Treating eczema anywhere on the body is a difficult task. Unfortunately having it on delicate, facial skin is only much worse. The skin on your face is extra sensitive, making eczema prone individuals very susceptible to developing itchy, irritated rashes on the face. This can lead to cracked or flaky skin and even bleeding. How should you approach treating facial eczema?
First make sure your skin is always moisturized to avoid getting dry patches. If you are looking for a natural eczema treatment on the face, try one of LEMYKA’s lotions such as our Calming Cream, Hydrating Cream, or Healing Lotion. These formulas are all light-weight, non-greasy, and hypoallergenic to ensure they won’t clog your pores.
It is also important to keep your skin clean without overwashing. Wash your face 1-2 times a day. LEMYKA’s Ultra Gentle Cleanser is pH balanced and can be used consistently without any fear of drying out your skin. Avoid using harsh soap, or any products with SLS, fragrances, or skin irritants that could flare up your eczema.
The skin on your face has many more nerves than other parts of your body, so you will feel painful rashes and irritation even more when on your face, especially after scratching. It is extremely important to use extra gentle products when treating eczema on the face. Prolong use of steroids may thin the skin, making it more prone to flare ups. It is also important to use natural products to avoid getting irritants in your eyes, nose, or mouth. These treatments will have little to no side effects and are safe to use consistently.
Additionally, many people with facial eczema struggle to find products that work for their combination skin. Often certain parts of the face will be dry and flaky, and other parts oily. This makes it crucial to find noncomedogenic products that aren't greasy or clog pores but still manage to deliver lasting hydration. FInally, It is important to identify what triggers your eczema. It could be related to the weather, food, topical products, or even stress. By identifying what flares up your skin, you can take the necessary precautions to minimize your symptoms.