Vogue Dr. Whitney Bowe

If You Hate Applying Sunscreen—And Getting Burned Anyway—Read This

A new crop of tasteful—and even chic—UPF options, coupled with some very real concerns about a new constellation of freckles, have made me rethink my position on covering up in protective clothing. “You need to tap into the vanity of it,” Whitney Bowe, M.D., says of a more general uptick in the popularity of UPF clothing that she’s...

July 27, 2018

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Dr. Whitney Bowe Faux-Glow

Getting the Faux Glow I love All Summer Long

Growing up, I always wished that my skin would tan so that I could rock a golden, beachy glow. Reality check: I’m so pale. I was the kid covered in zinc, t-shirts, hats, speckled in freckles with a mild pink burn – you get the idea. If you’ve checked in on my website or social media, you know that when I set a goal, I chase that goal...

July 18, 2018

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Melasma 102: Game Plan

Melasma 102: Game Plan

What can I do to address my Melasma? The first thing I tell my patients is that we cannot “cure” this condition. BUT, we can get it under control. You have to be like a tortoise—slow and steady wins the race! Here is a step by step guide that I would discuss with my patient if she presented with Melasma: I recommend that my...

July 12, 2018

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Melasma 101: Understanding this Condition

Melasma 101: Understanding this Condition

I see so many patients who are struggling with Melasma in my office – and so many of you have reached out to me on social media with questions and concerns about this condition. Melasma causes a lot of stress, particularly during summer, because you want to be outdoors in the sun and at the beach or pool, yet you feel the heat on your skin...

July 10, 2018

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