How to Cure Face Skin Irritation

How to Cure Face Skin Irritation

Irritation of facial skin, particularly in women, is not at all uncommon. Between cosmetic products, excessive washing and exfoliating, stress and sun, wind and weather exposure, you are actually pretty unusual if you do not have facial skin irritation at least occasionally. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with this issue.

Things You'll Need
  • Soft cloth
  • Gentle, foaming cleanser
  • Calendar
  • Sun screen
  • Baking soda
  • Milk

1. Exfoliate on a schedule. You should not exfoliate your face more than once every three days. It can cause dry skin, peeling and redness. However, with exfoliation being touted as the newest cure for age signs, many people succumb to the temptation to exfoliate daily. Keep track of how often you exfoliate and make sure you give your face at least two days break between treatments.

2. Wash off all your makeup every evening. Leaving cosmetics on overnight is the fastest path to a breakout. Use warm water and gentle cleanser to remove all makeup before bed.

3. Use sunscreen. The sun feels great, but it will dry out your skin and can cause redness and irritation. Protecting yourself with an SPF 15 or higher will help prevent sun irritation on a daily basis.

4. Treat yourself to a milk facial. If your skin is always inflamed, then a milk and water facial (1/2 cup of each) can sooth your skin and reduce age lines naturally. You can give yourself one each day, or once or twice a week as a special treat. Be sure to wash your face off with warm water when you are done.

5. Bathe your face with baking soda water. Use a soft cloth and a mixture of a cup of water and an eighth a cup of baking soda. Do not scrub your face, but pat it gently onto your face. Many people soak a washcloth in the mixture and lay it on their face like a mask for ten to twenty minutes. Be sure to wash it off with warm water when you are done.