Weaker topical steroids are utilized for thin- skinned and sensitive areas, especially areas under occlusion, such as the armpit, groin, buttock crease, breast folds. Weaker steroids are used on the face, eyelids, diaper area, perianal skin, and intertrigo of the groin or body folds. Moderate steroids are used for atopic dermatitis , nummular eczema , xerotic eczema , lichen sclerosis et atrophicus of the vulva , scabies (after scabiecide) and severe dermatitis . Strong steroids are used for psoriasis , lichen planus , discoid lupus , chapped feet, lichen simplex chronicus , severe poison ivy exposure, alopecia areata , nummular eczema, and severe atopic dermatitis in adults. 
The use of topical steroids will make your skin extremely sensitive. Continued use of topical steroids or cortisones can produce a "steroid rosacea" that includes redness, blood vessels, and/or pimples. It is possible that after stopping the steroid, your skin condition may worsen due to the fact that the skin becomes dependent on the steroid and stopping the use of it can cause a form of dependency withdrawal in which the face may break out with pimples and/or papules. When this happens a limited time dose of antibiotics can be prescribed to help the skin through the withdrawal period.