Skin Care Library

Learn about the best ingredients for your Baumann Skin Type® on the Skin Care library.

Best Foods for Your Skin Type

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 24, 2024

Discover the best foods for glowing, healthy skin based on your unique Baumann Skin Type. Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann shares her expert tips on how to eat for optimal skin health, addressing concerns like dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and aging. Learn which nutrients your skin craves most.

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Blotchy Skin

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 23, 2024

Blotchy skin, also known as mottled skin, is a common concern for many people, affecting various parts of the body and face. A splotchy face can cause emotional distres...

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Does Sunscreen Expire?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 21, 2024

As a dermatologist in Miami, one of the most common questions I receive from patients is, "Does sunblock expire?" You see, many of us here in Miami have sunscreen in ou...

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The Science of Colloidal Oatmeal in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 17, 2024

Colloidal oatmeal is a natural skin care ingredient with millennia of history supporting its use. This ingredient is loaded with beneficial compounds and is gentle on a...

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The Science of Bakuchiol in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 15, 2024

In recent years, the beauty and skincare industry has been abuzz with discussions about bakuchiol, a plant-derived compound used as a natural alternative to retinol. Or...

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Retinol Alternatives

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2024

Looking for retinol alternatives? Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann explores safe and effective options for those with sensitive skin, rosacea, eczema, or who are pregnant. In this article, Dr. Baumann discusses the mechanisms of action, benefits, and potential side effects of several retinol substitutes, including bakuchiol, ascorbic acid, azelaic acid, licorice extract, and niacinamide. These ingredients can help address various skin concerns, such as aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne, without the irritation often associated with retinol. Discover which retinol alternative might be the best choice for your unique skin needs and how to incorporate them into your skincare routine.

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When to Use Retinol and When Not To Use Retinol

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 11, 2024

This article discusses how to know if you should use retinol or not. If you cannot use retinol, we give a list of retinol alternatives to treat acne, wrinkles and dark spots on the skin.

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Sunscreen Safety: Is SPF Bad for You?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 10, 2024

Is sunscreen bad for me? A dermatologist's perspective on the safety of sunscreens, including a list of potentially harmful ingredients. While some concerns exist, the benefits of using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and aging outweigh the risks. Consult our list of bad sunscreens to make informed choices.

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The Science of Ginseng in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 08, 2024

Ginseng is an antioxidant with moisturizing and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Find out how this ingredient works, and whether it's right for your Baumann Skin Type here!

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Dermatologist Advice on How To Treat Rosacea

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 07, 2024

Learn about how to treat rosacea with skincare. This article discusses different soothing ingredients used in rosacea products and examines how effective they are at treating rosacea. Discover which ingredients, such as coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba, niacinamide, caffeine, and azelaic acid, can help calm inflammation and reduce redness. The article also explores the role of gentle, fragrance-free products and mineral-based sunscreens in managing rosacea symptoms. Find out how these skincare solutions can be combined to effectively control rosacea flare-ups and improve skin comfort for those with mild, moderate, or severe cases.

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The Science of Rice and Rice Water for Skin

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 02, 2024

Rice and Rice water are interesting antioxidant ingredients with many uses in skin care. Find out if these versatile, natural ingredients are right for your skin type in this scientific analysis!

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Rosacea Acne: Papulopustular Rosacea

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Apr 01, 2024

Papulopustular rosacea (PPR) is a common inflammatory skin condition characterized by the presence of papules and pustules on the central face. This article explores the role of Demodex mites in the development of PPR and provides insights into the differences between acne and rosacea pimples.

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