One of the common facial allergy is called seborrheic eczema. It is caused by a yeast infection of the sebaceous glands. Apart from the yeast, there are other factors which could also aggravate the condition like exposure to sun, heat, dust and pollution. Faulty use of certain cosmetics like moisturizers, sunscreens, cleansers and toners can aggravate the allergy. Proper hygiene plays an important role. Frequent washing of face with soap gets rid of the oils in the affected areas and improves the symptoms. Sunlight inhibits the growth of the yeast; therefore exposure of affected areas to sun is helpful, although caution should be exercised to avoid sun damage. Appropriate medication to treat the allergy and to improve skin resistance is essential to prevent relapses.
ANOTHER COMMON PROBLEM ON THE FACE IS WHITE PATCHES
A fungal infection called tinea versicolor is commonly found in sweat prone areas like the face and neck. When the organisms find a humid atmosphere, they start growing in colonies and leak out an acidic bleach causing whitish discoloration. These white patches do not tan and therefore are more visible on the face. Hygiene plays an important role here. Daily shampooing with an anti-dandruff shampoo, using an antiseptic soap to wash his face 2-3 times in a day coupled with an anti-fungal line of treatment is recommended.
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