Courtesy of KCM Publishing
When Manhattan plastic surgeon Gerald Imber published the first version of his book The Youth Corridor: Your Guide to Timeless Beauty in 1997, his approach turned heads and, no doubt, improved skin. Now, he has introduced a video-enhanced e-book version of his manifesto—focused on prevention, maintenance and correction—complete with new material and 14 video clips that essentially bring the doctor to you.
“The format was a result of my desire to make the book more personal and relevant, like a consultation,” says Imber. “In fact, it addresses subjects as I do, face to face.”
An informative, interesting read no matter your relationship with anti-aging strategies, the book is like a self-help manual for one’s face, proving surgery alone isn’t always the answer to looking younger. Imber delves into diet (enjoy antioxidant-rich foods), exercise (consider swapping running, which can cause facial skin to lose elasticity over time, for lower-impact workouts) and the foundations of a solid skincare routine (from cleanser and moisturizer to vitamin C serums [we wrote about his Boost 2.0 serum last year] and alpha-hydroxy acids).
The advice is bound to make you re-think some of your habits and, if knowledge is indeed power, walk away armed with the tools to help maintain natural beauty for as long as possible. “The point is for the reader to understand what they can do for themselves,” he says, “and what we can do for them.” Available for iPad and iPhone at itunes.apple.com; kcmpublishing.com.