We get all the time more and more questions related to POD (Perioral dermatitis). It is a skin problem that appears around the mouth. The symptoms can be itchyness, dryness and impurities, especially small itching breakout-type bumbs. Diagnosing this is not always that easy. There is not yet enough research related to it and to the factors that cause it. It has been speculated that the causes could be anywhere from over treating the skin, using too harsh products, stress, birthcontrol pills etc. It appears though that the reasons are not that simple. These things seem to trigger POD instead of beeing the reason behing it. We do know that it is caused something in the modern world since dermatologists have only been descovering POD only after 1950.
The good news is that POD symptoms can be relieved with right kind of skincare routines and with other lifestyle choises. You can also completely get rid of it.
Even though we do not know yet exactly the causes, we do know that simplyfying the skincare routine helps if you suspect you have POD. Use simple products, use less products and follow a simple skincare routine. Clean your face with a mild cleansing milk or just with coconut oil. If you need you can use a gentle konjac sponge for the cleaning but avoid using a muslin cloth, it is too harsh for POD skin. Usually POD skin is so sensitive that peelings and masks are too much, so skip these completely. Choose a moisturizing product that is simple and binds moisture. For example shea butter and coconut butter are gentle and lock up moisture really well.
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