Are you dealing with sensitive skin on the face? Facial irritation can not only be painful and uncomfortable, but for some, it can also be a source of embarrassment. Due to the delicate nature of facial skin, it’s important to choose natural skincare products that will treat the skin rather than risk further aggravating symptoms. In this post, we share some of our favourite natural treatments for the face including the best face covering for sensitive skin.
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.
Dealing with Sensitive Skin on the Face
Irritation on the face can appear in a few different places. You may notice you have increased sensitivity around the lips or mouth area, or perhaps around the eyes. Others may have sensitive skin on their nose, cheeks, or even around the ears. While symptoms may vary from person to person, especially depending on the location and degree of severity, here are some common signs to watch out for:
- Dark-coloured patches
- Roughness or scaliness
- Oozing or crusting
- Inflammation and tenderness
Natural Treatments for Facial Irritation
We are big believers in using natural products to treat the skin – but especially when it comes to treating a sensitive area like the face. The last thing you want is a big flare up or nasty reaction all over your facial skin. When trying out a product for the first time, natural or not, it’s important to do a small patch test first. This is to ensure your skin doesn’t react negatively to any of the ingredients. We recommend you take a small amount of product and first apply it to an unaffected area of your body, like the arm.
Here are some of our favourite suggestions for soothing facial irritation:
Organic Calendula Face Wash: This gentle face wash features calendula, seaweed and a blend of soothing herbs, making it the perfect facial treatment for those with sensitive skin. The soothing ingredients cleanse and repair the skin without stripping it of its natural protective oils. You’ll love the gel-like consistency that calms red and inflamed skin like a dream.
Calendula Facial Cream: Cooling and gentle, this facial cream works wonders treating skin on the face to truly help it thrive. It contains high concentrations of calendula resins which help reduce itching, minimize scars, and aid in wound healing. In addition, it contains MSM which helps reduce hyper-pigmentation and smooth uneven skin tone, as well as DMAE which fights inflammation and provides anti-aging benefits.
Body Essentials Bundle: To treat sensitive facial skin, check out this skin care kit that features the best natural products out there. It includes our best-selling Organic Manuka Skin Soothing cream, as well as this highly-moisturizing Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap bar. Extremely gentle and nourishing, this natural skincare kit makes the perfect treatment for delicate facial areas. Plus, it is recommended to use a gentle moisturizer with humectants, a substance used to keep things moist. Honey just so happens to be a humectant so this soothing facial cream is truly perfect!
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Balaclava - To protect facial skin from further irritation or scratching, check out this facial treatment available for adults and kids. Featuring moisture-wicking sweat control, it’s comfortable to wear all night long. It can even be worn over the mouth. Made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc oxide, this facial treatment is perfect for wet-wrap therapy to provide a boost of moisture to the areas you need it most.
Gentle Facial Mask for Sensitive Skin
These days, it’s more important than ever to wear a mask. However, for those with sensitive facial skin, this can cause irritation, chafing, and even ‘maskne’. If you’re looking for a face covering good for skin irritation, check out our gentle mask: Remedywear™ 3 Ply Face Mask. Its unique combination of TENCEL and zinc oxide fibers helps it to protect the skin and boost the healing process. With a comfortable but snug fit, it can be worn for up to hours at a time. Your ears will love its soft non-irritating straps, or you can choose to tie it around your head instead. This gentle mask has the National Eczema Association Seal of Approval and is dermatologist approved.
If you love the soft and soothing feel of cotton, you’ll love our Organic Cotton face mask for adults and kids. Made with an ergonomic design to reduce friction against irritated skin, it protects the skin without causing mask claustrophobia. Your sensitive skin is sure to adore its soft and gentle touch!
Finally, if your maskne is really out of control, we recommend taking breaks as often as you can, provided it is safe to do so. Taking off your mask and getting fresh air allows the face to breathe without obstruction. Again, please be sure you are away from other people and that it is safe to remove your mask.
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.