Skin Care Library

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

Skincare Myth: Flax Seed is Natural Botox

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 20, 2024

Is Flax Seed Natural Botox? Lately, there's been a lot of buzz on social media about using flax seed masks as a "natural alternative" to Botox injections. A...

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Best Skincare for Forehead Wrinkles

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 20, 2024

I treat forehead wrinkles with Botox every day in my busy dermatology practice in Miami. I have found in my 25 years as a dermatologist that you erase forehead wrinkles...

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The Science of Sebum and the Sebaceous Glands

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 13, 2024

Sebum is a natural oil that everybody produces at different levels depending on their skin type. If you have ever looked in the mirror and noticed a shiny glow across y...

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When and How to Use Toner

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 12, 2024

When do you use toner in your skincare routine? Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann MD explains how often to use toner and how many times a day toners should be applied. Toner instructions change based on your skin type. You can apply toner with a cotton ball or a washable face cloth,

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Best Oil Free Moisturizers

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 10, 2024

Dermatologist insights on what oil free moisturizers truly mean - do they really contain zero oils? Learn expert facts on oil free skincare - what oil free claims imply, who benefits most from using oil-controlling non-greasy textures, and professional suggestions for acne prone, dry, oily, sensitive, skin types.

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Is Skincare Dangerous for Children? | Safe Skincare for Kids

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 08, 2024

This article discusses the controversy about if teens and tweens are too young to use skincare products. We discuss why skincare may harm children's skin and how to find the best skincare products for kids.

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The Science of Capsaicin in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 07, 2024

Capsaicin is commonly known as the spicy molecule, but it has more functionality than that. Learn the science of this unusual ingredient in this blog!

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PFAS in Skin Care: Are Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Dangerous?

By Marcha Isabelle Chaudry, Esq. on Feb 05, 2024

The article delves into the presence and implications of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) in cosmetics, highlighting their widespread use due to their water and grease resistance properties. It emphasizes the potential health risks associated with PFAS exposure, including hormonal disruptions and cancer, raising concerns over consumer safety. The FDA's role in regulating these chemicals in skincare products is discussed, along with the challenges faced due to the lack of comprehensive research and standardized testing protocols.

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The Science of Castor oil in Skin Care Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 03, 2024

Castor oil has become a popular ingredient in many skin care products, but what exactly is castor oil and how does it benefit the skin? In this blog, we'll explore the ...

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Physical Sunscreens vs Chemical Sunscreens

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Feb 02, 2024

Sunscreen is an essential product for protecting your skin from sun damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. But with so many options on the market, it ...

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Squalene and Squalane in skin care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jan 30, 2024

Squalane and Squalene are two of the most common ingredients in skin care. Find out how they both express anti-aging and hydrating properties as well as which is right for your skin with today's blog!

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Retinol For Men - The Complete Guide

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jan 29, 2024

Retinol has become one of the most popular anti-aging ingredients for men’s skincare. As a vitamin A derivative, retinol boosts collagen production, evens skin tone, re...

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