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‘Change in eating habit affects skin’

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KUWAIT CITY, June 19: Dermatology Consultant Asad Al-Hamad and Head of Dermatology Center Dr Mohammad Al-Otaibi affirmed that change in eating habit seriously affects many skin conditions in the month of Ramadan, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Otaibi added skin diseases begin to manifest with the fall of hair due to change in the rate of certain components of food such as vitamins A, D and E, and dry skin also sets in early.

He advised that Iftar meal should be rich in vitamins such green salads containing carrot, tomato, cucumber and fresh watercress leaves.

It should also include protein, but free of meat fat. He urged the people fasting to increase consumption of fluids during Iftar and sahur, especially water and green salad, to enable the skin pull through any shortage. He named some foods rich in vitamin A that reduces the rate of dryness and resist roughness such as carrot, cabbage, parsley and spinach. He pointed to skin diseases treated include allergies such as urticaria.