6 Causes of Eczema

Eczema on the face includes areas of thickened, red, itchy skin that appears rash like. This is a chronic skin condition that starts from infancy and continues into adulthood. Some people outgrow this issue, while others still have them. The specific causes of eczema remain unknown, but it is believed to come about as a result of hereditary or environmental factors or a combination of both. Hereditary in the sense that if any of your parents are prone to having the atopic dermatitis disease (the different skin conditions) there is a possibility of you having one of those issues form them, and if they both have it, then you are sure to get it.

It is important that you understand the kind of skin you have and know what triggers them to avoid contracting them. Also they may appear differently on children and adults and symptoms can differ, as some tend to spring up at a particular time of the year, on different parts of the body.  Repeated facial or body issues can be unhealthy for one’s skin, health and overall look socially. Sometimes, these conditions are triggered by the skin products you use or the state of your health condition. It is important to always contact your doctor on any skin changes and let him or her guide you on what to do. Here are a few problems that can cause eczema;

Dry skin

Eczema can come up when your skin gets too dry, rough, scaly or tight. All these can cause an eczema to spring up.


The products you use can be a result of increasing the eczema on your face. They can cause your skin to burn, itch, dry and even redden. Some of these products can even be naturally made. It is important that you pay attention to your body signs when you start using this products to report them to your doctor and find better alternatives.

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Stress is another factor that tends to increase eczema. There has not being an answer as to why, but it has been noticed that the more stressed up you are the more flared up your eczema becomes.

Hot/Cold temperatures and sweating

Cold periods are one of the common periods to develop eczema, as the skin tends to get dry, creating a breeding ground for eczema to rise up. Also moving between extreme levels of hot and cold temperature can be too much for your skin as it begins to feel unstable sensations and begins to react. Either it begins to feel itchy or prickly, the burning sensation is stirred up. It is important to be in moderate temperature settings and make sure body is warm enough and always moist instead of dry.


Allergies are also another way to trigger eczema. Environmental factors like being allergic to dogs, cats, mold, dandruff, shrimps etc. can cause this. It is important to know what you are allergic to internally and outwardly and stay away from it.


Just like stress, your hormones are another cause for concern when it comes to body skin issues. Hormones are substances produced by the body. When the hormones in your body starts to decrease and increase, some people tend to have their eczema flare up. This is especially common in women.

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