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Skin: The Bare Facts

Our skin: It shows everything. Dirt, stress, sunburns, wrinkles, dimples, shaving irritation, allergies, and the dreaded acne. It’s the one organ that lives on the outside of our body, and it takes the brunt of all our actions. It’s there to protect us, but can also give us major headaches.

Skin (January 2010; Zest Books; $14.99 US; 104 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9800732-5-6) by national beauty expert Lori Bergamotto is all about teenage skin. The beautifully illustrated, well-researched book explores:

• scientific facts about skin
• how to determine your skin type
• best shaving and makeup practices
• at-home spa treatments, do-it-yourself facials, and makeup recipes
• how to avoid skin cancer

For more information, review copies, author interviews, excerpts or images, please contact Zest Books publicity department at 415.777.8654 or

The Bare Facts

by Lori Bergamotto
January 2010; $14.99 US;
104 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9800732-5-6

Lori Bergamotto began her career in the beauty industry as an intern and assistant at Glamour magazine, and went on to work as a beauty editor at Lucky and then as the Beauty and Health Director at Teen People. She is currently the Contributing Style Editor at People StyleWatch, and a freelance writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, In Style, San Diego Magazine, FOAM, Cookie, Lucky, and Glamour. She has been a featured beauty and style expert on TV with appearances on MTV, VH1, E!, CNN, CBS’s Early Show, NBC’s Today Show, and The Tyra Banks Show.