Signs & Syntoms of Dandruff
- Itchy scalp
- Scaly scalp
- White flakes on shoulders of dark clothing
- Facial Rash over eyebrows, nose, and ears
- Oily scalp and facial skin with dry flakes
- Eyebrow rash
- Beard rash
- Chest rash with dry flakes and red spots
Causes & Risk Factors of Dandruff
Dandruff can happen for a number of reasons:
If you have a particularly bad case of dandruff, it’s likely a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis (SD) People with oily skin are often more prone to dandruff. The reason: A yeast called Malassezia globosa feeds on oils on the scalp. Some people’s bodies perceive this breakdown of oil as an irritant, so the scalp reacts by upping the speed at which skin cells renew, causing dandruff.
Contact dermatitis is a skin irritation caused by either an allergen or an irritant, resulting in an itchy, possibly painful rash. And in the case of dandruff, that reaction is on the scalp. This generally occurs due to hair-care products or dyes
Cold winter air dries out your skin all over, including your scalp, then dry skin may be the cause of your dandruff. When dry skin causes dandruff, the flakes are usually smaller and less oily than the flakes
For those who are already at risk for dandruff, washing infrequently can worsen the condition
Androgen hormones, such as testosterone, stimulate activity in the sebaceous glands. More oil means an increased chance of an inflammatory reaction and dandruff. Men are more frequently affected by dandruff than women.
Oiling Your Scalp
Certain oils applied to the scalp can cover the scale, but worsen the flaking and itching.
Treatments for Dandruff
HYDRAFACIAL DANDRUFF TREATMENT
Hydra Facial dandruff is a painless, safe and effective treatment that uses a patented Vortex Technology that extracts dirt, oil, and impurities from scalp and hair follicles while stimulating circulation.
Medical Treatments for Dandruff
Hair and scalp products, both medicated and nonmedicated, are available as solutions, foams, gels, sprays, ointments, oils, and shampoos. You may need to try more than one product to find the routine that works for you. And you’ll likely need repeated or long-term treatment. All affected areas including the scalp, ears, face, and chest should also be washed with the therapeutic shampoo.