Dr. Cynthia Bailey's Health & Beauty Blog

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.

Miscellaneous Posts

Cyber Monday Site Wide Sale 15% OFF!

15% off everything on Dr.BaileySkinCare.com! Today Only! Happy...

Give the Gift of Great Skin!

This holiday season, be ‘that’ brilliant mind reader who...

Gratitude, Thanksgiving, and Shades of Gray

What are you grateful for? What comes to mind when you think about...

How to Avoid Holiday Cravings

The Holiday Season is here, and so are the sweet treats. They are everywhere...

The L’Oréal Lawsuit and the Dangers of Hair Straighteners

Permanently straightening curly hair is not easy. Nature holds the curls in...

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

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

Special Delivery: Summer Blog Roundup #5

Special Delivery! Dr. Bailey's blog roundup of this summer's...

Special Delivery: Summer Blog Roundup #4

Special Delivery! Dr. Bailey's blog roundup of this summer's...

Special Delivery: Summer Blog Roundup #3

Special Delivery! Dr. Bailey's blog roundup of this summer's...

Special Delivery: Summer Blog Roundup #2

Special Delivery! Dr. Bailey's blog roundup of this summer's...

Special Delivery: Summer Blog Roundup #1

Special Delivery! Dr. Bailey's blog roundup of this summer's...

Dr. Bailey’s Blog Subscription Service is Back!

Were you wondering where Dr. Bailey went? Our blog subscription service...

Bad Things Can Happen When You Get A Tattoo

Tempted to get a tattoo? They have become incredibly popular that's...

Big, Big News at Dr. Bailey Skin Care!

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

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...

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...

Debunking Misconceptions of Skin Care

Ever had a friend share a skin care tip and wondered if it was true? Have you...

Why You’ll Never Think Twice About Washing Your Hands Again

Do you find you get sick throughout the year? Have you tried all sorts of...

Best Under Eye Treatments including Retinol: Find It Again Friday

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

New Year Clearance Sale: Dr. Bailey Skin Care

  As the say "In with the new and out with the old." We want to start the...

Happy New Year 2014!!!

Happy New Year from Dr. Bailey Skin Care and Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology...

Breast Cancer Journey - Blessings and Thanksgiving

  For me, this Thanksgiving Season holds new reasons for gratitude. This is...

How Do You Treat Highly Sensitive Rosacea Skin? "Find it Again Friday"

How Should I Treat Highly Sensitive Rosacea Skin? This is a...

The 5 Best Skin Care Gifts on a Budget

Stand out for giving thoughtful gifts this year while you avoid that...

Dermatologist’s Tips for Treating Adult Acne: “Find it Again Friday”

Do You Suffer From Adult Acne? Lately we have noticed people are seeking...

Best Winter Skin Care - "Find It Again Friday"

Are You Having Trouble with Your Winter Skin Care? As the cold chill...

Announcing the Winners of Dr. Bailey’s Online Fundraising Raffle for FORCE!

  Thank you everyone for your support and warm wishes during our online...

Beauty without Boundaries: Wig Exchange for Cancer Patients

At Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin Care, we want to help spread the word about...

“Find it Again Friday” - Great Self-Care Advice for Cold and Flu Season

Unfortunately, we are coming upon cold and flu season again. Over the past few...

Fall 2013 Jewel-Tone Inspired Makeup Tutorial: Look #2

WHAT ARE THE TOP MAKEUP TRENDS FOR FALL/WINTER? AMETHYST JEWEL TONES ON EYES,...

Online Raffle Fundraiser Update

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the Online Raffle...

Find Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin Care in Fashion Affair Magazine’s October Issue

Fashion Affair Magazine featured Dr. Bailey's Skin Care line in their latest...

“Find it Again Friday” - Does Eating Olive Oil Prevent Wrinkles?

For the past few weeks we have been focusing on the best anti-aging...

Breast Cancer Journey - Today I Cried Tears of Joy!

The breast cancer journey is not easy. But today, while sitting quietly in...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Hits Home for Me in 2013

Many men and women have fought the battle against breast cancer and now...

“Find It Again Friday” - Post-Summer Face Care Treatment Trends

This Friday, we are following our last feature, "Dermatologist's...

