Dry Skin Blues?


by healthnewsdigest.com | August 16, 2010 @ 04:00PM
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Singing the Dry Skin Blues?

Doctor Recommends Nourishing "Within" For Soft Dewy Skin

(Beverly Hills, CA) When the Summer temperature soars we flick the air conditioning switch on, and soon our skin feels dry with fine lines appearing out of nowhere. We dutifully slather on the moisturizer creams and lotions, hours later, we still have dry, lined, itchy skin!

"Moisturizing isn't enough," says Dr. John A. Grossman, board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, who incorporates holistic medicine in his practice. He recommends essential fatty acids to his patients, including Dolly Parton and other celebrities. "For softer skin, get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. If you're prone to dry skin, try supplementing with gama linolenic acid (GLA), as well. Take 500 mg capsules of either black currant oil or evening primrose oil twice a day and you should notice benefits within two months," explains Grossman, a pioneer in plastic surgery procedures, such as the use of fibrin sealant.

Omega-3 fatty oil is found in flaxseed (58%), canola, pumpkin, walnut, and soybeans. Fish oils, such as salmon, cod, and mackerel, contain the other important omega-3 oils, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapen-taenoic acid). The most therapeutic form of omega-6 oil is found in evening primrose, black currant, and borage oils.

Recent studies* also indicate that there is less skin wrinkling with a higher intake of vegetables, olive oil, fish, and legumes. The consumption of butter, margarine, milk products, meat, and sugar actually appear to have adverse effects on the skin according to the report.

Commenting on the study, Dr.Grossman says, "The old adage we are what we eat' seems to be scientifically proven when it comes to our skin."

*International Union of Nutritional Sciences IUNS "Food Habits In Later Life" study, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2001

With offices in Beverly Hills, CA. and Denver, CO., Dr. John A. Grossman is one of the nation's premier aesthetic plastic surgeons. Board Certified, a member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and affiliated with the University of Colorado Medical School, he has been spotlighted by CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC. He was featured on "EXTRA" TV, "O," "Golf for Women," and forthcoming in "Ladies Home Journal." He was acclaimed in "Town and Country" 1999 Directory of the Top Cosmetic Surgeons and is repeatedly named by Denver's "5280" magazine as the city's finest plastic surgeon.

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