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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.

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Seasonal Skin Problems - Dr. Bailey Live on Facebook Every Wednesday

See me, Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey, live on...

Tretinoin Use (Retin-A and Renova) and Scaly, Puffy Eyelids

  Hi Dr. Bailey, I've read your posts on Retin-A and have had...

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...

Ask Dr. Bailey: Men’s Melanoma Protection for Oily Skin

Hi Dr. Bailey, I am hoping you can help me.  I am looking for something...

Big, Big News at Dr. Bailey Skin Care!

We're excited to announce our long-awaited big news! We’re launching...

Ask Dr. Bailey: What is the Best Skin Care for a Skin Cancer Prone Person?

Dear Dr. Bailey, I just had a basal cell removed from right under my nose. I...

Ask Dr. Bailey:  Six Tips for Safer Sun Exposure

Tracy sent her question about safer sun exposure via the blog. This was...

Ask Dr. Bailey: The Best Way to Treat Hyperpigmentation

I'm often asked how to treat hyperpigmentation of facial skin. I received...

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

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

Ask Dr. Bailey: How to Apply Retinoids

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

How to Layer Tretinoin with Other Skin Care Products

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

How Often Should You Reapply Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen?

  Hello Dr. Bailey, You have the BEST information on your website, and I...

Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

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

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....

Keratosis Pilaris: AKA Chicken Skin Bumps

Do You Have Chicken-Like Skin Bumps on Your Skin? The next topic we will be...

Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

  These great questions came in from reader Isabelle as a comment on my...

Dr. Bailey Featured on How to be a Redhead Blog

Dr. Bailey was recently featured on one of her favorite blogs: How to be a...

Beat the Summer Sun with the Best Sunscreen for You

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

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...

Skin Care Creams and Serums: How Do You Layer?

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

Natural Skin Care: Best Products for Busy Moms

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

How to Get the Most From Your Doctor’s Appointment

  Have you been frustrated during a doctor's appointment because it...

Skin Care Tips for Tretinoin (Retin-A): Find It Again Friday

Do you use tretinoin in your skin care regimen? Everyone needs a refresher on...

How to Heal Psoriasis “Find It Again Friday”

Psoriasis has a tendency to flare up during the winter months because cold...

Holiday Skin Care Specials: Best Thoughtful Holiday Gift for a Busy Woman

I’ve been a busy woman all my life and I know that mornings are usually a...

“Find it Again Friday” - Dermatologist’s Best Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Our readers and patients frequently ask which anti-aging skin care...

“Find It Again Friday” - What Skin Care Products are Best after Obagi Nu Derm?

Earlier this week, a blog reader called our office asking which products Dr....

“Find It Again Friday” - Poikiloderma of Civatte

"Find it Again Friday" is the start of a new series. Whether you...

5 Skin Care Tips for Retin A Users

I continually receive questions from readers about how to use Retin A and the...

What Causes Bumps Under the Eyes?

Dear Dr. Bailey, I am wondering if you can recommend a product for me. I am 50...

Gorgeous Healthy Skin: 3 Top Tips For the New Year

The holiday rush is over.  Now it's time to get back to doing the...

Best Skin Care for Seniors

Dear Dr. Bailey, I have used Glytone body lotion and the Salux cloth for years...

How Long Is It Safe to Use Cortisone on the Face?

Hello Dr. Bailey, I've been reading your columns about rosacea and have...

Dermatologist Tips to Treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Dear Dr. Bailey, I am a 62-year-old woman with rosacea - I have had it for most...

The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine for the Money

Dear Dr Bailey, Thank you so much for your blog! I finally found someone with...

Sensitive Skin and the Clarisonic

Dear Dr. Bailey, I’ve recently ordered several of your products and really...

Dermatologist’s Skin Care Regimen for Facial Dandruff

Good Afternoon Dr. Bailey, I have just been diagnosed with seborrheic...

What’s The Best Anti-Aging and Acne Skin Care Product Regimen?

Hello Dr.Bailey, I have learned so much from your blog. Thank you for starting...

The Best Skin Care Products For Rosacea and Acne

Dear Dr. Bailey, I suffer from rosacea and acne, and I’m not sure which to...

How To Heal Acne Naturally

Hi Dr. Bailey! I’m 17 years old and lately I've had a remarkable...

How do you layer skin care products with tretinoin?

Hi Dr. Bailey, Hope you're having a wonderful summer! I wanted to ask if the...

Do UV Sun Rays Go Through Windows?

The answer is yes, usually some important UV rays do come through window glass....

How To Use Loprox Shampoo With Other Dandruff Shampoos To Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

Dr. Bailey, I have seborrheic dermatitis and have found your website tips and...

What Are The Best Moisturizers For Dry Facial Skin?

Aloha Dr Bailey, In your recent blog, (which was great by the way) you...

What is dehydrated skin?

Dear Dr. Bailey, A lot of skin care lines carry different products for dry skin...

Dandruff In The Ear Canal; How To Treat An Itch That Can’t Be Scratched

Dear Dr. Bailey, After many years, I now know that I have seborrheic dermatitis...

Tips For Treating Perioral Dermatitis

Hi Dr. Bailey, Do you have any advice how to get rid of perioral...

How To Correctly Apply Multiple Skin Care Products

Hello Dr Bailey, I was wondering about the pH of skincare products and their...

Combining Facial Anti Aging and Dandruff Skin Care

Dear Dr. Bailey, I'm 32 years old and have sensitive combination skin with...

What are milia and what causes them?

  Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey answers your questions about skin care...

Does light break down tretinoin (Retin A) cream?

Dear Dr. Bailey, If I put tretinoin 0.025% cream on a half hour after I cleanse,...

Layering Skin Care Products With Dimethicone

Hello Dr. Bailey, My moisturizer contains dimethicone and I am just wondering if...

Why You Might Have Broken Facial Capillaries

Dr. Bailey, I am 53 years old and have been using tretinoin cream .025 for 3...

Anti Aging Skin Care Options For People With Rosacea

Dr. Bailey - I am in my mid 30's and starting to see some aging in my...

How To Treat Dry Skin Caused From Retin A Use In The Winter

Hi Dr. Bailey! I use and enjoy several of the products you recommend on your...

What’s the best way to remove skin tags?

Dear Dr. Bailey, About twenty years ago (!) when I saw you as a resident at...

Parabens in Skin Care Products and Skin Cancer

 Hello Dr Bailey, I love your blog and have changed my skin care regimen to...

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Anti Aging Skin Care

Hi Dr. Bailey, I am 50 years old and currently using your Anti-Oxidant Kit...

Choosing The Right Makeup For Post Menopausal Skin

Dr. Dr. Bailey: Your antioxidant skin care program has been such a help for my...

Prescription Medicines, Medical Problems and a Detox Cleansing Fast

Dear Dr. Bailey, I like the idea of a cleanse, especially to jump start a diet...

Facial Skin Care for Problem Skin with Rosacea, Seborrhea and Clogged Pores

Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey answers your questions about skin care and skin...

Combination Anti Aging Skin Care Treatment with Tretinoin and Glycolic Acid

Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey answers your questions about skin care and skin...

Ask Dr. Bailey: White spots on the arms and legs

Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey answers your questions about skin care and skin...

Ask Dr. Bailey: Dandruff Suggestions

Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey answers your questions about skin care and skin...