7 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid with Perioral Dermatitis

It is really unfortunate event when we try to make our life healthier and hopefully gain beauty as side effect but end up in worse situation. Many people tried many skin care and cosmetic products and turns out the cosmetic products contain harmful chemical. Not only in cosmetic, the daily product which we use more than once a day like toiletries products are also contain harmful chemical in the toiletries product.

To avoid this decease it is better for us to know what chemical could cause this reaction, that is why we have gathered chemicals to avoid with perioral dermatitis :

1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)

This chemical is one of the most used chemical in shampoo, or at least it used to be before people start to acknowledge that it is harmful for irritating eyes and sking and also could cause skin cancer. It is harmful because it might leave a trace of 1,4-Dioxane, and it is known that 1,4-Dioxane is potential carcinogen.

So, other than risking your self to be exposed to periroral dermatitis and even worse deceased like cancer be smart with buying any Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free labelled shampoo, or toothpaste. Moreover you could be creative by using diluted vinegar, baking soda, or borax instead of shampoo with excellent results. (read more : 14 List of Chemicals in Shampoo (Harmful Ingredients))

2. Fluoride

This kind of chemical mostly found in toothpaste although it is good for teeth health when it is formed in city water with data said that around one-third of the human population drinks water from groundwater resources it might cause perioral dermatitis effect.

Most water filter usually filter this chemical from the water source but when it does not do its job you are at risk of having perioral dermatitis. One simply wise solution is to avoid this chemical by filtering your water source with water filter that filters fluoride.

3. Toluene

As one of member the toxic trio toluene is one of chemical that could be found in nail polish. As this chemicl applied at nail polish the skin absorb this chemical and could cause many problem from perioral dermatitis to respiratory problems, nausea, damage pregnancy, blood cancer and hearing loss.

This chemical smells like paint thinners with chemical formula of C7H8 . It is better not to use nail polish regularly to avoid the perioral dermatitis or if you really have to start using product with 3 free or 5 free label which this label indicates that the product free of the harmful chemical.

4. Formaldehyde

Also known as methanal is one of organic compound that is widely used in various application so it is produced in big amount in every year and also the another active member of toxic trio . It is estimated that there are 8,7 million tons of this chemical produced every year. With the chemical symbol of CH2O this chemical is used in many applications including in nail polish.

The main purpose of the usage of this formaldehyde is to prevent bacterial growth or in other words this chemical is assigned as preservative. Although it has remarkable functions, it also has bad and harmful effect one of them is causing periorial dermatitis. Same as toluene the best way to protect our self from this harmful chemical is not to use nail polish or start using product with 3 free or 5 free label. 

5. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

The other component of toxic trio. More less than the other chemicals, you also have to avoid your self from this chemical exposure. With chemical formula of  C6H4(CO2C4H9)the same advice is suggested for you to not to use nail polish regularly and only use the 3 or 5 free label ones. To know more about harmful chemical in nail polish check this article.

6. Corticosteroids

In some cases it is found that cream Corticosteroids could cause perioral dermatitis. This Corticosteroids could be formed as cortisol (C21H30O5), corticosterone (C21H30O4), cortisone (C21H28O5) and aldosterone (C21H28O5) . It is better not to use any of this cream whenever symptoms of perioral dermatitis appears.

7. Petroleum

In some body care product like lotions, lip balms, face cleaners, etc they use this chemical to make the product. For some people who has sensitive skin this could cause perorial dermatitis. It is better that you keep a diary of body care product that you can not use for some reason.

So, that is the the list of what chemicals to avoid with perioral dermatitis. Although not this chemicals are not directly causing the decease, you have to be careful when you use product contain these chemical. 

Home Remedies for Perioral Dermatitis

Whenever you suddenly have the decease without noticing it, then use home remedies to treat it. Below are the list of home remedies you can use to heal the perioral dermatitis :

  • Apple Cider Vinegar, this method is known as the most successful method among others. It is very easy to do, you just have to apply the mixed water apple cider vinegar.
  • Coconut oil, because of its character as anti bacteria coconut oil is good to heal the perioral dermatitis.
  • Grapefruit seed extract, The extract has potent anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that help your skin to recover faster and also you will get your skin moisturized.
  • Zinc oxide, this works by building a protective barrirer between your skin and the environmental irritants.

They could cause many effect not only to our body but also cause harmful effect to the environment. One of the most disturbing effect caused by those harmful chemicals is perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis is a decease that is fall to skin rash, the rash sized small 1-2mm but appear in many amounts of it and circling the mouth and nostril area. Most case of this decease is found on women and children.

There are many things that could cause this deceased one of it is the use of cosmetics, that is why you should only use FDA approved cosmetics ingredients.