If you are facing Perioral Dermatitis, no matter how long you have been dealing with the condition, most likely you have wondered if anything will bring full healing? I wondered the same thing many times. You see, I was healed from Perioral Dermatitis (POD), and I am committed to declaring hope and offering practical solutions to others.
There are two main directions that I could take this article because I believe there are two main components to healing from POD. One is the physical side: your body and your skin. The other is in the unseen realm: your thinking and your emotions. I am not a doctor or a psychologist and yet I have years of experience with myself and others exploring the vast realms of health and well-being.
For the purpose of this article I am going to discuss solutions pertinent to your body and your skin.
I used the word “natural” in my title because I want to pass along information that stems from the organic world so to speak. Your doctor might have prescribed antibiotics and/or a topical gel or cream. You need to decide if that path is for you or a combination of natural remedies and the medicine.
Here are products that I used in my healing from Perioral Dermatitis and most I still use today for my overall health:
1. AKN Skin Care Supplement, by Nature’s way
Herbal blood detoxifier, comes in capsules.
2. Apply a combo of Lavender-Tea Tree Oil-Grapeseed Oil
Mix 10-15 drops each of Lavender and Tea Tree oil with 2 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil and apply 1-2 times a day to your skin.
3. Tom’s of Maine SLS-Free Toothpaste
You want to eliminate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate from your toothpaste as well as Fluoride. For some people these are strong culprits behind Perioral Dermatitis.
Now that I am free of POD I can use products with SLS if I want to.
And nobody disputes the fact that SLS is a skin and eye irritant.
4. SLS-free shampoo, soap and lotion
Most likely you can find these products at your local chain grocery store or for sure at a health food store. Burt’s Bees claims that all their products are SLS-free.
I recommend taking a relaxed approach towards your healing as much as possible. That might sound crazy to many of you! I know I just wanted to be DONE with Perioral Dermatitis! My best friend kept encouraging me to “slow down” and “relax” because the anxiety I held towards my skin condition was only making matters worse.
So your assignment is this: Breathe, look into the mirror and be kind to your skin. You are not this disease! All of the products I mentioned are good for ALL of you, so try them out with a holistic mindset and not just to rid yourself of POD. I believe that mindset will actually support quicker healing coming your way. Here’s to your abundant health!
Julie Gosh lives in Austin, Texas with her two sons. She is the co-owner of Generative Solutions, a transformational training and coaching company. She loves to write and speak and inspire the NEW in people’s lives. Check out her eBook on curing Perioral Dermatitis at http://cureperioraldermatitis.com and her blog at http://www.juliegosh.com.