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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.

Skin Care Products Posts

What’s the Biggest Skin Care Mistake You Can Make?

Knowing your skin type is important.  All skin care starts with clean...

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...

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

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

Dermatologist’s Favorite Summer Products

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

Skin Care Facts You Should Know

Fact: Managing stress helps your skin Your skin is your biggest organ, easy...

How to Have “Fab” Skin Over 50

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

How To Treat Your Eczema

​When I see a person with Eczema prone skin in my practice, I give them...

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...

What Is Eczema?

Eczema can be a very frustrating skin condition, but what is it?...

Summer Beauty Buys

Sporting golden skin is a summer ritual for many, yet we all know that...

Best Money Saving Tips For Moms

I had a conversation recently that I just had to share about money saving...

Big, Big News at Dr. Bailey Skin Care!

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

DIY Natural Face Mask to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

Summertime brings with it all kinds of delicious fruits and veggies that are...

Ask Dr. Bailey: The Best Way to Treat Hyperpigmentation

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

Dr. Bailey’s Hand Care & Sun Protection Tips for Gardeners

Spring is here! This is the time of year those with a green thumb have been...

How Often Should You Change Your Skin Care Regimen?

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

How to Tell a Sunspot from Melanoma

A solar lentigo (also known as a sunspot, liver spot or age spot) is seen in...

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer Checklist

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

5 Random Facts about Skin Care You Didn’t Know But Should

With so much true and false information about skin care available, it can be...

Best Ingredients to Look for in Acne Facial Cleansers

What ingredients should you look for in an acne facial cleanser? This is a...

4 Ways to Beat Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a particularly troublesome form of acne that leads to deep,...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

What Your Nails Say about Your Health

There are many different nail problems I see here at Advanced Skin Care and...

‘Twas the Night before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the office The elves...

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? ...

How to Treat Dry Nose from Chemo during the Holidays

Do you suffer from an itchy and dry nose? Do you know how to treat dry skin...

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...

Understanding Skin Cancer: Melanoma

Have you noticed any new spots such as moles, freckles or other discoloring on...

How to Layer Tretinoin with Other Skin Care Products

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

Men: Embarrassing Grooming Questions Answered

As a dermatologist, I treat a lot of male patients here at Advanced Skin Care...

How Often Should You Reapply Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen?

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

Rosacea: Uncovering the Mysterious Skin Condition (Infographic)

Despite the fact that millions of Americans suffer from rosacea, the skin...

3 Biggest Myths about Sunscreen

When it comes to sunscreen, there is a lot of conflicting information available....

Brighten Someone’s Day with #RandomActsofRetail

In this busy and often impersonal modern age in which we live, it seems like...

New Advances in Rosacea

In the last year, two new advances in our treatment and understanding of...

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...

5 Ways Stress Effects Your Skin and How to Fix It

  Stress - the word alone can trigger a heightened response. We all have...

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...

The 5 Best Natural Sunblocks for Protecting Your Skin

  Today, many people are looking for natural sunscreens. Here in Northern...

The Pros and Cons of Lip Balms

  Do you need lip balm? Can you get addicted to lip balm? The answers are...

Foot Calluses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Calluses just aren't attractive. There's no way around it. In the...

The Best Sun Protection for Girls This Year

  Sunny weather is here. Is your tween or teen girl ready to have fun in...

Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

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

From the Aesthetician: How to Have Clear Skin - Even as a Teen (Yes, Really!)

Remember how old you were when you discovered your first pimple? There was...

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...

When to See Your Dermatologist for Melanoma

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Bailey and our team at...

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...

5 Reasons to Use Witch Hazel in Your Skin Care Regime

  You should consider adding Hamamelis virginiana, better known...

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...

How to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

  I don't know about you, but for me, springtime brings up images of...

Find The Perfect Sun Hat For You!

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

Tips for Getting Sandal-Ready Feet in Time for Spring

Are your feet ready spring? If not, do you know the best methods to get your...

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?...

Nail Care Secrets for the Winter Months

Do you have dry, cracked, splitting fingernails during the winter months? Have...

The Best of Hypoallergenic Beauty: Product Picks for Sensitive Skin Users

I have created and curated a line of skin care products for the sensitive skin...

