What is it?
Perioral Dermatitis is a common skin disorder that often affects women more than men. The exact cause is unknown, although it is most often attributed to the misuse of steroid creams.
It appears as patchy redness, small bumps and slight scaling on the chin, as well as around the mouth, nose and eyes.
What do I NEED to know?
Strong steroids, even 1% over-the-counter hydrocortisone can make Perioral Dermatitis spread. If you have Perioral Dermatitis, you must stop the use of strong steroid creams.
Self-Care Guide For Perioral Dermatitis
Apply a thin, disappearing layer of SmartLotion® twice daily for three weeks, then taper off gradually to use as needed. Apply cold icy compression for three minutes after each SmartLotion® application. For severe cases, you may need additional treatment from your dermatologist. See your dermatologist for supervision and antibiotic products that work well with SmartLotion®. You must stop any and all use of strong steroid creams.