Pure Skin: Organic Beauty Basics
- Author: Barbara Close & Gentl & Hyers
- Published: May 26, 2005
- Publisher: Chronicle Books
- Number of pages: 144 pages
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Spa expert Barbara Close has created a holistic guide to beautiful skin, covering everything from organic products to detox to stress relief. In the tradition of her popular Spa Deck and Well Being, Pure Skin is a natural, no-nonsense approach to skin care. Demystifying beauty-industry hype, Close helps readers understand what makes their skin unique, how skin really functions, and how to make sense of the multisyllabic minefield that is a cosmetics label. With balance as a main ingredient, readers develop a skin-care regimen to suit their individual needs. Forty recipes for natural beauty treatments introduce luxurious alternatives to industrial products. Sensibleand accessible sections on food and detox reveal simple and effective ways to nourish and restore skin from the inside out. Special attention is given to curatives such as homeopathy and Bach flower remedies, offering invaluable resources for those with hard-to-treat skin problems. Evocative photography and clear advice make this indispensable guide to naturally beautiful skin the next best thing to being born with it.
About the Author:
Barbara Close is the founder and president of Naturopathica, a full-service holistic spa and botanical skin-care line in East Hampton, New York. She has consulted on botanicals and ingredients for Procter & Gamble and Limited Brands.
Gentl & Hyers are photographers based in New York City. Their work has appeared in Real Simple , among other publications.