If there is a kind of rashes that you might want to avoid, that would be face rashes. Facial rashes are the most difficult rashes to deal with as it is unsightly, uncomfortable, and it will surely affect your social activities (at least for a few days).
What causes facial rashes? A skin rash, often called dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin. It is a normal reaction of the skin in response to allergens.
Rashes on the face can be caused by something you have eaten, a cosmetic you have used, or maybe a piece of jewelry or fabric worn. It may also be caused by virus or bacterial infection, blood problems, stress or skin problems and abnormalities.
Whatever the cause, it is important to manage the rashes immediately to minimize discomfort. Here are some tips to help you manage and treat rashes on the face.
1. Alleviate the symptoms.
Topical cortisone creams, gentle facial washes, tinctures and essential oils can alleviate symptoms of rashes. You can also apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce inflammation. Applying baking soda, vitamin E oil, oatmeal pack or aloe vera gel can soothe the skin of discomfort.
Anti-inflammatory drugs sold over-the-counter may also work to control the symptoms. Itch relief is very important when you have face rashes. Scratching the affected area can lead to irritation, causing more itching so you go into an itch-scratch-itch cycle.
2. Wait for the rashes to subside.
Rashes, especially those caused by allergic reactions, are bound to fade away in time. But the waiting time will seem like eternal agony for a rash sufferer. Wait several hours to a few days for the rashes to go away before looking for a more aggressive course of treatment. Try to stay away from further allergens while waiting, and find out what possible factors led to the facial rashes. Don’t try to avoid concealing the rashes with makeup as you might end up worsening the condition.
3. Determine the cause and see whether further help is needed
The home treatment tips provided above should all be effective enough to fade your rashes away. But if your rashes do not seem to respond to them, you might have to see your doctor and allow them to check whether skin abnormalities are at play. They may prescribe certain medications or a more aggressive course of treatment may be given.
Ask your doctor
Face rashes are usually mild and manageable, but if the rashes become too uncomfortable or you find it getting out of control in terms of spread, it is best to consult your doctor.
Of course, the best way to avoid facial rashes is to avoid factors that can cause it. Stay away from foods that you know you are allergic to, avoid trying new cosmetics (unless they’re really worth it), and use only skin care products that are reliable and hypoallergenic.