By Joyce Bedeley:
Dr. Jesseline Asamoah, a skin care specialist at the Health Development Foundation and and Plutocrat Company Ltd has called on the general public to be wary of their food and water intake as these affect what skin type one develops. According to her, users of various skin products equally risk attracting various skin effects if care is not exercised in properly selecting the right products to apply to the skin.
Dr. janny who was speaking in an exclusive interview with Rite news on Tuesday, attributed the various kinds of skin types to some life habits of many people. These she noted include water and food intake as well as the use of the various skin care products on the market.
According to her, ‘the best foods that can promote good skins include the greens’ since they contain vitamins A and E and which is very good for the skin. She also noted that equally good consumables that improve one’s skin quality include vegetables like carrots, tomatoes and even red oil.
The astute doctor explained that the non-proper use of foods such as spices, vegetables and fruits also affects the skin as one rests the body.
‘Women are mostly seen working on their skins through the use of shampoos, lip sticks, lip gloss, eye lashes amongst other creams,’ she pointed out. All these according to her if not properly selected to suit a type of blood group may greatly affect skin color, balance and tone since some of these creams contain bleaching agents which she cautioned could result skin cancer.
She blamed the influx of several dangerous skin products on the Ghanaian market on the failure of the relevant authorities to ensure that only safe products were imported into the country. She cited the example of some countries abolishing the sale of creams that contain the bleaching agents and called on Ghanaian authorities to follow suit.
Dr. Janny advised the general public, particularly women, to read carefully the instructions on products they intend buying before deciding on whether to buy it or not.