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Causes For Eczema on the Face

June 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Causes & Symptoms

The presence of eczema anywhere on the body is normally down to allergies to substances that have come into contact with the body, eaten or ingested. This allergy then produces itchy skin which is scratched leading to broken and sometimes weeping and bleeding skin. It can be a very difficult cycle to break from, however following are the 3 main causes for eczema on face and what you can do to prevent it.

Touching your face

Our hands carry all kinds of dirt and irritants and because the hands can be less sensitive than the skin on the face, we would hardly know they we were. When we touch our face the irritants are transferred and the skin will become irritated. Common irritants are, tobacco smoke, dust, pollen, animal dander and spicy foods. Try to get into the habit of not touching the face unless your hands have recently been washed.

Insufficient moisture in the skin

A huge reason for the skin on the face and neck to become itchy is when the skin is dry. Lack of moisture causes the skin to tighten and become irritated. The skin on the face can be further effected by being exposed to the elements and especially extreme weather conditions as well as air conditioners and heating systems.

Make sure to use a skin cream which has no perfumes or colors and does not cause you to become itchy, organic ranges with vitamin E are usually very effective. Moisturise every day after bathing.

The diet

Our diet has a direct impact on the skin and some foods can cause allergies and eczema break-outs. If you don’t already know which foods you are allergic to, you can have an allergy test performed by your doctor called a skin prick test. If this is not possible, you can keep a check on what you eat and when you feel itchy. This will take around a month or two to get exact results where you keep a diary or what you eat and eczema attacks. After a while you will see a correlation between the two and be able to isolate certain foods.

The diet should also contain plenty of healthy oils that can be obtained from olive oil and other un- and polyunsaturated fats. You should also eat plenty of fruit and vegetables for that all important vitamin C which assists in creating new skin cells and gets rid of toxins in the body.

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