Many of you reading this are like me, that’s why you’re here! DIY skin care is fascinating, empowering and all around smart. It’s not just for the uber crunchy-granola crowd anymore! It’s for women who want to feel and look young but don’t want the toxic chemicals that are oh so common in the world of beauty. When Deborah Tosline contacted me about her new book I was thrilled. I’m hungry for anything I can get my hands on that is credible and readable. I’ll just be honest-I run into a lot of info. out there that is either false or requires a doctorate to read it.
Skin Remodeling DIY is a book all about natural ways to improve and reduce the signs of aging. It’s jam packed with facts about our skin, techniques to strengthen the skin and the facial muscles as well as suggested ingredients used for anti aging in anti aging recipes. In this book you will learn how techniques like facial cupping, laser treatments, LEDs, dermarolling, galvanic microcurrent and facial exercising can rev up collagen production, improve texture and increase circulation.
Deborah has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in geology and one in ecology. Her approach to skin care is based on her scientific education as well as her love for a natural lifestyle. She has been involved in DIY skin care for over 3 decades. As you can see, she’s well qualified, not to mention she’s gorgeous!
Most over the counter (OTC) skin care products can be made at home. DIY skin care can range from simple to complex depending on your desire and comfort level. When you make DIY skin care products you can create and use high quality skin cleansers, moisturizers and treatments that not only cost much less, but are also often much stronger and more effective than OTC products. DIY skin care products can be made without the undesirable additives that may be present in the OTC products. The cosmetic industry is not required to test products for safety or effectiveness because they are not subject to federal regulations under Food & Drug Administration rules, therefor a large variety of ingredients may be added to cosmetics, including additives.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I highlighted all through it and will continue to reference it as I am researching and formulating new skin care recipes. So often we hear women and men resorting to plastic surgery, botox and other invasive anti aging treatments in the pursuit of slowing down the signs of aging. Deborah offers so many alternatives that even as an aesthetician, I hadn’t heard of! I was trained in the school of “ignore the labels, get results no matter what the repercussions are.” Yeah, beauty school was a bust!
I highly encourage you to check out Skin Remodeling DIY if you are interested in taking DIY skin care to the next level. I also recommend it if you are searching for noninvasive and natural ways to strengthen and improve your skin. Find her book HERE. It’s on Amazon, Nook and I-tunes and also comes in paperback. Deborah’s writing style is clear and concise and it’s the perfect length for those of us who find it hard to make time to read.
Let me leave you with one more quote from Deborah from the Skin Remodeling DIY website:
Current research shows that great skin is based on the premise of use it or lose it. If you do not stimulate your skin in a variety of ways, over time it thins, loses function, and natural skin rejuvenation declines. This process can be slowed or reversed with the use of cosmetic dermatology treatments, which initiate a cascade of biochemical healing processes that promote the production of collagen and elastin. Integrating high quality anti-aging ingredients into your skin care products enhances this process. With time and repetition, use of cosmetic dermatology treatments and skin care products that promote collagen production can result in stronger, thicker, and healthier skin that translates into the best looking skin possible!
Thanks for sharing Jenni! Does this book address acne? I may get this anyway, but I like to think of DIY skin care and the “anti-aging” as “pro-aging” instead because what is the alternative right? Aging is a privilege not everyone gets, so do it well (with DIY skincare of course!) Have a lovely day!
The book does not address acne directly, however the recommended practices can help prevent skin blemishes. I rarely get a blemish, but if I do, I zap it with the DermaWand, a radio frequency devise that can help eliminate blemishes 🙂 Deborah Tosline
Thank you for your great review! I am so glad to share DIY skin care practices, recipes, and advise with you and other skin care enthusiasts!
This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome book. I cant wait to check it out!
I’ll definitely have to check this out myself… I’m all about DIY, whether it’s skin care or fixing the garage door 🙂