“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” - Skip the Tan & Eat Your Veggies for Beautiful Skin

As summer comes to a close, how can you keep that summer glow during the...

“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...

Melanoma Skin Cancer Detectable through Skin Odor

As a dermatologist and dog lover, I've been intrigued by the stories of...

Summer Garden Love and Gardening Skin Care Tips from The Dermatologist

This time of year, when I'm not working in the office I'm in my garden....

Dog Days of Summer Sunscreen Giveaway

I want your skin sun protected while you while away time in the warm languid...

Best Summer Waxing Treatments in Sonoma County

Skin-baring summer fashions make waxing one of the most popular summer...

Time-Saving Summer Beauty Tip

Looking for skin care efficiency this summer? Are you trying to figure out how...

Aestheticians, Please Join Me at the Face & Body Skin Care Conference in Northern California

The Northern California Face & Body Expo is a great educational event for...

Best Hand Care for Gardeners

If your garden looks great, then your hands probably don't. Yes, we...

How to Fake a Tan in 3 Simple Steps

Everyone knows that the sun is bad for your skin. (It causes wrinkles, increased...

Clarisonic Giveaway on Facebook!

We love the Clarisonic system here in our dermatology office, so we're...

Tips to Spring Clean Your Skin

Spring is here and so are skin-baring fashions. You need to give your skin a...

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

As you emerge from winter eager for languid days in the sun, the organizations...

Introducing the New Dermatologist in Our Sonoma County Practice

I am happy to introduce dermatologist Dr. Deborah Altemus to our dermatology...

New Spring Bath and Beauty Products

Spring is here and it's time to "awaken" your skin care to get ready for...

The Best Sun Protection for Your Skin and Eyes

It's simple; you need to wear a hat when you're in the sun. Combine your...

Why Would a Dermatologist Blog about Skin Care?

My dermatology practice provides plenty of work to keep me busy - really busy...

New Information Connecting Redheads and Melanoma Skin Cancer

A new scientific study published in the journal Nature has shown that redheads...

How to Use Moisturizers Correctly to Treat Dry Skin

Even the best moisturizers won't help your skin if you use them incorrectly....

Can You Have Rosacea or Facial Dandruff on Just One Side of the Face?

Hello Dr. Bailey, I only get rosacea and seborrhea dermatitis flare ups on...

Holiday Best Sellers Event

Now through December 18th we're having our HOLIDAY BEST SELLERS EVENT. Avoid...

Are Probiotics Good for Your Health?

Should you be cultivating your good germs the same way a farmer cultivates...

Is It Good To Unplug From The Internet Occasionally?

I'm just back from 2 fantastic weeks visiting a close and dear friend in...

When to Throw Away Old Makeup and Cosmetics

How Long Can You Keep Makeup?  What's safe and what's just too...

A Holiday Gift For You

Spend over $100 and receive a lovely gift from us as a thank you. And, the...

The 3 Best Skin Care Tips for Personal Care

If you asked me to pick the absolute highest "return-on-investment" steps for...

How Often Should You Clean Makeup Brushes?

Through proper care of your makeup brushes, you are not only preserving the life...

Remembering Summer 2012 in the Garden

I love my garden!   I’m either in it, thinking about it, eating,...

The 8 Best End-of-Summer Skin Care Tips

Get Your Skin in Shape for Fall The last day of summer isn’t officially...

My Notalgia Paresthetica Post Was Featured In Dallas Morning News

It's very cool that journalist Nancy Churnin picked up my itchy back post...

Just for fun….. The Facekini!

Have you seen this latest sun protection fashion fad?  If not, you've...

Summer Sun Hat Giveaway!

We’re giving away an ETSIS hat on our Facebook page. This is an amazing...

Sun Protection Umbrellas and Parasols

It’s the middle of a hot summer and I want to put one of my favorite sun...

Just for fun…..

A reader sent me this.  It's cute and made me chuckle. Of course,...

Can Emotional Stress Cause Skin Cancer?

This is quite a question, isn't it? Especially since a scientific study just...

What’s The Best Skin Care Routine After Obagi Nu Derm?

Hi, I am a 38 year old woman with normal skin and a fan of Dr. Bailey's...

Win A Free UPF 50 Sun Hat From Coolibar

The folks at Coolibar and I want you and your loved ones sun protected. ...

