Ep 264 – Skin Cycling 101, Niacinamide for Newbs, UV Gel Mani News & Is My Botox Wearing Off Faster? Ft. Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe

February 8, 2023

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Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe coined the term “Skin Cycling” – an active-and-recover skincare schedule that’s earned more than 3.5 billion views on TikTok. Today, the NYC-based research scientist is here with your ultimate skin cycling explainer, including lessons in retinal (with an “a!”) and how-to work niacinamide into your routine. Plus, stay tuned as Dr. Bowe pulls  back the curtain on buzzy tweakments like the latest buccal fat removal alternative for snatched jawlines, the truth about celebrity-touted Em-Face treatments and why “dermatologist tested” isn’t always as legit as it sounds.

In This Episode, You’ll Also Discover: 

  • The deets on Dr. Bowe’s own skin cycling-inspired range, Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, including how she *really* tests products
  • Retinol vs. retinal vs. prescription tretinoin – why “retinal” is the one you’ll see everywhere in 2023
  • These work! The at-home budget skincare gadgets Dr. Bowe recommends for puffy under eyes and TMJ
  • Her top 3 personal drugstore faves for skin and hair
  • Headline hot take: Is your Botox *actually* wearing off faster post Covid-19 vaccines? 
  • And, should you really be swearing off UV Gel manicures this year?

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