Use products that protect your skin while keeping it soft, smooth, and youthful! My top picks are based on 25+ years of dermatology practice.
The combination of certain natural plant compounds and UV rays cause a rash on the skin that is much like a burn. This is a phototoxic reaction. It is not an allergy, it is more like a sunburn. The redness and burning starts in a few hours after UV exposure, and gradually worsens.
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 pictorial ways to relay information. My dermatology and skin health infographic topics range from sun protection and skin cancer to how to apply self tanner. I’ve got one on the BRCA gene too. Take a look and please share them.
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. Since preserving virus activity requires moisture, actively exchanging lipstick or cosmetic brushes would be the biggest risk;
I never recommend a natural loofah for showering. They aren’t great for exfoliating and they don’t dry well. Add soap scum, dead skin cells and skin oils into the damp and dark nooks and crannies and that loofah is a banquet of nourishment for the microbial populous, which eat down the fibers to make – more nooks and crannies – it’s microbial heaven.
Razors can potentially spread both skin infections and blood borne viral infections such as Hepatitis B, C, and HIV. Some of the contagious germs that you can get by sharing a razor include the bacteria called Staph Aureus. I’ve seen all of these common germs spread by razors. Don’t share razors.
For years, the parents of children with Eczema have been told by doctors to limit their child’s bathing. Is it true that bathing can make eczema worse? It is estimated that 75% of parents of children with eczema are confused about whether their children should or should not bathe. Thankfully, new research finally gives everyone a clear answer!