom about healthy eatingand natural skin care in a way that will get you excited about leaving the bad stuff behind and embracing a more vibrant lifestyle.” < b=""> Sarma Melngailis, author of < em=""> Living Raw Food < m=""> and owner of Pure Food and Wine <>
“Skin Cleanse is the most comprehensive holistic guide to healthy skin I have ever come across. Her simple yet powerful recipes and guidance show readers how to ‘feed their skin and get great results.” < b=""> Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition <>
“Skin Cleanse is in alignment with what I teach: that healthy skin comes from the inside out. Adina Grigore has busted the myths about cosmetics and has given us the tools to achieve glowing skin from our own kitchen.” < b=""> Alejandro Junger, M.D., author of the < em=""> New York Times < m=""> bestsellers < em=""> Clean < m=""> and < em=""> Clean Gut < m=""> <>
From skincare expert and founder of the thriving organic skincare line SW Basics comes a comprehensive yet simple guide to switching to an all-natural skincare regime.
As savvy consumers, weve become all too aware that products labeled as “healthy” and “all-natural” are actually full of processed ingredients. But what about the “natural” face wash or “organic moisturizer” we use on our skin every day?
Like prepackaged food, many beauty products dont deliver the benefits they promise, and that eye-catching packaging camouflages a host of unhealthy ingredients. In Skin Cleanse, skincare expert Adina Grigore teaches us how to move to a true natural regimen, because when you detox from your skincare regimen, your body reaps the rewards.
Skin Cleanse helps readers diagnose and understand the underlying causes of their individual skin problems and offers all-natural recipes—using inexpensive ingredients that can be found at the grocery store to treat them effectively.
From learning about how diet and lifestyle factors affect the quality of your skin to examining what is in the dozens of products we use every day, Grigore helps you take control over what goes on your skin and shows you step-by-step how to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
About the Author
Adina Grigore is the founder and CEO of the all-natural, sustainable skin-care line S.W. Basics, which she started out of her kitchen in 2011. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Adina has worked in the wellness industry since 2007 as a private holistic nutritionist, a personal trainer, and a workshop coordinator teaching people about the DIY nature of wellness. S.W. Basics products are now sold internationally and have been featured in Vogue, O Magazine, W Magazine, the New York Times, InStyle, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living, among others.