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8 Ways To Heal Face Eczema At Home

A chronic skin condition, Eczema is caused by different factors, some internal and some external. However, you can treat and prevent the condition effectively with these home remedies for eczema on face.

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Eczema mostly affects children under the age of 6, but adults might suffer from frequent occurrences of the condition through their lives. Eczema is an inflammatory condition which mostly attacks the face. However, contradictory to popular belief, it is not contagious. Nonetheless, the eczema should not be left untreated as it can further develop into severer skin conditions, such as impetigo or herpes.

Symptoms of Eczema

The most common symptoms of eczema include,

  • Itchy skin
  • Red rashes on the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Cracked skin
  • Weepy patches of skin
  • Crusted patches of skin
  • Rough skin
  • Lesions on the skin that can become infected
  • Swollen face
  • Swollen hands
  • Swollen feet
  • Redness of scalp
  • Redness of face
  • Blisters that ooze
  • Peeling of lesions or blisters
  • Chafed skin on the face
  • Burning sensation of the skin on the face

If these symptoms continue to exist even after you try the home remedies, then you need to consult a doctor immediately.

Causes of eczema

There are different types of eczema, and while some have no particular causes, others develop because of one or many of the following:

  • Allergies to seafood
  • Allergies to dairy products
  • Allergies to wheat
  • Allergies to specific medications
  • Allergies to various irritants, like perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, deodorants, and cleaning products
  • Excessive sweating
  • Woolen clothes
  • Silk clothes
  • Contact with poison oak
  • Contact with poison ivy
  • Skin contact with metals
  • Skin contact particularly with nickel in sunglasses
  • Leather and commercial dyes
  • Stress and/or anxiety
  • Weakened immune system
  • Genetics
  • Humidity is also known to trigger eczema attacks in some individuals

Suggested read: 11 Home Remedies To Help You Get Rid Of White Spots On The Skin

Risk factors of eczema

According to the Mayo Clinic,

“Factors that put people at increased risk of developing the condition include:

  • A personal or family history of eczema, allergies, hay fever or asthma
  • Being a health care worker, which is linked to hand dermatitis

You need to see a doctor if,

  • “You’re so uncomfortable that you are losing sleep or are distracted from your daily routines

  • Your skin is painful

  • You suspect your skin is infected (red streaks, pus, yellow scabs)

  • You’ve tried self-care steps without success

  • You think the condition is affecting your eyes or vision”

Home remedies for eczema on face

Here are 8 natural treatments that will help get rid of the symptoms associated with eczema, and thus, cure the condition effectively.

1. Coconut oil


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The first remedy on our list of natural treatments for eczema on the face is coconut oil. The oil is beautifully absorbed by the skin and fills the spaces between our cells. As a result, you do not lose moisture, and can treat eczema effectively.

The fats in coconut oil help prevent your face from drying out, thus treating the inflammation.

Wash your hands thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean towel. Now take some coconut oil and apply on the face and the neck. Leave it on. This treatment should be done several times a day for best results.

2. Jojoba oil

The next remedy on our list is jojoba oil, which is fantastic for every skin type. Jojoba is not exactly an oil, but a liquid wax. The molecular structure of jojoba oil is similar to the oil produced by our sebaceous glands.

Jojoba oil is composed of long chain fatty acids. It contains fatty alcohols that help moisturize the face, thus treating eczema,

For the remedy, clean your hands with water. Pat them dry using a clean towel. Now apply jojoba oil on your face. Do not rub hard. Leave it on.

You should apply the oil three times a day to cure your skin condition.

3. Changes in diet

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Diet plays a major role when it comes to treating skin disorders (actually almost any disorder!). You need to maintain a log book that will help you keep note of what food causes your skin to get irritated. What food aggravates your eczema. This will help you avoid these particular food items and thus treat as well as prevent skin conditions.

4. Soak the Oats

One of the best ways to treat your eczema is an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal helps moisturize your skin, which almost instantly stops the inflammation.

Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory in nature, and is known to help soothe a number of skin conditions, including eczema. It also reduces itchiness and prickly heat.

For the remedy, pour a cup of oatmeal into a muslin cloth. Now tie it into a bundle. Make sure the oatmeal is secure and won’t fall off the cloth. Now place the oatmeal bundle in the faucet and fill your bath tub. The water is likely to be milky and smooth. Soak yourself in the water for about fifteen minutes and then pat yourself dry with your clean towel. Apply a moisturizer if you want.

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5. Chamomile tea

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The next remedy is chamomile tea. It is anti-inflammatory and helps lessen itchiness of the skin. Chamomile tea can help your treat spots that are caused by over-scratching.

The tea contains a-bisabolol, an alcohol that eases skin irritation and helps kill microbes that cause the condition. It helps improve the health of the skin, thus ensuring that it is not attacked by germs in the future.

For the remedy, take 8 teaspoons of dried and crushed chamomile flower in a muslin cloth. Tie it into a bundle, securing the flower bits inside.

Now place the bundle in the faucet and turn it on to fill your tub. Once your tub of water is full to the brim, you can drop the bundle n the water directly. Soak yourself in this water for about fifteen minutes and then pat yourself dry using a clean, soft towel. Apply your regular moisturizer.

This treatment should be done two times a week for bets results.

6. Supplement with fish oil

Fish oil is an amazing remedy for acute eczema, especially the kind which involves itching.

According to research, people who have atopic eczema have lesser fatty acids in their metabolites, and thus, taking fish oil supplements can help increase the level of fatty acids so that skin membranes that are closer to the layer of our skin has fatty acids. This will help deal with the irritation as well as the itching.

Fish oil also helps restore the normal functioning of the skin.

For the remedy, you will require fish oil and some orange juice, which is optional. Take fih oil capsules after consulting your doctor for the proper dosage. You can also take fish oil supplements in liquid form. mix some orange juice to get rid of the flavor and odor that might linger on otherwise, for a long time.

7. Honey

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The next remedy on our list is honey. Honey helps relieve symptoms that are associated with eczema as it is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

Honey is therapeutic, which makes it an amazing treatment for a number of skin conditions. It is a natural moisturizer and can speed up the healing process of eczema.

For the remedy, you need natural, organic honey and some bandage. Begin by washing your hands properly, and patting them dry with a clean, soft towel. Now apply a thin layer of organic honey on yoru gave. Leave it on as a face mask for about half an hour. Now wash it off with cold water. Pat dry and apply your regular moisturizer.

You need to apply honey thrice a day for a week to notice that the symptoms associated with eczema have vanished.

8. Cornstarch and Oil

The last remedy on our list is cornstarch and oil. Cornstarch works because it helps cool the skin. This reduces the inflammation which is caused by the eczema, and allows you skin to treat itself.

The cornstarch might wick away the moisture from your skin, and so, balance its effects with some olive oil or grapeseed oil.

For the remedy, you will have to mic some cornstarch and olive oil to form a smooth and consistent paste. Make sure it is neither too watery nor too thick.

Now apply the paste on your face and let it dry. Now wash with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean and soft towel. Apply your regular moisturizing cream now.

This treatment should be done two times a week for best results.

Suggested read: 12 Of The Best Home Remedies For Brown Spots On Your Skin

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8 Natural And Effective Home Remedies For Eczema On Face
Eczema is caused by different factors, both internal & external. You can treat the condition effectively with these home remedies for eczema on face.
Ruth Russell

Ruth Russell

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