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    Default Antibiotics and drying out.

    Hi, Just a quick question to everyone - Do antibiotics dry out your skin ? Since taking them my skin has become very dry and was wondering if anyone else had experienced the same thing.
    I have substituted my coffee addiction to drinking water now in an atempt to rehydrate myself and it seems to have worked a little but not majorly.

    Thanks for your time.

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    I've always had a very dry skin (face/arms/legs) and I always drink about 1/2 gallon water a day and that hasn't improved the dryness at all but drinking water is healthy so keep doing that!
    What really helps me is coconut and/or almond oil.
    Creams do nothing for my dry skin, from extremely cheap (Nivea) ones to exuberantly expensive (Sisley) - no result,
    For me oils are the way to go, I warm the oil in my hands and just gently apply it on my face (or arms/legs )
    Especially coconut oil is pretty good absorbed by your skin.

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    Hi Joan !
    Its a good job i read all of your last message otherwise i would have been drinking it !
    So you apply it to your skin ? Interesting - well for me anyhow ! Im a guy thats never moisturised in his life.
    Im conserned it may cause a flair up - could you recommend a brand ?
    Thanks

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    Well, I live in Holland so I could only recommend Dutch brands, like Weleda.
    But if you go to a good health store where they sell organic stuff an so on, and you ask for facial oil they will be able to give you some good products.

    O, I forgot to mention: oil that is very, very good for rosacea skin is jojoba oil (or jub-jub oil as I say - Yes I'm a Simpsons fan!!).
    I use it to cleanse my face and also as a moisturizer.

    But if you've never moisturized before, you could start with a simple moisturizing cream.
    Just make sure it has no alcohol or other irritating stuff in it.
    Go to a pharmacy for good advice.

    Good luck!

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    Sounds like good advice Joan.
    Thanks - Having rosacea is turning me a bit girly....I have even started showing an interest in stillettoes - hope i dont start applying mascara !

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    One piece of advice: Don't start plucking your eyebrows!!!
    Stay away from lipgloss too!



    Good luck with your face!!

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    Okay Joan ! You dont know if there is a seperate forum for transvestites with rosacea do you ?

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    Flushboy there's nothing wrong with getting a bit 'girlie' over the whole thing. I know a few men, who don't have Rosacea, who spend more time in the bathroom with 'lotions and potions' than I do

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