The Skincare Bible by Dr Anjali Mahto

The Skincare BibleI love beauty products.  I can’t help it.  I have a Birchbox subscription and excitedly wait each month to see what samples I’m being sent to change my life, to turn me into the soft, wrinkle-free and glowing beauty I know I am inside.  They never work but it doesn’t stop me trying.

Dr. Anjali Mahto, tries to do just that in The Skincare Bible, or at least make me more aware of what I’m putting on my skin and what is likely to work and what isn’t.  Starting with an introduction to just what the skin is and how it works, it then takes me through all I need to know to deal with a range of skin issues including acne, rosacea, enlarged pores, freckles and liver spots.  

Dr. Mahto should know, she’s one of the leading dermatologists in the UK (or so the book blurb tells me and, as I’m not an expert on skincare, who am I to question this claim?).  And, because I’m not an expert, I can’t say if what’s been written is any more valid that the many articles I’ve read in magazines.  It does feel like it is though, and that’s all I can go on.  The book is well written, well researched and seems to be based on solid evidence versus the latest trends.

I am lucky in that I don’t have any major issues with my skin but that doesn’t meant this book wasn’t useful to me. It was and I feel more informed now, less willing to buy the something just because a magazine tells me I should.  And, for those with issues, the reviews I have read so far suggest the book has been a bit of a lifesaver.  You can’t ask for more than that really.  So, while this book won’t be for everyone, it’s a good reference tool I think to getting me that softer, wrinkle-free and glowing skin without spending a lot of money on pointless products.

Emma x

About the book…

We all know that taking good care of our skin is the key to any effective health and beauty regime. But with so much conflicting information out there, the path to healthy skin can seem far from clear.

Dr Anjali Mahto is one of the UK’s leading consultant dermatologists. Equipped with years of expertise and the most up-to-date evidence, she sets out to cut through the noise and distinguish the nuggets from the nonsense. Chia seeds won’t make your skin glow and lilac water is never going to reduce acne scarring. And, when it comes to the best products, high price doesn’t necessarily mean high quality.

Tackling common complaints such as acne and dryness, rosacea and aging, The Skincare Bible is your definitive companion to your body’s biggest organ. Clear, concise and packed full of tips on the best products and routines, it will help you discover what works for you and find confidence in your own skin. This is yourexpert guide to great skin – pure and simple.

Publisher: Penguin books
Publication date: 29th May, 2018
Number of pages: 283
Genre: Non-fiction, health and beauty
Rating: 4 out of 5

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

Note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.




  1. I love the sound of this one! I’ve someone in mind for this one as a pressie, which is brilliant as she is INSANELY hard to buy for… And there’s me, of course. Thank you for a really helpful review:))


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