Dry Scalp and Facial Flaking
Tis the season for dry scalp and facial flaking. Seborrheic dermatitis and the holiday season go together like besties – for better or worse! Nip this pesky rash before it takes hold; use proven remedies to keep dry flakes from forming and falling like snow.
Pityrosporum yeast, brisk and drying weather, short days, seasonal comfort food, and stress all probably predispose your skin to seborrhea. Most people don’t even realize the flakes and itch actually have a diagnosis and treatment. No, it’s not just dry skin, it’s seborrheic dermatitis. My 3 step Rx:
- pyrithione zinc at a full 2%,
- green tea polyphenol antioxidants for the face,
- combined with the right skin moisturizer
will curtail the seb derm party.
Remedy for scalp seborrhea:
Foaming Zinc Shampoo/Cleanser used as your second lather and massaged in with a simple scalp scrubber. Rinse well, condition and style hair as normal. Stubborn scalp dandruff responds to scalp pretreatment with coconut oil for 30 minutes massaged into scalp with the scalp scrubber, then shampooed out using your regular shampoo, followed by a last lathering with Foaming Zinc and the scalp scrubber.
Facial Flaking Remedy:
Wash once or twice daily with Calming Zinc, apply Green Tea Antioxidant Therapy twice daily followed by Daily Face Cream. Add a few drops of Omega Enriched Booster Oil for even deeper moisturizing and skin barrier support.
Healing botanical oils are ideal for dry skin in winter. Every night, deeply hydrate skin using my Natural Lotion or Butter enriched with a few drops of my Omega Oil to heal facial seb derm. Omega Enriched Face Oil is also the perfect remedy to fight beardruff (which is seborrheic dermatitis of the beard). Tis the season!!
Skin Care for Men's Dry Flaky Facial Skin
Skin care for men's dry flaky facial skin is often overlooked. One of the most common skin problems I see on the facial skin of men is facial dandruff aka dry flaky facial skin. Facial dandruff (called seborrheic dermatitis) may show up as subtle little areas of flaking "dry" skin, or it can be an obvious rash with redness, itching and chunky flakes of "dry" skin. My dermatologist approved skin care products help men beat facial seborrheic dermatitis and facial flaking.