Suffering from eczema on your face is not only physically hard to treat but it can also be mentally challenging to deal with.
Eczema (Atopic dermatitis) has many different forms but all are difficult to treat on your face. Your face is one of the easiest parts of the body to cream as you don’t need to get undressed or be in the privacy of your own home to apply your treatment. However, your face is also open and more susceptible to the elements and needs more care than other parts of the body.
Flare-up on your face Verses Daily eczema facial care
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, experts and researchers believe environment and genetics both play a part in causing eczema. Something triggers the immune system which affects the protective barrier of the skin which then becomes dry, sensitive, and irritated. Eczema isn’t curable, but certain elements can make the symptoms worse, anything including allergens such as dust, household products like soap or synthetic fibers, cold weather, or stress. How to treat eczema on your face is all about being in as much control over your eczema as possible.
If you don’t control any one of these elements, temprature,moisture, contact irritants and chemical reactions then you could end up with an eczema flare-up which is a Nightmare to deal with emotionally and physically and can take weeks to overcome.
Treating your eczema daily and having a consistent routine is the key to managing eczema, I say managing eczema because even the best creaming routine won’t cure your eczema.
Eczema treatments to help manage eczema on your face
There are thousands of different treatments available online or over the counter that claim to cure eczema. If a product says ‘ CURES ECZEMA ‘ then I would stay away from it.
Whichever cream you try, please make sure you always check with your Doctor or GP before applying to your skin. You also need to make sure the cream or Lotion contains no dyes, fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde or steroids. All these ingredients can cause long-term health issues.
Unfortunately, we have made this mistake with our son, the overuse of one particular cream that contained Steroids has now caused him health issues and affected hormone growth through his teenage years. ( As if the poor lad didn’t have enough to worry about dealing with eczema )
Natural v Organic is another misconception, some companies will play the Natural & Organic card but never believe their marketing scams. This isn’t to say all companies are lying and we would always recommend using the most Natural and Organic treatments available. Always take the list of ingredients to your Doctor and check with them or your dermatologist, you can’t be too careful when it comes to How to treat eczema on your face.
Avoid Foods that trigger eczema
Certain foods can worsen your eczema. Keeping a food diary of what you eat can help you identify which foods cause eczema flare-ups. If you experience a flare-up after eating a certain food, remove the food from your diet. If your eczema improves, the food may be a trigger food and should be avoided at all costs. Common food triggers include eggs, soy, milk, wheat and nuts. Please consult your Doctor before making significant dietary changes.
Which eczema facial cream have we tried and approve?
I have used many creams throughout my 46 years of treating eczema and one of the best creams that worked on my face was Vanicream Skin Cream. I used it for over 10 Years and I only stopped when my Doctor would not prescribe it for free anymore. So I had to find another cream that worked just as well, I found Diprobase works as good and my Doctor would prescribe it. So I changed but I honestly thing Vanicream Skin Cream was good if not slightly better than Diprobase.
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The only downside of Vanicream verses Diprobase is that Vaniceam is slightly thicker and a bit harder to apply to your face. Other than that Vanicream is great on the face.
Details From the Manufacturer
Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
A non-greasy, long-lasting moisturizing cream that is easy to spread, quickly absorbed and non-comedogenic (does not cause blackheads). Available with a convenient pump dispenser for multi-users.
Free of common chemical irritants found in ordinary creams such as:
A thick, smooth moisturizing cream that helps restore and maintain a normal moisture level. Helps soothe red, irritated, cracking or itchy skin. It is as gentle as it is effective on even the most delicate skin. An ideal moisturizing formula for dry skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch. Kid-friendly.
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When dealing with eczema on your face you need to be really careful what creams or lotions you use. Everyone who suffers from eczema has individual triggers that can affect your skin condition even more if you use something on your face that irritates the condition.
Eczema can affect any part of your body and can be harmful to your self-esteem. Having eczema on your face is very hard to deal with, both physically and emotionally. Most people who suffer from eczema try very hard to hide their eczema from the world, but hiding eczema on your face is very difficult.
In younger children, it’s all about testing and finding a suitable cream to moisturize that works gently on their face without any bad reactions. However, as you get older your skin can change and you’ll have to keep changing your moisturizer. Make sure you test new creams on a small test area of their face to see if there’s a bad reaction. It’s also good to keep a diary of the products used and the ingredients in the product to see if there are any recurring ingredients that don’t agree with your skin.
Organic products have many advantages when tackling how to treat eczema on your face and they can also help the overall wellness of your body. Organic body lotions are made with all natural ingredients but be sure to check that they are 100% organic and natural. They are also packed with minerals and vitamins, such as Vitamin E, which nourish your skin. Organic lotions contain other beneficial ingredients from natural sources, like shea butter and aloe vera which penetrate the skin to hydrate and rejuvenate, restoring damaged skin cells.
Remember just because all the ingredients are natural that doesn’t mean your skin will like them.Many people who suffer from eczema use coconut oil to moisturize their skin and love it but around 50% say it makes them worse. This just shows you how individual eczema can be and why it’s so hard to treat.
What can I do to treat eczema on my face?
One of the most common areas for eczema on the face is on the eyelids and the lips, given how thin and sensitive the skin is in these areas, making it very difficult to treat. Soothing and concealing eczema on the face can be a challenge since the skin on this area of the body is often very delicate, so choosing the right creams and lotions is super important.
Controlling what affects your eczema whether it’s an allergen such as dust, household products like soap or synthetic fibers, cold weather, or stress can really help manage your condition. There is no known cure for eczema so the best we can do is manage the condition. Avoid anything that can cause a flare-up, the dreaded word in eczema suffers lives… FLARE-UP. We all know how much damage can be caused by a short flare-up on the face or any part of the body for that matter.
