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Anti-Aging Skin Concerns

Dermatologist explains the best scientifically proven skin care products and routines to fight the signs of skin aging. 

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Skin care science has great options to fight the signs of skin aging. Not all products work equally though.

At Dr. Bailey Skin Care, I sort through the science to give you only the best product formulations and routines that work well together with proven results to reverse and prevent skin aging. Feel good about how your skin ages with my proven products and skin care routines.

Build a Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care routine with each of the key skin-rebuilding ingredients for best results; reverse past damage and keep your skin looking younger as the years pass.

What are the top 6 proven skin care ingredients to fight the signs of skin aging?

  1. Retinoids: These ingredients are related to vitamin A. They help stimulate skin collagen renewal, reverse age-related skin thinning and uneven skin pigmentation. The best non-prescription retinoid to fight skin aging is retinol. 
  2. Glycolic Acid: This is the best alpha hydroxy acid to fight skin aging. This acid also helps build collagen, improve uneven skin color, hydrate dry flakey skin, and soften rough or crusty age spots. It also stimulates your skin to make hyaluronic acid in the deeper layers. This hydrates skin to a dewy and youthful look and feel.
  3. Vitamin C: This vitamin and antioxidant also helps to rebuild skin collagen and improve dark skin pigment. Vitamin C has a more subtle impact on skin aging that the first two I mentioned. It is a powerful antioxidant to fight sun damage though.
  4. Green Tea Antioxidants: These powerful antioxidants have proven benefit to soothe skin irritation and redness and help load skin with protective antioxidants to fight aging and sun damage.
  5. Zinc Oxide Sunscreens: Mineral zinc oxide sunscreens provide the best level of broad spectrum protection against UV induced skin destruction. UV damage is the number one cause of skin aging and must be blocked to fight skin aging.
  6. Skin Lighteners: These help treat skin hyperpigmentation due to sun damage. The best ingredient is hydroquinone. Other skin lighteners include kojic acid, arbutin and azelaic acid. 

With all of these powerful age-fighting ingredients, product stability and formulation are critical for delivering results.

  • My products are all made in a pharmaceutically approved laboratory, have stable formulations and advanced delivery systems.
  • I combine them for you in synergistic combinations in many of my skin care kits.

For example, my Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit combines about every ingredient,

The Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit has made an amazing difference in my longstanding Poikiloderma of Civatte skin condition. I've tried so many products that never made much difference. IPL and Microneedling were of no benefit. I'd almost given up after ten years of trying to find relief for this condition while spending a few thousand dollars doing so. The combination of these products has reduced my symptoms by 50% in two months! I 've reduced the amount of heavy coverage makeup on the lower face and neck areas. as the discoloration fades. Plus the kit has improved the overall texture and appearance of my entire face. I anticipate even more improvement over the next few months. Very grateful I took the chance on this kit as it has exceeded expectations and is helping me regain confidence in my appearance. - Ms. Green Eyes, 2019


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Product combination and quality matter, my products get results!

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Remember, Complete Skin Care always gets the best results because it gives your skin everything it needs to be healthy and attractive. Dr. Bailey's Complete Skin Care Routines ™ involve layering products for these 4 essential skin care steps of,


Build a powerful Complete Skin Care Routine to fight the signs of skin aging

Facial Skin Care to Fight Skin Aging

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CLEANSE: Wash your skin twice a day. Chose a cleanser matched to your skin type. Daily Foaming Facial Cleanser is good for normal and oily complexions. Men find it has the perfect consistency for wet shaving too. Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser is ideal for normal to sensitive complexions. It’s my personal favorite cleanser of all time!

Alternate one of these cleansers with Calming Zinc ™ Soap if you suffer from rosacea or seborrhea.

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If you want an entirely natural cleansing alternative consider my Naturally Best Bar Soap. My Naturally Hydrating Pore Minimizing Toner adds an extra clean to help products penetrate better while refining pores and soothing skin with hypoallergenic, organic botanicals. 

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CORRECT: In the morning apply Green Tea Antioxidant Therapy to fight redness and load skin with antioxidants for the day. If you want to incorporate vitamin C into your routine layer Vitamin C Serum on top of the Green Tea. When using vitamin C, be sure to let each step dry for a minute or so.


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Twice a week use a skin brightening scrub after washing. The most popular is Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Scrub. I like to use it in the morning to enjoy the bright and smooth texture of my skin all day.


If you have crepey skin with lines and wrinkles, you can plump them instantly by applying Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum before the Green Tea. I do this every morning and love how my skin looks and feels! Get this popular product combination in my Layered Up Besties Kit!


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At night apply Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream then right after it apply Glycolic Acid Face Cream. This second product also hydrates your skin. You could just pick one of these products at first. If you have sensitive skin start with the Retinol. If you don’t, you can pick either. The Retinol won’t hydrate so after applying Retinol, apply a layer of the Daily Moisturizing Face Cream. You will find use instructions on the pages for these products. Combining them gives amazing results but is tricky. If you are new to these ingredients pick one and add the other in a month or two. 

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HYDRATE: where your skin gets dry with Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Normal to Oily Skin or Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Normal to Dry Skin. Areas of dryness include the cheeks and around the eyes. The T-zone of oily complexions may contain adequate oil gland production and will hydrate your skin naturally.

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PROTECT: Every day wear broad spectrum sunscreen. Yep, every day on all exposed skin because UV exposure of even small amounts starts a cascade of chemical events inside skin that result in collagen destruction. Sun also causes age spots and uneven skin pigment. Pick your sunscreen to match your skin type and needs. Zinc oxide provides the best protection. It is non-irritating for sensitive skin, safe for everyone to use and not invisible on the skin thanks to high-tech advances. My top sunscreen choices for the face include:

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Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen is a favorite that is invisible and easy to spread. I wear this everyday on non-facial skin like my neck, decollete, back of my hands etc. This sunscreen is also easy to apply to facial hair of the beard and mustache. 


Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible SPF 50+ Sunscreen is weightless and easy to use for all complexion types. 

 best tinted sunscreen to protect face skinSheer Strength Pure Physical Tinted Matte SPF 50+ Sunscreen  is my personal favorite daily facial sunscreen because the tinting evens any complexion flaws, the matte base is ideal for under makeup and the 4% iron oxide in the tinting technology blocks visible light rays that can contribute to pigment problems. The matte base is also oil absorbing to fight skin shine.

 Suntegrity 5 in 1 BB Cream SPF 30 Sunscreen: tinted pure mineral protection in a natural formulation made with hydrating botanical oils. 

Solbar Zinc and Citrix Sunscreen are great options when you need a water resistant product for sweating or swimming

Let me help you build a powerful facial anti-aging skin care routine with my dermatologist-created skin care kits!

Get everything you need in my Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit


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Get the best antioxidants and sunscreen with my Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit


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What is the best body skin care routine to fight skin aging?

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CLEANSE, CORRECT and HYDRATE with the Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing Triple Action Kit. High strength glycolic acid gets the job done. Body skin is uniquely tough and retinoids, antioxidants and vitamin C can’t really penetrate. That leaves us with glycolic acid, which works beautifully to fight ageing concerns on body skin.


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Of course you need to protect your skin from UV rays by wearing sunscreen or clothing on all exposed skin. Top choices are Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen, Citrix or Solbar Zinc.

You can have healthy, attractive and youthful skin for your entire life with the right professional skin care to fight the signs of skin aging! 


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