Monthly Archives: January 2012

Even the New York Times is recommending FixMySkin products

Even the New York Times is recommending FixMySkin by Daniel Schlessinger, son of Dr. Joel Schlessinger, for dry itchy skin. 

FixMySkin in NYTimes

The New York Times calls FixMySkin a “calming balm” for “dry-skin season.”

In their Beauty Spots piece on January 18, 2012, journalist Hilary Howard spotlighted three pieces of beauty news, including the debut of FixMySkin.

It’s a real honor to be featured in the New York Times, a publication that adheres to the highest of standards and is typically considered to be America’s most prestigious news source. The New York Times has won 106 distinguished Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization.

The New York Times is also the most popular online newspaper in America, with more than 30 million unique visitors per month, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Print circulation is 1.4 million every Sunday and nearly 1 million daily. In February 2010 alone, more than 100,000 blogs linked to the New York Times.

Long story short – LovelySkin is proud to have a premiere product be recommended by the New York Times.

This is just the latest in a series of positive recommendations that have been appearing in print and online about FixMySkin.

FixMySkin contains 1% hydrocortisone and is available as a lip balm, a face balm and a body balm.

FixMySkin Products

This soothing balm is ideal for dry, itchy skin, chronic chapped lips and more. The hydrocortisone helps to provide the relief you need, and is available in both unscented and vanilla-scented varieties. The balm will fit easily into your purse or pocket.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today. 

Is laser therapy available for all complexions? Get the current news.

Is laser therapy treatment, Style and Beauty Doctor asks, available for all complexions now? Dr. Joel Schlessinger provides the answer.

December 2011 issue of The Style & Beauty Doctor
In the December 2011 issue of Style and Beauty Doctor, stylist and makeup artist Danielle Gray writes an article that focuses on laser therapies to treat wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and to, overall, have younger looking skin. These therapies include:

  • red or blue light therapy
  • pulsed light
  • diode laser therapy

Side effects of this treatment can include scarring, keloids and hyperpigmentation — especially for people of color.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains the current landscape of laser therapy for darker complexions.

He calls laser therapy for darker skins “limited,” adding that “all-in-all, laser therapy in patients with skin of color is a dubious and potentially disastrous procedure.”

Switching gears: if you are a good candidate for laser therapy for tattoo removal, here are two resources for you:

Laser tattoo removal by dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger

Looking for products to help soothe skin after a post-laser procedure?

EltaMD Laser Post Procedure Balm

Consider EltaMD Laser Post Procedure Balm to assist with recovery after CO2 laser treatments, Erbium Laser or dermabrasion. It’s non-comedogenic and without preservatives, making it safe for even extremely sensitive skin.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Is rolling back the years with a skin roller really a good idea?

Although it’s tempting to try to just roll back the years, Dr. Joel Schlessinger warns against the trend of skin rolling.

December 2011 issue of Style and Beauty Doctor

In the December 2011 issue of Style and Beauty Doctor, the writer asks the question: Should You Try a Skin Roller? Claims by roller manufacturers typically state that you can take ten years off of your appearance by just one use of their handy device.

These claims also state that, by invigorating the collagen in your skin with a roller, you’ll revitalize it – and thereby look years younger.

True? Or, false?

Dr. Joel Schlessinger isn’t so thrilled with the idea of skin rollers.

In the article, he points out that skin rollers have actually been discussed for ten years now. “The answer,” he said, when asked about their effectiveness, “is why bother to do this fairly brutal procedure when there are great procedures that don’t leave you a bloody mess and are hugely successful?”

He explains how the rollers prick the skin, raising the issue of sterility. The bottom line? The doctor says to stay away from skin rollers.

Research done by the Hong Kong Consumer Council and reported on by international news source CNN warns consumers against using skin rollers, citing a lack of scientific proof of effectiveness; a “high risk of infection of bacteria, fungi and viruses on the needles, including HIV and hepatitis” and even “warning that the device is potentially lethal.”

President emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery: Dr. Joel Schlessinger

When it comes time to choosing a cosmetic procedure, be sure to rely on information provided by top professionals. The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery has these types of top professionals as its  members. It is in fact “one of the premier professional societies in the world for the education and training of physicians and professional medical staff in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery.”

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Top 5 beauty science breakthroughs include deep pore cleansing brush

YouBeauty.com announces the top 5 beauty science breakthroughs of 2011

You Beauty - Top Five Scientific Beauty Breakthroughs of 2011

One of the products named by YouBeauty.com was the Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing brush head, used on the face, to relax facial muscles and to deep clean places where pores tend to get clogged, including the areas on each side of the nose.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has noted top sales for this brand at LovelySkin.com. The actual cleansing device was not new in 2011, but the patent-pending deep cleaning brush was definitely a beauty breakthrough.

