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.

Skin Problems & Advice Posts

Best Diet to Fight Your Skin Problems

Build healthy skin from the inside out with a diet that’s also good for...

Jessica Alba and Hypoallergenic and Non-Toxic Personal Care Products

Jessica Alba, the beautiful, young entrepreneurial actress and mother also...

Red Hair Genes and Melanoma

Did you know if you have red hair in your family you may be at higher risk for...

Skin Care Facts You Should Know (Part 2)

Fact: Popping pimples is not always bad We all know that popping a pimple can...

Why is a Sunburn Bad?

Did you or someone you love get a sunburn this summer? Do you know the...

How Do You Know if You Are Allergic To Hair Products Like Jessica Alba?

The most common allergic reaction to hair care products is allergic contact...

Khloe Kardashian’s Skin Cancer: What It Means for You

Pop celebrity Khloe Kardashian just announced that she had a skin cancer on...

Pregnancy Stretch Marks and Treatment Explained

Stretch marks are called stria distensae. When they happen during pregnancy...

Skin Care Facts You Should Know

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

Bad Things Can Happen When You Get A Tattoo

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

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...

The Tragic Side of Sun Exposure

Can summer childhood sun exposure really be that bad? The answer is...

What Is Eczema?

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

Big, Big News at Dr. Bailey Skin Care!

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

Healthy Habits We Teach our Kids

As a mom I taught my kids to put on sunscreen every morning, 365 days a year....

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: 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...

Sunless Tanner and How to Apply It

Do you know how to properly apply self-tanners to achieve a soft, even,...

5 Ways to Tell if a Sunscreen Product is a Scam

By far the most important lifestyle measure I encourage in my patients here in...

How to Fight The Skin Changes of Menopause

Menopause causes profound changes in a woman's skin. There is a huge loss...

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...

Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 3)

Here at Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology Physicians, I see autoimmune...

Want to Get Healthy? Volunteer!

When we talk about getting healthy, we'll bring up topics like dietary...

How to Tell a Sunspot from Melanoma

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

5 (More) Random Facts About Skin Care You Didn’t Know But Should

For an earlier list of facts, visit Dr. Hayes' first installment, 5 Random...

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...

When Cancer Meets Community

Life is a series of journeys up one hill (sometimes, a mountain) and down the...

4 Ways to Beat Cystic Acne

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

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

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

Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 2)

As a dermatologist, I see autoimmune diseases on a regular basis. There are...

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...

New Year’s Resolution Slump? Don’t Give Up! (Recipe Included)

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be tough. It's great to put a date...

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...

Understanding Hair Changes During Chemotherapy

Hair loss is one of the most emotionally painful parts of the cancer treatment...

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...

Beans: The Protein to Ensure Health & Energy (Recipe Included!)

I recently saw my health care practitioner for a check up, and she casually...

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,...

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...

How to Kiss Spider Leg Veins Goodbye!

Are you bothered by unsightly “spider veins” on your legs? Are you...

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? ...

Mojito Smoothie for a Post-Thanksgiving Restart

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the tryptophan coma has worn off, you might be...

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 Most Common Form of Skin Cancer & What You Can Do about It

As unfortunate as it is, you likely know someone who currently has or has had...

The Truth about Laser Treatment and Acne

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

Dr. Bailey’s Guide to Eating Healthy for Beautiful Skin

Fact: Your complexion and your appearance reflect what you eat – for...

Understanding Skin Cancer: Melanoma

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

Lemonade from Breast Cancer: Is It Really Possible?

People that I meet today have no idea of my recent breast cancer journey. I just...

A Doctor’s Personal Experience with Cold Ice Caps during Chemotherapy

I was terribly traumatized when my breast cancer doctors said I needed...

Alkaline-Friendly Sweet Potato Hash

The world is broken down into two kinds of people: those that think breakfast is...

The BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer: Facts to Help Save Lives

There's a lot of buzz around the BRCA genes. If you follow what happened...

How to Layer Tretinoin with Other Skin Care Products

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

What Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer

I’m writing from my own experience. Breast cancer is traumatic for most...

How Bad Bathing Habits Can Harm Your Skin

I see many patients in my dermatology practice whose skin problems started...

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Now What?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the American Cancer...

Going Alkaline: Does It Really Help Cure Cancer?

Have you seen this question bouncing around the web? I've had breast cancer...

A Delicious Recipe that Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle & Skin

Are you fed up with feeling sick from the foods you eat? Do you want a...

Men: Embarrassing Grooming Questions Answered

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

Broadband Light: The Cosmetic Procedure To Slow Aging Skin

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

Garlic: The Toxin Fighter Superhero

When I was in cooking school, I remember stifling a yawn as my instructor said...

