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Acne: Just Another Four-Letter Word

2.76  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Put acne in your rearview mirror, once and for all.

For those of us who have struggled with chronic acne, we know that these irritating bumps don’t just mess with our skin and appearance. They also curse at us every day, affecting our confidence and self-image. When you look in the mirror, you may hear the words acne uses: It throws out insults and belittling messages, and
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Published July 19th 2018 by D2 Books
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Oct 29, 2018 marked it as um-not-these-authors  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody. At all. Ever.
Recommended to Shelli by: Goodreads Giveaways
I only read the preview, and it was stupefying, horrifying quackery.
Rick Bregitzer
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No science and no proof

Patel falls extremely short in using positive thinking and self-image as supposed weapons guaranteeing deliverance from acne. The author is so bold as to denounce dermatology and medical science in favor of mindfulness and New Age sounding nonsense. She also includes no supporting proof for her ideas; not from the scientific field nor from.testimonials.that would support her conclusions.
Dani (The Pluviophile Writer)
"Acne is shaped by our thoughts, our emotions, and also by social influences all around us."
3/5 stars.
ebook, 131 pages.
Read from April 28, 2019 to April 29, 2019.

Review at The Pluviophile Writer:

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (thanks Aarti). While I don't have a hefty battle with acne, I do contend with dermatillomania in which the frustrating feeling of helplessness and shame are remarkably similar to those suffering from acne. Such as th
Madelin Burt-D'Agnillo
I was introduced to this book as a reccomendation from Annette Pasternak ("The Stop Skin Picking Coach"). At the time of reading (and even now, in some ways) I was filled with a lot of shame, not only because of my acne but because of my skin picking. This book helped me to feel less crazy about my acne and by extension, my skin picking. I reccomend it highly.

For the first time in my acne healing journey, I felt that I was reading my own thoughts written clearly, concisely, and truthfully. I hav
Aarti Patel
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
-Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite:

Acne is a word that carries a lot of weight in our lives. In Acne: Just Another Four-Letter Word by Aarti Patel, N.D., the author speaks about dealing with acne and fixing the skin. The purpose of this book is to face the four-letter bully so that there is no more running and hiding from anything in life that is feeding the acne. A lot of fuss is made when it comes to acne and this book will help make acne'
Happy Booker
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Acne is a health and dieting book aiming to address the issue of this skin disease by not just discussing it in its entirety but also how it affects the patient, psychologically. The book offers strategies and techniques to take care of the issue however above all, embraces the person to accept what is and agree to have acne as part of an occurring event. This is to accept the issue rather than fight it, in order to create harmony with the mind.

While I could not entirely agree with the method, I
Oct 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway

I am sorry Dr. Patel, but I could not finish your book. I have been an acne suffer from teenage years through my 30s. I too can easily outline all of the treatments I have used be it prescriptions, OTC, or expensive skin care. I have also learned that life changes (diet, exercise, sleep) have not made any difference for me. I am lucky enough to wear makeup that covers my acne up every day, but this does not address my time obsessing in the mirror or th
Amber Machado
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book! This book helps with finding love for your self with acne, as an adult with reoccurring acne this book helped me find beauty and love for myself :)
Kathleen Garber
Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This is not a book of special tricks to get rid of acne. There are enough books and commercials out there spouting the benefits of one idea or another that is guaranteed to work, but doesn’t actually work for many people. Even when they do, they don’t work as simply as they are said to and a lot of them cost lots of money.

So the point of this book is to talk about the mind-body connection with regards to acne and how taking control of your emotions and self image can help acne and even if it doe
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
On the plus side I think Patel has the best of intentions and truly wants to help people. Another plus is that technically she writes well.

The downsides, however, are many. as she assigns a persona to acne while calling it a bully and telling the reader there is no scientific cure, but that one must stand-up to it while thinking positively. The author, a naturopathic "doctor" includes no case studies showing this works. She supports her case with no science whatsoever. The entire comes across as
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Acne: Just another 4 letter word by Aarti Patel N.D.

Genre: Self Help

About the book: Stories and advice about acne that are on a much deeper level than traditional treatment.

Review: I loved the advice but nothing in this book seemed extremely life changing to me. I could see how this book could benefit others though. The book was easy and quick read.

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Overall Rating (Out of 5 stars): 3 out of 5 stars.

Audrey Adamson
This book was not helpful for me. At 35 I am way past the anxiety stage and have learned to see my beauty. I wanted to read this book because I still suffer from the physical aspects and was hoping to get some new insight.

For those of you who struggle to love yourself because of your acne, this book is aimed at you. Aarti Patel explains how to stop your anxiety from ruling you. Patel walks you through ways of modifying your thoughts and actions to help you make peace with your body. This book wi
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Aarti Patel is a naturopathic doctor and author who enjoys writing about health, as well as fiction that explores individuality and society's impact on health. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and finds rainy days to be perfect for writing and watching movie marathons. She believes that health is not about perfect diets, hours spent at the gym, a magic cure from supplements or ph ...more
“Step one in facing acne: Recognize the words and messages it’s using against you.” 0 likes
“What was the one underlying cause of acne according to this patient, and to others who I talked to after that day? They felt they were doing something wrong. In patients’ minds, they were somehow to blame for this whole ordeal.” 0 likes
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