What is perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis causes erythematous papules and, in some cases, folliculitis or furuncles. This dermatitis is characteristically arranged around the mouth, hence its name, and is a very common skin condition in young women.

What are the causes of perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis is often chronic with periods of accentuation and remission. While perioral dermatitis has no known cause, it sometimes appears after the use of cortisone-based treatments. Other triggers of perioral dermatitis are:

  • Use of creams with cortiosne or nasobuccal inhalations of cortisone
  • Use of non-breathable, film-forming cosmetics (e.g. petroleum jelly or silicone)
  • Use of serums and balms with essential oils
  • Use of heavy sunscreen
  • Use of toothpaste containing fluoride
  • Excess salivation
  • Birth control pill

How to treat perioral dermatitis


  • Apply an almond-sized amount of 2S Cream to the affected area each evening and massage well until absorbed.

Use Eudermic Cleansing Base as both a make-up remover and cleanser.

Use the mineral-based, breathable Clay Color foundation, alongside Sun Clay, a compact mineral face powder.

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