The National Cancer Institute has just updated the list of infectious agents known to cause cancer, and it’s growing. Some of these infections are contagious, even by simply sharing food. The risk factors for ‘catching’ these germs are evolving. Even living a careful life is not insurance enough.
When you build your complete skin care routine, there are so many considerations to take into account. Do you have easy access to a dermatologist for prescription skin care? What is your budget? Prescription prices have soared out of reach for many, even with health insurance.
Women’s skin care and skin care products are traditionally advertised and discussed through commercials, print, television, and billboards. Men’s skin care and skin care products are not touched on with the same gusto used for women. Why is that?
Eczema gets better with the right skin care, and worse with the wrong skin care. This may seem basic, but it’s important. I often see eczema getting worse because of diligent use of well-intended, but wrong skin care. You need to understand why so that you can create a skin care routine that actually heals your eczema.
The word ‘eczema’ is a general term to describe what is happening inside your skin. While the causes of eczema can differ, the rash results in similar structural skin changes. Understanding these changes will help you figure out how to care for your skin so that it heals.
For years, I’ve been writing the articles on my website with the goal of sharing tips and advice from my dermatology practice. I started in 2007 and launched the site in 2008. I and my small team worked hard, rebuilt and launched a new site in 2016. Over the years, I have created a lot of physician-level info on skin health here at DrBaileySkinCare.com.
Knowing the correct way to shave will help prevent skin problems like razor bumps, ingrown hairs, skin irritation and pimples caused by shaving. Dermatologists treat many men whose skin problems stem from shaving. For best results, skin type, hair curliness, skin bacteria and skin irregularities such as acne and scars are some of the factors to consider […]
Infographics are graphic or pictorial ways to relay information. I love them, and they are a highly popular on the web! They are fun to share on your social media. They are also a great way communicate a lot of information (that might otherwise be a bit dense) in a digestible and visually interesting way. Apparently, […]
The herpes virus that causes cold sores is a germ you can potentially ‘catch’ when you share personal items such as makeup. Herpes infection is common. 50-80% of adults in the US are infected with the oral herpes virus. Whether they have an active cold sore or not, the virus resides in their facial tissues and can […]
As a dermatologist, I never recommend a natural loofah for showering. They aren’t great for exfoliating and they don’t dry well. That perpetually damp loofah sitting in the shower is home to microbes that can cause infection on your skin. Some of the happy pathogens (germs) that call your loofah “home” include pseudomonas aeruginosa (a sweet-ish […]