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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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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 to...

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...