Acne: Just Another Four-Letter Word
Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us, Jul 19, 2018 - 150 pages
Put acne in your rearview mirror, once and for all. For those of us who have struggled with chronic acne, we know that these irritating bumps don't just mess with our skin and appearance. They also curse at us every day, affecting our confidence and self-image. When you look in the mirror, you may hear the words acne uses: It throws out insults and belittling messages, and it tells us not to bother trying to make our skin better. It says just give up. At the same time, acne also demands that we drop everything we're doing and give it constant attention. This four-letter word is a bully, not just a diagnosis and physical skin condition the way we're taught to think by mainstream medicine and the skin care industry. To truly defeat acne once and for all, both the mind and body have to get involved. We need a better approach to treating acne than simply face washes, creams, supplements, pharmaceuticals, and dietary changes. These methods don't address the bullying tactics acne uses to try and control our lives, so they don't tend to be long-term solutions. Acne often just bulldozes over these efforts, costing us the money and time we spend on trying to fix our skin, and leaving us frustrated. Well, now there's a way to talk and fight back. You don't have to sit there silently while acne tries to take away what's yours, including your skin and your life. You can start recognizing the false messages that this four-letter word is sending you and separate your identity from them, reclaiming your skin in the process. You can stand up for yourself in the face of acne and refuse to revolve your life around it. Acne: Just Another Four-Letter Word shows you how to do just that.
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Acne is a word that carries a lot of weight in our lives. In Acne: Just Another Four-Letter Word by Aarti Patel, N.D., the author speaks about dealing with acne and fixing the skin. The purpose of this book is to face the four-letter bully so that there is no more running and hiding from anything in life that is feeding the acne. A lot of fuss is made when it comes to acne and this book will help make acne's role smaller in your life by giving you the power to stand up to it and heal your skin from within you. That makes all the benefits long-lasting, unlike the creams, capsules, and special diets you follow.
The author's personal experiences when it comes to dealing with acne, and her experience as a naturopathic doctor, make the suggestions and tips credible and it will be easy for readers to relate to what the author is trying to convey. Patel handles the topic methodically and in detail, covering all aspects that can make the bully, as she terms it, strip us of our self confidence. The skin is a living, breathing, and sensing surface and the book describes how to treat it well. The author connects acne with the body and mind, and the steps mentioned are based on how to handle the emotional upheavals that bring out negative emotions and manifest on the skin as acne. All those readers who are trying to tackle their acne, start writing the goodbye letter to your acne and begin the process of letting go.