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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 02:09:03
I moved to Dubai about two monts ago and after ten days i suddenly broke out. I scratched and of course it got worse. I went to a doctor (not a dermatologist, just a regular GP), thinking it was impetigo etc

She looked at it and said "i hope it is not acne" and gave me Fuicidin H as it looked inflamed. I have never had acne or been troubled with spots in my teens. The fuicidine helped, but still new red spots would show up.

I have then been googling "bad skin dubai" and came across this forum. Since then I have stopped eating chicken, eggs and milk. I also put on sudocrem every day. This has helped alot and my skin is better, but it is still not as clear as it was when i moved over.

So my questions are:

Anything else to avoid apart from chicken, milk and eggs?
Should i use other creams apart from sudocrem? Avene cicalfate perhaps-never tried it..
Should i install a waterfilter in the shower?
What bottled water is the best? And which ones to avoid?

Any help greatly appreciated



I have not been in the sun at all so it is not heat rash etc
Nor have i changed any cosmetic products since i have moved out here
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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 08:49:49
My dermatalogist mentioned that its to do with how healthy our stomachs are. Our skin is wat we eat..so he added min 2 litres of water in my diet; fresh fruits to start the day with; mild laxative to clean my stomach. With in a month my glow was back...and these days I know if I dont have enuf water my skin gets sensistive.
And switched to Neutrogena...all products!
Hope you find a good remedy or mix of it to suit your skin...
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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 19:26:16
bubble_trubble wrote:
My dermatalogist mentioned that its to do with how healthy our stomachs are. Our skin is wat we eat..so he added min 2 litres of water in my diet; fresh fruits to start the day with; mild laxative to clean my stomach. With in a month my glow was back...and these days I know if I dont have enuf water my skin gets sensistive.
And switched to Neutrogena...all products!
Hope you find a good remedy or mix of it to suit your skin...[/

Thanks for the tips, i will defo give it a try. I know i dont drink enough water and my fruit intake is probably too low, so this will be good for me regardless of good/bad skin.
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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 20:07:27
Maybe not changing your cosmetics is the problem. The climate here is (I'm guessing) much different to where you came from so you're skin will react differently. I have very oily skin which got worse when I moved here so changed to a gel (rather than fluid) face wash and this helped. My skin is prone to spots as it is so the oilier it gets the worse the spots. I also change my moisturizer to something without oils/perfumes as this can also irritate the skin. I agree with the extra water, fruits etc. Healthy eating can only help. For a while I also used Diane (contraceptive) and this helped a lot with my skin. It could be a number of reasons, maybe see a dermatologist. I would guess environmental rather than diet (unless you have changed your diet since you got here). HTH and good luck. I know how you feel.
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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 23:42:47
Thanks Fairytale. Good to know that there is hope ha ha :-) sounds like we've had identical skin reactions.

I will try the cream you recommended.
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Latest post on 2011/06/20 at 23:46:51
Thanks chants39.

I will change my moisturizer to an oil and perfume free one. Cant do any harm :-)
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Latest post on 2011/06/21 at 00:06:04
Have to agree with fairytale. Your skin will change as your climate etc has changed. Wouldn't go down the antiseptic route though. I found just changing to a regular Nivea mousturiser did the trick. Its a simple case of finding what suits..... Now if i put on stuff i used previously at home the same occurs!!
Welcome anyway Bergan.. x
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Latest post on 2011/06/21 at 12:09:15
could it be heat rash? i always get heat rash in the middle east summers, and even in europe.
its like a red bumpy rash like little pimples everywhere.....

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