A Base for Beautiful Skin
Dr. Jeannette Graf’s enthusiasm is contagious. She speaks quickly with a wide smile, a ready laugh and she always has glowing skin. But this winning combination is no happy accident. The New York-based dermatologist has dedicated herself to creating the perfect balance for a healthy body and soul, and it all starts with fun. “We cosmetic practitioners love what we do,” she says. “I think if you were to take a poll, you would find we are the happiest people. And I am the happiest of them all, because I have a balance.”
Dr. Graf’s recipe for great health and a vibrant appearance combines the physical with the psychological. “It’s important to socialize and not be isolated. Having a circle of friends, going out to dinner … it nourishes the soul,” she says. “It’s important to do something creative. It energizes me. But it’s also important to find balance in terms of movement and exercise and to have a form of joy in your life—for me it’s dancing—and I put each of these into my calendar. It’s so easy as one gets older to get isolated and tired.”
But this is just the beginning of Dr. Graf’s journey. As the author of Stop Aging, Start Living, she has carved out a niche in the medical aesthetics arena by focusing on the power of diet in improving both internal health and outward appearance.