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How to Treat Periorbital Dermatitis

Also known as periocular dermatitis, periorbital dermatitis is a common skin disorder characterized by inflammation of the eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes. Because of its location, it can be difficult to treat. It may also be a cause of embarrassment due to its visibility. In this post, we discuss some of the different causes of periorbital dermatitis. We also explore some different treatment options you can try to treat this condition naturally.

Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.

What is Periorbital Dermatitis?

Periorbital dermatitis is a type of eczema that affects the eyelids and the skin around the eyes. While it occurs in both men and women, it’s more likely to affect women between the ages of 16 and 45. The use of cosmetic products is believed to be part of the reason why women are more likely to develop the condition compared to men. Periorbital dermatitis can also affect children.

What Causes Periorbital Dermatitis?

Like all forms of eczema, there is no exact known cause of this condition. Rather, it’s believed to occur because of a combination of environmental and genetic factors. In general, eczema is caused by a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture. This is was leads to excessively dry skin and the accompanying itchiness. At the same time, there are a few factors that can affect periorbital dermatitis development and increase the risk factor. In terms of cosmetic and beauty products, triggers can include makeup, sunscreen, and moisturizers.

The use of topical corticosteroids can also increase the likelihood of developing the condition.

Treating Periorbital Dermatitis Naturally

Because of the delicate nature of the eye area, it’s more important than ever to use natural products and remedies that are safe for sensitive skin. This Calendula Facial Cream is a great choice because it was specially formulated for the face and eyes. With its organic ingredients, it’s soothing, calming, and extremely gentle on the skin. As a side bonus, it also has skin-firming and anti-aging benefits.

Another great facial cream is our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. Dermatologist tested and approved, it’s made with just 6 ingredients, all of which do wonders for the skin. The best part about it is that it contains manuka honey which is renowned for its powerful anti-bacterial properties. A soft and creamy oil-based balm, it’s safe to use from head to toe on babies and adults alike. As you can see, it’s our bestseller for a reason.

If you’re looking for a natural face wash that won’t irritate the skin but will calm inflammation instead, check out our Organic Calendula Face Wash. It’s made with calendula, seaweed, and a blend of soothing herbs. Together, these nourishing ingredients cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.



Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.