Face rash is an inflammatory reaction of the skin of the face. Facial rashes can be caused by a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. In some situations the presence of facial rash is a warning for other problems elsewhere in the body, such as systemic lupus. Facial rashes can affect a small to large area of the face and can occur in all age groups and populations. People often become self-trained dermatologists once they come in contact with anyone having skin problems. And this can be really tiring especially when it gets to the point where they recommend some soap to a different type of cream they believe would work best.
Facial rashes can vary greatly in appearance, location and severity depending on the underlying cause. Facial rashes may or may not be itchy and can be red, white, purple or silver in color. The texture of a facial rash can be flat, raised, bumpy, or scaly and include flaking off or peeling of skin cells. Facial rashes can appear as dots or spots or occur over a large, solid continuous area. Common causes of facial rashes include acne, dermatitis, mild allergic reactions, and inflammatory disorders. Many facial rashes do not cause any permanent harm and can be treated successfully by following the treatment plan outlined by your dermatologist, or at best try one of the many reasons why you should consider natural homemade remedies as a treatment before settling for products recommended by people which might worsen the existing condition.
How to get rid of face rash
- Coconut Oil:
Extracted from the milk of coconuts, coconut oil has been used overtime not just as a cooking oil but also as a skin moisturizer. It is high in saturated fats with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Use virgin unprocessed coconut oil as the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties in the oil breaks up bacteria. Apply as a moisturizer on your face by applying all over the body or only focusing on the itchy area. For people allergic to coconut, test first on a spot in the inner arm if after twenty four hours there is no reaction, then continue with it. If an irritation develops, make sure to discontinue immediately.
- Tea tree oil:
The Melaleuca alternifoila (Tea Tree) is an Australian plant used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory oil by the Aboriginal people. The tea tree oil is an essential oil steam-distilled from the plant. By working against bacterial, viral and protozoa skin infections, the terpenes in the tea tree oil break up the bacteria cellular matter.
Before using directly on the skin, make sure to dilute the tea tree oil by mixing a few drops with coconut oil, olive oil or your cream. Use on the affected area after a bath. For other itchy areas such as the scalp or foot, you could consider purchasing commercial products such as shampoos and foot creams with tea tree oil.
When it comes to alleviating face rash and inflammation oatmeal serves as an effective option given its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. As the oatmeal works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant to facial itchiness, dryness, and roughness. Studies have shown that the oils in oats work together to help repair skin.
Oats contain anti-inflammatory substances such as linoleic oil, oleic acid, and avenanthramides. These compounds reduce the body’s level of cytokines proteins secreted by cells that can cause inflammation. In other forms, such as creams, colloidal oatmeal has been shown to strengthen the skin barrier.
Mix a cup of finely ground oatmeal in a warm bath water and soak yourself in it for fifteen to twenty minutes then rinse off with a lukewarm shower. For rashes on the face, mix equal amounts of oatmeal and plain yogurt with a little amount of honey and apply directly on your face. Leave for about ten minutes before finally washing it off.
- Aloe vera:
For centuries, the aloe vera plant has been used as a health and skincare aid. Its healing properties is widely known and so also is its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial an antioxidant properties. It contains vitamin B-12, calcium, magnesium, as well as enzymes and carbohydrates the aloe vera plant works great for soothing itchy, irritated skin.
Before using the gel, wash and dry the affected area. After which you cut open the leaf, scrape out the gel and apply on the affected area. Alternatively, you could use commercial aloe preparations as they are a lot easier to get and use. Aloe may however degrade and loses its effectiveness after a while which makes fresh aloe a much-preferred option.
- Apple cider vinegar:
A common remedy for treating skin rashes and easing itches, raw and organic apple cider vinegar is a must-have in every home. Its acetic acid content counters skin infections or allergies that might cause or worsen the rash.
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place on the affected area and leave on for two to three minutes before rinsing it off. If it irritates your skin, dilute it with water before applying on your skin. However, if this irritation continues, stop applying it.
- Olive oil:
Well packed with vitamin E and antioxidants, olive oil helps with healing and promoting skin renewal. It soothes the skin and reduces itching providing you with relief from these skin rashes.
Rub a combination of olive oil and honey or just plain old extra-virgin olive oil on your rash between five or six times daily. You could also add a pinch of turmeric powder to olive oil and apply two to three times a day for a few days. This antibacterial, anti-inflammatory mixture soothes and relieves you of these skin rashes.
Chamomile is very helpful in treating rashes. It relieves itching, soothes the skin, reduces inflammation and helps healing thanks to its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties as also antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral effects. Soak a cloth in chamomile tea and place it on the affected area as a compress, repeat two or three times a day. Chamomile is also applied on the affected area by diluting a couple of drops in two teaspoons of coconut oil or another carrier oil.
The outlined natural treatment, are meant to help get rid of face rash, but Remember that if symptoms persist, set up an appointment with your dermatologist for more tests and treatments that would pinpoint what the exact problem is.