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

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 to...

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 Caps during Chemotherapy

I was terribly traumatized when my doctors said I needed chemotherapy to treat...

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...