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How Can I Get Rid of Face Dandruff?

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Face dandruff can be an incredibly annoying and an anxiety-provoking problem, so getting rid of it is usually a pretty high priority. There are no guaranteed cures available, and treatment involves continuous maintenance. Ask friends, family, or a doctor for any tips they might have on lasting treatments. Use anti-dandruff shampoos on the affected areas, being extra careful around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Regular moisturizing is the best way to keep those dry flakes off your face.

You may want to ask your friends and family if they have had any success getting rid of face dandruff. Often in cases of skin conditions, they are hereditary, so other family members are likely to have dealt with similar skin problems. If you are the first in your family with this skin problem or no one in your family will admit their flaw, ask your family doctor or a dermatologist for tips. Its always a good idea to talk to a doctor about any medical issues because your symptoms may indicate a more serious underlying problem that only your doctor is qualified to diagnose.

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The first step in getting rid of your face dandruff is to remove the dry skin from the face. The best way to do this is by using an exfoliating face wash, scrubbing the dead skin away gently and carefully. If the affected area is the eyebrows or eyelids, be sure to keep your eyes closed and keep your mouth closed if the dry skin is on the mustache area. You can also remove the dry skin by brushing the area lightly with a soft toothbrush.

It is very important to keep the areas affected by face dandruff very clean in order to get rid of it. Baby shampoo is a good choice for dandruff on the eyebrows or around the eyes, because it is very good for sensitive skin and is safe to use around the eyes. Most anti-dandruff shampoos on the market can be used to treat dandruff on the face as well. Unfortunately, these treatments must be used indefinitely, as most cases of dandruff return as soon as treatment stops.

There are several tried and true home remedies that can help get rid of face dandruff. Tea tree oil is a great choice because of its anti-fungal qualities, and can be easily mixed into lotions and shampoos. Coneflower and red clover extracts are gaining popularity as dandruff treatments and can be applied directly to the affected area with a droplet. Vinegar is another popular choice for treating just about any ailment and is believed to be effective by regulating the skin and hair's PH balance.

Use moisturizing treatments on face dandruff after cleaning the area. It is likely that your skin is going to be very sensitive, so make sure to read the labels of any moisturizers you are going to try to make sure they are suitable for sensitive facial skin. Aloe vera and cocoa butter based lotions are usually a pretty good choice for sensitive skin because they contain natural ingredients as opposed to manufactured chemicals.

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SteamLouis
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@ysmina-- Facial dandruff is not just due to oily skin, stress and the climate also trigger it. For example, I have very bad facial dandruff in winter, it's not as much of a problem in the summer. Even diet affects facial dandruff. Milk of magnesia and olive oil have helped with my dandruff symptoms.

ysmina
Post 3

@fBoyle-- I have facial dandruff as well. The technical term for it is seborrheic dermatitis, which is what scalp dandruff is.

As far as I know, it's caused by excessive oil and yeast. Yeast loves oil, it feeds on it, so if you wash your face frequently, it will help. At least once a day, take some boiled water and put a little bit of baby shampoo in it. Then, take a washcloth, soak it in the hot water, put it on your face and wipe your face with it. This will not only remove oil, but it will also kill yeast, fungi, etc.

There are also prescription or over-the-counter topical creams that can be used. Ask your doctor about it if you don't see an improvement soon.

fBoyle
Post 2

I didn't even know that it was possible to have dandruff on the face when I was diagnosed with it. My doctor told me to wash my face with dandruff shampoo without getting it in my eyes. I have been doing that for a few days, but I'm not seeing any improvement.

I would use tea tree oil but I'm allergic, so that's out of the question. I already use a face lotion for sensitive skin. What else can I do?

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