Dandruff, it's causes and treatments


Dandruff is a scalp problem that consists of frequent flaking off, caused by a physiological disorder of the body, and is linked to the action of a fungi commonly present on the scalp called Pityrosporum ovale.

CAUSES - Stress can also be a common cause of dandruff, since it may generate bad digestion, which is often at the basis of this problem

- Excessive sugar and carbohydrates can cause an increase of insulin with a resulting general inflammation to the body

- An imbalanced diet rich in fried foods and low in vitamins and zinc can cause an excess of sebum or an alteration of its composition

- Hormone imbalances can lead to an increased production of sebum that breaks down, giving rise to irritating substances such as oleic acid

- Aggressive cleansers can alter the skin balance, generating inflammation

- Exposure to the sun can either improve or worsen the presence of dandruff, but this reaction varies from person to person

SIGNS - Dandruff is the evidence for several scalp affections, the most frequent being seborrheic dermatitis

- Oily dandruff shows visible flakes that remain attached to the scalp by the excess oil on hair; it is often accompanied by itching, redness and increased hair loss - In the case of dry dandruff, the scalp is dehydrated so the cells dry up and fall off; this is mainly an aesthetic problem. This type of dandruff is subject to seasonal changes and tends to increase in the winter period

TIPS - Avoid fried foods and an excessive consumption of carbohydrates and dairy products

- Increase consumption of fresh fruit

- Add linseed and primrose oils which are rich in essential fatty acids

- Enrich the diet with vitamin B and selenium supplements - Use specific cleansers, alternating them with a neutral shampoo, without massaging the scalp too vigorously

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