More about Clarisonic brush heads

Clarisonic Brush Heads
What’s great about Clarisonic brush heads is that each one is fully compatible with all Clarisonic face brush models. Plus, they’re easy to change if you want to own more than one type. Options include the revolutionary new deep cleansing brush that’s ideal if you have oily skin and/or large pores. This brush can be used daily.

Other types of brushes include:

  • Normal: used for daily cleansing of normal skin; can also be used before shaving
  • Sensitive: ultra-soft for more sensitive skin
  • Delicate: extra-soft brush
  • Body: used for hands, arms, elbows, feet, décolleté and other parts of the body; works best with Clarisonic PLUS and PRO
  • Acne: specifically created for acne-prone skin

Care of your Clarisonic brushes

Here are important tips:

  • Keep your brushes clean by rinsing them with antibacterial soap and water weekly (or more)
  • Replace your brushes every three months

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

FixMySkin Lip Balm: “I will re-buy in a heartbeat,” one fan blogs.

FixMySkin Lip Balm review: Miss Style Apothecary says, “this is the real deal” and “I will re-buy in a heartbeat.”

Style Apothecary - FixMySkin ~ Healing Lip Balm Vanilla with 1% Hydrocortisone
In the December 13, 2011 post of Style Apothecary, the blogger shares a testimonial about how thrilled she is with FixMySkin Lip Balm.

Miss Style Apothecary loves to wear “super dark lipstick,” which draws attention to her lips. In the winter months, she began struggling with dry, chapped and peeling lips, and so she began applying FixMySkin in the morning and evening. “WOW,” she writes, “what a difference in the short time I have been using.”

She likes how smooth the balm feels and how it doesn’t slide off her lips. She enjoys the optional vanilla scent and, most important, she is thrilled that her peeling lips are now healed and smooth. “I can continue to put my lips through hell during the day,” she writes, “and enjoy the repairing qualities of this balm at night and in the AM.” She calls the balm “well worth the $8.”

Meanwhile, PennState Hershey / Milton S Hershey Medical Center offers tips on preventing lip chapping, including:

  • Avoiding excessive sun
  • Keeping the air in your home humid

Find additional ways to lessen the chapping of your lips from PennState Hershey.

Discover more about FixMySkin Lip Balm, invented by Daniel Schlessinger, son of Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

This lip balm contains 1% hydrocortisone to medically heal problems that lesser balms can’t. Choices include:

FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone

FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm Vanilla with 1% Hydrocortisone

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger: skin cancer screenings are a very important checkup.

Oxygen magazine interviews top medical experts, including Dr. Joel Schlessinger, about the 10 most important tests and screenings.

Oxygen Magazine - Your Check-up Checklist

Oxygen magazine provides important up-to-date health and fitness information that readers can put into practice. In July 2011, the magazine published an article, “Your Check-up Checklist,”  that got straight to the point about what medical check-ups are most important.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, chose skin cancer screenings as his top choice. His advice includes:

  • Starting testing between the ages of 20 and 39
  • Being tested every three years
  • Avoiding tanning booths

For more information about skin cancer screenings, including:

  • risks associated with screening
  • recommended diagnostic tests if a suspicious spot is found

See the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health’s site.

Meanwhile, the Skin Cancer Foundation provides images of five different types of skin cancer and describes warning signs of the disease. The site also describes causes of each type; risk factors; treatments; and prevention guidelines.

The reality is that more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in more than 2 million people. In fact, one in five people in the United States will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Taking preventative measures is key.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends his favorite sunscreen for protection against skin cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection, to help prevent skin cancer. Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorite sunscreens are those by EltaMD.
EltaMD Sunscreens at LovelySkin.com

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Shape magazine names FixMySkin Body Balm as a top body lotion.

Shape magazine names FixMySkin Body Balm as one of the best body lotions.

Shape Magazine - Best Body Lotion for Your Skin
It was quite an honor when, in 2011, Shape magazine selected FixMySkin as one their top body lotions of choice. Features that Shape appreciates about FixMySkin body balm include:

  • 1% hydrocortisone to soothe skin
  • Ease of application

The magazine editors recommend this product to “No-fuss ladies whose skin needs some extra tender love and care.”

This product is ideal for treating dry skin. For tips on preventing dry skin — or at least reducing its severity — see the Medline Plus (U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health) article on dry skin. Preventative measures that are recommended include changing bathing habits and increasing skin and body moisture. The article provides more specific tips in those categories.

