Eczema is a common skin disorder that affects nearly 32 million Americans. It is accompanied by feelings of intense itchiness and often appears as patches of dry, irritated, and red skin. Although the rash can develop anywhere on the body, some prime locations include inside the elbows, on the backs of the knees, and on the hands. It can also appear on the face, including the nose, lips, eyes, and cheeks.
Symptoms of this condition can range from mild to severe, and may even go through cycles of varying degrees of intensity. In this post, we’ll share some natural remedies to treat mild 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.
Symptoms of Mild Facial Eczema
As mentioned, symptoms of eczema can range from mild to severe and can go through different cycles. During certain periods, your symptoms may disappear completely while at others, you might experience intense flare ups. Flare ups can be exacerbated by external irritants or conditions that trigger symptoms.
With more severe cases of eczema, you may notice the skin start to crack or ooze. This is usually brought about by relentless scratching and can pave the way for infection by allowing bacteria to more easily enter through the skin barrier.
On the other hand, mild facial eczema will appear as dry and flaky. For this reason, it can be easy to confuse with dry skin. However, while dry skin is a temporary problem, eczema is a chronic condition. In addition, the skin will be inflamed, irritated, and itchy. If you are unsure whether you have dry skin or eczema, we recommend checking in with your doctor to confirm.
How to Naturally Treat Mild Eczema on Face
Although eczema is a chronic condition, there are ways to manage and control symptoms in order to live more comfortably. Here are our top suggestions for treating mild facial eczema at home.
Calendula Facial Cream–a cooling treatment which contains high concentrations of calendula resins and helps reduce itching and minimize scars. It also contains MSM which helps with overall skin-repair, including reducing hyper-pigmentation and smoothing uneven skin tone. Use this gentle facial cream to rejuvenate your skin and help it shine!
Organic Calendula Face Wash–made with calendula, seaweed and a blend of soothing herbs, this natural eczema face wash is a great choice for sensitive skin. We love it because it cleans the face without stripping the skin of its natural, protective oils. Your inflamed skin will adore its cooling gel-like consistency.
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream–a creamy oil-based balm perfect for anywhere on the body - including the face. That’s because it’s made with 100% natural ingredients, all hand picked because of their known soothing abilities. Gentle and nourishing, it truly helps calm irritated and itchy skin like a dream.
Remedywear™ Balaclava–available for both kids and adults. This soothing balaclava is the perfect facial eczema treatment. Made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc fibers, it helps calm irritated skin and protects it from harmful scratching. 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.
Remedywear™ 3 Ply Face Mask–a comfortable and breathable face mask. Softer than silk and smoother than cotton, it won’t cause chafing or facial irritation like other reusable masks. The antibacterial and antimicrobial zinc help fight germs and bacterial growth, making this a safe and effective solution for those suffering from sensitive skin.
Organic Cotton or Tencil Face Mask - made for adults and kids, this 100% cotton face mask is a perfect choice for those with facial irritation, eczema, sensitive skin, or ‘maskne.’ The material is very soft, designed to reduce friction against irritated skin while providing a roomy fit for breathability. Best of all, it includes a polyurethane inner layer to maximize protection and minimize spreading germs to third parties.
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.