Do you suffer from a red eczema rash? Unfortunately, this itchy skin condition can appear anywhere on the body – even the face. Whether the rash affects the eyes, nose, chin, lips, or cheeks, having red eczema on the face can be uncomfortable, painful, and even a cause of embarrassment. Read on to discover what to do about red eczema on the face.
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.
Types of Facial Eczema
Atopic Dermatitis: This is the most common type of eczema. While it most often affects children, it can develop in adults as well. It typically develops on the chin, cheeks, lips, and eyes as is characterized by red, itchy, patches of skin.
Contact Dermatitis: This type of eczema is characterized by a red rash that develops when the body comes into contact with a substance in the environment. For facial eczema, this substance can be anything from a makeup or beauty product to pet fur.
Seborrheic Dermatitis: You will notice seborrheic dermatitis around the hairline, in the eyebrows, around the ears, and on the sides of the nose. The affected areas tend to be oilier areas of the body.
Symptoms of Red Eczema
In addition to any redness or blotchiness, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Rough or bumpy skin
- Blisters that may ooze
- Intense itchiness
- Cracked skin
Natural Treatments for Eczema Red Rash on Face
We are firm believers in natural eczema treatments, but even more so when dealing with sensitive and delicate areas like the face. Check out our top natural treatments for soothing red rashes on the face:
Emily Skin Soothers for Red Eczema Rashes - "Hot Skin Soother"–a red eczema rash treatment that helps calm angry looking skin. Containing certified safe herbs, it soothes irritation and relieves itchiness. You can even melt it down to use as treatment for seborrheic dermatitis.
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream–our best-selling cream uses just six, all-natural ingredients - including the powerful Manuka honey - to soothe skin. This handmade oil-based balm is thick in texture and rich in emollients. With absolutely no burning or stinging, it’s perfect for applying on delicate areas such as the face. Even babies can benefit from this gentle, nourishing cream. If you're looking for a natural soap that won't irriate the skin and is gentle enough for the face, check out our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar. It's sure to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. You can buy the Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream and the Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar together with our Body Essentials Bundle.
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Balaclava For kids and adults–a balaclava wrap for face eczema is a wonderful facial eczema treatment for itchy and irritated skin. Featuring moisture-wicking sweat control, it’s comfortable to wear all night as a dry wrap treatment. You can pull it up over the mouth to treat the lips and chin or leave it tucked under the chin to treat the neck and parts of the face. Not only is it a nourishing treatment for sensitive skin, but it also offers gentle scratch protection.
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.