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Dr. Cynthia Bailey writes one of the longest running health blogs in the world offering practical advice for you on all skin care related topics.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Posts

Dermatologist’s Favorite Summer Products

Dermatologist and Skin Care Expert’s Favorite Summer Products The...

Ask Dr. Bailey: How Does Men’s Skin Change in Their 40s?

  Hi, I just turned 40 years old.  How does men's skin change in...

How to Have “Fab” Skin Over 50

Having fabulous skin when you're over the age of 50 is possible with just...

Take Control of Your Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common issue, but sadly, there is a lot of misinformation...

How Often Should You Change Your Skin Care Regimen?

The question of when to change your skin care regimen can be complex. The...

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer Checklist

Are you ready to be done with the dry winter weather? Spring is almost here, and...

Ask Dr. Bailey: How to Treat Deep Vertical Chest Wrinkles

  I was asked by a blog reader if I prescribe tretinoin (Retin-A) to...

From the Aesthetician: Is a Facial a Treat or Necessary for Healthy Skin?

First, let's put this question in perspective...... Your furniture and...

Ask Dr. Bailey: How to Apply Retinoids

Hello Dr. Bailey, I have a question. I am considering getting a prescription...

Love Your Skin for Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the time to show your...

4 Must-Haves for a Flawless Complexion

  As a dermatologist, I am obsessed with finding the absolute best...

Introducing New Instantly Luminous Facial Serum

I love this serum! It's an exciting, advanced and yummy new product to add...

Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 1)

When the immune system works the way it supposed to, immune cells attack things...

Nature-Inspired Skin Care Ingredients That Make a Difference

When you think of high-end skin care ingredients, most people don't go...

Top 5 Villains That Will Spark an Acne Break Out

fcfWe’ve all had it, hated it and tried to beat it. It seems to flare up...

The New Natural Facial Toner Everyone Needs

My aestheticians have been making this toner by hand in small lots for our...

Should You Have Microdermabrasion Treatments?

The benefits of microdermabrasion for your complexion are proven. The name of...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The Second Most Common Type of Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer,...

The Best Way to Fight Wrinkles & Acne at the Same Time

Have you been stuck with the acne versus wrinkle dilemma? This happens in the...

What Causes Dark Circles under the Eye? Explanation & Cure Here

Almost everyone at a some point in their life will have dark circles under the...

5 Ways to Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin This Holiday Season

Christmas will be here soon! Now is the time to order your gifts for friends and...

Do You Need to Protect Your Skin from the Sun in Fall and Winter?

Yes, Yes, Yes! UVA is out all year – fall and winter included. It’s...

The 7 Myths of Seborrheic Dermatitis (a.k.a., Dandruff)

  Do you have unsightly greasy, scaly rashes on your face and scalp? ...

From the Aesthetician: Makeup Tips for Any Age

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what type of skin you have, if your skin...

Botox: The White Knight in the War on Wrinkles

Botox is our strongest weapon for those unwanted wrinkles you dislike the...

The Truth about Laser Treatment and Acne

Do you suffer from embarrassing acne scars? Almost everyone gets acne at some...

How to Layer Tretinoin with Other Skin Care Products

    I received this excellent question from a reader as a blog...

Broadband Light: The Cosmetic Procedure To Slow Aging Skin

Many of the cosmetic treatments we do at Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology...

What NOT to Say to Someone Going through Menopause

I love the topic of menopause even though I have a personal love-hate...

Dr. Bailey’s Top 5 Beauty Picks for that Warm, Summer Glow

Summer skin care should have your skin looking smooth and sun-kissed, but...

Why Coconut Oil Is Fantastic for Your Face and Hair

I’m a big fan of coconut oil for skin care. I chose to use it instead of...

Why Fruit Infusions Make Your Skin Happy

Summer is here with its sun-drenched days and longer daylight hours. Kids have...

Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

    I was recently asked by one of our web customers about the SPF in...

5 Wrinkle-Forming Habits You Need to Ditch

Did you know that some of your habits can cause wrinkles? Most wrinkles are...

