Not only did leading NYC dermatologist and author of "The Beauty of Dirty Skin," Dr. Whitney Bowe, walk us through her three-week probiotic skin care plan AND teach us why we need to love having a little bit of dirt on our skin, she also shared her antioxidant face mask with us.
(Spoiler alert: It only has THREE ingredients!)
"One of my favorite power-packed antioxidant skin masks is simple and easy to make but will leave your face feeling radiant and renewed! Cranberries and apples are rich in wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, including vitamin C, which helps collagen production and strengthens your hair and nails. Almond oil is packed with vitamin E, which softens and smooths the skin, improves tone and complexion, and has been shown to slow down the visible signs of aging."
- Dr. Whitney Bowe
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
½ cup fresh or defrosted frozen cranberries
1 tablespoon almond oil
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture reaches a paste-like consistency. It should be a bit thick. Spread on clean skin. Leave on for 3–5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
For more from Dr. Whitney Bowe, check out her new book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin!
Excerpted from THE BEAUTY OF DIRTY SKIN Copyright © 2018 by Whitney Bowe MD.
Used with permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York. All rights reserved.
Dr. Whitney Bowe is the author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin (April 2018). She 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 America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors, and Dr. Oz. She and her work have been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Allure, InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Reader’s Digest, and O, The Oprah Magazine. For more information, please visit https://drwhitneybowe.com and follow Dr. Bowe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram