How To Treat Face Dandruff

How To Treat Face Dandruff

Learn how to properly treat face dandruff with this helpful guide

Many people are familiar with hair dandruff, but not everyone has heard of face dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as face dandruff, is a skin condition that affects millions of people, and exists in the form of patches of flaky and dry skin on the face, causing inflammation, redness and irritation. Face dandruff is caused by skin that is too oily, as well as stress, not washing your face enough and an overgrowth of a yeast like fungus known as malassezia. Your dermatologist may prescribe an oral medication to you such as terbinafine in order to treat face dandruff. Read 18 Best Face Moisturizers for a list of products that will help prevent dry skin.

Home remedies for face dandruff consist of shampooing daily with a medicated shampoo and applying nonprescription topical creams in order to keep face dandruff under control. Clotrimazole is an antifungal cream often used to treat this condition, along with hydrocortisone, which is an anti itch cream. You will want to avoid using harsh soaps on your face in order to further prevent face dandruff, and you may also want to use topical corticosteroids and antifungals which are used to treat more resistant flaking. Check out 8 Best Dandruff Shampoos for a list of recommended shampoos designed to treat dandruff.

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Thanks

by EricaF123 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 04:30PM Report as inappropriate

Interesting article, though I do believe my skin's flakiness is due to dryness.

by hiddenexpose Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:58AM Report as inappropriate

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