How to care for eczema on your face

A common condition for babies, facial eczema (or atopic dermatitis) can also occur on adult skin.

How to care for eczema on your face

Why do I have eczema on my face?

Eczema can be caused by topical contact with an irritant (for example rough fabrics, soap or perfume), the weather, and even stress.

Where does facial eczema usually show up?

While eczema can occur anywhere, on the face it is common to experience flare-ups on the scalp, the forehead, the eyelids and skin around the eyes (a very sensitive area to treat), and behind the ears. Babies in particular can suffer from eczema on the cheeks.

How do I care for my face?

When dealing with the skin on your face, you need to be particularly gentle. To prevent any further irritation, opt for a lipid-enriched anti-irritation cleanser such as La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Softening Foaming Gel, a facial wash which is soap-, alcohol- colorant- and paraben-free.

What about eczema on my body?

When it comes to your body moisturiser, the same rules apply: you need a skincare product designed specifically to help look after your skin which may be more prone to sensitivity and of course dryness. The Lipikar Baume AP+ by La Roche-Posay helps replenish the skin’s natural lipids, reduce tightness and soothe itching. Apply morning and evening after using your Lipikar Syndet AP+ gentle body wash for faster and more effective results. Skin feels instantly soothed and comfortable.