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.
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.
"Dr. Bowe, one of the nation's top dermatologists, is a pioneer of the gut-brain-skin connection. In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, she combines her clinical expertise, insights into the latest scientific developments, and profound discoveries in natural medicine into a powerful prescription for skin health. An eye-opening read for both patients and physicians."—Anthony Youn, MD, America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon and author of The Age Fix
"Your path to the Bowe Glow passes through your intestines, where supporting the right bacteria can rejuvenate and resuscitate your skin. Dr. Bowe takes you past simple nutrients to the front lines of the battle for your skin health."—Mehmet Oz, MD
"As Dr. Bowe eloquently reveals in The Beauty of Dirty Skin, healthy skin is a manifestation of a healthy gut. Leading scientific research now confirms that the multitude of microbes living within our digestive systems plays a pivotal role in determining the health of our largest organ, the skin. And while consumers expend hundreds of millions of dollars on topical approaches for better skin, The Beauty of Dirty Skin directly challenges this approach with a straightforward plan to create beauty and radiance from the inside out."—David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker
"The Beauty of Dirty Skin shows us once and for all that there's more to healthy skin than expensive creams and clinical treatments. Dr. Bowe's revolutionary, 3-week program takes advantage of the gut-brain-skin connection to resolve the underlying health issues responsible for stubborn skin. If you struggle with skin issues, this book is a must read."—Amy Myers, MD, author of The Thyroid Connection
"I always look forward to Whitney joining us on Good Morning America and even more so now after reading her insightful book. She's passionate about her work and treats her patients with incredible compassion. The Beauty of Dirty Skin gives you access to cutting edge information and the tools you'll need so you too can experience the 'Bowe Glow.'"—Robin Roberts
"A must-read for anyone who is struggling with skin issues and wants to address the root cause of the problem. In her book, Dr. Bowe compiles the latest medical science then gives a step-by-step guide to overcome any skin condition with diet, supplements, and natural skin remedies. If you want to heal your skin quickly and get lasting results, this is the book for you."
—Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt and founder of DrAxe.com
"If you've ever stressed about a recurring pimple or a forehead wrinkle you fear is there to stay, dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Bowe's first book is chock-full of (digestible) science and tips for maximizing skin health."
"The Beauty of Dirty Skin by leading dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe is a must-read for anyone looking to slow down the aging process and improve their skin's appearance. Not only will you learn which foods, actions, and products may be impeding your skin care, but more importantly, you will learn why."
—Nearly All Things
"The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Whitney Bowe is an insightful read that focuses on a healthy lifestyle both inside and out. Dr. Bowe shares personal stories, recipes, and easy at-home remedies that are sure to improve your skin and health. I highly recommend this remarkable read!"—Lovely Loveday
"I think this book is an important read for anyone suffering from skin conditions and considering medication. If you are interested in eating right, not over-cleansing your skin and having fantastic results, this is the book for you. Dr. Bowe has the science to back it up."
—Be Your Best Mom