Are you dealing with eczema on the nose? Facial eczema in general can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. In this post, we’re sharing some natural ways to heal eczema on the nose, keeping your sensitive skin in mind.
Please keep in mind that although these tips and information have worked for several sufferers, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects adults, children, and babies alike. It affects approximately 10-20% of the worldwide population. The main characteristics of eczema are dryness, itchiness, redness, weepiness and flakiness. In some cases, there may even be blisters that ooze fluids. Unfortunately, many people scratch their skin to try to combat the itchiness. This can cause the skin to crack or bleed which can pave the way to infection. While the exact cause of eczema isn’t known, it’s believed to be linked to genetic and environmental factors.
What Does Eczema on the Nose Look Like?
Eczema on the nose crease or eczema on the nose bridge can appear as a patch of rough or bumpy skin. There may also be scaling or flaking skin. In the case of seborrheic dermatitis, which has a tendency to develop on the sides of the nose, you may notice redness or greasy scaling.
Perioral Dermatitis is another condition that can spread to the nose. This may appear as an inflammatory rash in the folds of the nose and may be further characterized by a burning or itching sensation.
Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema on Nose
To treat eczema on the nose, it’s important to use natural and clean beauty products that are free from harsh chemicals or ingredients. This goes without saying for any part of the body, but we stress this in particular when dealing with the delicate nature of facial skin.
Here are some of our top tips:
Wash Your Face with Lukewarm Water
Although hot water may feel good in the moment, it actually has a tendency to further dry out the skin. That’s why we recommend using lukewarm water when washing your face or showering. When it’s time to dry your face, be sure to pat dry with a towel as opposed to rubbing as this can irritate your skin.
Wash with a Gentle Soap
When washing your face, we recommend using a gentle soap like this Tallow Bar Soap with Zinc. Tallow, which is known for being hypoallergenic and soothing on even the most sensitive skin, also helps the skin maintain moisture and improves its flexibility. We cannot recommend this nourishing soap enough.
Wear an Eczema-Friendly Mask
Wearing a mask for long periods of time can be extremely uncomfortable when dealing with eczema on the nose. Our Remedywear 3 Ply Face Mask is the solution. Made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc, it’s soft, breathable, and perfect for even the most sensitive skin. You can count on the antibacterial and antimicrobial zinc to fight germs and bacterial growth that can build up on both the inside and outside of the mask.
Keep your Skin Hydrated
We love this Calendula Facial Cream for soothing redness, itchiness, and dryness on the face. Not only does it have skin-firming and anti-aging benefits, but it also helps reduce hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Your irritated skin will simply adore its calming and cooling effect.
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.