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....

Healthy Habits to Teach Kids

It's that time of year again where your kids are heading back to school or...

Brighten Someone’s Day with #RandomActsofRetail

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

Health Awareness Fatigue? 3 Ways to Reconnect

The month of August holds the distinction of several awareness campaigns,...

New Advances in Rosacea

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

What NOT to Say to Someone Going through Menopause

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

Get Your Summer Skin Care Fixes with Our Big Sale!

How does your skin look now that summer is in full swing? Do you feel like your...

From the Aesthetician: How to Minimize Pores & Remove Blackheads

  For those with blackheads, sometimes it seems like we'd all be...

How Spices Serve as an Antioxidant + a Curry Paste Recipe

There is garlic. There is ginger. Each is great on its own, but when they are...

The Mysteries Surrounding Rosacea

Rosacea impacts more than 16 million Americans, according to the National...

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...

Roundup of Popular Cancer News and Events

Between the Internet, magazines, television, radio and so much more, media is...

Why Exercise Helps Kick Cancer’s A**

  Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. That is why...

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...

3 Sneaky Foods That Can Contribute to Cancer

Cancer is tricky. It's cunning, sometimes subtle, but it's always...

The Skin Cancer Selfie Seen Around the World

Though doctors have been voicing warnings related to tanning beds for some...

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...

Raising Awareness with Melanoma Monday

  With warmer weather quickly approaching, it’s an exciting time of...

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet Now (For Your Skin)

Do you get hung up on the term 'diet'? Does it cause you to cringe?...

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...

True or False: Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

What makes you feel beautiful? Italian fashion designer Valentino said, I...

How To Cover Up Under Eye Circles, Puffiness and Bags with Concealer

  Even if you have healthy, beautiful skin you can have under eye...

Honoring Women: 3 Powerful Influencers Who Helped Shape Dr. Bailey

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is...

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...

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...

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...

Why You Don’t Have to Hide Nail Psoriasis Anymore

Psoriasis of the finger and toenails is disfiguring, potentially uncomfortable,...

Cold Sores or Fever Blisters? They’re One and the Same!

One of the most pesky facial skin blemishes is the notorious cold sore, aka...

Gloves & Skin Protection: They Just Fit

As the saying goes, if you want to know a woman’s real age, look at her...

Nail Care Secrets for the Winter Months

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

Water: The Unsung Hero for Your Skin

One of the most underused and overlooked building blocks of good skin isn't...

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,...

Delicious Dessert & DIY Mask for Valentine’s Day 2015

Multitasking and chocolate, what do they have in common?? We all know about...

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....

All Natural Beauty Products to Get Your Skin Ready for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for all natural beauty products that help you look and feel...

Seasonal Tea Recipe Everyone Will Love (Even Your Skin)

  Turmeric Turmeric is a spice that grows in India and other Asian areas...

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...

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

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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...

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

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

What Eczema Really Is & How You Can Remedy It Naturally

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

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...

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...

Five Amazing Foods for Your Skin

When it comes to eating right for your skin, the list of great foods for your...

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...

Exfoliate Your Skin Before Your New Year’s Eve Party - You Won’t Regret It

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!!! That is the motto for any New Year's...

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...

Skin Care Stocking Stuffers Everyone Will Love!

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

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...

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: Get Rid of Those Pesky Sunspots!

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

Oily Skin Care Tips: Make Oily Skin a Thing of the Past

Do you find that your face is shiny even though you are not hot and sweaty? If...

Men, How “No-Shave November” Can Benefit Your Skin

Shaving is a ubiquitous morning ritual for men in our culture. We just take it...

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...

Bald Girls Do Lunch in Sebastopol

Bald Girls Do Lunch is the name of a really great national nonprofit...

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...

Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[...

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...

What Causes Sunspots on Skin?

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

Zinc Supplements and Acne Treatment

  To continue on the same vein as last week, we are discussing alternate...

Acne Treatment 411: Back to School Edition

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

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...

Intertrigo Prevention and Skin Care Tips

What Is Intertrigo? It is a red rash that develops in the skin folds....

Helpful Foot Skin Care Tips for Summer

In these dog days of summer your “go-to” shoe is probably a pair of...

Beauty Sleep for Glowing and Healthy Skin: Find It Again Friday

Do you average a full night of sleep for most days during a week? If you...

Chemotherapy Skin Problems - Preventing Skin Infections

Staying healthy is really important when you are on chemotherapy. One of the...

Best Retinol Skin Care Products for Sensitive Skin

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

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss and hair thinning can be scary and frustrating. In my dermatology...

Last Days of Our Summer Sun Protection Challenge – Don’t Miss Out!

