Skin Health Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Skin Health Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

The skin protects the entire body and is essential for survival, but the skin itself is vulnerable to infections, injuries, and disease, from the relatively minor to the extremely serious. Coping with skin diseases can leave teens overwhelmed. Conditions like acne and vitiligo can be emotionally devastating at a period when appearance is all-important. Other conditions that might seem harmless—like birthmarks, blushing, and excessive sweating—can also affect self esteem. Teens also make choices about sun exposure, body art, and beauty products that have the potential to damage the skin’s health and weaken its protective ability.

Skin Health Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, provides updated information on medical conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. It describes the basics of healthy skin and skin care; explains prevention, warning signs, and treatment options for skin cancer; and spells out the risks of tanning. Acne is discussed in depth, and common conditions such as allergic rashes, cold sores, and minor skin injuries are also covered. Information to help teens make healthy choices regarding cosmetics, piercing, and tattoos is also included.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Skin Health Information for Teens, 3rd Edition.

Part One: Skin Basics provides information about skin anatomy and the skin’s protective function.

Part Two: Acne discusses the causes and treatments of acne and explains how it develops in teens.

Part Three: Infectious Conditions of the Skin describes bacterial, viral, and fungal and parasitic diseases.

Part Four: Other Disorders and Diseases Affecting the Skin discusses a variety of inherited, allergic, autoimmune, and other skin disorders; and explains conditions that are medically benign but cause for concern in self-conscious teens.

Part Five: Skin Injuries provides facts about prevention, first aid, and treatment of scrapes, cuts, bruises, insect bites and stings, animal bites, poison ivy and poison oak, and frostbite. It also covers care of stitches, scars and scar removal, corns and calluses, and nail abnormalities; burn assessment and treatment; and skin picking.

Part Six: Taking Care of Your Skin, Hair, and Nails provides information about tanning, tattoos, piercing, damage from flat irons and hair-care products, hair loss, and nail care and abnormalities.

Part Seven: If You Need More Information provides suggestions for additional reading and a list of further resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


“Focuses specifically on skin conditions and skin care. Hormonal changes within the teenage body as well as external factors such as the use of cosmetics, body piercing, and tattoos, make this work extremely relevant to teenagers. New to this generation is an increased interest in the prevention of skin cancer, which has a key place in this title. … The material in this work will be easily understood by teenagers and young adults. … A useful addition to school and public library collections.”

—American Reference Books Annual, 2014

"The book is written in lay language and is easy to understand. … Practical advice on how to properly take care of teenage skin is presented with simple explanations. The rationale for why one should follow the recommendations is offered in a friendly manner."

—Doody’s Review Service, 2013