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.

Sun Protection Advice Posts

The Tragic Side of Sun Exposure

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

Does Sunscreen Expire?

Many sunscreens are labeled with an expiration date but can you trust the...

Best Money Saving Tips For Moms

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

Sun Protection Sun Up to Sun Down

Everyone needs sun protection all day, everyday, year round.  In many...

Healthy Habits We Teach our Kids

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

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...

Ask Dr. Bailey:  Six Tips for Safer Sun Exposure

Tracy sent her question about safer sun exposure via the blog. This was...

Free Skin Cancer Screening and Melanoma Monday

May 2nd is Melanoma Monday!  To kick it off, we are doing a FREE skin...

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...

Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 2)

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

4 Must-Haves for a Flawless Complexion

  As a dermatologist, I am obsessed with finding the absolute best...

Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 1)

When the immune system works the way it supposed to, immune cells attack things...

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 Causes Dark Circles under the Eye? Explanation & Cure Here

Almost everyone at a some point in their life will have dark circles under the...

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...

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...

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...

Understanding Skin Cancer: Melanoma

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Fruit Infusions Make Your Skin Happy

Summer is here with its sun-drenched days and longer daylight hours. Kids have...

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...

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...

What Really Happens When Your Skin Gets A Sunburn

Summer draws closer for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days...

The Skin Cancer Selfie Seen Around the World

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

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...

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...

Find The Perfect Sun Hat For You!

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

Gloves & Skin Protection: They Just Fit

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

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Helpful Summer to Fall Skin Care Transition Guide

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

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...

What Causes Sunspots on Skin?

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

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...

Best Retinol Skin Care Products for Sensitive Skin

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

Best Facial Skin Care Products for Summer

Your skin care needs to change with the seasons.  In the summer, you need...

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...

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...

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...

Beat the Summer Sun with the Best Sunscreen for You

      Do you stand at the wall of sunscreen in the store and...

Are Zinc Oxide Sunscreens Better?

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

Join Dr. Bailey’s Sun Protection Challenge and You Could Win!

  Here's Your Chance to Win $100's Worth of Sun and Skin Care...

What Sunscreens Do Dermatologists Use Themselves?

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

Which Is Safer: Zinc Sunscreen or a Tanning Bed? Find It Again Friday

  Are you confused about all of the (often-conflicting) information on...

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...

Indoor Tanning: How Many People Do It?

Indoor tanning is common in Western countries and it’s mostly done by...

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...

Helpful Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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

Melanoma Monday Is Today, May 5th

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

Common Skin Problems for Moms and Families With Sensitive Skin

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

Best Under Eye Treatments including Retinol: Find It Again Friday

Have you tried countless skin care products to fix the dark circles or bags...

Skin Complexion: Top 3 Tips

  // What choices should you make that will have the biggest impact on...

Skin Care Creams and Serums: How Do You Layer?

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

Sunscreen for Teens: How Do You Get Teens to Wear Sunscreen?

What’s the most motivating information you can discuss with the teenagers...

Natural Skin Care: Best Products for Busy Moms

Multitasking natural skin care products are big time savers for busy moms....

Anti-Aging Skin Care Valentine’s Day Special

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

How to Treat Flaky Facial Skin: Find it Again Friday

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

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...

Do You Need Sunscreen in the Winter? “Find it Again Friday”

Do You Need Sunscreen in the Winter?  The short answer: YES!!! Sunscreen...

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...

“Find It Again Friday” - Post-Summer Face Care Treatment Trends

This Friday, we are following our last feature, "Dermatologist's...

“Find it Again Friday” - Dermatologist’s Best Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Our readers and patients frequently ask which anti-aging skin care...

“Find It Again Friday” - Poikiloderma of Civatte

"Find it Again Friday" is the start of a new series. Whether you...

What Is the Best Sunscreen for Endurance Athletes?

Endurance athletes have a real challenge sun protecting their skin because...

Summer Garden Love and Gardening Skin Care Tips from The Dermatologist

This time of year, when I'm not working in the office I'm in my garden....

Dog Days of Summer Sunscreen Giveaway

I want your skin sun protected while you while away time in the warm languid...