In a world of Instagram and Facebook, where posting selfies and statuses are as important as breathing, having a flawless face to appear in these aforementioned selfies is a must. So naturally, anything that mars your complexion is a cause for buckets of concern. Beauty concerns aside, eczema leaves skin irritated, dry and with itchy patches that can cause the sufferer serious grief.

Luckily, there are numerous facial treatments available in singapore, ranging from nature’s bounties to those administered by a dermatologist. Natural methods are generally considered the best facial treatments as there are mostly no side effects. However, as they take more time to show results, people that need quicker fixes go for medication.

Eczema (also known as dermatitis) affects skin by turning it dry and itchy, most home remedies work towards moisturising the area. This may seem counterproductive in a humid place like Singapore, but sometimes all those toners and constant face washing to get free of dirt and pollutants really does a number on your skin. Some organic ingredients that help with this (few are readily found in the pantry) include:

  • vegetable shortening
  • olive oil (try adding a few drops of Tea Tree oil to this)
  • aloe vera gel

These can be applied directly to the area to provide instant relief and eventually they work towards getting rid of the patch. The first two are only appropriate for when you can lounge about casually because they sit heavy on your skin, making it shiny. But aloe vera gel has the advantage of being absorbed in the skin and you can go about your day regularly.

Others may prefer over the counter products for milder cases of Eczema. The key ingredient in popular facial treatments in Singapore is Cortisone, so products targeting Eczema sufferers will naturally be loaded with this as the base constituent. Of course they may also boast about Ceramides and their anti-oxidant properties, which would just be a huge bonus. For more serious cases though, dermatologist consultation is recommended. These professionals can identify irritants causing the problem and administer medication according to patients’ individual needs.

There are also options when it comes to topical application of creams and medicine. You may just leave it on your skin to let it work its magic. Or you can apply the cream and then enclose the area with a wet wrap to magnify and quicken the relief process!

Still another option is the use of phototherapy to manage Eczema cases, but this is only for adults. This involves exposure to UVA or UVB light in small doses to the area under strict supervision of the dermatologist, because too much exposure can cause serious harm by damaging the epidermis and dermis. It is in no ways a ‘gentle’ treatment but unfortunately, tough times call for tough measures.