Are you noticing redness, dryness, or bumpiness on your forehead? If so, it could be forehead eczema. Dealing with eczema is never easy, but it can be especially difficult and painful when it affects your face. In this post, we hope to provide some helpful tips on how to treat forehead eczema. Read on!
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.
What Does Forehead Eczema Look Like?
Eczema on the forehead usually appears in red patches with small rash-like bumps and flaking skin. Relentless scratching can unfortunately cause the skin to crack or bleed, paving the way for infection. It can also give the skin a thickened and darker appearance.
What Causes Forehead Eczema?
If you’re wondering what causes forehead eczema, you’re not alone. Even researchers aren’t exactly sure what the cause of eczema is. That being said, it’s believed to be linked to genetic and environmental factors. Forehead eczema in particular is susceptible to a variety of triggers including beauty products like makeup and facials creams (making it highly important to use products that are made with natural ingredients).
Symptoms can be further accentuated by sweat as sweat-induced eczema is indeed a thing. Finally, even the foods you eat can bring about an eczema flare-up, making it important to know your food triggers.
Forehead Eczema Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no cure for eczema but there are ways to manage and control symptoms and make your life a little easier. Here are our best tips on treating forehead eczema the natural way:
Moisturize Daily: As eczema is the result of a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisturize, a great way to combat dryness is by applying a hydrating cream to the affected area. Since facial skin is extra delicate, it’s highly important to use natural products that won’t ignite a bad reaction. We recommend this Calendula Facial Cream which was specially formatted for the face. Containing high concentrations of calendula resins, it helps to reduce itching and minimize scars. Deeply moisturizing, it also helps reduce uneven skin tone.
Use a Gentle Soap: Using the wrong soap can further irritate your sensitive skin and make it even worse than before. That’s why we recommend this Grass Fed Tallow Soap. Made with just lye, water and grass fed tallow, it’s the perfect addition to your Paleo skin care routine. Enjoy its moisturizing and nourishing effect on your skin!
Keep Out of the Sun: While the sun offers many benefits to the skin, overexposure should be avoided at all costs. This is because a sunburn can increase symptoms such as inflammation and irritation (not to mention increase your risk of skin cancer) and because the sun is more likely to cause you to sweat and overheat. To reduce your risk of a sunburn and avoid sweat-induced eczema, be sure to stay in the shade, wear a hat, and apply proper sun protection.
Prevent Scratching: As mentioned earlier, scratching can cause a lot of damage to the skin, as well as lead to infection. To help stop yourself from scratching - especially during your sleep when you may be scratching unknowingly - we recommend you wear this Remedywear™ Balaclava for kids and adults. Made with soothing TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc, it’s comfortable to wear all day or night. Enjoy its moisture-wicking sweat control and stretchy fit.
Wash Your Face Gently: Last but not least, we recommend that you avoid using hot water on your face and opt for lukewarm instead. This is because hot water has a tendency to irritate your eczema and further dry out the skin. When you are done washing, be sure to pat dry with a towel to avoid aggravating your condition with harsh rubbing.
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.