When you build your complete skin care routine, there are so many considerations to take into account. Do you have easy access to a dermatologist for prescription skin care? What is your budget? Prescription prices have soared out of reach for many, even with health insurance.
For years, I’ve been writing the articles on my website with the goal of sharing tips and advice from my dermatology practice. I started in 2007 and launched the site in 2008. I and my small team worked hard, rebuilt and launched a new site in 2016. Over the years, I have created a lot of physician-level info on skin health here at DrBaileySkinCare.com.
Knowing the correct way to shave will help prevent skin problems like razor bumps, ingrown hairs, skin irritation and pimples caused by shaving. Dermatologists treat many men whose skin problems stem from shaving. For best results, skin type, hair curliness, skin bacteria and skin irregularities such as acne and scars are some of the factors to consider […]
You may have rosacea. Rosacea looks like acne but it is very different. The pimples of rosacea happen on the ‘apples’ of the face – the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. The skin also looks different. Look closely at your face. Are there blackheads present as hard plugs in the pores? If not, then it is unlikely that […]
Hi Dr. Bailey, I’m using salicylic acid 1.5% and it doesn’t exfoliate very well. It just barely loosens surface dead skin. Are the alpha hydroxy acids better for that? (I’m thinking of the lower concentrations) because I’m sensitive. I read that SA just dissolves the top layer and AHA remodels the stratum corneum so they work […]
Are you washing your face the right way? Your complexion is not the same as everyone else’s. That’s because your complexion is the result of your unique choices and characteristics including: where you live, what you do during your day, the products you use on your skin, your unique skin problems, and how oily or dry your skin is. All these […]
Chloe Grace Moretz recently told Allure in an interview that she washes her face with olive oil and that it cleared up her cystic acne: “I swear, my skin is clearer because of it.” Does this work for everyone, and what do I as a dermatologist think about it? Well, she sure is lovely and her skin is […]
What are the most important skin care tips to prevent acne? It depends on your type of acne. Here are the most important control tips that I tell my dermatology patients for the four different types of acne: Pityrosporum Folliculitis Type of Acne Signs: small bumps and pustules along the hair line, forehead, jaw line, neck, back, and chest Tips: […]
Fact: Popping pimples is not always bad We all know that popping a pimple can be bad. Especially popping zits that aren’t ready, because the trauma of this to your skin can lead to scarring, red marks or hyperpigmentation. There is also a ‘danger triangle’ on the face that you need to know about before […]
I’m often asked how to treat hyperpigmentation of facial skin. I received a really good question on Facebook from one of our customers in Barcelona, Spain. I wanted to address this question for everyone interested in treating this stubborn skin problem. Hi Dr. Bailey, I have hyperpigmentation on my face. It might be from acne […]