More people are suffering from skin diseases. In particular, perioral dermatitis. Pimples, itching, skin irritation and an annoying feeling of tightness: these symptoms often conceal perioral dermatitis.
What causes perioral dermatitis?
The causes are not yet 100% clear. However, it is clear that cortisone-containing creams improve the clinical picture in the shortest time massive, after discontinuation, the rash occurs even worse.
In perioral dermatitis, the skin barrier is disturbed. Water evaporates faster, leaving the skin dry. As a result, foreign germs can penetrate into the skin and cause inflammatory reactions with the above-mentioned manifestations. Doctors suspect exaggerated care and moisturization of the skin as a cause.
How does perioral dermatitis develop?
By cleaning the face with soaps or washing lotions, the skin’s natural greasy film is removed, and a feeling of skin dryness develops. Mostly then moisturizers are applied, which temporarily relieve the feeling of tension. However, the moisturizers cause the upper layer of skin to swell so that the skin can no longer retain its own moisture. Moisturizers therefore paradoxically lead to dehydration of the skin. The dryness of the face returns when the creams are omitted.
How to cure perioral dermatitis fast
One can treat perioral dermatitis successfully, but therapy requires discipline and patience. The skin care must be changed. The face should only be cleaned with clear water or special solutions recommended by the dermatologist. Moisturizers should not be applied around the mouth and around the eyes. Often, the skin tenses because it has to get used to the dependence of moisturizers. Then black cream and medicinal drugs are applied, which the dermatologist prescribes. Perioral dermatitis heals permanently, as long as no moisturizers are used.
If you suffer from very strong symptoms, such as wet pustules or severe itching, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Because untreated, the pimples and redness can spread greatly and last for months. In contrast, a doctor prescribes an antibiotic as a cream, which simultaneously has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Thus, the annoying symptoms on the face usually disappear after two weeks at the latest. At the same time, a few preparations as possible should be used for cleaning, care, and make-up. A “cosmetic diet” without makeup helps to get the problems under control even faster.
Home remedies for perioral dermatitis
Tea contains tannins that contract and dry out the skin. This effect helps to improve the symptoms of perioral dermatitis. Here’s how it works: Broth a cup of tea and wait until it cools down. Put the tea in the fridge for half an hour. Take a cotton gauze (e.g. from the first aid kit or alternatively a cotton handkerchief) and drink it with the tea. Put this edition on the affected areas of the face for 15 minutes. In between, you can soak the rest and put on the face. The cooling effect additionally relieves the symptoms.