Eczema, sometimes called atopic dermatitis or dermatitis on the face is a persistent skin ailment that results in dry, irritated skin. Your elbows, knees, and other body parts could all be impacted by this ailment. On your face, though, is where it usually shows up.


Atopic dermatitis‘ precise cause is unknown, although it’s thought to be brought on by an overactive immune system.

Your immune system brings on an inflammatory reaction that affects the skin. This results in a rash, irritation, dryness, and itching.

A review published in 2019 claims that some people are more prone to atopic dermatitis due to a gene mutation. Yet this isn’t the only thing at play.

The following are additional outside variables that can cause face eczema:

  • Alterations in the local climate or the weather
  • Airborne toxins
  • Stress
  • Animal hair
  • Household cleaning detergents
  • A few foods (peanuts, dairy, etc.)
  • Face care items


The following are the most typical signs of atopic dermatitis:

  • Redness 
  • Itchiness
  • Dry skin patches
  • An itching or burning feeling

Remember that every person will experience symptoms differently. Many people report having dry, discolored skin, but some also have a stinging or burning feeling.

First, affecting the cheeks and forehead, atopic dermatitis may spread to other areas of the face or body.

The severity of atopic dermatitis symptoms might vary:

  • Skin may feel scratchy, dry, and irritated during an acute or minor flare
  • Skin cracks and bleeds in an extreme flare

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