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The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out

May 2
by Kristin Loberg, Whitney Bowe
Published by FSB Associates, Little Brown Genres: beauty, skin care
Did you know there is a connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin?  Whitney Bowe, MD explains it with simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skin-care strategies, and a life-changing three-week program.

The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out

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About the Book

Internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe presents, for the first time, the connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin, with a 21-day program to maximize skin health and beauty.

The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out

Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn’t lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways.

In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders — from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling — are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome — where trillions of microbes “speak” to your skin via the brain — and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the health of your skin.

With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.

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About the Author

The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside OutDr. Whitney Bowe is Medical Director of Integrative Dermatology, Aesthetics & Wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., in addition to being a distinguished research scientist and a thought leader in her field. She is one of the most in-demand dermatologists in America, and has lent her expertise to programs like Good Morning AmericaThe Rachael Ray ShowThe Doctors, and Dr. Oz, and publications including The Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesAllureInStyleVogueElle, and Reader’s Digest.

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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This Mom’s Review

I have spent so much time researching how food and exercise affect my weight and mood. I never even considered what made my skin age and why I am developing eczema, the same as my momma.  I just thought it was because I am now in my 40s.
This book is well-received. While I have done research, as mentioned above, I haven’t yet changed my lifestyle to bring about weight loss and better mood. Knowing that the right foods will also benefit my skin has me throwing out so much garbage lurking in my pantry.
Why would skin benefits motivate me more than weight and mood benefits? Because I’ve always been told that I look young. Turning 40, those comments have stopped. I see why when I look in the mirror. I want my youth, even if it’s just in my face.
Included in the book is a 3-week program to address eczema and premature aging I am experiencing. (It also addresses acne, rosacea, psoriasis and so much more.)  I will be working my way through this program in a few weeks. You are encouraged to see this book in action as I share my progress. Better yet, grab a copy of the book and take this journey with me.
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The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out
Whitney Bowe
Little Brown


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    May 3 at 8:21 am

    The only correlation I knew about between diet and skin was the potential to cause acne – everything else is news to me! Sounds like an interesting book that I may need to come back to.

    Great review.

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    May 3 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t heard of this book until now, nice review! I know a lot of my skin issues, especially my face has a lot to do with allergies to food that I shouldn’t eat but do anyway!

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    Sarah Paul
    May 3 at 9:21 am

    Sounds like something I need to read! Great review!

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    Jaye Shields
    May 3 at 10:04 am

    Interested to hear about your experience! I’ve always thought I had pretty nice skin (only 30 though), but when I went Keto, I noticed I got compliments every day from people I didn’t know on my skin and hair. I had recently lost 15 lbs and was not consuming sugar or carbs.

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    Sarah Althouse
    May 3 at 11:39 am

    This is my kind of book! I will have to add it to my summer reading list.

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    May 3 at 6:47 pm

    I’m so interested in reading this book. I’ve heard that skin and a healthy gut have a relation but this would be great to dig a little deeper. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    May 4 at 2:50 am

    The mind and body both work in amazing, but crazy ways. Whenever there is a problem, it’s hardly ever caused by what we think; it’s usually another underlying issue that we haven’t even considered, which can be confusing. It’s great that there are books like us to help us understand our own bodies and health much better!

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    Sofia Larionova
    June 30 at 2:28 am

    Great review! Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    July 30 at 11:20 am

    The author seems like a very accomplished person and the book looks interesting.

    I have long been fascinated by the importance of our gut health and how it affects our mental wellbeing and skin. I will have to add this book to my reading list. Thanks for the review 😉

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    September 3 at 1:27 am

    Thanks for the review. I will definitely read this book. I know I eat all the things I shouldn’t, but I thought doing my beauty routine will be enough to protect my skin. I think its time for a new and healthy diet.

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