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I divide my time between Australia and Germany, staying for 3months at a time in each country. I started getting very dry skin whenever I got to Germany and although I am doing everything to avoid it, tons of moisturizing cremes and masks and making sure I'm well hydrated, it's getting worse and takes longer to get better every time. Lately it has gotten so bad, my skin is so dry that I get rashes, red spots and my skin is flakey. Last time it lasted for about 3weeks, this time I've been in Germany for 6weeks already and it just doesn't seem to improve. Not only that it looks bad and I can't use any make-up, it's also really painful. I only get it when I come to Germany, whenever I'm in Australia my skin is fine, so I'm assuming it's something to do with the climate or the water or..? Does anybody have a similar problem or has advice what I can do about it? Thanks for your tips...

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closed as off topic by Kate Gregory, Ankur Banerjee Jan 16 '12 at 11:11

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I think you would do better to seek medical advice rather than travel advice for this. Does it only happen when you're in Germany during cold weather (below zero)? –  hippietrail Jan 15 '12 at 10:58
I'm going to have to close this question as off-topic Karen. There could be other possible reasons: allergic reactions, et al. You'll be better off seeking proper medical advice. Please do stick around and ask travel-related questions you may have and the community will be happy to help. –  Ankur Banerjee Jan 16 '12 at 11:11