The Dermatologist Behind Skin Cycling & Why She Started It

If you caught my article last week on skin cycling or you’ve seen one of the now 70 million videos using the hashtag on TikTok, you’re probably wondering where this whole trend came from. The good news is it was created by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, who says her method will guarantee results in as little as two cycles-- that’s only eight days.

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About Dr. Bowe

This award-winning, board-certified dermatologist and scientist based in New York started her career with an undergrad at Yale. She then completed four years of medical school-- with a full academic scholarship-- where she did an additional year at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics. After three more years spent on her dermatology residency with a research track, she used her research to publish over 40 scientific articles and book chapters. She shares more about her path on her Instagram page.


Though she doesn’t consider herself a celebrity or influencer, her cumulative 1m+ following on both TikTok and Instagram would suggest otherwise. On her social pages you will find videos and content she shares to help people around the world change and improve the


Dr. Bowe is committed to impacting and improving the health of her patients’ skin using her “three-dimensional” approach to skincare– with a focus on the connection between the skin, gut, and mind.


This summer she launched her self-titled skincare line, Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, where she sells skin care for the inside & out.

Skin, Mind, & Gut

For over a decade, Dr. Bowe has approached skincare differently than most, sharing that the key to building a successful skincare routine starts with healthy, balanced skin and a balanced gut microbiome. When out of balance, you will see that reflected in your skin.


"Without treating skin from both the inside and outside, you are missing an essential ‘layer’ to your skincare routine"

Like most skincare brands, she has her own list of no-no’s when it comes to skincare and dietary ingredients.


What’s Out?

Skincare Ingredients:

  • Fragrance

  • Essential Oils

  • Drying Alcohols

  • Animal Derivatives

  • PEGs

  • Parabens

  • Phthalates

  • Petrolatum

  • Silicones

  • Formaldehyde-Releasers

Diet:

  • Gluten

  • Dairy

  • Soy

  • Shellfish

  • GMOs

  • Added Sugar

  • Artificial Colors

  • Artificial Flavors


If you want to learn more about why cutting gluten, dairy, and added sugars can benefit your skin, check out this article for more.
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