Don’t Fry Day 2012 Is Friday, May 25th

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial opening to sunburn season...

Find me in US News and World Report today

US News and World Report's online Health Section just posted an excellent...

I’m Back from Vacation and My Dermatology Blog’s Up Again!

Hello Everyone, I'm back. My poodle is thrilled and I'm busily trying to...

I’m leavin’ on an airplane…...

I'll be gone for a few weeks. My blog won't be entirely quiet because...

Dr. Ashley Smith Dermatologist in the Santa Rosa Area

Dermatologist Dr. Ashley Smith has joined me at Advanced Skin Care and...

Dogs In The Office

It's a rainy Saturday morning, I'm reading the news online (sorry print...

Does It Matter How You Apply Skin Care Products?

Have you ever been told that patting is better than rubbing your skin care...

Best Men’s Anti Aging Skin Care Products

There are a few simple skin care products that can make a huge difference to how...

Why The Right Skin Care For Your Skin Type Matters!

I just received a great 'thank you' email from one of my wonderful...

Dr. Oz Talks About Noble Formula Zinc Soap

Pyrithione zinc is a wonder ingredient to treat some of the most common and...

DIY Hydrating Spa Scalp and Hair Treatment

Are you craving a little spa pick me up but you don't have the time or funds...

Dermatologist’s DIY Home Facial

Are you in the mood for a spa escape but can't manage the time or expense...

DIY Spa Skin Treatments You Can Do At Home

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

How To Look Like a Model

You see extraordinarily gorgeous people everyday in the media. How do...

Product Gift Certificate Give Away on Facebook

At DrBaileySkinCare.com, we’re celebrating the start of 2012 with a...

The Best Diet For Weight Loss in 2012

The New York Times Well Blog recently published an article called "The Fat Trap"...

Dermatologist’s 3 Simple New Year’s Healthy Skin Resolutions

Just a few simple daily changes to your skin care regimen can really bump up...

Baby Milia from Baby Acne

Good Afternoon Dr. Bailey, I have a question concerning my 5 month old son....

The 4 Best Professional Skin Care Holiday Gift Ideas

Give a gift that no one else will think of and that will delight your recipient....

I’m unplugged and offline for the Holiday

My husband's family has a big family reunion event starting this weekend,...

The Best Facials in Sonoma County

Professional skin care makes a BIG difference to the face you ‘meet and...

Great Self-Care Advice for Cold and Flu Season

I was reading my usual morning internet subscriptions when I came on one I just...

Dermatologist’s Anti-Aging Skin Care Information On The Web

This is why I do it - I got this lovely 'high five' from a customer and...

Dermatologist Recommended Skin Care Products and Advice On The Web

In 24 years of full time dermatology practice I've squirreled away a lot of...

Realistic Anti-Aging Skin Care Summary in The Press Democrate Today

Hear ye hear ye read all about it! Journalist Susan Schwartz's article in...

I’ll be unplugged for a few days…..

For the next week I'll be someplace where my internet connection will be...

Find my skin health information on GetBetterHealth.com!

It's great to reach a new community of web readers and this month I've...

A Dog Lovers Story

Yesterday morning I was reading a story in the New York Times Well Blog about...

Find My Advice In Woman’s Day Magazine This Month

If your reading the September issue of Woman's Day you'll find my advice...

A ‘Big Idea’ to Honor Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  For all of us laboring 'worker bees' who support...

I’ll be offline for some wonderful family time!

My college-going son is home for a few weeks and I'll be filling my free...

A Close and Intimate Encounter With A Whale

This 8 minute video is amazing, moving and worth a look.  I know it's...

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...

Doctors and Social Media

The phenomenon of doctors participating in social media is still pretty new and...

The Best SunSavvy Summer Skin Care

Skimpy summer fashions put you skin on display. Are you proud of how great...

Thank You Dear Readers

Your comments and gratitude keep me blogging. I love writing my blog posts and...

What Is A Dermatologist?

You're more likely to find the right solution for any skin problem if you...

Electronic Health Records Conversion Of My 20 Year Old Medical Practice

This week my 20 year old, 13,000 plus patient dermatology practice is moving...

How To Correctly Apply Multiple Skin Care Products

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

I’m out of the ‘office’ for 2 weeks

Once again, I'm chasing the sun.  I'll be back the last week of...

