Dr. Rashmi Shetty is the author of the book, Age Erase. Who’s she?
Dr. Rashmi Shetty is THE skin care expert of Bollywood , Tollywood and Soap celebrities. This becomes evident by a mere glance at the book cover with Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s endorsement of Dr. Rashmi Shetty. Any other doubts vanish as the very first page of the book is titled Praise for Dr. Rashmi Shetty. The praise section spreads eight pages, containing 30-40 word testimonials of actors and celebrities such as Nargis Fakhri, Yami Gautam, Shruti Hassan, Suriya, Mini Mathur, Rana Daggubati, Sania Mirza, Aamir Ali and so on. To put it simply, all these stars trust Dr. Shetty for their Skin and physical illuminance.
The book claims (and does actually offer) to be the Answer to all your worries about ageing gracefully.
The book has two parts with 7 chapters each. The nearly 218 pages cover almost everything you should know to get a Cine star like skin radiance and skin quality, such as — the whats, whys, and hows of ageing, the reason why these changes occur, and how simple do’s and don’ts can make a remarkable difference, the insights on the latest advances in skin care, festival skincare, seasonal skincare, the right kind of nutrition, and cutting-edge anti-ageing solutions, the latest advancements in aesthetic medicine, old-fashioned or age old kitchen remedies that really work, grandmother antidotes— in short everything which unlocks the secrets of ageing gracefully; and turn back the aging clock for you.
Going by this reputation (and effort), for someone who has bevy of stars lining up for beauty treatment, Dr. Rashmi Shetty can easily don the role of authority on the subject of beauty and aging. Her own glamorous face adds to this.
This brings us to the question: Is The Age Erase: Your Ultimate Beauty Bible to Ageing Gracefully solution to all your aging, wrinkles, pigmentation and other skin woes?
The Answer to this question is not easy.
The book no doubt is an easy read. It’s no doubt a book which puts the body care in the right perspective . Dr. Rashmi Shetty’s medical background has surely made various skin concepts, skin care methods and practices understandable to the reader. The book breaks many of the commonly held myths as well. Thus for a reader who wants to delve deep into the physiology of skin care and aging the book is great.
Looking at the book from this perspective, her treatment of the subject is both extensive and exhaustive. It does give a fair understanding of the factors leading to aging, wrinkles and pigmentation and does break some myths. For instance, Dr. Shetty doesn’t see much good in facial scrubs; and even advises readers not to go too hard on the dead skin , these scrubs are meant to remove. Overall , the book has many virtues which make it a recommendation worthy.
But the very virtues of the book, at times seem to go against it. For instance, the book seems to delve too much into the biology or the medical side of skin care. For an average or lazy reader, knowing more about skin layers or body mechanism may be too much details. In addition, even though the book is written in a easy language , reading a prescriptive book is not easy, unless you’re a keenly interested in beauty matters. One more thing which becomes quite apparent from the very first read is a conscious attempt on the part of the author to promote cosmetic procedures and applicants. For instance, no sane person will use this and this ml of some acid to cure acne, unless the doctor prescribes it.
Opinion : The book appears over prescriptive for an average reader. It appears impractical for major population. It’s a book for those women who can do hundred things to them everyday to look beautiful. In short, it’s a good book for beauty conscious housewives, working women, young girls and Women in their mid 40s and 50s (who see beauty as aging gracefully). The kind of clientele Dr. Shetty boasts of. Although the book is great for those readers as well who want to read an informative book about skin care and have self restraint (and sensibility) of not acting on everything one reads; such readers will not be able to derive much value from the book. And the book will lie as another chattel in their book shelf.
To conclude, the book when read fully surely makes you well informed about your skin, aging process and various dos and donts. But it surely has the potential to make a person too conscious about the skin. If one understands that not every skin care procedure can be done at home, one can benefit from many of the tips scattered here and there all over the book. The book is available in ebook version as well, but at a higher price.
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars