GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) is an effective natural treatment for perioral dermatitis. It can be used internally or externally. For stubborn dermatitis infections, it may be best to treat internally and externally.
How to Use GSE Externally for Perioral Dermatitis
If you are using straight GSE liquid, you MUST dilute it before using it on your skin. You can dilute it with some other carrier that works for perioral dermatitis. You might dilute it into some aloe gel, castor oil or glycerin. Because GSE products come in different strengths, you should check manufacturer’s recommendations for dilution to see the best ratio of GSE to the carrier you choose.
There are also natural creams and products that contain GSE. These products are generally more pricey than using the liquid and diluting it, but can be quite convenient.
How to Use GSE Internally for Perioral Dermatitis
GSE can be found in tablet form. This is the easiest way to take GSE internally. Use the recommended dosage on the product you purchase.
The liquid form of GSE is highly concentrated. It can be taken internally but MUST be diluted. You can add drops of GSE to water or juice. GSE has a bitter taste. It is most easily disguised in orange juice.
GSE, grapefruit seed extract, should not be confuse with grape seed extract. Grape seed extract is derived from grapes, whereas grapefruit seed extract is derived from grapefruit seeds. While grape seed extract is used medicinally, it is not the same remedy as grapefruit seed extract.
Grapefruit seed extract is highly concentrated with an acidic pH. The liquid form, used undiluted, can burn the skin or mouth. The liquid form MUST be diluted before use.
As with any natural product, if GSE is irritating to your skin, you should try another remedy for your perioral dermatitis.
Have you tried GSE for your perioral dermatitis? Please be sure to let us know the results! And read on to find out how this treatment worked for others.