How to soothe a red and pimpled rash around the mouth

Nainen istuu metsässä silmät kiinni hymyillen

Redness, pimples and flaking of the skin around the mouth may be a sign of perioral dermatitis (POD). We think that the wrong kind of cosmetics or, for example, toothpaste can cause symptoms of perioral dermatitis. That is why it is important to treat the skin suffering from perioral dermatitis as gently as possible. Read Moi Forest's tips for treating irritated skin around the mouth.

Perioral dermatitis is a rash around the mouth that has increased significantly in recent years and occurs especially in women aged 15-45. This rash appears around the mouth, but it can also appear in the outer corners of the eyes or the bridge of the nose. Usually the skin turns red and small pimples appear. Eczema around the mouth is caused by similar factors as rosacea, and it can be aggravated by, for example, the effect of UV radiation, stimulating foods or temperature fluctuations, just like rosacea.

Both rashes around the mouth and rosacea are caused by hormonal factors and imbalances in the nervous system and intestines. Eczema around the mouth has been thought to be caused by, for example, cortisone creams, cosmetics or toothpastes, but they can only trigger the symptoms. The actual mechanism of the disease is not fully known. Some studies have noticed that the inflammatory state of the skin in eczema around the mouth, as well as in rosacea, is associated with a strong reaction of the skin's immune receptors to the presence of certain microbes. These microbes include the Candida albicans yeast, Fusobacteria and the Bacillus oleronius bacteria carried by the tallow mite. Usually these microbes do not cause skin problems, but when the body's microbiome and immune system are out of balance, the skin may start to show symptoms in the form of rosacea or rash around the mouth.


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This is how you treat irritated skin around the mouth

The best result is achieved when stress management methods are combined with the right kind of nutrition and external cosmetic treatment. Good results in the treatment of eczema around the mouth have been obtained, for example, with natural cosmetic products intended for sensitive skin, functional nutritional therapy and Ayurveda.

♡ Avoid stimulating foods and drinks such as strong spices, alcohol, abundant use of sugar and white flour, citrus fruits, tomatoes, coffee and chocolate.

♡ Prefer foods that cool the body and reduce body acidity, such as green vegetables, avocado, watermelon, cucumber, sweet apples and pears, coconut water, and fennel seeds.

♡ You can also try herbs such as dandelion, nettle, chastity tree, shatavari (asparagus) and Pascoe's acid-base powder or potable clay.

♡ Only use products that soothe the skin, avoid strongly washing, exfoliating or overly activating skin care products. Moi Forest Baby Cream and Microbiome Magic Oil are very gentle products and suitable for sensitive skin. The forest dust® contained in the products soothes the skin along with other raw materials. Forest dust® also gives a calming signal through the skin's immune receptors and can help curb inflammation in the skin.

♡ Avoid being in the sun and protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat and stay in the shade in sunny weather.

♡ Try to find a relaxing and calming breathing, meditation or yoga technique that feels good. You can also go for a walk in the woods or anything that lowers your stress levels.


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