Facial eczema is not only annoying and uncomfortable, but it can also be extremely emotional.
Eczema can appear on many places like the ears, nose, lips, eyes, and cheeks to name a few. Although symptoms can vary by severity and location, the most common are:
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Red, inflamed skin
- Dark colored patches
- Rough, scaly patches
- Oozing, crusting
No matter how unsettling facial eczema can be, it’s unrealistic to keep you or your little one’s face hidden from the public. The first step is to research ingredients and find a product that works for you. Once you find a product that works with your skin type (as well as allergens or triggers), the possibility of healing facial eczema is greatly improved.
What’s important is to opt for a face treatment for eczema that is both natural and sensitive enough for your fragile skin.
See our recommendations below on our top treatments for eczema on the face:
How to Treat Face Eczema
Check out these five treatments for eczema on the face that are both natural and sensitive enough for eczema prone skin:
Calendula Facial Cream —reduces itching, minimize scars and aids in wound healing. This cream is also soothing and nourishing with aloe vera juice, organic coconut oil and organic rooibos leaf.
Organic Aloe Vera Skin Soothing Spray —calendula, aloe vera and tea tree oil offer a nourishing and cooling soothing spray that calms red skin and reduces itching.
Organic Calendula Lip Balm —perfect for dry lips or those cracking from eczema. Like the above, this balm contains calendula, which reduces itching and minimizes scars. Contains only three ingredients: calendula oil, beeswax and vitamin E.
Organic Calendula Face Wash —avoid striping skin and feel nourished instead. Calendula, seaweed and a blend of soothing herbs calm red, irritated skin while offering a cooling sensation from aloe vera.
Body Essentials Bundle - This natural skin care kit features our best selling Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream and our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap bar. Because the bundle feature gentle products that are all-natural, it's the perfect treatment for dealing with delicate facial skin.
Organic Cotton Face Mask - made for adults and kids, this 100% cotton face mask was designed to reduce friction against irritated skin while providing a roomy fit for breathability. The material is incredibly soft, making it a gentle choice for anyone with facial irritation, eczema, sensitive skin, or ‘maskne.’
Note: If you happen to suffer from eyelid eczema, make sure to check out these best eczema on eyelid treatment options , as the above recommendations focus on the entirety of the face. The skin around the eye is quite delicate, so you want to make sure products do not include ingredients that can irritate your eyes or the surrounding skin. Using these eye masks for adults and kids can help soothe and cool irritated skin.
Other Treatments for Eczema on the Face
If you’re suffering from severe facial eczema, we suggest looking into both wet and dry wrap therapy. These types of treatments are designed to reduce inflammation, itching and reduce the chance of infection.
Both these garments offer soothing relief from TENCEL and anti-inflammatory zinc while keeping skin protected from relentless scratching. Perfect as an overnight treatment too!
If the above recommendations are unsuccessful or if you suspect an allergy, keep a food log and try an elimination diet for eczema . This diet essentially means eliminating or removing certain foods from your diet for a specific amount of time, observing the body’s reaction, and then reintroducing the foods gradually to determine if any foods are causing a reaction.
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.