Treating Your Skin Wisely

Step by Step - How to Heal Your Skin
and Achieve Better Health

Author: Ophra Dan




"The book "Treating Your Skin Wisely" was defined by its author as a guide book, however - alongside the advice on how to maintain and strengthen the largest part of our body, there is vast information on nearly all aspects of life.
Throughout the internet, we encounter bits of information and accidental details gleaned from research. We are flooded with information that does not give us the entire picture, but rather confuses us.
This book brings together, in a systematic and methodical manner, knowledge that the author has accumulated as a cosmetician, from her own personal experience, and from the deep and comprehensive research that she has conducted over the years.
The most noticeable motif of the book is that the writer really cares, yet without any judgment or criticism of people's choices and decisions, which might harm their skin. The recommendations of what to do and not to do are given as advice, and the aspiration of achieving healthy and well-groomed skin, for the near and distant future, accompanies every choice and decision."

Nava Liebman, Queens University, N. Ireland, linguistic editor, scriptwriter, Hebrew lecturer

Why did I write a book about skin? What can it tell us that we don’t already know?
So yes, I wouldn’t have devoted three years of my life if I didn’t feel like I’m going to explode from all the knowledge I’ve gathered within me. I felt that my life mission was to pass everything I’d understood over to anyone who wants to take care of their skin, but for reasons unrelated to them, simply make mistakes and ruin their skin instead of improving it. I’ve already shared this knowledge with hundreds of my private clients, but this knowledge is too important to only remain with a select few.

At a time when there’s a jungle of information about cosmetics that is erupting onto us, this book comes to sort out your information from beginning to end: what is skin, what does it even need from us, what makes it healthy and strong and what weakens it, how to treat skin issues such as acne or extreme dryness, how to treat very sensitive skin, what is a hidden cosmetic allergy and how to treat it, how can our skin provide indication for other issues in our body.

I have discovered a lot of fake news during the recent decade, a lot of mistakes, a major lack of basic knowledge in skin and the human body, many cases of negligence and irreversible injuries to skin. I’ve delved deep into the subject matter and arrived at clear conclusions regarding what is good and right for the skin, and what is wrong and destructive. Believe me - whatever is good for your skin is also good for the rest of your body, and vice versa, after all, skin is part of your body, even the biggest part of it.

This is  a self-help book: I’ll be guiding you step by step on how to improve your skin’s condition.
This book isn’t “heavy”. I’ve made sure to shorten the process and present you with the most important information in every section, so that you can understand the subject as quickly as possible.

In this book, I also confront the issue of nutrition. After numerous years of exposure and investigation I’m certain that I know what a healthy diet for your skin contains, and I definitely burst a few bubbles regarding nutrition, at least for some of you.
If your kids are teenagers, you’ll be able to gradually and informatively pass on the information in this book to your children. If your kids are very young, you’ll get a lot of tips about protecting their skin at every stage of their development.

I can guarantee that you’ll be surprised with information which you hadn’t considered, in every chapter you get to. Information which you assumed was wholly accurate will suddenly be discovered as unsubstantiated, and you will become informed consumers. Maybe a little bit cynical, but you’ll definitely become more responsible towards your health and mainly your skin.


About me

About me
My name is Ophra.  
I did my BA in agronomy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, specializing in plants’ diseases and pests. When I was 39, after 12
years of working as an agronomist, I decided to change fields and went to study cosmetics. I myself had unsolved issues with my facial skin - more about that is in the book. I wanted to be a different kind of cosmetician than any I’d known. I wanted to understand the hidden ingredients of the products and to suit them precisely to my clients. Due to my academic background in plants as well as my personal inclination, I preferred the use of natural substances, so I learned how to produce natural creams, I opened a skincare salon, and … I started to work.
I’m not gullible by inclination, and I examine even published research meticulously. I have to check things in depth, to be convinced that there are no hidden commercial motives or false conclusions behind the publications. I enjoy helping people and improving their conditions, and can testify to extremely high integrity. These three features have led me to probe the symptoms I’ve encountered during my clients’ treatments, and to understand the reasons for their appearance. Experience makes us wiser, and my actual work has led me to understand much more beyond the scope of my studies at the school for cosmeticians, or from reading articles. After 10 years of work, studies and observation, and having accumulated knowledge that skin doctors tend to skip over, I decided to write a book for people who really want to know and understand - people suffering from skin problems as well as those treating them. I wanted to share what I’d learned on my own and through my wonderful clients.
Ophra Dan (Pen Name)*

*I’m using a pen name (not my real name) in order for you to be assured that I’m not looking to promote my company or any other company, but solely to provide you with reliable information



1In Nature - The Outer Indicating the Inner14-20
2Paying Attention to the Signs21-28
3Do Cosmetics Fix Everything?29-32
4The First Stage in Healing the Skin - Neutralizing External Factors33-43
5Understanding the Internal Factors of Skin Issues44-59
6Second Stage of Healing the Skin -Assessing Inner Factors60-68
7Essential General Information About Our Food69-85
8Healthy Nutrition for Your Skin
How to self-assess your body’s nutritious deficiencies
Table 1Recommendations and distribution of food groups according to nutrition type96-98
Table 2A list of food groups, vitamins and minerals important for our body101-111
9Don’t Mess with the Epidermis112-120
10Nourishing and Cleaning Your Face: Secrets and Tricks121-130
11Dry Skin – Reasons and Solutions131-137
12Celebrity Secrets138-143
13Aging of the Skin and Ways for Slowing Down the Process144-161

Conclusion – April 9th 2019161-162

Photos Credits 163-164



Skin Care Blog

Are you an esthetician? If so, then you’re welcome to read about how my book can aid you too.
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Collagen capsules for facial skin… I’ve received a lot of questions about them during the last two years. It’s interesting to find out where they appeared from all of a sudden, how we had managed without them and where we can find collagen in its natural form.

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Cleansing Oil

Cleansing Oil

Ready to make your own cleansing oil recipe?

Clean your face two or three times a day, with clean cotton, dipped in herbal Tea or just water

with on it 1-2 drops of cleansing oil. 


All you need is a mix of oils and essential oils and reusable glass dropper bottle.

Combination, Oily or Acne Prone skin

core oils:

Calendula oil 50%

Hemp seed oil 30%

Castor oil 20%

mix of Essential Oils: 1-2 drops per 10 ml core oils:

 lavender, tea tree, palmarosa, lemongrass, geranium, chamomile, neroli.

For night use you can add essential oils as: grapefruit, sweet orange, lemon

Feel free to swap the essential oils around.

The original post was: 3 important natural tips for helping you deal 

with acne 

Extra knowledge:

Soap is formulated to clean our skin, but it also strip the natural oils from our skin. The natural fat/ oil our bodies produce is good for our skin — it provides a first defense barrier for the external factors (like bacteria's).

Instead, the oil cleansing method based on the idea that "oil is able to dissolve oil". If we choose to simply dissolve our original oil (the sebum) with new and pure natural oil, we can clean our skin without disrupting its balance.

Oil quality

First and foremost, it is extremely important that you choose high quality, cold pressed oils that have not been obtained by chemical extraction methods. When possible, choose unrefined and organic.

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Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea

Create a cleansing blend with chamomile, Oregano/ Rosemary and Sage. 

Mix *together 1/2 tablespoon of dried* chamomile leaves, 1/2 tablespoon of dried Oregano or Rosemary, and 1/2 tablespoon of dried* Sage. Add 1/4 L of boiling water into a tea pot. Adjust the measurements as necessary to make a smaller or larger batch. 

*If you have fresh leaves use 1 tablespoon from each kind.

You can brew different herbs whose scent you like, Just make sure to keep the ratios the same and keep it in the fridge for no more than 3 days. Then make a new brew.

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Treating Your Skin Wisely for Esthetician

Treating Your Skin Wisely for Esthetician

Are you a cosmetician? If so, then you’re welcome to read about how my book can aid you too.

When I started my journey as an independent cosmetician, I chose to be a nature-based cosmetician, meaning to treat my clients using only natural substances. As time went by and I delved deeper into the subject matter, I realized that in order to be a real nature-based cosmetician I’d have to understand in-depth what really is natural, what’s really right and non-harmful for the skin, so that I could choose from the array of substances and treatments that cosmetics companies offer the cosmeticians, and make the appropriate choices for my clients. Correct guidance for clients regarding the usage of their cosmetic products at home, such as shampoo and soap, immediately improves their skin’s condition. Not only that - correct guidance for clients with regard to nutrition can also improve their skin’s condition in the long run, much more than any cosmetic product, due to the skin’s creation from the inside outwards, and not the other way around.
More and more people are becoming aware of the damages from using conventional cosmetics products, and seek a totally nature-based treatment for themselves. They look to purchase natural cosmetics from small and high-quality manufacturers. 70% of my clients directly purchase their treatment products from me, despite my lack of advertising, unlike the natural cosmetics manufacturers who don’t also treat the clients as I do - they simply trust me. When I began dealing with nature-based cosmetics 13 years ago, natural cosmetics weren’t as popular as they are nowadays. It was only a select few - those leading a nature-based lifestyle or those with allergies to certain chemicals used in cosmetics - who searched for a nature-based cosmetician.
Today, awareness of nature-base cosmetics is much higher, and the amounts of information about it and familiarity with its ways are much greater. There are also quite a lot of people making their own nature-based products, and they seek cosmeticians who will treat them using only natural substances. In my country, I’m among the few who treat only with natural substances, which is why even today, 13 years later, clients travel to my clinic from very far-away places. They know that there’s not a chance of my applying any substances on their skin that will peel it, sting or tingle, simply because that completely goes against my methods.
Furthermore, many cosmetics companies take advantage of the lack of in-depth knowledge that cosmeticians show, selling them very expensive treatment devices that promise to move mountains but never follow through. Cosmeticians are then left with an expensive device and find themselves forced to continue promoting the lie and illusion to their clients, even once they know that the device doesn’t do what it says on the box. That is a sure way of losing clients very quickly. A disappointed client will never return, she won’t bring you her teenaged children and she won’t recommend you to her friends and family. So, you’ll have to continue promoting your business to new clients for your entire professional life, instead of your reputation travelling by word-of-mouth and your business growing and developing in a natural and correct manner.
Reading the book that I wrote will provide you with vast knowledge in all of the areas I mentioned, and even more. Knowledge that will aid and support you within your professional as well as personal life.

Look Inside the book

 Click on through to the colorful kindle edition or Purchase the colorful digital Book here

(that you can read from smartphone, tablet, kindle or computer)

or to the colorful printed edition of my book: 

"Treating Your Skin Wisely",

 so you can start the journey to clearer and healthier skin now, with so many tips and tricks