Perioral Dermatitis is a condition that affects the area around the
mouth but can sometimes include the borders of the lines from the nose,
to the sides of the lips, and the chin. this condition produces redness
with red bumps, pus bumps, itching, burning and peeling.
As a Certified Master Herbalist, many people ask me, "What causes Perioral Dermatitis and what can I do about it?"
A specific cause is unknown however some believe it is a form of rosacea or sunlight-worsened seborrheic dermatitis. Strong corticosteroid creams applied to the face can actually cause around the mouth condition. Some types of makeup, moisturizers, and dental products may be partially responsible.
1) Cleanse with warm (not hot) water and use a mild, "non-soap" cleanser that is hypo-allergenic, fragrance free. It is important that it contain only natural ingredients filled with nutrients that will begin moisturizing your skin.
Most soaps (even those listed as gentle or doctor recommended) are extremely drying - this is NOT the result you are looking for. Further, always avoid harsh, grainy scrubs as these can irritate your skin.
2) Next, in caring for perioral dermatitis, it is important to couple
your skin care with a cream that is specially formulated for the face
and neck. It must be a fragrance free, all natural and deep moisturizing
face cream. I recommend staying away from is anything that even has a
hint of fragrance! Fragrances are a leading cause of allergic sensitization and contact
dermatitis among cosmetic users. Reddened skin, acne, stinging skin and
inflammation can all be caused by fragrances.
Never use anything with formaldehyde-based preservatives which are also leading causes of sensitive skin reactions. Most face creams are cheaply made and it's dismaying to see just what goes into the bottle. Many contain contact allergens and penetration enhancers, perfume, and potential carcinogens – chemicals that, with repeated exposure, can trigger allergic reactions. Once a person is sensitized even the smallest exposure can trigger a response.
A quality face cream should be formulated with vitamins and herbal botanicals to have the capability to begin hydrating and soothing problem skin. Also important is that it stops the itching associated with dry face skin while it's working.
A natural and effective cream should unpack dry cells and restore and repair your skin 7 layers deep to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin! Learn to read labels because most creams contain irritating chemicals and mineral oil which simply sits "on top" of the skin, suffocating your pores.
Suggested Research Site:
Dear Nanette, I have been to many dermatologists, all of who could not help me with the circle of itchy rash and pustules around my mouth. Most of the steroid creams they prescribed to me, made my skin worse. Then, when I stopped using them, my condition would worsen for days! I began using your FACE & BODY WASH with the FACE & NECK THERACREAM and I was amazed and grateful at how well my skin responded. I am sending you pictures to show you how far along I have come in such a short time. Much gratitude goes out to you. Mrs. Hollander, MI
Hi, Attached are my before and after photos after use of your amazing products. I've been using the Face & Body Wash and the Face & Neck TheraCream and my perioral dermatitis is gone! My hyper-pigmentation from previous acne product damage and sun damage is also disappearing rapidly. My eyebrows have even started to regrow!! Thank you!! Lisa, USA
I had been dealing with perioral dermatitis since the end of January. My dermatologist wanted me to use an anti-fungal cream in case it was seborrheic dermatitis, concurrently with doxycycline for 2 months in case it was perioral dermatitis. The spots at the corner of my mouth were the worst. They wouldn't heal. Then new spots started forming to the inside of my nose-chin crease and to the outside and the skin below my lip started feeling bumpy, like it was going to erupt. That's when I looked up your website and ordered your theracream. Within just a few days, the worst of the spots were gone. Now, 2 weeks after starting the worst spots are gone, the redness around my nose-chin crease is subsiding and the bumpy spot below my lip is GONE! The skin is very smooth.
My daughter has eczema and has been using cortisone cream, even though I've told her it's bad for her skin. I plan to take her off the cream and use the theracream. Thank you so much. After 3 months of flare-ups, with my face looking terrible at times, and not knowing what to do about it, my skin is clear and I'm watching for other people who have skin problems so I can recommend your products to them. My D.O. is big into all natural skin products. I plan to share your website with her also.
Thank you again! Steff L., Murrieta, California
Hi my name is Natalie and I ordered your product about 3 weeks ago. My son Gabriel who's only 15 months got this rash around his mouth and I thought it was from drooling, but the doctor said it was some type of dermatitis. He prescribed a hydrocortisone cream which made it worse! Then I found the Skin Remedies website and ordered the product immediately! Three weeks later my son's rash is almost gone! Thank you Aim to Health for your amazing product! Natalie Goffinet, USA
I had perioral dermatitis for 3 years and it kept getting worse. I have tried every prescription medication available, and now I believe because of the medication, I had developed severe perioral dermatitis around my mouth, chin and cheeks. My skin is now so sensitive to any product I use on my face. So I vowed to no longer waste my time or money on harsh prescription medicine that I don't believe in. I don't feed my body harsh chemicals, so why would I do that to my skin? That's when I stumbled upon your site... I just ordered your all over Face & Body Wash and Face & Neck TheraCream. In less than 24 hours I can already see and feel a difference! I am so happy and confident I am finally finding relief! Leah B., CA
Please Note: Disclaimer - These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The information, products, answers to viewer questions as well as comments and testimonials from viewers are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Special Note: Some of our customers who have provided a testimonial have received a free product for their kind contribution.