Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dr. Joel Schlessinger featured on StyleUnited.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger featured on StyleUnited.comDr. Joel Schlessinger was recently featured in the article “5 Quick Skincare Fixes” on StyleUnited.com. This article explained five common skin care problems that can be fixed quickly and easily. Dr. Joel Schlessinger gave his expert advice on how to quickly fix unsightly blemishes.

If you have a pimple, Dr. Joel Schlessinger says you should try to dab it with a drop of lemon juice to speed the healing process.

“Lemon provides an acidic peel for the skin. Use lemon juice sparingly as it can be a big rough on the skin, but it can assist as a natural, home-based peel.”

While lemon juice can be used as a quick fix, it should not be your go-to solution for solving breakouts or acne. If you have a history of blemishes, begin using an acne prone skin care regimen and schedule an appointment to see your dermatologist.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger suggests the following products to kick start any acne skin care regimen:

Other quick fixes addressed in the article include taking care of dry skin, an oily t-zone, a dull complexion and dark circles under the eyes. Learn about how to fix these common skin care problems here.

Do you have any at-home remedies you use to get rid of pimples and blemishes fast? Share with us in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives advice about hair & health on FoxNews.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives advice about hair & health on FoxNews.comThe recent article, “What your hair color says about your health,” published on FoxNews.com features expert commentary from Dr. Joel Schlessinger. The article states that hair is our most noticeable trait and also one of the most tell-tale signs of health.

Although we spend lots of time and money changing our hair, our natural color and texture can tell us a lot about possible diseases or health risks that we may encounter in our lives. Read on for more information on the possible health risks associated with your natural hair color.

If you’re a blonde, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends using a full-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Melanin gives skin its color and protects it from harmful rays of the sun, but blondes produce less melanin, leaving their skin and scalps at a higher risk for melanoma.

“Blondes should always wear a hat when they’re in direct sunlight,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger notes that brunettes are more prone to hair loss. He says that “Brown tresses are generally coarser and thicker than blonde or red strands, and your body produces fewer of them.” As the hair follicles die, a more noticeable thin patch may appear.

Learn more about the link between a common hair loss drug and slowing the progression of prostate cancer here.

To stave off thinning hair, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends eating right and consuming plenty of iron. Taking at least 18 milligrams of iron a day can help minimize hair loss for brunettes.

Redheads are more likely to be resistant to anesthetics and often require as much as 20 percent more medication than blondes or brunettes. Redheads are also more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, however some research has shown that taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day may delay the progression of the illness.

Have you noticed any of these health concerns in relation to hair color? Share with us your observations in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and LovelySkin.com featured on Forbes.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and LovelySkin.com featured on Forbes.comDr. Joel Schlessinger, along with LovelySkin.com, was recently featured on Forbes.com in the article, “Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Ideas (And 2 Awesome Not-So-Healthy Ones).” This gift guides helps consumers choose the best gifts for the health-conscious people in his or her lives.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommended the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum for health-conscious loved ones. At Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s recent medical meeting, Cosmetic Surgery Forum, three dermatologists-to-the-stars gave a list of their favorite skin care products, and SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum was the only product to make every list.

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum is an effective anti aging treatment that minimizes the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, rough texture and uneven skin tone. Robust anti aging ingredients smooth and protect your face, helping to prevent future damage.

In the article, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is noted as the president emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, as well as noted for his recognition as one of the best cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in the United States.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has also been featured in other prestigious publications, such as WebMD, The New York Times, and the LA Times. For more expert advice from the doctor, read his personal blog here.

What products do you usually give your health-conscious loved ones? Tell us about it in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares the dangers of wearing large earrings

Joel Schlessinger MD shares the dangers of wearing large earrings
Joel Schlessinger MD was recently featured on HealthLiving.MSN.com as an expert in the article “10 Fashion Choices That Can Ruin Your Health.” In this article, Joel Schlessinger discusses the dangers of wearing large earrings.

“We frequently see the result of either a shirt that has snagged on the earring or a child who has grabbed it and torn it partially or totally,” he said.

Simply wearing oversized earrings everyday can also stretch the piercing and result in an oval hole, which can lead to a splitting of the earlobe. To prevent your ears from splitting, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends using clip-on earrings or keeping earrings to a manageable size and out of reach of children.

Joel Schlessinger MD feels strongly about piercing safety and cleanliness. Watch his recent video about piercing safety so you can protect yourself and others.

Do you have pierced ears? How do you keep them safe? Share your tips in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD featured on HealthyLiving.MSN.com

Joel Schlessinger MD featured on HealthyLiving.MSN.com
Joel Schlessinger MD was recently featured as an expert in an article on HealthyLiving.MSN.com entitled, “10 Health Lies You Tell Yourself.” In this article, a number of health professionals explain several excuses we tell ourselves that prevent us from living a healthy lifestyle. From what we eat to how much we sleep, our choices may seem like good ideas but they can lead to disaster.

Joel Schlessinger MD commented on the use of sunscreen. Many people think that if they rarely go outdoors, they don’t need sunblock.

“Sunscreen is not just for the beach,” he said. “Most people think of sunscreen as only necessary for sunlight that happens when you’re trying to tan, such as being by the pool. But sunlight when you’re out walking the dog or gardening is just as dangerous.”

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends that people who work indoors to use sunscreen daily. Florescent lights can cause sun damage and UVA rays can penetrate through windows, causing the skin to age and increasing skin cancer risk.

Besides adults, Joel Schlessinger is also an advocate for sunscreen use in children, especially while at school. Click here to read more about the doctor’s views on sunscreen use in schools.

Do you use sunscreen daily? What’s your favorite sunscreen? Tell us in the comments.