Random Highlights From The 2011 American Academy Of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting In New Orleans

The annual meeting of the American Academy Of Dermatology is underway and...

OTBSkincare has moved to DrBaileySkincare!

I've moved! My blog and web site have a new web address (URL) and I want you...

Best Skin Care Posts From 2010

2010 was a GREAT first year for my new medical skin care blog. Yesterday a...

Essential Skin Care Products For A Sunny Winter Getaway

Do you usually bring sun damaged skin back as a winter vacation souvenir? As a...

I’ll Be Offline For Holiday Travel

I want to extend Thanksgiving Greetings to you all! I'm thankful for many...

More Trials Of An Unlikely Doctor Blogger

I have to apologize to my dear and precious readers.  I goofed :( Our web...

Follow Up On My Preventative Health Misadventures

I survived!  I've joined the...

Adventures In Preventative Health Exams After 50

Today starts the countdown for my first colonoscopy! I've put it off for 2...

OTBSkinCare Featured On BeautyDebutante.com!

I'm passionate about skin care and the fire that lights my passion comes...

Happy First Birthday To OTB Skincare Blog

This past week marked my first year as a blogger!   This is a big deal...

National Yoga Month & Free Yoga Classes Across The Nation

It's true!  Over 1000 yoga studios across the country are offering a...

Summer Skin Care…. and Repair

Each season has its special impact on your skin -- both good and bad....

Bon Voyage, I’ll Be Back In 3 Weeks

I'm off for a much needed vacation. For the next 3 weeks my 'to do'...

It Takes A Virtual Village To Get Quality Skin Health Information To Readers On The Web

I'm ecstatic and filled with gratitude to be making friends on the web who...

Tribute To The Summer Solstice In Sonoma County

Glorious blue sky and the sound of sprinklers-summer is here! If you asked the...

Wild Irises Blooming On The Sonoma Coast

These beautiful blue irises are blooming on the Sonoma Coast right now. ...

Use Self-Tanners Like A Pro

When you use a self tanner, do you have soft, moist, evenly bronzed skin? Or...

Mother’s Day Skin Care Gift

For Mom- Or any mother you'd like to celebrate! Professional facials...

The First 6 Month’s Of OTB Skin Care’s Dermatology Blog

I’ve been a blogging dermatologist now for a little over six months....

Spreading The Word About Smart And Affordable Sun Protection

I've been working hard as a dermatologist to put professional quality skin...

It’s been a busy few weeks for OTB Skin Care and Dr. Cynthia Bailey on the internet!

OTB Skin Care and I have been making new friends on the World Wide Web and we...

Early Skin Cancer Detection Saves Lives; you need an annual full skin exam

I found this spot on someone who came into my office for something...

Give A Sweet Treat Valentine’s Facial To Yourself Or Someone You Love

See our full Aesthetician Services Menu to pick your service!...

Dermatologist’s 3 Simple Steps For Soft, Sandal-Ready Feet By Spring!

Get ready for spring sandals now! For many of us, the rough, thick skin on our...

Cynthia Bailey M.D.‘s Recommendations for The Alkaline Mediterranean Diet

Alkaline foods are the foods that our ancestors ate when they were primitive...

Making Sense of The Vitamin D Dilemma and Sun Exposure

Scientists and doctors are finally getting a better handle on what to tell our...

Brilliant Skin Care For The New Decade

Happy New Year’s Morning! In my first shower of the new decade I'm...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy, Attractive Skin in 2010

Your skin is your biggest organ and you show it to the world every day..... so...

A Poodle Mud Mask Facial

I just let this guy out for a few minutes, was it gopher holes or the compost...

Give Professional Skin Care For the Holidays

This year more than ever, quality, value and relevance will guide our gift...

Trials of an unlikely blogger

Falling On Your Face     Today I lost my first post. It was a...

Stretch your dollars by purchasing your qualifying medical skin care products before the end of the

If you have a FLEX plan or other medical expense reimbursement plan for your...

Blessings and Gratitude this Thanksgiving Season

I would like to wish all my patients and readers a Happy Thanksgiving! I am...

My first post!

New Dawn   Welcome Dear Reader to my first post. I am a practicing...