It is generally a good idea to speak to a doctor before selecting a facial rash treatment. Your doctor can help diagnose the rash and advise you on the treatment that is best for you. If you are aware of what is causing your symptoms, you may be able to ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter treatment suggestions. In most cases, it is a good idea to review the types of products, including cosmetics, that you use on your face and either reduce or eliminate their use while you suffer from inflammation. It may also be necessary to develop a new skin care or cosmetics regimen so as to prevent further irritation in the future.
When you begin to notice the first signs of a facial rash, you should examine it carefully so that you can report the nature of the irritation to a medical professional. If you have a history of facial rashes and are familiar with their cause, you may be able to select a facial rash treatment that you have used in the past. Otherwise, it can be very helpful to get the opinion of a medical doctor, as it can be easy to mistake one type of redness, such as that caused by rosacea, with that caused by another condition, such as a standard acne breakout. Both conditions may require a very different facial rash treatment, so it is best to have a solid diagnosis before selecting a treatment product.
In some cases, your rash may be caused by products that you are already using. Part of your facial rash treatment may be to determine what product is causing the problem for you. Your dermatologist may recommend that you cease using all skin care products and cosmetics for several days and then trying different products over a period of time to determine if they are the cause of your rash. If the problem is not the products that you are using, you may want to evaluate how you care for your skin. It is important to not overstimulate your skin after using a facial peel or shaving, as both these processes can contribute to irritation, which will only be made worse if you engage in additional skin care procedures or use irritating products.
If you are choosing an over-the-counter facial rash treatment, ask your pharmacist for suggestions. In general, it is a good idea to choose products that are free of added fragrances and colors. Very simple cleansers and moisturizers can be good choices if you are going through a period of treatment and cannot use your regular products, though it is still a good idea to check with your doctor about which skin care products are safe to use.