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Redness On My Chin & Surrounding Area

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On both sides and under my bottom lip is COVERED with RED, ITCHY, DRY, SCABBY skin. My mother keeps getting mad at ME for it saying that I don't take care of my skin....UH WHAT?

I found olive oil helps, but it keeps coming back, and then the area is covered with scabby pimples that dried up but won't dissapear, and blackheads. It's really really rough, and sand paper-like...I HATE IT!!! And whats worse, make up only make it sow up even more because I have oily skin. I can't go with out makeup because sometimes people come over randomly and I would hate for them to have to see the AWFUL mess that my MOM complains about!

It really irks me that she does that because she shouldn't be so jumped up on MY skin, she continually tells me to get some sun, but NO WAY am I getting a tan...I HATE TANS. They dry your skin out and make it look leathery...YUCK, and give you sun spots. MORE EW. I am sorry if any of you like tanning, but I find that on me, it looks disgusting.

PASTEY KID FOR LIFE!

Does ANYONE know anything that might help?! I'm so desperate it's not even funny!

Edited by ThePaperBagPrincess

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Hi there

You might ask your mum for help in solving the problem, by asking her to make an appointment for you with a Dermatologist. This doesn't sound like something that's easy to diagnose so it is best a skin specialist helps you.

The only thing I can think it might be (and i'm definetly no doctor) is possible Perioral dermatitis http://dermnetnz.org/acne/perioral-dermatitis.html

(I dout it's Seb Dermatitis because you say your skin is dry, and this itchy flaky condition is often only really found in oily skin).

I hope you see a Dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis and find some relief.

Best, Shantelle

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On both sides and under my bottom lip is COVERED with RED, ITCHY, DRY, SCABBY skin. My mother keeps getting mad at ME for it saying that I don't take care of my skin....UH WHAT?

I found olive oil helps, but it keeps coming back, and then the area is covered with scabby pimples that dried up but won't dissapear, and blackheads. It's really really rough, and sand paper-like...I HATE IT!!! And whats worse, make up only make it sow up even more because I have oily skin. I can't go with out makeup because sometimes people come over randomly and I would hate for them to have to see the AWFUL mess that my MOM complains about!

It really irks me that she does that because she shouldn't be so jumped up on MY skin, she continually tells me to get some sun, but NO WAY am I getting a tan...I HATE TANS. They dry your skin out and make it look leathery...YUCK, and give you sun spots. MORE EW. I am sorry if any of you like tanning, but I find that on me, it looks disgusting.

PASTEY KID FOR LIFE!

Does ANYONE know anything that might help?! I'm so desperate it's not even funny!

Wow, can't believe your mom is like that, just try to explain it to her but if she doesn't get it then just live with it and try not to get too mad at her because she doesn't know what she's saying.

Okay, and for your face I reallllly recommend you start using plain yogurt daily, it exfoliates chemically w/out irritating your skin, that will help with the "sandy" texture. As for the redness use honey, plain honey (organic all natural is BETTER!) you can use it after the yogurt. Since your skin is probably suffering a chemical burn, then let it heal from chemicals. All products sold almost anywhere have chemicals. Stay away from them for a while. Another thing is to never touch your face, that make everything 10000x worse. You might want to get some organic soap (like african black soap from ghana) or wash your face with ... olive oil or honey (to soothe the skin) then once or twice a week use your regular cleanser (use something mild with few chemicals, no BP, or salicylic acid) Do this regimen for about .... 3 or 4 weeks(don't stop, continue with honey and yogurt masks). Once your skin is calm start using something for your pimples, I find that calamine lotion (the generic brand, with few chemicals) really helps prevent and slowly dry pimples out. I use it at night. This is my opinion of using home remedies and such because even though they work slowly they are so much better for your skin, you have no idea how much the ingredients in the things you are using can cause problems for you. Research some of the ingredients in the products you use, you'll be amazed at how those companies put all these things in their products. These chemicals can cause; cancer, lung problems, toxic infections, reproductive problems and more. :( it sucks, but stick with something you know won't cause problems. Also, for you itchiness Calamine lotion helps TONS!!

Good luck ! :)

Edited by GodLovesMe.

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I've recently discovered I have perioral dermatitis. I get small bumps and lots of redness in a ring around my mouth and nose, with smaller bumps around my eyes and forehead. It's really quite unpleasant.

What seems to be working for me for the past week is using cotton swabs to wipe diluted apple cider vinagar onto the rash, then after, diluted hydrogen peroxide. (about 50/50 of each with water).

When you first put it on, it makes your face go really red, but then it calms down and starts healing. I've noticed the most difference when I do this at night and look at it in the morning. My rash is slowly going away and my skin texture is getting much better.

I must also note that I believe this rash is caused by a cosmatic allergy or just cosmetic overuse. when it first started, I had a patch of what seemed to be dry skin in the corner of my mouth. I kept putting lots of moisturizer on it at night, but it kept getting worse. Now, I no longer wash my face with any sort of cleanser and don't use moisturizer. (EDIT: No make-up right now, at all, ever. Your rash will get better, but you have to grin and bear it if your skin is reacting to cosmetics) Just showering, washing my face with water and the ACV + HP wipes keep my face clean enough, but I never had really, really oily skin.

This is what works for me, and you may have something completely different, so I would try to see a derm, but don't lose hope or feel like it can't get better. (POD is supposedly stress related. Don't panic!)

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Hey Omi,

Just came across this post... I have PD as well and haven't been putting anything on either other than a yogurt mask morning and night (which seems to help, and feels good). Just curious as to if stopping EVERYTHING even moisturizers has helped? Did it clear up for good? And did you start using a moisturizer after it cleared?

Thanks! Talk to you soon.

Hoots

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I was officially diagnosed with perioral dermatitis yesterday, although I pretty much knew that going in to my appt. It started off on the corner of my mouth (laugh line area), similar to what another poster stated, and it slowly spread around my mouth and now under my eyes.

My derm put my on 100mg of doxycycline and clindymicin phosphate gel. He also stated that even with prescription treatment it could take 6-12 weeks to go away, and I will always be at a risk for recurrence. I know it doesn't sound promising, BUT, most cases DO respond to treatment, but it takes patience. I thought about going the natural route with yogurt and ACV, but after an 8 month battle with acne (that I finally won), I just don't have the patience for trial and error home remedies, although both home treatments that I mentioned do seem to work for a lot of PD sufferers, my problem with the home treatments is that it might not get rid of the "infection" for lack of a better word, it might only be managing it.

Why don't you google PD and show some images to your mom, that might encourage her to take you to a derm, where you can be properly diagnosed and treated. I would never self diagnose or treat based on my own knowledge. You can make the problem much worse, especially if you have either one wrong.

Good luck.

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