Perioral dermatitis

Advice for your skin

What is perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis is the latin name for an inflammatory rash eruption, mainly located around the mouth. In rare cases, the inflammation can also manifest around the eyes. The condition can remain for months, and sometimes for years.

Perioral dermatitis mostly affects young women, 20-30 years old, and is a skin condition related to rosacea. Usually there is no direct cause, but a connection between perioral dermatitis and excessive washing as well as the use of harsh skincare products. Harsh sunlight and alcohol cunsumption may also worsen the condition. 


Perioral dermatitis starts with red spots around the mouth, on the chin and on the cheeks. Sometimes, but this is rare, the rash can be located around the eyes. These spots develop into small papules and small pustules form in the pores. The rash can cause an itching, burning sensation. The skin can also become flaky.

Typical for perioral dermatitis is that there is an area, closest to the lips, that is not affected.

If you have papules that will not heal, there is a possibility that you have perioral dermatitis. If you suspect this, contact a dermatologist shortly to be diagnosed. 

What to avoid

– Sunbathing
– Scented skincare products
– Excessive cleansing of the skin
– Excessive use of makeup
– Itching, pinching fingers
– Harsh exfoliators

If you refrain from the above, the skin will improve. At first, it is common to experience that the symptons are getting worse, but keep in mind that this is temporary and that the symptoms will become milder within a few weeks.


In cases of perioral dermatitis, you should avoid harsh skincare products in order not to worsen the condition. The skincare from MARIA ÅKERBERG is gentle and therefore may very well be used in connection with perioral dermatitis.

The products from MARIA ÅKERBERG only contain natural raw materials that work together with the skin, rather than oppose it. The natural ingredients are easily absorbed by the skin and affect the tissue underneath. MARIA ÅKERBERG strives to strengthen the skin in a long-term and natural manner, instead of just easing the problems temporarily.

Recommended products

Adjust you daily skincare routine to your skin type and choose a suitable cleanser, freshener and cream.

In addition to cleanser, freshener and cream, you can use a gentle exfoliator, such as AHA & Jojoba Peeling once a week, and Face Mask Clearing every night. Keep in mind not to scrub your skin too harshly. Use the products in a soft and gentle manner.

Sometimes the skin needs additional protection, then Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil is perfect. Use the oil after cleansing.

You will get more specific advice, regarding which products you should use, during the skincare consultation that you can book with one of our resellers. The resellers are trained in skin conditions and in our concept, Deepskin Organics, and can thereby determine which of our products suit you and your skin best.

When not to use products from MARIA ÅKERBERG

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

It is very important that you follow your skin therapist’s recommendations in order to achieve the best results possible. If you have any questions, please contact your reseller.

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