What is Perioral Dermatitis?
Severe cases respond to oral antibiotics, but even then it can recur. Some other treatment options include topical antibacterial prescriptions, anti-fungal creams, mild non-halogenated cortisone creams (short-term) and a general “less is more” approach.
If you do have an outbreak and you are also using acne products, do the following:
- avoid using acne products in that area,
- cleanse with gentle cleansers,
- avoid harsh exfoliation and
- hydrate with lightweight water-based moisturizers.
Many perioral dermatitis sufferers say avoid:
- products with harsh detergents,
- fluoride toothpastes and
- anything with sodium lauryl sulfate
- citrus foods like strawberries, tomatoes and oranges.
- chemical sunscreens
Taking Evening Primrose Oil supplements help prevent outbreaks. Using non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and lightweight products on a regular basis also prevent outbreaks, as well as leading a healthy lifestyle, getting adequate rest and avoiding stress.
At Saving Face Skinspa and Acne Clinic, we recommend using our:
- Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel
- Calming Toner
- Mandelic Serum
- Ultimate SPF 28 Sunscreen (zinc)
- Cranberry Cream