As I said, I get a flare up once a week, and it can occur from stress, cold weather, or if I’ve trialled a beauty product that doesn’t get along with my skin. While it’s there, it’s a nightmare…someone recently asked if I had a black eye- can you imagine? It only lasts for 36 hours, and you could cover it up with makeup, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Finding the right products to use has been a bit of a nightmare, quite frankly, for fear that whatever I use will anger my skin even more. I’m not even kidding, last month I tried to wash my face with warm water alone and I swear I could feel my skin screaming at me. If you can’t use water, what CAN you use?
I’m going to answer my own question and tell you, because once again Dermalogica saved my skin…and with the new lower prices, this is perfection. I’ll have to use it once a week when my skin is mad, so the fact that this product starts from $20 is just brilliant as far as I’m concerned. THANK YOU Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. This product is hands down the only skincare I can use on my face when I’m being attacked by the perioral (that word) monster. It’s designed for “reactive” skin, aka, me, and completely calms and cools any redness. It’s soothing beyond belief! It is pH-balanced, non-foaming, and doesn’t leave a film- very important. My favourite thing about it is that you don’t even need to use the dreaded water to rinse it off; you can just use tissues or a super soft cloth, very gently. If your skin can cope with warm water; rinse it off by all means, but know that you’ve also got the other option if you’re in the same boat as me.
I’m clearly sold on this, and I can’t recommend it enough for other perioral dermatitis sufferers or for those of you with sensitive skin. After I had “that” incident with the water, I thought I was doomed, but I should have known Dermalogica would have something for me! This is skin saving at its finest.