    Today (July 17, 2014) is the last day of Dr. Bailey’s...

Zinc Oxide: End-of-Summer Skin Care Tips

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

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...

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...

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure

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

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,...

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...

Melanoma Monday Is Today, May 5th

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and today is Melanoma Monday.  ...

Mother’s Day Specials: Find it Again Friday

Dr. Bailey Skin Care is having a flash Mother's Day sale featuring Dr....

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

    //         We have two great new...

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...

Acne Diet - Nutritional Tips to Improve Acne: Find It Again Friday

Have you established an acne skin care regimen, but still have trouble with...

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...

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...

Best Skin Moisturizer Application Practices: Find it Again Friday

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

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...

How to Get the Most From Your Doctor’s Appointment

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

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...

Dr. Cynthia Bailey Featured in “Wellness Today” on Hair Loss

Wellness Today, an online resource and affiliate of the Institute For...

How to Treat a Dry Nose from Winter or Chemotherapy

The cold and dry air of fall and winter causes chapping of the inside of the...

How to Treat Flaky Facial Skin: Find it Again Friday

Recently, we had a valued reader ask about the correct order you should use...

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 Brighten Your Complexion Fast: "Find It Again Friday"

There are several skin bleaching agents, creams, and procedures designed to help...

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...

Winter Skin Care Tips: 3 Simple Steps

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

Can You Keep Your Brows and Eyelashes during Chemotherapy?

I've been on dose-dense chemotherapy to treat hereditary breast cancer for a...

Best Hand Moisturizer for Winter Dry Hands

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

Dermatologist’s Advice for the Best Skin Care during Chemotherapy

It goes without saying that chemotherapy treatment is hard on your body,...

“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...

Your Face Really Is More Attractive after a Good Night’s Sleep

According to the results of a new scientific study, when you are sleep deprived...

Pimples and Pustules following Breast Cancer Surgery

Significant and long surgeries can result in a variety of skin rashes showing...

“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...

Best Summer Waxing Treatments in Sonoma County

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

Air Travel Skin Care Survival Giveaway

Because my new All Natural Face and Body Butter Cream was such a hero for my...

Skin Care for Airplane Travel

These 4 simple skin care steps can keep you from starting your vacation with a...

What’s the Best Dermatologist-Recommended Sunscreen for Oily Skin?

Have you been searching far and wide for a pure, physical and mineral sunscreen...

How to Get a Head-to-Toe Skin “Glow” Fast

You can have a soft, supple, glowing complexion almost immediately. Glycolic...

How Can You Make a Bikini Wax Less Painful?

For many people, a bikini wax is a pre-summer ritual. We all look forward to...

Conclusive Scientific Proof That Daily Use of Sunscreen Prevents Skin Aging

There’s no more wondering or hoping that you’ll get away with NOT...

Best Hand Care for Gardeners

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

The Best Treatment for Facial Dandruff in the Beard Area

Hello Dr. Bailey, I've read your Tips for Facial Seborrheic Dermatitis...

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...

Best Professional Skin Care for Men in Sonoma County

Up your "grooming game" in time for summer and be ready for skin-baring summer...

5 Skin Care Tips to Heal Psoriasis

Psoriasis responds well when you take good care of your skin with a hydrating...

New Spring Bath and Beauty Products

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

Lifestyle Changes to Help Heal Psoriasis

In my last post, I talked about our new understanding of psoriasis as a systemic...

Health Concerns Related to Psoriasis

“Once upon a time” people thought of psoriasis purely as a skin...

Why Would a Dermatologist Blog about Skin Care?

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

Do you itch more when you are upset?

Over the years, I’ve observed that when a person is under emotional...

New Information Connecting Redheads and Melanoma Skin Cancer

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

3 Best Winter Skin Care Tips

Oh boy, it’s cold outside and I’m seeing a lot of chapped skin in my...

How to Use Moisturizers Correctly to Treat Dry Skin

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

Dermatologist’s Best Winter Skin Care Advice

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  Hello Dr. Bailey, I have brown spots on my skin and I am wondering if...

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Skin Drying From Proactiv, RetinA and Other Acne Treatment Products

Skin drying from acne treatment products is really common.  There are...

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

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

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

Dermatologist’s Tips for Dandruff of the Eyelash Line (aka seborrheic blepharitis)

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Anti Aging Skin Care Options For People With Rosacea

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Rosacea: New Treatment Ideas and Scientific Developments

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Summer Skin Care…. and Repair

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Remedies for the Dry Itchy Scalp of Seborrheic Dermatitis

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Dermatologist’s own personal tricks to control age spots, sun spots and uneven pigmentation.

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