Having face dandruff is an incredibly annoying and nerve wrecking skin problem, which you want to get rid of as soon as possible. Facial dandruff is a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis and is very common among people in the United States especially in winters. Surprisingly, it is a skin condition which affects oily skin only and not because the skin is dry.
You will notice flaky, red patches on various parts of your face — eyebrows, ear canals, behind the ears and nose. It may be caused by an overgrowth of yeast-like fungus called Malassezia (normally present on your skin).

In order to get rid of this ‘bad dandruff,’ you need to keep that area of face, extremely clean.

Facial dandruff


Try These Tips For Treating Face Dandruff

  • Baby Shampoos
    Baby shampoo is a good choice for treating dandruff on the eyebrows or around the eyes. It is designed for the sensitive skin, and moreover, it is safe for use around the eyes. There are many anti-dandruff shampoos in the market that can be used on the face as well. These kind of treatments must be used indefinitely because dandruff returns as soon as treatment stops.
  • Tea Tree Oil
    Tea tree oil can be used for treating seborrheic dermatitis because of its anti-fungal qualities, and can be used by mixing in lotions and shampoos. Besides, tea tree oil, coneflower and red clover extracts are also used for treating face dandruff. These can be applied directly to the affected area with a droplet.
  • Vinegar
    Don’t seem shocked, vinegar is another popular treatment for facial dandruff just like any other ailment. It is believed to be effective by regulating the skin and hair’s pH balance. Applying vinegar with cotton balls can help you get rid of the facial dandruff.
  • Aloe Vera And Cocoa Butter Moisturizers
    Moisturizing is one of the best treatment for treating any skin problem. Apply moisturizers after thoroughly cleaning the affected area. Aloe vera and cocoa butter based lotions are usually good for sensitive skin because they contain natural ingredients as opposed to manufactured chemicals. Always make sure that you read the label of any moisturizer you are going to try.
    These are some of the DIY treatments for facial dandruff. These are easy and not medicated, but if your problem is not solved by these, you certainly have to turn to some specific medical treatments.
  • Topical Treatments 
    There’s no permanent cure for seborrheic dermatitis, but can be controlled with a treatment. Medicated shampoos contain ingredients such as tar, zinc, pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole or salicylic acid – the same ingredients used in dandruff shampoos. Non-prescription creams can also be used, but if it doesn’t prove to be helpful, topical corticosteroids and anti-fungals are suggested to be used.
  • Oral Treatment
    Oral treatment is used particularly if seborrheic dermatitis is not only on the face but on the body as well. A prescription oral medication, such as terbinafine, may be recommended. Other drugs such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are rarely prescribed by the doctors because these affects the immune system, when used for long.

Here, you found the solution of this annoying and anxiety provoking problem. If getting rid of it is on the top of your priority list, get started and do not sit back unless it’s all gone.

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