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KiMatrix

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I am having a horrible bout of Perioral Dermatitis. Yes, self-diagnosed, but has gone on for years to varying degrees until now. I have been trying various home remedies with some success (after having 10 days of true humiliation), I am still left with some redness, a lot of flakey-ness, definite burning, and oh so dry (most of the papules and red sores are gone). I have no desire to start antibiotics and the like if I can avoid it.

I have read the entire rosacea forum. Mulled over it a few days. Read it some more...and my head is spinning.

So my basket is including Emulator Oil, Anti-inflammitory cream (not just for the POD, but for my previous question on hands and cuticles), and of course, roscea serum (I would love to add some dream cream and other actives, but just not in the budget right now unless a suggestion that seems very prudent to try).
My question is about exfoliation. Any clue as to how the exfoliation kit may work on this area--get rid of rough dry flakes? OR, if it is bad, any idea if I might be able to have success avoiding the perioral area and use the kit on the rest of my face which really needs it? I never saw any posts by "artist" and I see there is some debate on exfoliating.

Thank you.  I hope you all are enjoying your holidays.
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When was the last time you changed your toothpaste? Do you use other oral hygiene products? Do you use lipstick?

I am asking because first thing is to exclude possible allergens.

No exfoliation, please!

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I did change my toothpaste during this whole business (No change in condition). I don't use mouthwash or other stuff. I do infrequently wear lipstick....but ever since I got my lip trio been using that and not so much lipstick.

I have stopped all makeup on my face. (ok, still use concealer under my eyes! ) and if I use anything to moisturize now, it is ELS with water or Squalane & water (though pretty much out of that)

Thanks Hannah for answer regarding exfoliation.
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I don't what to say, it is a great nuisance. During the day (and night) try to pay attention at everything you are doing to see whether you can find the "culprit". Another option is to take an OTC anti-allergy medicine like Allegra or similar.  Talk to your doctor to see whether any medicines you are taking could be to blame.



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I think I need to switch to a non-floride toothpaste.  I tried Benadryl and I just felt more "dried out."  Also going to try a humidifier in my room at night. A friend gave me some Rx topical samples, but adding insult to injury I have a cold sore (been about 20 years) and all the info says not to use those products if you have something like that. They also sound scary.

 

For 2 weeks, taking biotin, extra yogurt, applying apple cider vinegar, drinking green tea (applying the cold tea bags later).  Only washing face with water, but every couple of days using the salycilic wash for my whole face.

 

Saying my face is "uncomfortable" is an understatement. I hope the roseaca serum will give some relief.

Next stop....dermatologist.

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Maybe the first stop should have been the dermatologist. But that's 20/20, right?
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Was there like 2 years ago, when it wasn't as bad, and they didn't seem to know what it was. (had insurance then)  Hope to have better luck this time.

 

Happy New Year to you and yours and everyone at Skin Actives!

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Sorry, I am still mulling and reading about the benefits of
Niacinamide 
4-ethoxybenzaldehyde
Can they be added to the anti-inflamatory or Rosacea control products for the extra help with inflammation, itching/tingling, and redness?

Or is it better to add them to a canvas base or european cream (which of the two would be better for the flakey dryness) and layer with the rosacea serum?

Thank you
 P.S. Can't get in to see the dermatologist until last week of January...
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Taking into account that we don't know what is going on with your skin, the simpler the product you try, the better.
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Just wanted to pop back in to report that after a couple of weeks I have had a lot of success with the Rosacea Control Serum combined w/ Anti Inflammatory Cream. The serum is very drying, but layering the Anti-Inflammatory Cream and then sometimes ELS or Emulator oil when necessary fixes that.

Right now the inflammatory cream alone is doing a great job. Even I can scarcely see the problem!

Realistically I know that these results are from weeks upon weeks of vigilance, but these products have really helped and are ALL I am using (at least for now) with great success. I didn't need to use antibiotics or any of those scary prescription creams.

Thank you so much.

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