Thank you to iRead Book Tours for having me as a part of the official blog tour for Gregory Landsman and a few of his upcoming books focusing on self-care, beauty and skin care. You will be hearing a lot from me about this series over the next few weeks!
Today, we meet the author behind the series and take a look at the book Face Value: DIY Secrets to Beauty and a Younger Face. Plus, you have a chance to win copies of all eight books in this series! Check it all out below.
FIND SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS USED IN EXPENSIVE BEAUTY CREAMS IN YOUR OWN KITCHEN!
Following the success of the best selling first edition, the new revised version of Gregory Landsman’s Face Value is jam packed with simple DIY secrets to beauty and younger looking skin that can achieve powerful results in a very short time. Featuring an entirely new chapter on rejuvenating night serums, Face Value will change the way you think and approach beauty as you discover that utilizing natural ingredients can provide real and lasting solutions to give you a natural glow and a younger looking face.
Find recipes to…
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Stimulate collagen production
• Improve skin firmness and elasticity
• Protect skin from damaging free radicals
• Rehydrate, tighten and tone the face
• Restore the skin’s radiance and natural pH levels
• Reduce age spots, pigmentation and blemishes
With Face Value, you can achieve younger looking skin without having to leave your own kitchen!
Gregory Landsman is one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world, a best selling author of nine books, and a TV host who specializes in using food to take years off the face naturally.
Having worked in the beauty industry for 30+ years Gregory believes that looking youthful goes well beyond waging war on wrinkles, and that how we age is 100% controllable. His natural methods are used globally by models, shown in universities and recommended by doctors.
Often referred to as ‘The Beauty Advisor’, Gregory’s books and global TV program Face Lifting Food show viewers how to create quick skin-boosting meals and powerful skin treatments using everyday foods to achieve younger, healthier looking skin at any age.
Gregory is a strong voice for inclusion. His book, Faith Lifting Prayers is a celebration of humanity and captures his journey of extremes; from Apartheid South Africa to working at the height of the fashion industry, and his fundamental discovery that regardless of what we do, how we look cannot be separated from how we feel. This is why all of his books, even those about looking younger, all feature his own quotes and philosophy about the importance of feeling good in our skin. His book A Lifetime of BEAUTY also shares messages for early teens and middle years about embracing our differences and our individuality; finding happiness; and standing strong in a world that often judges us for the way we look. This book is endorsed for inclusion in the education system.
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR OF FACE VALUE, GREGORY LANDSMAN FOR BOOKS, TEA, HEALTHY ME
Q1. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT DIY SKINCARE?
I love DIY skincare because it is simple, effective, accessible and costs next to nothing. With the right DIY formulas we can take the health of our skin back into our own hands, and that means no longer needing to rely on expensive products to look after it. I also love that it is based on rock solid science and that with the right information people can take years off their faces with ingredients in everyday foods.
Q2. DO YOU THINK SKIN CARE NEEDS TO BE COMPLICATED OR EXPENSIVE TO GET GREAT RESULTS?
Looking after our skin is much easier than we have been led to believe, but this certainly isn’t the impression you get when walking through a department store with literally hundreds of products claiming to have ‘the solution’ to your skin problems.
However, a large part of this confusion goes away when we are armed with the knowledge that the most powerful anti aging ingredients can be found in the kitchen and that powerful skincare formulas can be made in minutes for very little cost.
Q3. CAN YOU GET GOOD SKIN RESULTS USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITHOUT CHEMICALS?
I don’t think there is anything more powerful than using what the earth has grown on your skin. You can heal, strengthen, tighten, brighten and protect skin, as well as regenerate skin cells with the pure vitamins and minerals found in everyday plants, fruits and vegetables.
Science shows us that all the most powerful anti aging ingredients such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acid, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid are derived from natural ingredients and these can all be found in the foods we eat, and used topically to dramatically enhance the vitality and health of your skin.
Q4. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE BE CONSCIOUS OF WHEN THEY ARE LOOKING AT SKIN CARE PRODUCTS THAT USE THE TERM NATURAL?
What we put on our skin is absorbed into the body which means that what we apply topically to our skin is as important as the food we eat, as it has been shown to contribute to our overall health and well being. So the right skincare will not only support the health of our skin, but our overall health when we feed it potent, pure skin building vitamins and minerals.
Q5. WHAT REALLY AGES THE SKIN?
Something that is not commonly understood is that our skin is impacted on a daily basis by environmental toxins and lifestyle elements that create skin stress and cause it to prematurely.
Environmental elements that damage the skin include exposure to sun, pollution, heating and cooling.
Lifestyle elements that damage the skin include the chemicals in food, the toxins in household products, the chemicals in personal care products, (such as shampoo and soap), smoking, alcohol and sugar consumption.
The other stress that ages the skin is the stress we feel. When we are stressed the body releases the stress hormone cortisol, which I call the wrinkle-causing hormone because it damages and ages the skin. This is why we ultimately cannot separate how we look from how we feel.
All of these elements create skin stress and premature skin aging.
To keep ourselves looking our best over time we need to de-stress the skin so it ages less! This can be done by feeding the skin the nutrients it needs to counteract skin stress.
We also need to do everything we can to feel good on a daily basis, as good feelings support great looking skin.
Q5. WHEN WORKING WITH FACES HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH WRINKLES?
When I work with faces I never focus on the lines, but on what they are trying to tell me. Wrinkles are powerful messengers that show us what is taking place in our inner world. They tell us about the stress we are carrying, the amount of water we are drinking, the quality of food we are eating, our breathing patterns and the sadness we are feeling.
From my experience of working with faces for more than three decades, it is not a wrinkle that ages a human being, but their stress levels and lifestyle that show on their faces. It only makes sense that everything we do that impacts our internal body, eventually shows up on the outside.
I have found that we can take years off our faces when we manage our stress levels and learn to breathe correctly, eat correctly, sleep well and address our emotional, mental and spiritual well being.
Q6. WHY DO YOU INCLUDE YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF BEAUTY IN ALL YOUR BOOKS?
For as long as we can remember we have been presented with unrealistic images of beauty and what we must look like to be seen as ‘beautiful’. But the truth is that we all have our own unique beauty that needs to be celebrated, as real beauty comes from inside and reflects our humanity and the kindness we bring to the world.
So while we all want to look as good as we can for as long as we can, I don’t believe we should focus on changing who we are, but making the most of all aspects of who we are.
“Beauty comes in all forms colours shapes and sizesGregory Landsman
And when we can accept this simple truth
We will no longer hurt ourselves and each other
For the simple things that make us human.”
To receive a free copy of STOP SKIN AGING PREMATURELY which includes a list of the most powerful cortisol lowering foods go to: https://gregorylandsman.com/
Check Out The Entire10 Years Younger Series
The complete solution to PREMATURE AGING. The simple, effective, science-based methods in these three books give everyone the opportunity to achieve younger, healthier looking skin at any age…for next to nothing!
- Get your skin back on track after the holidays with the most powerful anti-aging ingredients found in everyday foods.
- Fulfill a new years resolution to look your best self at every age with simple effective methods to achieve younger, healthier looking skin that will take years off the face.
- Spend some time nurturing yourself and take years off your face for next to nothing.
- This new year get the same results as expensive cremes without having to leave your kitchen.
Each book stands alone, focusing on a different method to achieving younger looking skin i.e. Face Value – DIY topical treatments; Face Fitness – facial exercise; and Face Food – anti-aging foods). Together they represent the ultimate guide to younger, healthier and more vital looking skin at any age.
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Jan 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 14 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 15 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 18 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 20 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Jan 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Jan 25 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Jan 28 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway