According to the United Kingdom's National Health Service, hydrocortisone may be used on the face in low concentrations and with caution. Hydrocortisone is a type of steroid found in a formulation designed for topical use.Continue Reading
Over-the-counter preparations are low in concentration, usually 1 percent or less. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone is used to treat minor skin conditions, such as dermatitis, reactions to insect bites, detergents, cosmetics or other substances, mild eczema and psoriasis.
Low-strength hydrocortisone may be used on the face with certain precautions:
At higher concentrations, it should not be used for the skin of the face. Facial skin is thin and delicate and use of high-strength steroids or during a long term can damage the skin.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins