BARBEQUED, BAKED, FRIED AND ACNES? June 1, 2008 crizlai I had the most wonderful outing along the beach with a group of close friends recently. We barbequed, we ate, we drank until the wee hours of the morning. Stephanie even came with her special secret recipe – baked cheesy crabs in shell. Marianne contributed some fried nuggets and fries. Johnny bought quite a lot of peanuts and snacks to keep us munching away throughout the night. It was real fun letting the hair down for the weekend without worrying about work pressures. Unfortunately, I had some complication days after the wild night out. Zits after zits began popping out from my face, neck and even body. I felt so embarrassed even to meet up with my colleagues and clients at work. I tried applying zit creams but the zits got even bigger until my face looked swollen. I was wondering whether it was the food that I had taken during the BBQ outing that caused me to have some food reaction towards my skin. Could it be the lack of rest or lack of consuming more water during the party? What about the dryness from the breeze of the night or even the consumption of fatty and oily food? Although I had taken a few days of leaves to keep myself from being humiliated further, the zits just won’t go off. In fact it popped up even more until I have to seek acne treatments from the professionals. Do you know what was the analysis given? I had my pores all clogged up with the oil from the BBQ and some bacteria had set in to make it even worst. This is one hard lesson I had learned that my hands have to be clean always whenever I want to touch my face. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?