Joel Schlessinger MD talks about the skin habits you need to break with

Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks to BeautyHigh about skin habits to quit
Though most of us have settled into a skin care routine we love by now, there may still be a few bad skin practices we succumb to when we’re stressed or busy. These habits may not be causing visible signs of distress in the here and now, but in the long run, they can undo everything we’re doing right. In the recent article, “13 Terrible Skin Habits You Need to Quit Immediately,” Dr. Schlessinger spoke with about some of the habits he encourages his patients to kick.

Joel Schlessinger MD and other dermatologists explain ways to avoid putting extra stress on the skin.

Being “nice” to your skin is crucial to its health. Aside from getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, you can take great care of your skin by treating it with care. Refrain from picking at pimples, scars or other blemishes and be very gentle when cleansing and exfoliating. Do not use harsh scrubbing motions and never tug at the fragile skin around the eyes.

These skin-saving tips from Joel Schlessinger MD could surprise you.

We all know that smoking has been known to take a major toll on the skin, causing premature signs of aging such as wrinkles around the mouth. The repeated motion of drinking through a straw can cause similar lines to form. But did you know that chewing gum is also a major culprit for lines around the mouth? “Chewing gum can also cause wrinkles to form around the mouth, as well as create other issues in the mouth structure,” says Joel Schlessinger MD. Kicking the chewing gum habit now may just save your skin later.

A similarly innocent activity, lip-licking, could also have a negative impact on the skin over time. Dry lips may not be comfortable, but licking them simply won’t help. “Saliva dries quickly, taking any natural moisture with it,” Dr. Schlessinger explains. The result is lips that are dry, cracked and chapped.

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Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about skin care habits? Let us know in the comments below.


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on July 14, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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