How To Correctly Wash Your Face

Washing your face is the most basic step for any skin care regimen. However,...

911 Beauty Skin Care Fix-It Kits!

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

Debunking Misconceptions of Skin Care

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

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...

What Eczema Really Is & How You Can Remedy It Naturally

Are you battling the itchy, inflamed skin of eczema? You can remedy the...

Athlete’s Foot: What It Is, How Treat It & Avoid It

  Do your new and old shoes have a persistent smelly odor? Do you find...

How to Instantly Revive Tired and Dull Skin

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

Expert Tips for Using Concealer like a Pro

When it comes to concealing a spot on your skin, the most important point is to...

Just What the Doctor Ordered: DIY Spa Hand Treatments

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

Just in Time: Skin Beauty Tips for the Holidays

Are you fretting about how to look your best for the holidays? Does your skin...

Last-Minute Skin Care Gifts Ideas for the Sensitive Skin Person on Your List

Dr. Bailey has last-minute skin care gifts that are "winter must-haves" for your...

Healthy, Vegan, and Green Skin Care Holiday Gift Ideas

Do you want to give green skin care gifts that are as generously caring to the...

Holiday Skin Care Special Collections Spotlight

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

Skin Care Stocking Stuffers Everyone Will Love!

Need help finding a last-minute skin care stocking stuffer for a loved one? Dr....

Men’s Acne Skin Care: The Movember Edition

Why is Acne Skin Care a Concern for Men? Since the skin is the largest organ of...

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...

Dermatologist’s Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit

I’m very pleased to announce the release my Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit!...

Dr. Bailey’s Best Sensitive Skin Care Tips

For anyone with sensitive skin, Dr. Bailey has you covered. Not only does Dr....

Keratosis Pilaris: AKA Chicken Skin Bumps

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

Got Chapped Lips? Skin Care Tips for the Coming Winter

Got Chapped Lips? This week we are starting a miniseries of Dr. Bailey's...

Helpful Summer to Fall Skin Care Transition Guide

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

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Treatment Toolbox

What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia? Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a frustrating skin...

What’s the Best Skin Care to Fade Sunspots?

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

Fall Skin Care Tips and Changes

As summer comes to a close, it's time to switch to your fall skin care...

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...

Acne Treatment 411: Back to School Edition

Back to School Acne Treatment It's that time of year again where teens and...

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...

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...

Are Zinc Oxide Sunscreens Better?

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

What Sunscreens Do Dermatologists Use Themselves?

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

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

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

Sun Protection: A Dermatologist’s 5 Best Tips

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Series Naming the month of May as Skin Cancer...

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...

Bikini Wax Preparation Tips: Find It Again Friday

  Last week we discussed how to get your feet ready for the summer weather,...

Helpful Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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

Soft and Smooth Feet for Sandal Weather: Find It Again Friday

Do you have rough, thick skin on your heels that may be cracking? Are you too...

How to Redeem Coldwater Creek Day Spa Gift Cards at Advanced Skincare & Dermatology

  Coldwater Creek Day Spa:  A Sonoma County Spa Ritual Closes Its...

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...

Common Skin Problems for Moms and Families With Sensitive Skin

  // If your family has sensitive skin, you need to be especially careful...

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...

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...

Dandruff Treatments 411 - A Guide for Treating All Dandruff : “Find it Again Friday”

Last week we discussed how our Foaming Zinc Cleanser treats back...

Back Acne - The 5 Step Plan of Attack

With the reformulated Foaming Zinc Cleanser back on our shelves, we thought...

Foaming Zinc Cleanser Back in Stock

  We have good news for those who have waited patiently for the return...

Skin Care Creams and Serums: How Do You Layer?

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

Itchy Back Phenomenon -The Constant Hard to Reach Itch: “Find it Again Friday”

  Do you experience an itch in the middle of your back daily? Did your...

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....

The Rosacea and Oily Skin Care Conundrum: Find it Again Friday

Do you suffer from rosacea, oily skin, and blackheads? If so, have you found...

Anti-Aging Skin Care Valentine’s Day Special

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

Senior Skin Care Tips: Find It Again Friday

Senior Skin Care Tips - What Does Dr. Bailey Practice? Many of the skin care...

