Posted by Alex (San Francisco, California) on 10/26/2011
[YEA] Hear ye, hear ye... GSE is it!!! Plus a few essential changes to one's daily routine and I guarantee little pain and optimal results. This is my first post of any kind on any website. I looked at this website for answers and am most grateful to those who have previously contributed. I had Peri Dermatitis for what seemed like forever (over 2 years) - the worst itchy, flaky, embarrassing flared skin all around my mouth, too the point where I didn't want to be seen in public. Now I am cured - so, down to the basics!!
Rules to follow:-
Everyone here probably already knows this but never ever take any form of steroid cream. It will make your life even more miserable.
Never use soap to wash your face as it strips away your natural oils that protect the skin (GSE shall now be your cleanser) You can combine this with another astringent ie. witch hazel, though the alcohol might burn a little.
Never wash face using hot (or even warm) water - this is also the cause of flaky scalps (just FYI)
Follow the instructions on the GSE bottle, dilute moreso if it feels uncomfortable. It is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way.
Use GSE as both a facial cleanser and take internally (most bacterias first form in your intestines, so you need to kill it there first and foremost). Get over the taste, it's better than flaky itchy skin.
Use coconut oil as a moisturiser
Be patient and stick with the program (will take around 2 weeks)
Try to avoid caffeine, spicy foods, hot showers, alcohol ... at least during the recovery period.
Do strive to eat better and exercise more. It can't hurt.
There...that's it in a nutshell. Pretty simple really. I wish you all well, wish I'd had this info in the beginning.