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The perfect sun hat
The Perfect Sun Hat: What Works and What Doesn’t

By Cynthia Bailey MD

The perfect sun hat to protect your precious face, neck, scalp and ear skin from sun damage - what are the essential characteristics? Is any had good enough to trust? No! As a dermatologist who has treated s...

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cleansing diet for arthritis
A Cleansing Diet For Arthritis, Joint Stiffness And Overall Physical Well Being

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Once again, I'm amazed at how helpful a short cleansing diet is for me. I've had a wonderful summer that's included 'wining and dining' my way through vacation and numerous events with family and friends. We...

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Diet to heal acne
Diet to Heal Acne; Dermatologist’s Advice

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Use a diet to heal acne as a powerful way to control your acne skin problem. There is ever mounting scientific evidence that what you eat affects your acne. Knowing what to eat and what foods to avoid is an ...

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sun protection for hot weather
6 Tricks For Sun Protecting In Hot Weather

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Sun protecting your skin in hot weather is a challenge. I just returned from a fabulous 3 weeks touring the hot and humid Southern Mediterranean. I had to be pretty creative to figure out how I would be sun ...

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how to heal splitting fingernails
Splitting Fingernails that are Cracked, Dry, and Brittle; Dermatologist's Tips

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Splitting cracked, dry and brittle fingernails are a common problem for some people. The problem gets worse as we age and our skin, hair and nails become more prone to dryness. You use your nails like handy ...

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eat fruits and veggies for best skin color
Eat Fruit and Veggies For Best Skin Color and Skip the Suntan!

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Eat fruit and veggies for a golden glow. Yep, you get the best skin color because the warm beta-carotene tone is now proven to be more attractive than a suntan. As a dermatologist and nutrition advocate, I'm...

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flax seed health benefits
Age Beautifully, Fight Cancer And Prevent Heart Disease From Flax Seed Health Benefits

By Cynthia Bailey MD

As a doctor and longtime wellness geek I know that flax seed health benefits are something we all want! These tasty little seeds are the richest plant source of important nutrients that are plant power...

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retin-a for acne and wrinkles
How to Use Retin-A Tretinoin for Anti-Aging, Acne and Wrinkles

By Cynthia Bailey MD

One of our most popular prescription medications for acne in dermatology is tretinoin (1) (Retin A). Why? Because it works well and it is also one of the most powerful skin care products in the war against a...

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tips to use self tanner for best results
Use Self-Tanners Like A Pro

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Get my dermatologist's tips to use self tanner that looks (and smells) great! There are a few really important tricks you need to know. One of the biggest problems is that self-tanners naturally stick in the...

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back acne and chest acne
Back Acne & Chest Acne: Will They Ruin Your Summer?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Will back acne and chest acne ruin your summer? Strappy sun dresses, tank tops and bathing suits are all part of summer. Is your skin ready to be exposed to public viewing or do you have to think about addi...

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does clothing block UV
Are Your Summer Clothes Good Enough To Be Sun Protective Clothing?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Does clothing block UV? Are your summer outfits good enough to protect your skin from UV damage? Do you need to invest in UPF 50 fabric summer clothing? Actually, most regular summer garments don't give you...

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dermatologist's tips makeup for post menopausal skin
Choosing The Right Makeup For Post Menopausal Skin

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Dr. Dr. Bailey: I was wondering if you have tips for me to help choose the right makeup for post menopausal skin? Your antioxidant skin care program has been such a help for my post menopausal skin issues.  ...

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