More about FixMySkin Body Balm, created by Daniel Schlessinger, son of Dr. Joel Schlessinger:

FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone

This body balm contains 1% hydrocortisone to provide relief for dry skin — and also for psoriasis, insect bites, poison ivy, allergic skin reactions and more. Because of the hydrocortisone, this balm helps skin to heal faster than with other balms; because of its special formulation, this balm helps skin to heal more effectively than with just plain hydrocortisone.

You can apply this salve on your skin 2 to 3 times daily, using it on your hands, elbows, heels and more. Note: you can also order FixMySkin Body Balm in a light, pleasing vanilla scent.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

FixMySkin healing balm helped this woman relieve unpleasant cold symptoms.

Here’s a testimonial from yet another new fan of FixMySkin healing balms.

Fashion Pulse Daily - Step into Hydro Healing with FixMySkin Balms

Julia DiNardo of Fashion Plus Daily wrote a blog post in November 2011 titled “Step into Hydro Healing with FixMySkin Balms.” In it, she shared the unpleasant cold symptoms she was feeling, including a “red irritated face from blowing the nose,” the “ultra chapped lips” and “general grossness.”

So, DiNardo decided to try FixMySkin to relieve symptoms — and her “t-zone was quickly soothed” and her “lips were quenched.” She adds that she wouldn’t be surprised to see FixMySkin showing up everywhere.

Besides containing 1% hydrocortisone, FixMySkin balms for face, lips and skin also contain beeswax, Shea butter, cocoa seed butter and more for a healing experience.

Before and after photos: on the site of Dr. Joel Schlessinger, there are a series of photos that show how well FixMySkin works on dry skin.

At LovelySkin.com, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shows before and after photos when people use FixMySkin balm on their faces, legs and hands. You can also use the balm on your heels, elbows, lips and more.
Before and After results of using FixMySkin healing balm
Finally, find the story of the creation of FixMySkin at LovelySkin.com. It was Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s son, Daniel, who first came up with the idea after lotions didn’t help his dry and chapped skin, at least not for long.

Daniel then tried lip balm, which was more effective, and that sparked his curiosity. Why couldn’t a similar product be invented for skin? He and his father did some research and discovered that no over-the-counter skin balm containing hydrocortisone existed. Read the rest of the story of the invention of FixMySkin here.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

FixMySkin called a “winter skincare necessity” by Beauty Blitz.

FixMySkin is called a “winter skincare necessity” by Beauty Blitz.

Beauty Blitz - FixMySkin healing balm a winter skincare necessity

In December 2011, Kaitlyn — the senior beauty editor for Beauty Blitz — recalled when she first tried FixMySkin. Her lips were “majorly suffering from flakiness, redness, drying and itchiness.” For Kaitlyn, even eating and drinking were a problem because of her chapped lips.

Then, she tried FixMySkin. Within one week, her lips — which she’d previously called a “mess” — were virtually back to normal. Kaitlyn especially liked:

  • the vanilla scent of the balm
  • the texture of the balm
  • how it doesn’t even feel like you’re applying something medicated

Those are just some of the reasons why FixMySkin was a pick of the week for Beauty Blitz.

FixMySkin also helps to soothe skin aggravated by eczema, a chronic condition that causes itchy rashes — a condition that Kaitlyn has.

FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone

The most common type of eczema is Atopic eczema, which leads to inflammation of the skin.

For more information about atopic eczema, including its causes and risk factors; symptoms; signs and tests; and treatments, plus its prognosis and potential complications, see PubMed Health, a publication of National Center Biotechnology Information of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

One of the key prevention tips provided by PubMed Health is to keep your skin well moisturized, which FixMySkin can help you do. This article also contains links to information about:

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Nummular eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis

FixMySkin clearly helped Kaitlyn with her eczema. How about yours?

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares info about milia with O, The Oprah Magazine.

How to cover up undereye bumps: Dr. Joel Schlessinger still gets asked that question, one asked of him by O, The Oprah Magazine, in 2009.

Some people get small, light bumps right below their eyes; perhaps you do, too. (If so, know that they’re easily removed! I’ve had it done myself.)
The Oprah Magazine Dr. Joel Schlessinger on how to cover up undereye bumps
In 2009, I provided information about those bumps to O, The Oprah Magazine, in an article titled “How to Cover Up Undereye Bumps.”  This magazine is a popular source of information about health, relationships, fashion, beauty and more and so I was glad to have the opportunity to share information on the topic.

These small undereye bumps are actual small cysts, called milia. Although they might resemble acne, they aren’t related to acne. Milia don’t typically go away without a dermatologist extracting them or “zapping” them with an electrical needle.

Milia are more frequently seen on newborn babies, but can develop at any age. You can see a photo of a newborn baby with milia at the Mayo Clinic site and find information about the cause of milia (dead skin becoming trapped) and more at Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, offers helpful advice about milia:

 Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte #4 with alpha hydroxyl acids

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.