Honey can really help fight skin inflammation associated with problems like perioral dermatitis. It also has potent antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, making it even more effective in reducing symptoms like inflammation and itchiness.
- Apply Manuka honey on the affected area.
- Allow it to dry, then rinse it off using lukewarm water.
- Repeat twice daily.
Another simple and effective remedy is calendula. This herb contains antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing qualities that help soothe the irritation, itching and inflammation associated with the condition.
It also speeds up healing and keeps the skin properly moisturized.
- Put 1 ounce of pure shea butter in a mason jar.
- Put the jar in a pan with a little water, and heat it over low heat until the shea butter melts.
- Remove it from the heat, and add 3 to 5 drops of calendula essential oil.
- Mix well and let it set for 1 to 2 hours.
- Use it as a cream 2 or 3 times a day for a few weeks.