Anyone who has experienced a skin rash on their face, neck or shoulders knows what an embarrassing problem these types of breakouts can be. Fortunately, rashes aren’t a problem you have to live with forever. Find out how to be well on your way to clear, rash-free skin!
While rashes on the body can easily be covered with clothing or accessories, it’s not quite as easy to take the same approach with a facial rash. Facial rashes can also be quite painful, since the skin on our face and neck is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our body.
Identifying the most effective treatment for you will depend on a few factors:
- The type of skin rash you have
- What’s causing it
- Your unique skin type
The type of skin rash you have
The term, “rash” can apply to a variety of skin conditions. Here are a few common types of rashes that can appear on the face, neck and shoulder areas:
- Acne – Acne typically pops up on the face, neck and upper back, though it can appear on other parts of the body as well. It takes the form of pustules such as whiteheads and blackheads and can often cause moderate to severe scarring.
- Rosacea – Rosacea causes redness and flushing of the skin and can also appear with acne-like sores. For more information on rosacea, click here.
- Psoriasis – Psoriasis is characterized by red, itchy skin and can often cause scaly sores.
- Heat Rash – Heat rash occurs when perspiration becomes trapped within the pores underneath the skin’s surface, causing red, inflamed bumps.
- Eczema – Eczema is a chronic skin rash that causes scaly, itchy rashes and sometimes blisters as well. For more information on eczema, click here.
- Dry Sensitive Skin – Flaky, sensitive, irritated skin that is dry is sometimes caused by simple factors like a lack of essential fatty acids in the diet, or overuse of hot water or incorrect skin care. For more information on sensitive skin, click here.
What’s causing the skin rash?
There are a number of triggers that could be causing a rash on face. Some types of facial rashes are brought on by allergic reactions. Others are caused by environmental elements. Consider these questions when determining what might be causing your rash.
- Have I switched cleansers lately or added a new skin care product to my regimen that is not formulated for sensitive skin?
- Has there been a change in my diet?
- Have I been exposed to outdoor plants or insects that could be causing a reaction?
- Have I been under an increased amount of stress?
- Have I been outdoors and in the sun more than usual?
These questions are just a baseline of things to consider to get you pointed toward what could be triggering your rash. If you are able to pinpoint the cause of your facial rash, simply eliminate that element to help alleviate some of the symptoms.
Your unique skin type
Those with sensitive skin need to be especially cautious when choosing skin care. Sometimes, choosing the wrong products – especially when it comes to medicated products – can exasperate the problem further. Products with harsh ingredients like alcohol or perfume can be incredibly irritating to the skin. Oasis Beauty products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin with soothing ingredients and powerful healing solutions. To find out more about the product range and how it can help you, click here.
Treating the skin rash on your face
Fortunately, there are some easy natural approaches that can be taken when it comes to getting rid of your facial rash. Following are a few things that could help:
- Clean up your diet – junk food or foods that you are sensitive to might be the source of your facial rash.
- Drink plenty of water – Dry skin could be exacerbating the problems you’re having with your skin. Staying hydrated is crucial for health and overall well-being and dry skin could be a sign that you’re dehydrated.
- Purify your skin care – Choose non-toxic, hypoallergenic skin care products that don’t contain fillers or harsh ingredients.
Don’t let the embarrassment of having a rash on your face get you down! Having a clear idea of what type of skin rash you have and what might be triggering it is the first step towards getting rid of it for good.
If you need help with your skin rash, get in touch. We’ve had years of experience turning this situation around for people. Call 0800 OASIS VIP (0800 627 478) within NZ or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for free advice on how we can help you, without sales pressure.