HYDERABAD: Taking care of your skin is an elaborate process, that starts with identifying your skin type to finding the right products.
While most of us may think that our skin is safe, in sync with our lifestyle, the hundreds of skin products in the market do not make the job easy. Understanding all the challenges one faces with respect to skin and its safe-keeping, Dr. Jaishree Sharad, a Mumbai-based cosmetic dermatologist has penned her first book, Skin Talks.
Having been in the field of dermatology for more than 20 years now, the 41-year-old is an academic apart from being a practitioner. “I teach students studying dermatology on a regular basis and I’m also a consulting specialist for a few magazines,” she informs. It was this association with the media which later culminated into putting together all her experiences in the form of a book.
She was approached by Random House publishers and thus, the process began.
Talking about the book, Dr. Jaishree says, “The book has been divided into three portions that begins from the first step of understanding one’s skin and how important it is to take of it.” This is followed by how one can identify their skin type, and why it is important to take care of skin in the first place.
“Most people don’t know how important skin is for one’s body, and provide leeway to all things good and bad that can affect other body parts,” she points out.
The book lists out the common enemies of skin apart from the most common problems and busts the myths that come with those common problems -- that include, dark lips, underarms, cracked feet to pigmentation. Taking one example the doctor says, “Home remedies are a solution, but then all home remedies are not apt for all skin types. The most common myth that home remedies are universal are debunked.”
The book further talks about choosing the right skin products, along with a few names listed, how people can tackle ageing, as different people age differently. “The final part of the book talks about which food products are bad for the skin, and also skin care that is required for people on a daily basis,” she says.
The most important aspect of the book is that it is not just for women, but for men too.
“One part of the book talks about skin care for a bride and a groom, apart from the rest of the tips that have been provided for both genders,” explains the doctor whose clientele includes Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Monica Dogra, Jacqueline Fernadez and Ileana D Cruz. Overall the book has something for every one.
It will be launched on September 24 but it can be pre-ordered on Flipkart and Amazon India and is priced at Rs 250.