Most Common Skin Problems

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Moving to the Emirates has countless advantages, whether it is the variety of life-styles or incredible diverse cuisines or simply sea view wherever you are looking. It is a great country where you can enjoy the sun rays and beach any given day, except for summer.

During summertime, temperature heat rises- up and it becomes hard not to sweat. Since the level of sweating increases, how does this affect your skin? And what are some best ways to avoid skin problems that result from the heat?

The most common skin problems across the UAE, mostly result from the constant exposure to high temperature and humidity.

This article will address the most common skin problems and how to treat each one of them:

Skin breakouts:

Being exposed to the heat and humidity makes you at risk of skin breakouts such as, heat rashes.

Heat Rashes happens when sweat ducts get closed off, keeping the moisture under the skin and leading to a rash made up of blisters or bumps. This condition is common among infants usually, but can also affect adults who are exposed to high temperature and humidity as well.

Heat rashes wear-off after a couple of days of their appearance, but if they continue to swell and hurt, you must contact your doctor.

Pore problems

You know you have a flawless skin when your skin pores aren’t visible to the naked eye. If you have been living in UAE for some time now, you realize that Pore problems usually occur when your pores are clogged, whether they’re clogged with dead cells remains or dirt or oil, this is the reason why you have the unwanted zits and blackheads.

To avoid this problem, cleanse your face with a facial cleanser recommended by your dermatologist, three times a day, or whenever you feel that your face needs to be cleansed.


Acne is well known to be a source of anxiety for every teenager, and it is usually triggered by a hormonal change which is why it is a common problem among teenagers and pregnant women.

What is Acne?

Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when dead skin cells and oil from the skin clog hair follicles. Typical features of the condition include blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring.

Acne Treatment:

Once you notice that you are starting to have acnes, you must see your dermatologist, if acne is left untreated, can lead to permanent scars or black facial spots. You may use the following options for moderate or severe Acne condition:

Adapalene topical (Differin) cream is now available over-the-counter without a prescription.

In severe acne cases, oral isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, other brands and generics) may be used, but comes with serious pregnancy warnings. This drug should not be used by female patients who are or may become pregnant. There is an extremely high risk that severe birth defects will result if pregnancy occurs while taking this drug.

Tretinoin topical (Retin-A, Avita, Altreno, other brands, and generics) is also available in creams, gels, and lotions. Discuss the use of this drug with your doctor: tretinoin should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly needed and the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

In October 2018, sarecycline (Seysara) tablets were FDA-approved for the treatment of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.

Sun Burns:

Perfect golden suntan is everyone’s quest in the summer, and regardless of the many health warnings, we still expose ourselves to sunrays and try to get that perfect suntan. But sometimes instead of getting tanned, we walk back home with burns all over our bodies, why does this happen and how can we prevent it?

Sun Burns occur when you leave your skin exposed to the sunlight for a long period of time, the skin becomes red and irritated. sun damage isn't always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light can alter your DNA, prematurely aging your skin. Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma.

For Sun Burns relief you can follow these tips:

-Take a cold soothing bath

-Apply cold compresses to your skin

-Avoid the sun until your sunburns are relieved

-Gently rub gel or cream that contains Aloe, camphor and menthol.

If you feel concerned is understandable, you can consult one of the UAE's qualified doctors and get them checked by booking an appointment. Click here to book your appointment now.



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