2013 June

Food for Beauty!






Skin is one of the most precious and talked about features for human beings. Advertisements, television and celebrities express the significance of having smooth, flawless skin in order to feel confident. For many people, skin problems exist, ranging from acne, eczema and skin rashes, which can lead to low self-esteem and discomfort. We’ve put together a list of foods/ingredients that you should be eating to help your skin blossom.


Antioxidants help the skin appear more youthful and evenly toned. How it works: Antioxidants protect skin from free radicals, which cause damage to skin cells. Antioxidants help prevent premature aging and wrinkles, and will aid your skin in tightening and toning, and calming inflamed skin.

 Foods: Apples, Spinach, Cherries, and Pecans.

 Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Eating foods that are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids will help diminish blemishes and pimples. It will also help moisturize your skin. One of Omega-3’s best defenses is that it can reduce your risk for skin cancer.

Foods: Salmon, Sardines, Walnuts, and Flaxseeds.

 Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a key component for the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels, which gives skin its firmness and strength. Consuming Vitamin C will also help your skin heal faster when it has been cut, bruised or burned.

 Foods: Red Peppers, Avocado, Strawberries, and Citrus Fruits.

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Proof that Sunscreen Reduces the Signs of Aging

According to an article on CNN, “a new study finds that regular sunscreen use protects against photoaging: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.”

So, it turns out that sunscreen really does do more than protect from cancer. “While they may not be shocking, the findings – from Australian researchers – are the first to quantify sunscreen’s anti-aging properties… Damage [in the study participants] was measured on a scale from 1 to 6, with 1 signifying no damage and 6 meaning skin with severe aging. Participants were given a score at the start of a four-year period and another score at the end; those who used sunscreen daily were 24% less likely to show increased signs of aging, researchers found.”

“I have always told my patients that sunscreen would not only protect against painful sunburns and cancer, but also would reduce the affects of aging from the sun,” exclaimed Dermatologist at Eastside Dermatology, Dr. Alan Parks. “I’m happy that now there is solid research to back this claim up. Maybe now my daughter will thank me for all those years I forced her to slather on the sunscreen!”

Anyone who spends time outdoors during daylight hours should use sunscreen, and should make sure to re-apply when necessary. If you would like to make an appointment at Eastside Dermatology to learn more about the proper way to use sunscreen or to learn more about the benefits, please visit our website or call 614-863-3222 to schedule your appointment today.


Our Locations

Two convenient locations to better serve you:

150 Taylor Station Rd. Suite 250
Ohio 43213

4617 Leap Ct.,
Ohio 43026

Our Promise

At Eastside Dermatology, Dr. Alan Parks and his entire team are dedicated to providing the highest quality cosmetic and surgical skin care for their Columbus and Hilliard, Ohio-area patients.

Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center is associated with the DocShop patient education network. is an informational resource for patients considering dermatology treatments.

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