Having an allergic reaction on your face —or any kind of irritation—thanks to a new skin-care product is bad enough. But then comes the after. How are you supposed to move on with your life with this tender, red skin that's acting like you owe it an apology?
Many things can turn our faces red, including sunburn, acne, and hot flashes. Here are 10 less obvious reasons for seeing a red face when you look in the mirror. The face is a common place to get contact dermatitis.
Back to Healthy body. Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of eczema and makes your skin itchy, red, dry and cracked. It's a long-term condition in most people, although it can improve over time, especially in children, who often grow out of it.
Includes: dry skinflushinghyperpigmentationnail changesphotosensitivityradiation recallrash. Skin reactions to drug therapy are extremely common. All drugs may induce skin reactions, although if they do occur they are usually mild, however, some skin reactions are serious and potentially life-threatening.
Many people struggle with red, swollen skin. Facial redness can be caused by a host of conditions, including sun damage, rosacea, seborrhea, and acne. Facial redness causes run the gamut, ranging from serious diseases like lupus to mild cases of eczema.
Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors. These include immune system disordersmedications and infections. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, then it is an allergic skin condition.
An itchy face can be extremely uncomfortable and seem to come out of nowhere. Common causes of itching also known as pruritus include dry skin, seasonal allergies, and skin contact with an irritant. Antibiotics, antifungal, and narcotic pain medications sometimes lead to an itchy face as a side effect.
Contact dermatitis can appear as an itchy, red rash. In this photo, the irritation is likely due to a watchband or to soap residue trapped beneath the band. Contact dermatitis is a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it. The rash isn't contagious or life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable.
Facial redness is one of those mysteries I'm never quite sure how to solve. It's apparent when my face seems more flushed than usual, but I'm not always clear what I should do about it or even why I have it. Case in point: I've apparently spent my whole life with a mild case of rosacea which I suspected for years but didn't confirm until a month ago.