Using Vitamin C: How to Choose the Best Skin Care Products

Do you know why there is so much confusion about using vitamin C in skin care?...

Exfoliation DIY: Get Smooth Skin Instantly

  Spring is here, and summer is around the corner. Strappy shirts and...

How to Get Dermatologist-Approved Natural Skin Care

Do you want the Holy Grail of skin care: professional skin care results AND...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She Can Really Use (It’s Less Than A Month Away!)

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Waiting until May to scramble for a gift...

Diabetic Neuropathy: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Skin

    Your skin can be like the "tip of the iceberg" for your internal...

How to Make Monday Your Best Skin Day

  For anyone who has watched Office Space, the infamous line "Sounds like...

The Myth of Getting a "Base Tan" from a Tanning Bed

To tan or not to tan, that is the question... Should you get a “base...

How To Care for the Sensitive Skin Under Your Eyes

Have you ever applied products to your face to find it burns or stings on your...

Dr. Bailey’s 5 Best Makeup Practices for Your Skin

  Have you ever been so tired at night that you went to bed without...

Best Products to Stop the Clock on the Aging of Your Skin!

  Stopping the clock on your skin's aging is easier than turning it...

Find The Perfect Sun Hat For You!

Your sun hat is the magic convergence between your love of healthy and...

Beat the Winter Blues with this Mood-Boosting Recipe

Spring is almost here! The days are getting longer and the warm rays of the sun...

Should You Apply Sunscreen to Your Face & Ears Even If You Wear a Hat?

Another way to look at this question is: how dangerous is reflected UV light?...

What to Do When Your Wedding Ring Is Irritating Your Skin

Your wedding ring is the symbol of your love and commitment to your spouse....

911 Beauty Skin Care Fix-It Kits!

An important part of my job as a dermatologist is to give my patients practical...

Makeup 101 - What Should Happen Before, During & After Makeup Application

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How to Know Which Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Is Right for You

The single biggest thing you can do to keep your skin looking young is to keep...

Why Healthy & Beautiful Skin Care Requires a Healthy You, Inside & Out

The desire of every dermatologist is for people to have beautiful skin and...

Fashion & Skin Care Protection – Yes, It’s Possible

Skin care protection usually brings up images of...well...something less than...

The Truth About Tanning Beds

Do you use tanning beds? Are you aware of the impact on your health from...

Secrets of Staying Healthy in Your 50s and Beyond

The older you are the higher the probability that you will suffer a health...

How to Instantly Revive Tired and Dull Skin

  As a dermatologist, I know the "tricks of the trade" to revive...

Just What the Doctor Ordered: DIY Spa Hand Treatments

I’m a dermatologist, so I know the secrets that make spa beauty treatments...

Holiday Skin Care Special Collections Spotlight

Dr. Bailey's Top-Selling Skin Care Products for Anti-Wrinkle, Facial Primer,...

Black Friday for Skin Care: Top Winter Skin Fixes for Under $15

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. But don't worry - the best treatments...

Skin Tips: Get Rid of Those Pesky Sunspots!

Your doctor or skin care professional can use a variety of procedures to get...

Why You Need to Wear a Sunscreen in Winter

Do You Need to Wear Sunscreen in Winter? UV rays cause skin aging and they...

Skin Tips: How to Solve Rosacea & Facial Dandruff in Both Men & Women

The need for a healthy complexion is universal. Both men and women share some of...

Helpful Summer to Fall Skin Care Transition Guide

As the seasons change, you need to make a summer to fall skin care transition....

What’s the Best Skin Care to Fade Sunspots?

  There are three main types of skin care products to control,...

How Can You Get Rid of Skin Sun Spots?

  Skin sun spots, also called solar lentigines (solar lentigo if it is...

Bumps Under the Eyes: Causes and Treatments

Among the many skin nuisances are tiny bumps under the eyes. These pesky bumps...

What Causes Sunspots on Skin?

Sunspots on skin, called solar lentigines, are due to sun exposure. They are...

