While most of us continue to shell out hundreds, even thousands of dollars for skincare products, cosmetics and facial enhancement procedures each year, our obsession with beauty could be about more than meets the eye.
That's what Beverly Hills dermatologist Debra Luftman and South Beach psychiatrist Eva Ritvo reveal in their book, The Beauty Prescription. The book attempts to explain that a positive self-image is typically the results of feeling and looking good, and that 'Inner and outer beauty perfectly complement each other in a "beauty-brain loop".'
Self worth, according to these authors, is based on a combination of individual qualities, self-care and overall body image. People who are deemed intrinsically beautiful are often self-confident and have several positive qualities. Still, keeping the hair, skin and body in great shape also play an important role in the genetic makeup of an 'ideal' beauty.
Pursuing cosmetic surgery for the right reasons is part of the 'beauty prescription', and going under the knife could provide a healthy boost in self-esteem for some people.
The Beauty Prescription touches upon several issues about today's beauty standards and offers tips and advice for improving self-esteem from inside out.
The book contains tips on:
- Quick fixes that can provide an instant 'lift'
- Common myths about cosmetic medicine
- Insider information about cosmetic enhancement from select beauty editors and celebrities
- Real life clinical examples of patients who have found solutions to both skincare and mental health problems
Watch the promotional video for the book on NBC Extra here: