The skinny on skin. In this easy to read book by dermatologist Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, the question of why skin sensitivities are ever increasing in our society is directly addressed. What may not be obvious to most is that much of the problem is due to the many products we put on our skin (shampoo, soap, perfume, etc) and in our incessant need to wash frequently. Although cleanliness may be claimed by some to be next to Godliness, this book thoroughly debunks this idea, and explains all the damage we do to our skin, and especially our skin microbes. We (and our skin microbes) did not evolve with regular bathing and all the beauty products we now use. This book provides compelling arguments that this really isn't good for our skin, and suggests what we can do about it.
Professor B. Brett Finlay
OC, OBC, FRSC, FCAHS UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor