You may have seen Dr. Whitney Bowe on TV (Dr. Oz or Good Morning America or Rachael Ray Show) or perhaps read her book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, as she is
Describe your journey to Chappaqua, NY
I was living in Park Slope with my husband when we had our daughter, Maclane. It was the perfect location during my residency training, as I covered a number of hospitals in Brooklyn and Long Island during my weekends on call. Access was key! I needed to be able to get to any of these hospitals as quickly as possible in the middle of the night for emergencies. But when my residency ended and our little
What are your go-to places in Chappaqua or in the area?
The Chappaqua farmer’s market is amazing. I love visiting the “Pie Lady” for whatever pies are in season, and picking up fresh tomatoes and homemade kombucha! We love shooting over to The Cliffs at Valhalla for some indoor rock climbing and bouldering on the
What has your experience been with schools in the area?
You kind of can’t go wrong with the schools. Chappaqua public schools are very strong and most families move to the area specifically for the schools. The private schools in the area are also excellent, and ultimately it’s a personal decision for each family and each child within each family. I know a handful of Chappaqua residents who send one child to the public schools and another to a private school.
Do you or your spouse commute to the city? What has your experience been with the commute?
I commute to the city on average 2 or 3 times a week. I see patients on the upper east side every Wednesday, but find myself back in the city a few other times per week to film TV segments, speak with beauty editors, train dermatology residents at Mount Sinai hospital or meet with brands that are developing cutting edge skincare technologies. When I’m filming GMA, I usually hit the road around
Tell me more about your Dermatology practice.
As the Medical Director of Integrative Dermatology, Aesthetics & Wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., I take a 360 degree approach to the health of my patients’ skin. I believe that your skin is a window into your overall health. In my practice, I offer the most cutting edge cosmetic procedures available including lasers, microneedling, and fillers, but I also address chronic skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, and even premature aging, through advocating specific lifestyle changes including diet, sleep techniques, stress management, and exercise. I help my patients to address the underlying cause of these conditions to get right to the root of the issue for lasting, healthy skin. I see patients both in Briarcliff Manor as well as the upper east side of NYC.
You published a book recently. Tell us more about your book.
Yes! My book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, was truly a labor of love – and the culmination of ten years of my life’s work and research. At the heart of my book is the concept that healing and nourishing our skin’s “microbiome” is critical to
I’ve heard you are a dermatologist who loves the sun? Explain!
Yes! I absolutely love going on warm vacations with my daughter and husband and we have a waterfront summer home with a rack filled with kayaks and paddleboards. I never shy away from swimming in the ocean or pool and I love to feel the warm sun on my skin. For me, it’s all about balance and taking steps to protect my skin in order to stay healthy while living my life! I think it’s unrealistic to hide under an umbrella all the time or fear playing with my daughter in the water because of the sun. I wear UPF swimsuits, my daughter wears rash guards – there are some really cute and flattering mommy and me options that are sun protective on the market today (Teaser – I might have a really beautiful capsule collection of sun protective bathing suits in the works!) I wear sunscreen. I wear sunglasses. I eat a diet rich in antioxidant-packed foods that offer natural sun protection and I take a sun protective supplement called Heliocare. Most of all, I savor every minute of feeling the sand between my toes.
You have amazing skin. Can you tell me more about your skin care routine?
Skincare is so incredibly personal – what works wonderfully for one person can actually cause a reaction and sensitivity in another! Personally, I use gentle, pH balanced cleansers, a gentle retinol serum, and I love a good Vitamin C serum. I exfoliate – very gently – twice per week only! I wear a moisturizer with
About Dr. Whitney Bowe- Board Certified Dermatogolist
Renowned New York-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe is committed to achieving and maintaining the health and radiance of her patients’ skin. One of the most in-demand dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bowe specializes in skin rejuvenation, laser dermatology, and the link between nutrition and skincare. Her work has earned the attention of top media outlets, netting her invitations to lend her expertise on programs like Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors, and Dr. Oz, and publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ALLURE and INSTYLE.
Dr. Bowe attended Yale University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Upon graduation, she was named a 21st Century Gamble Scholar and was awarded a full scholarship to study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated top of her class.
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