Dr. Whitney Bowe Chappaqua NY

Dr. Whitney Bowe’s Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 after all one of the most sought-after Dermatologists in the country. Dr. Whitney Bowe took some time off from her busy schedule to talk to Suburbs 101. She gives us a peek into her life in Chappaqua, NY and shares some of her beauty secrets with us.

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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 Maclane started crawling around our apartment, we realized it was time for a change. Josh and I both had very positive childhood memories of hours spent playing or swimming in our backyards and riding bikes around our neighborhood. We wanted that for Maclane, so the hunt began! Chappaqua called to us because it’s a convenient commute to the city, but each property has the space and proximity to nature of a country home. We see families of deer crossing the street and walking through our yard all the time. In the Spring, I often have to stop my car to let a family of wild turkeys cross the road, and in the summer we often find a turtle or frogs in our backyard, and we listen to the crickets as the sun sets each night. I often say my blood pressure drops several points on my commute home from the city. Chappaqua is incredibly peaceful and beautiful and has a small town charm that is truly unique.

Dr. Whitney Bowe's Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 weekends, or heading to Mount Peter to hit the slopes. For dinner, Le Jardine du Roi and Crabtree’s Kittle house are two of our favorite local spots, and the Inn at Pound Ridge is just a short drive away. We just went to the new tapas restaurant, Ibiza, in downtown Chappaqua for the first time. It was a home run! I can’t wait to go back. When I want to get super decadent and indulge my sweet tooth, I head to Armonk’s Sugar Hi for their “garbage pail” cookie and their twist on Pop Tarts- an improved version of a childhood favorite of mine! Chappaqua’s Susan Lawrence makes a mean kale salad and cedar plank salmon to go, and it’s easy to pick that up on my way home from work. Oh, and Lange’s Little Store is the perfect place to get your cold cuts, but be ready to bump into Bill Clinton who is always warm and friendly!

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.

Dr. Whitney Bowe's Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 4:30am so it takes under an hour to get to the Times Square studio. If I’m traveling during rush hour, it can take 1.5 hours each way. On the weekends, we love to head to the city to catch a show, visit a museum, or visit friends, and the commute is usually under an hour.

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Tell me more about your Dermatolog 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.

Dr. Whitney Bowe's Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 sustain healthy, glowing skin. Skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and acne might appear to be surface problems, but I have found that these conditions are much more than skin deep. Amazingly, there are more than one trillion bacteria in the skin, originating from approximately one thousand different species. When our skin’s healthy microbiome is disrupted by harsh cleansers and other abrasive skincare products, this discontent results in breakouts, rosacea flares, psoriasis, eczema, and even sensitive skin. On the other hand, when our “good” warrior bugs are healthy, they can fight infections, fight environmental damage, boost our immune system, and keep our skin hydrated and radiant! Many people don’t realize that your gut, brain and skin can communicate. My book explains that the alliance between your gut, brain, and skin – called the gut-brain-skin axis – is the soul of healthy skin. And, to put this science into an actionable game plan to help achieve YOUR healthiest skin, I designed a 21 Day Plan which focuses on each of these areas – gut, brain, and skin – to heal your skin from the inside out and from the outside in.

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?

Dr. Whitney Bowe's Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 broad spectrum sunscreen daily, rain or shine. I am always testing the latest innovations in skin care and attending conferences to meet the scientists and CEOs behind these concepts and products. I am asked about my skincare recommendations all the time, so I share my favorite products – and the science behind them – on my Dr. Whitney’s Picks page. My social media channels (@drwhitneybowe on IG, FB and TW) are another way that I share my opinions and work with my audience and I love to answer the questions raised on my channels to empower more people to achieve their healthiest, radiant glow!

About Dr. Whitney Bowe- Board Certified Dermatogolist

Dr. Whitney Bowe's Beauty Secrets and her Life in Chappaqua, NY

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 AmericaThe Rachael Ray ShowThe 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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