How to Fix Your Splitting Nails: Find it Again Friday

During the dry winter months, not only will our hands crack, but it seems like...

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...

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...

Can You Get a Facial and Makeover on Chemotherapy? Part 2

Part 2: Dr. Bailey's Post-Facial Chemo Makeover When wearing makeup, it was...

How to Heal Psoriasis “Find It Again Friday”

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

Do Antibacterial Soaps Kill Germs and Prevent Illness?

You’ve seen the claims on the over 2000 hand soaps and body washes....

Holiday Special Sale: Complete Dry Skin Care Product Collection

Looking for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer that is perfect for...

BB Cream: Which is Best? “Find it Again Friday”

  What Is BB Cream? BB Cream has been all the rage for the...

Winter Skin Care Tips: 3 Simple Steps

Winter is the “perfect storm” for drying out your skin and you will...

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...

Exciting Holiday Skin Care Special Sale Now Open

For the first time ever, my team and I here at Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin...

Best Hand Moisturizer for Winter Dry Hands

Are your hands feeling dry yet? Usually by early fall, you can feel the subtle...

“Find it Again Friday” - What’s so Great about the Clarisonic?

Is a Clarisonic really "worth" its cost? This is a question we have been...

“Find It Again Friday” - Best Men’s Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Recently, we received a comment from one of our readers referencing her...

New Spring Bath and Beauty Products

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

What’s the Right Amount of Beauty Products You Should Use?

Are you wasting beauty and personal care products? Do you know how much product...

De-clutter Your Makeup Bag for the New Year

Start 2013 by treating yourself to a fresh new start with your makeup bag and...

Give the gift of Soft and Smooth Feet

A professional skin care routine that really works is a thoughtful - and much...

Give the gift of a brighter complexion with our glycolic acid skin care products

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the gift of dermatologist recommended Sunscreen and Sun Protection Products

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the gift of an anti-aging skin care kit that really works

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the gift of clear skin with our Acne Treatment Kits

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the gift of a naturally flawless complexion with our mineral makeup line

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

New Natural, Dermatologist-Recommended Face and Body Moisturizers

Previously, it’s been almost oxymoronic to say "dermatologist" and...

Give the gift of All Natural Skin Care products

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the gift of soft, smooth hands with our Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

Give the perfect skin care gift for the body

Dr. Bailey has made it a little easier for you to give the gift of great skin to...

New Tips for a Naturally Flawless Complexion

We’re having a product-giveaway drawing that you don’t want to miss!...

What Is a BB Cream?

BB Creams have made their Western migration and they're dazzling us ... so...

Looking Sun Kissed with Mineral Makeup and Not the Sun

Updating your makeup for summer is a great way to achieve a beautiful...

How to Get Smooth Summer Legs

Having satiny soft skin on your legs this summer is easy - and it's not a...

What’s the Best Antioxidant Skin Care Product?

Hello Dr. Bailey, I follow your skincare recommendations carefully as I'm so...

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...

Should You Change Your Anti-Aging Skin Care for Summer?

Dr. Bailey, How would you suggest to change anti-aging skin care going into...

Simplify Your Makeup Routine with Mineral Foundation

Mineral foundation is not only healthy for your skin, but it also helps to...

Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Products

Chances are your skin needs sun protection to stay healthy and attractive. I can...

What’s So Great About the Clarisonic?

Recently our Office Manager, Kara, Sarah (one our fabulous Aestheticians!), and...

Best Men’s Anti Aging Skin Care Products

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

The Benefits of Mineral Makeup

The best mineral makeup is designed to: provide complete, long-lasting...

Buy the Clarisonic Back Extension Handle Online

Your Clarisonic Cleansing System just got better - Sonic cleansing has arrived...

Best Products for Rosacea, Oily Skin and Blackheads

Dear Dr. Bailey, I read your blog series on rosacea and I have a question. I...

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...

Problems with using dandruff shampoos for a facial cleanser

Hi Dr Bailey I have seborrhea. It affects my face mostly. The eyebrows and sides...

A New Explanation for Intensely Itchy Arms

  I see many patients who suffer from an intense and seemingly inexplicable...

Dr. Cynthia Bailey’s Tips for Facial Seborrheic Dermatitis Control

Do You Suffer from Facial Dandruff? Good news! Simple changes in your skin...