There are many different causes for perioral dermatitis. Frequently anaerobic bacteria (living without oxygen) are involved similar to acne and rosacea. Hence lipid-enriched creams are contraindicated for the care of this sensitive skin. They would only result in a proliferation of bacteria below the external lipid film with the consequence that the skin may virtually "explode". Therefore it is recommended to use anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and recovery-supporting active agent concentrates in pure form and without lipid base. Nevertheless, if you still prefer using a cream, then apply it only very sparingly.
- H. Lautenschläger, Food intolerance - when food irritates the skin, medical Beauty Forum 2012 (4), 18-20
- H. Lautenschläger, A comparison - pharmaceutical and cosmetic active agents, Kosmetik International 2010 (10), 32-36
- H. Lautenschläger, Corneotherapeutic skin care for the rosacea skin, Ästhetische Dermatologie (mdm) 2010 (3), 16-20
- H. Lautenschläger, Overdoing skin care - too much of a good thing, Kosmetik International 2015 (3), 22-25
Dr. Hans Lautenschläger