What you need to know about mild facial eczema

Mild facial eczema symptoms include red, itchy, flaky skin. Here are some ways to help ease symptoms and provide some relief.

Mild facial eczema is a skin condition that affects many of us.

Symptoms include dry, scaly or flaky patches, itchy skin and wrinkled skin beneath the eyes.1

The condition can vary in severity, and symptoms may flare up and subside from time to time.2

But while there is no cure, mild facial eczema can be managed.3

What causes facial eczema?

The face is sensitive and prone to different forms of mild eczema.4

The triggers for a mild eczema flare-up are wide ranging and may be hard to pinpoint.

They include: a family history of mild eczema, asthma or hay fever; alcohol; some foods, such as dairy, wheat, eggs, nuts and citrus fruit; stress; irritants such as smoke, chemicals, weather and air conditioning; and allergens such as house dust mites, pollen, pets, soap and shampoos.5

Ways to manage facial eczema

Mild eczema anywhere on your body can be uncomfortable and irritating but when symptoms are on an area as visible as your face, it can be particularly upsetting and impact self-esteem.

The good news is there are ways to help ease your symptoms.

Avoid known irritants: What is sparking your flare-ups may not always be clear.

Once you have identified the triggers, do your best to avoid them.

Choose irritant-free make-up: Opt for mineral make-up that is free of potential irritants such as fragrances, dyes and preservatives, which are less likely to cause a reaction.6

Try not to itch: Antihistamines and a cold compress may help you scratch less.7

Use the right skin products: Keeping your skin moisturised can help you manage mild eczema, but it’s important to only use skincare products that won’t further irritate the skin.

Emollients, cream and moisturisers formulated for eczema may provide relief.8

Consider avoiding soaps, cleansers and exfoliants and using soap substitutes instead.9

How Grahams Natural Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream may help your facial eczema

Grahams Natural Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream has been developed from naturally hydrating ingredients to soothe and relieve the symptoms of mild eczema and mild dermatitis, relieve skin irritation and soothe dry, itchy skin.

Free from steroids, the cream is made from ingredients known for their nourishing properties, including colloidal oatmeal, jojoba oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.

The non-greasy moisturiser has been specifically formulated for the face and eyelid area, the delicate skin around the eyes, and other sensitive areas of the body.

Simply apply a thin layer of Grahams Natural Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin, twice daily (morning and night).

This post has been brought to you by Grahams Natural Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, consult your health care professional.

1 Cleveland Clinic, retrieved May 2024 from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24604-eczema-on-face
2 Better Health Channel, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis
3 Eczema Support Australia, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczemasupport.org.au/eczema-management/
4 Eczema Support Australia, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczemasupport.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/020-ESA-Support-Sheet-Facial-Eczema.pdf
5 Eczema Association Australasia, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczema.org.au/eczema-facts/
6 Eczema Support Australia, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczemasupport.org.au/managing-eczema-with-makeup-hair-products-and-other-grooming-items/
7 Health Direct, Eczema, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/eczema
8 Eczema Support Australia, Emollients, Moisturisers, Creams, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczemasupport.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/012-ESA-Support-Sheet-Emollients-Moisturisers-Creams.pdf
9 Eczema Support Australia, retrieved May 2024 from https://www.eczemasupport.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/020-ESA-Support-Sheet-Facial-Eczema.pdf