How I am currently dealing with Perioral Dermatitis

Hiiiii,

I haven’t posted in a really long time but recently my lovely little Nan passed away so time has slipped away from me. This evidentially has also made me defer my uni exams.

But today I wanted to share how I’ve been recently dealing with perioral dermatitis. Which I was so self conscious about I even wore make up in front of my family because I was so embarrassed.

At first I thought I had extremely bad chin acne but it did not look like acne as it wasn’t cystic rather just red spots grouped together coming from around my nose and all round my mouth. And it was also very dry and flakey.

I had never heard of periroal dermatitis and only had it been confirmed after I stopped using fragrances products. I also found that eating more healthily started to clear it up. I read that in order for it to go away I had to stop using all fragranced products. This means sadly I haven’t been able to test any new products or even use face masks unless it’s for my forehead. 

So I have only been using Simple skin care products as when I was younger and had sensitive skin my doctor recommended only using simple shower gel. Since it has no perfumes or harsh chemicals. So I thought maybe it will work for my face too. These are the only products I have used. 

I have been using the simple cleansing gel and the simple light moisturiser. 

I also try not wear make up as often. But of course you still can I still do whenever I have to leave the house but on days i don’t need to go anywhere I don’t wear any. 

I also noticed that it particularly flares up around my time of the month. I read that even if it clears up to continue to use the unfragranced products as it could come back again.

Although it hasn’t totally cleared up I am soooo impressed without much it has improved. Even my family have noticed a real difference. 
I hope this blog would be able to help anyone who thinks or is dealing with periroal dermatitis. And if you are please hang in there. I know how unsightly it is and can make you self conscious but stopping using any kind of unfragranced products should do the trick. I would also recommend to see your doctor. Can I also just remind everyone that of course I am not a doctor or a dermatologist this is just what has worked for me. 

Thank you so much if you have taken the time to read my blog today. I hope you are well.  And hopefully I will be making frequent posts again soon.
Much love, 

Robyn xxx

My simple skincare routine

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share with you my very simple skin care routine, just the basics. I use these products day and night!

To start with I use the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. So if you follow my blog post you are probably so very sick of hearing this but this smells amazing. It is literally one all time favourite product. It isn’t harsh on your skin. I was worried before I started to use this that using a scrub everyday my skin would end up dry and raw. But it is so gentle for everyday use. It didn’t break me out nor does it dry out my skin. I bought this after having a sample of the GinZing moisturiser which I also loved!

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The next product I use is the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic. I have spoken about this in my blog before but I cannot rave about it enough. It’s sooo cooling and refreshing on the skin and again, please don’t hate me, it smells so good!! Again this doesn’t break me out an doesn’t dry out my skin. This is a good toner as it is suited for all skin types so I definitely recommend.

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The last step of my basic routine is the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. I have used this product since I was about 11. I was looking for an affordable moisturiser for my dry sensitive skin, fortunately I had no spots back then. A much happier time lol. But to this day I still love it and swear by it! A moisturiser I can use everyday that isn’t thick. My make up allies good after using it. It doesn’t make my skin oily nor does it break me out since it doesn’t have any harsh perfumes in it. My skin also used to be so sensitive in my younger days and to this day it has those sensitive moments. Honestly I cannot rave about it enough it is sooo affordable and does an amazing job. Every woman and man should have this moisturiser.

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Well everyone I hope you enjoyed this little blog post and I really hope you are all doing well. Let me know if you have used these products and what you thought of them. And if you have any ideas of what blog post i should do next.

 

Much love,

Robyn xxx