Skin Remodeling DIY: An Introduction to the Underground World of Do-It-Yourself Skin Care

Author: Deborah Tosline

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I wrote Skin Remodeling DIY after decades of practicing Do-It-Yourself skin care methods on myself. My skin care routine had a simple beginning. In my twenties, I applied mashed avocado, plain yogurt, or honey to my face and I would leave it on for hours while house cleaning and studying. With time, the contents of my facial masks evolved to include health food store purchases such as brewers yeast for facials and vitamins and anti-oxidants that I added to my store bought skin creams. With the advent of the internet, more complex skin care ingredients and tools became available and drastically changed the face of DIY skin care :) Advanced skin care includes use of cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceuticals.

I was on-board with advanced home skin care as soon as I found it on the internet in about 2001 and after using it, the quality of my skin dramatically improved. Advanced home skin care routines can greatly reduce or even eliminate hyperpigmentation. DIY skin care enthusiasts share their experiences, research, opinions, and advise on internet skin care forums but these topics are rarely presented in depth in the media. When folks asked me about my skin care routine, they typically had never heard of the skin care methods that I used. This compelled me to write Skin Remodeling DIY.

My background is in science where hypotheses are tested through observation and experiments. I have two bachelor of science degrees, one in geology and one in ecology. My approach to skin care is based on that scientific background and a love of research. I personally studied and practiced DIY skin care for over three decades including a consistent facial exercise practice from 2002, and five years of teaching facial exercise. I've integrated skin rejuvenation into a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

The Skin Remodeling DIY  book contains information on topics that are commonly discussed on internet skin care forums. The text and illustrations are based on research that is published in medical journals and other references.

A healthy lifestyle contributes greatly to skin quality and because of this, in the book, I include my opinions about what a healthy lifestyle is. I have no formal education in nutrition and I was never an athlete. However, I am an avid reader and have researched these topics over the past three decades and as a result developed my own personal program for healthy living. In describing my lifestyle, I have no intent to shame others or to brag on myself. We all chose our lifestyles for various reasons. Early on, I recognized that I needed to pursue a healthy lifestyle to ensure that I could care for myself and my daughter and so that I could meet my responsibilities.  My healthy lifestyle habits began in my twenties, I am currently 56 and the book photos were taken of me at 54.

My lifestyle includes:

  • fresh whole foods from 1979
  • an hour of hard cardio, six days a week from 1989
  • cross-training from 1989
  • organic foods from 1991
  • dry or steam sauna once a week for minimum of 30 minutes from 1991
  • vegetarian from 1992
  • yoga from 1995
  • pescatarian from 1999
  • green juice, one week/month from 2008 to 2012 and daily from 2013 to present
  • scheduling rest into my week whenever possible

I feel certain that you will be able to develop a personalized, effective, alternative skin care routine after reading my book Skin Remodeling DIY, regardless of your gender, age, money, and time constraints. If you have questions or comments, please send me a message.

I love to share tips on healthy living, well-being, environmental awareness and skin care on the @SkinRemodeling Twitter feed. I hope to see you there soon :)

Take good care of yourself,

xx Deborah