Sonepur: Addiction to get fair and glowing skin by using fairness solution has cost a woman dear. A resident of Sonepur district, Sumitra Sebak has blamed the side effects due to the use of fairness cream as reason behind developing serious facial rashes and vision loss.
As per a complaint, Sumitra who resides at Gulapada under Binika block had been applying a fairness cream on her body for the last 15 days.
But surprisingly, after some days of application, she started complaining of severe skin problems with losses of vision. Besides burning sensation on the entire face, Sebak’s cheeks also started swelling with red rashes on all around the face.
“She bought the cream from a grocery shop in our village and started applying on the face. Four-five days after, she started complaining rashes and swollen cheeks. She also experienced burning sensation on face. Gradually, it affected the eyes. Now, her eyes have closed due to the ill effects of the cream. She has almost lost her vision,” said Sraban Sebak, husband of the women.
As the woman experienced severe pain, her family members rushed her to Binika Health Centre and later admitted her to the Dermatology Department at VIMSAR in Burla in Sambalpur.
Blatant use of poor quality body lotion and fairness creams can cause severe skin damages. Some face creams of substandard quality contain harmful bleaching agents like hydroquinone, mercury, chromium, lead, mercury and steroid which contribute to the damage of skin.
Dermatologists often advise to avoid cheap cosmetic items which may lead to skin issues and encourage use herbal products in natural way.