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.
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