If you use makeup then try use liquid foundation instead of oil-based products which can make your symptoms worse. Eczema is a lack of hydration in the skin so replacing and trapping moisture in the skin is the key to managing eczema.
How to avoid eczema flare-ups on the face?
Have you been tested for allergies? This is vital to understand what substances and irritants you come into contact with each day. This can be anything from Pets, washing detergent, soap and even the foods you eat.
Having an ECZEMA PRICK OR PATCH TEST can be very helpful. Finding what irritates your eczema and eliminating it is one of the best ways to avoid flare-ups and help manage your skin day to day.
We have written some very helpful articles on topics like ECZEMA PRICK & PATCH TESTING & FOODS THAT MAKE YOU ITCH Click the links below to read them.
What’s the best lotion or cream to use on my face?
We truly believe that everyone is different, just go to any FACEBOOK eczema group like ours and you’ll see so make confusing comments when someone shares a product that worked for them. A 100 people can comment and lots will be supporting the product and many will be saying it made them worse, but we all want to find that amazing product that works well for them. So we cant blame you for trying them all out. God knows how many I have tried hundreds I bet.
We have always stood by the saying ‘ Sharing is caring’ so we always ask our readers and guest bloggers to let us know what creams and lotions worked for them.
Below are a few products that have been recommended many times and scored highly in any survey we’ve carried out. So we thought we’d share them with you just in case you’ve not tried them yet.
We truly hope one of them will help you manage your condition.
My number one go to cream, I use this every day on my face and all over my body.
HERE’S THEIR HOMEPAGE Diprobase cream helps to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. for many people with eczema, an emollient cream is the right choice. Although not as long lasting or simple as an ointment, creams are less greasy and may be more cosmetically acceptable, particularly when used during the day. Diprobase cream has been soothing, healing and protecting the nation’s sore skin for over 25 years, and is still the most prescribed brand in primary care and the most used brand in secondary care.
#2 Honeyskin Organics Aloe Vera
Over 30 people out of a 100 we asked recommended this product from AMAZON so it must be good. I haven’t personally used it but some of my good friends have and they say its great.
Our SUPERIOR, NATURAL Organic Nutrient Rich Cream uses Powerful medical grade Manuka Honey for healing, botanical ingredients like Cehami and Plumeria for pain and inflammation, as well as MSM, Aloe vera, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Blue Green Algae to soothe and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level, giving your skin what it CRAVES.
Non-Greasy, Absorbs for FAST, effective treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Shingles, and Redness. The cream penetrates fully to work INSIDE, not on top.
BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS HEALTHY SKIN – Our cream contains every Vitamin, Mineral, Trace Mineral and Amino Acid your skin needs to FIX itself! HYDRATE and RESTORE the skin, pH balanced for face and eyes as well.
No cheap fillers – No Water – No Mineral Oil – No Petroleum – No Parabens – No Fragrance – No Harsh Chemicals – Never Tested on Animals – Non-Allergenic – Most lotions are 60% water and a chemical cocktail which are designed to dry out your skin more! Our first ingredient is Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, which is our base and a friend to your skin, transporting the other ingredients to the DEEPEST layers. Our Cream truly HELPS and FEEDS your skin what it needs.
Natural Escapes products are made from all natural, organic and wholesome ingredients that work synergistically to nourish, moisturize and protect your skin from the inside out. None of these products are tested on animals and all ingredients are cruelty-free! We create body care products that are healthy for our bodies and sustainable for the planet. As a result, our products contain NO petroleum by-products, animal by-products, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic colors or fragrances. These harmful ingredients are abundant in many of the other body care products out there today, just read their labels!
Scoring a really high 4.6 out of 5 on AMAZON customer reviews with over 50 paying customers leaving great comments I think this product deserves a mention. I have spoken to a couple of people who have used it and they said it was great. Maybe not suitable fro younger children but great for adults.
#4 Purlya Cream for Eczema
This product is taking the market by storm and is featured in tons of eczema blogs, I have tried it and found it really works well for me. However, I have eczema all over my body and would need a large quantity of this product making it far too expensive as an option for me.
If however, you want to manage your eczema on your face this would be a great product with some amazing results and reviews from paying customers.
#5 Wisemen Eczema Balm
This eczema balm is for everyone, not just for wise men. Ha Ha
We were told about this product from a friend of ours who tried it on her baby boy with great results. You can see her review and AMAZON and she scores it very highly.
The wise men from Arabia were actually being practical by giving the baby Jesus precious, costly essential oils that could double up as a potential medical remedy. Essential oils were valued above gold because of their ability to treat many illnesses. Wise Men Eczema Balm is an ancient formula for modern times. It can be used as a remedy for a wide variety of uses like relieving symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, dermatitis, lichen sclerosis, shingles, and impetigo. But it can do more than offer you quick relief. It’s a preventative formula that can help prevent future skin flare-ups. Our Balm highlights essential oils of chamomile, lavender, and manuka honey in coconut and jojoba carrier oils. Wise Men can inhibit the production of key inflammatory molecules associated with eczema and can be useful in rebuild the skin’s protective barrier and lock in moisture all day.
Remember the key points when your thinking of how to treat eczema on your face.
Avoid irritants, cold, stress, tiredness
Get allergy tested
Watch what you eat and avoid excessive alcohol consumption
Make a diary of good products and one to avoid
All these little things can help you manage eczema on your face.
If you have tried any of the products above then please let us know what results you had, good or bad, please.
Feel free to visit our FACEBOOK group for a chat with other people going through exactly what you’re going through now. No one knows what the battle is like better than someone who is going through the same thing.
Good luck, we wish you well x
This website and blogs provides general information and discussion about and medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this website or blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician or other health care worker, GP or Doctor.
Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials.