Seborrheic Dermatitis & our top tip to defeat it
Dealing with skin conditions can be hard, especially when it can affect your self-confidence. One of the most common skin conditions is called Seborrheic Dermatitis (also known as dandruff). Many shampoos claim that they can cure the scalp condition, when, in fact, there is no known cure. But spotting the signs is the first step into helping to treat the skin condition.
Symptoms and Causes
There are a couple of symptoms you can spot clearly which are; skin flakes on dry and greasy skin, red skin, and itching. Fewer people are familiar with this, but you can also get dandruff on oily skin areas such as your nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids, and chest. The cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is unknown, however, it may be related to yeast called malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin. Another theory is that it is an irregular response to the immune system.
Risk factors and when to see a Doctor
When your skin becomes infected, or if your scratching is drawing blood this is when your condition has become more serious. Getting infections can be dangerous, so it is always a sensible idea to get a professional opinion on your skin. Skincare is important in making you feel good, so achieving a healthy look does take time. Feeling stressed or run-down can increase Seborrheic Dermatitis, so get homemade products to soothe your skin and to lessen the risk of scratching. Some medication may increase the risk of developing Seborrheic Dermatitis. Also checking what ingredients are in your skincare products is important to finding out if any of these may be inflaming your condition. Medical conditions may also increase the likely hood of Seborrheic Dermatitis, including depression. It could be an endless circle if the cause of your depression is your skincare. So, be smart and use natural products instead of harsh chemicals on your skin.
There is no known cure for Seborrheic Dermatitis, but there are treatments to sooth the skin and decrease symptoms of this skin condition. Our Scalp Stimulating Growth Treatment (£35) uses homemade Moringa seed oil to help repair dry strands. The spicy Ginger root relieves and soothes scalp conditions such as the Seborrheic Dermatitis. The product does not include oleic rich oils such as Coconut and Shea nut oil as they can worsen the condition. The product can also be customized to your needs, in case you have any allergies. The Scalp Stimulating Growth Treatment is specifically aimed to help aid Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Medics recommend drinking plenty of water and taking exercise to keep your immune system in top-tip shape. Changing shampoos and conditioners often is a good idea as your hair can get used to the product and become oily. If you are one of those people that have Seborrheic Dermatitis in other parts of your body then we recommend using the Bumpz n’ Stumpz (£15). This product is specifically made to combat Seborrheic Dermatitis along with a few other skin conditions. The powerful anti-bacteria reduces the formation of pus-filled blemishes.
Improve your self-confidence with the Acne Buster Herbal Face & Body Soap Paste (£23) which absorbs excess oil, that helps eliminate dry skin. The antiseptic also lessens the chance of getting any skin infections. It is packed with vitamins A, B1, C, and E too!
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