Best Retinol Skin Care Products for Sensitive Skin

Retinoids are quite possibly the best “fountain of youth” skin...

Best Facial Skin Care Products for Summer

Your skin care needs to change with the seasons.  In the summer, you need...

Zinc Oxide: End-of-Summer Skin Care Tips

Have glowing, moist, soft skin as you enjoy the last of the languid, balmy days...

Sun Protection Hats: How to Find the Best

A proper sun protection hat is one of your most important tools to sun protect...

Best Summer Skin Care Products for Smooth Skin

Your summer wardrobe will leave more of your skin exposed, so you're going...

Dermatologist’s Tips for Hot Weather Skin Care

Warm weather means skin-baring fashions and sun exposure. Relative humidity...

Shade Sun Protection, Is It Good Enough?

I'm asked this question all the time by patients.  If you are in the...

Improve Your Complexion with Green Smoothies

  I’m a dermatologist and I think green smoothies can be the...

Treating Sun Damage on the Back of Your Hands

Chances are, when you are out in the sun, your hands are exposed. The skin on...

Beat the Summer Sun with the Best Sunscreen for You

      Do you stand at the wall of sunscreen in the store and...

Are Zinc Oxide Sunscreens Better?

  In my opinion, they are. Seeing patient after patient in my dermatology...

Join Dr. Bailey’s Sun Protection Challenge and You Could Win!

  Here's Your Chance to Win $100's Worth of Sun and Skin Care...

What Sunscreens Do Dermatologists Use Themselves?

 I'm often asked by patients, friends, and family members what...

Which Is Safer: Zinc Sunscreen or a Tanning Bed? Find It Again Friday

  Are you confused about all of the (often-conflicting) information on...

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

  Exposing your skin to the sun can turn it into a vitamin D factory - but...

Indoor Tanning: How Many People Do It?

Indoor tanning is common in Western countries and it’s mostly done by...

Brown Spots - Treatment and Prevention Tips: Find it Again Friday

Do you have dark brown spots that don't seem to fade with time? Have you...

Broad Spectrum Sunscreen: Do You Need to Wear it Every Day?

As the weather warms up it’s tempting to go outside to soak up the...

Helpful Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

  Skin Cancer Awareness Month takes place each May, and it’s...

Retinol Skin Care - New Products at Dr. Bailey Skin Care

    //         We have two great new...

Retinoid Products: 3 Tips for Using on Sensitive Skin

    // As a dermatologist, I know how powerful retinoid products...

Retinol Facts - What Retinol Can Do for Your Skin

  // Retinoids can work wonders to fight the signs of skin aging....

Exfoliation = Skin Spring Cleaning: Find It Again Friday

Even though the official start of spring was late March, warmer weather is...

Know Your Options for Anti-Aging Rosacea Skin Care: Find It Again Friday

Do you have rosacea and have been searching for an anti-aging skin care...

Best Under Eye Treatments including Retinol: Find It Again Friday

Have you tried countless skin care products to fix the dark circles or bags...

Retinol For Your Skin: What’s So Great About It?

Retinol is a retinoid.  Retinoids are the vitamin A family class of...

Skin Complexion: Top 3 Tips

  // What choices should you make that will have the biggest impact on...

Skin Care Creams and Serums: How Do You Layer?

How Do You Layer Skin Care Creams and Serums?   // Dear Dr. Bailey, I...

Got Clogged Pores? A How-to Guide for Unclogging Pores: Find it Again Friday

Do you have persistent clogged pores? Do you wash your face twice daily and...

Sunscreen for Teens: How Do You Get Teens to Wear Sunscreen?

What’s the most motivating information you can discuss with the teenagers...

Best Skin Moisturizer Application Practices: Find it Again Friday

During the winter dry months, we commonly hear at the dermatology...

Natural Skin Care: Best Products for Busy Moms

Multitasking natural skin care products are big time savers for busy moms....

Anti-Aging Skin Care Valentine’s Day Special

  Valentine's Day Special Save Up to 20% Off Each Anti-Aging Skin...