Dr. Brownstein has performed an important public service for the millions of rosacea suffers with this timely, comprehensible self-help guide. Avoiding jargon or needless complexities about the skin condition, "Rosacea: Your Self-Help Guide" is full of practical --and natural--ideas on preventing rosacea outbreaks and improving the appearance of the skin of those afflicted with the "embarrassing disease." Dr. Brownstein's co-authors, Donna Shoemaker, Nutritionist, and Dr. Sean O'Laire, Psychologist contribute important chapters on the role of nutrition and on the "psychology of face," which offer,respectively, a practical guide to eating right and a sense of perspective about the cosmetic aspects of the condition. Dr. Brownstein tells us how to avoid "triggering" the condition (weather, alcohol, chocolate, etc.), but also about the latest medical breakthroughs that can treat and ameliorate the condition (laser treatment, photoderm, among others).
But perhaps the most useful advice for those who have been forced to deal with this frustrating condition is Dr. Brownstein's account of her own struggle to overcome rosacea. This is the most encouraging news of all, and we're in her debt for sharing this valuable perspective.